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.
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.
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 on the hunt for a tour of London with a quirky twist, Imagine Experiences has got you covered. Whether you fancy discovering the history of London's salacious past or want to check out some seriously cool street art, there's something for everyone.
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.
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.
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.
A no brainer for a good night out in London, Clays is a top spot for those who fancy a taste of what the city has to offer. Head over to play interactive clay pigeon shooting games, eat all kinds of tasty food and sip on cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
This ScooTour is one unique way to see the city, especially if you're a tourist looking to expand your London knowledge. Soak up the sights and sounds of the capital, with plenty of fun facts, history lessons and insider tales along the way.
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.
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.
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.