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. 

Last updated on 17th January 2020




The Original Tour

41 user reviews 5

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. 

  Thames Lates

31 user reviews 5

@ London Eye Millenium Pier on Thursday 23rd January 2020 and 4 other dates

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.

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.

Bucket Race

8 user reviews 5

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.

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

90 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. 

Aviary

269 user reviews 4

Christmas in January

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. 

  London's Original Boat Party

12 user reviews 4

@ The Southbank on Various dates from Saturday 25th January 2020

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. 

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 24th January 2020 and 22 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. 

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 Cheese Crawl

13 user reviews 5

@ Statue of Goddess Diana on Every Saturday

Calling all curd nerds and turophiles - yep there's a word for your love of cheese - London's finest cheeses are being wrapped up into one 2 hour walking tour! Whether you're a passionate pre-grated…