35 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.
Get to know the city in a unique manner with one of these fun and informative walking tours. From tube-based treasure hunts, to Ripperology sessions and seeing the city through the eyes of its most famous playwright, they're an excellent way to learn more about London.
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.
Don't waste your time spent in the city on average bars and boring views, try one of the best rooftop bars in London instead. From the sweeping skyline down to the gastro dining and luxurious cocktails, this is not to be missed by tourists on a visit to the city.
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.
If you want to get a real feel of us Brits, look no further than The Original Tour, who have combined three of our favourite things - we're talking booze, our beloved London and a good old quiz. Take in the sights whilst putting your knowledge of the city's history to the test and getting a little bit bevved on the way.
No tourist in London should miss a dose of comedy, not with so many acts in the city. Not only is missing comedy a no-no, you shouldn't miss comedy on a boat courtesy of Tattershall Castle as these guys churn out a night a smiles to remember.
Fancy seeing some of London's most iconic sights in style? Forget about the tour bus and hop on a Thames Rocket, where you'll take in the city's most recognisable landmarks, with a live DJ and cocktails on hand. Think Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and more.
A more unique way to discover London, this quirky tour will have you singing and dancing your way past the city's landmarks on a series of themed walks that go from spooky to spectacular.
Learn about the history of one of London's bloodiest area with this fun walking tour of Smithfield. Starting from Barbican station and travelling through the Farringdon, you'll get to grips with Medieval corpse disposal, notorious slums and some very old school execution methods.
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.
If you're in London for a month or just a weekend, there's one unforgettable experience that's sure to have you chatting all the way home. Join Medieval Banquet as you storm your way back through time for live entertainment, feasting and kings galore.
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.
No trip to London would be complete without one of the best cocktail bars in the city. Voted number one bar in the world on numerous occasions, join Nightjar not only for some of the best in live music, they're churning out creative cocktails in a unique, basement enviroment.
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.
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.
There's nothing quite like live music in London, and there's nowhere quite like Jazz Cafe in Camden. Whether you're enjoying a meal in the second floor restaurant, or getting right into by the main stage, this club hosts some of the best performers in the city.
If you're a tourist in London, there's no excuse for missing a dose of cabaret while you're here. Brought to you my the London Cabaret Club, join these fun time folk for a luxury evening of dining alongside some of the best performers in the industry.
The Gherkin boasts one of London's best rooftop bars, and you'd be a fool to miss it during a trip in London. From the sweeping views to the stunning collection of cocktails and Champagne, this was more than made for a special occasion.