26 Great Ideas For Tourists in London

Whether it's your first, second, third or fourth time visiting London, there's no shortage of things to do for tourists, that's for sure. From eclectic walking tours and trips on the London Eye to rowdy bar crawls and historic talking points, we're here to help you weave your way through the very best that London has to offer. Check out our recommendations for the best of London nightlife for tourists and get familiar with this oh-so-cosmopolitan city. 

Last updated on 29th September 2022




The Volunteer

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A fan of Sherlock Holmes? Well, this pub is elementary. You'll find The Volunteer on Baker Street, just a few doors down from the famous home address of the popular sleuth. Better yet, budding ghost hunters will want to keep an eye out at this haunted establishment.

Looking for a truly unique way to dine and see the city at the same time? This unique bus ride around London pairs fine dining with iconic landmarks as you feast on expertly-created dishes with a fine wine pairing, under a glass-topped roof giving you panoramic views.

Whether you're still navigating the city or a seasoned Londoner, this scavenger hunt will take you on a tour of London like you've never seen before. From miscellaneous tasks to whacky challenged and quirky activities, this is one for any group.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

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@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 14th October 2022 and 4 other Fridays

There's plenty of history in this city, and one great way to experience it all: London's best walking tours. Focused around the ghouls and ghosts of our fair London, join this paranormal walking tour and uncover some of the strangest happenings over the course of time. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

109 user reviews 4

Put a little razzle dazzle in your night at one of the best burlesque events in London. Not only is this sultry night found at one of the most exclusive secret bars in the city, you'll get familiar with some of the best performers in the business. 

Proud

64 user reviews 4

Need some fun Central London plans? Then make your way to Proud Cabaret City for some top-notch entertainment with tasty grub. Sit back and relax, while enjoying a carefully curated menu, as well as one helluva show, whether it's a unique dance act or a cabaret performance.

London Boat Party

100 user reviews 4

With over 50 years of experience under their belts, these are the OG boat party crew. Hope aboard and set sail on the Thames as you dance the night away, with flowing drinks and non-stop party hits throughout the four-hour adventure. 

Historic London Tours

60 user reviews 5

Take a trip through two thousand years of the capital's history with Historic London Tours. Pick between a selection of events and prepare to discover Roman ruins, Victorian slums and the City's oldest pub.

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One way to really get to know the city is with a trip up The Shard, which boasts some of the best views of London around. Even better, if you head to one of its Weekend Warmup parties, you can enjoy the vistas while dancing to fun tunes and sipping tasty drinks.

London Bridge Rooftop

22 user reviews 4

If you're looking for tourist things to do, then London Bridge's rooftop is a brilliant shout. Enjoy chowing down on Spanish cuisine served by The Black Pig with White Pearls, while tipping back drinks and taking in stunning views of the city.

Is there a better way of exploring a new town or destination than a treasure hunt? Grab your friends, or go solo and enjoy a wild adventure led by exciting technology on your phone. You'll not only get a chance to win a prize, but you will also find out some fascinating historical facts too.

Ale Hunters

6 user reviews 5

Are you a tourist in London looking to get to know the city's best beer? Join Ale Hunters as they explore pubs, craft breweries and taprooms while teaching you all you need to know about the creation process, with plenty of tasting opportunities (of course). 

Looking for a night out during your visit to London that promises fun, food and drinks combined? Blending pizza and cocktails with state of the art dart boards, not only does it look great on Instagram, Flight Club are one of the best nights out in the city. 

The Silent Disco Boat

9 user reviews 4

If there's one fun thing to do in London before you leave on further travels, it's silent disco. And not just any silent disco, this is a silent disco on a boat. Join this late night party for a fun filled romp across the Thames alongside a killer playlist.