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Travel like a local

It may be one of the most recognizable cities in the world with its iconic landmarks and signature style, but delve deeper and there’s a side of London you never expected. The food is better than what you’ve been told. The history goes beyond the Royal Family. And there’s more ways to get around than the Tube. When exploring the things to do in London, don’t stick to what you know: Zip along the River Thames on a speedboat, go on hidden history tours, and take cooking classes, among other activities with Airbnb Experiences.

Top-rated activities

Make a silver ring with The Ringsmiths at Oxo Tower Wharf
Come and enjoy this hands on 2.5 hour workshop getting creative and jewellery making. Craft your very own hammered sterling silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or a treat for yourself. Hosted by The Ringsmiths, a team of jewellers who all currently run their successful individual brands as well as teaching jewellery. They will guide you through the process of making a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as annealing, forging, soldering, and filing to name but a few. In this workshop you will have the option of making either a wide hammered band or two fine hammered stacking rings (as pictured). Over the course of the class you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your newfound skills. Using a range of tools needed to make your ring, as demonstrated by The Ringsmiths throughout. We also offer gold plating at an additional cost. The plating can be requested at the end of the class. Please note these services have a lead time of 2-3 weeks. Other things to note With a maximum of eight people in any one session, you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the jewellers.
Making sushi with a Japanese sushi chef
The address of cooking class will be 170-172 Hammersmith Road London W67JP The restaurant called "Suzu house" In this class you will learn how to make 4 types of sushi that you find at most Japanese restaurants: Hosomaki Nigiri Temaki Uramaki *Vegetarian and Vegan customers are welcome too. please inform us when you arrive. *This class is suitable for gluten free, dairy free and nut free(we only use sesame). We have gluten free soy sauce available. * We don't show how to make sushi rice with this class but you will receive the Instructions of it as well as how to make sushi at home and where you can buy sashimi grade fish. Makiko will also will teach you Japanese table manners including how to hold chopsticks and eat sushi Japanese way. Also why we need wasabi and ginger to eat sushi. Other things to note- Please inform us in advance if you have any dietary concern or if you don't want to use raw fish. We are happy to provide cooked ingredients. Children are welcome. Please note, children aged 6-10 needs to be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.
Explore Harry Potter's London Tour
Join me as we venture into the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter in London! On this walking tour of London's streets we will watch clips from the movies while I regale you with behind-the-scenes stories of those locations and how they were used in the film series. Our first stop will be the entrance to Diagon Alley, before we pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best tacos, as well as others I don't want to spoil here. I will also share some of the strangest, funniest non-HP facts I've learned about London along the way. We will finish at Borough Market, London's top street food destination, with King's Cross just a separate Tube ride away. PLEASE be aware the tour is offered in English only, and it is largely story-based, so a better-than-basic conversational grasp of English is essential. While witches and wizards of all ages are welcome, due to the amount of walking and the content, I more recommend it for ages 11+. Strictly one person per slot. No exceptions. Step-free route for wheelchairs available This London street walking tour is not affiliated with the WB Studio Tour at Watford. Other things to note Every person (over 11yo) will need an Oyster card or contactless payment method with at least £2.40. The tour contains about 90 minutes of brisk walking so make sure little legs are up for that!
London Pottery Workshop
This is a relaxed pottery workshop, giving you a crash course introduction to pottery. Perfect for anyone who is curious about pottery or want to try something new! No prior experience required, all level welcomed. The workshop is a three-hour crash course introduction to pottery where you will learn how to work with the clay and gain basic pottery skills. The tutor will start the workshop by demonstrating different hand-building and throwing on the wheel techniques you will be learning and applying. During the workshop you are welcome to play and experiment with the clay as much as you like. You will be creating something handmade that is truly personal and unique that is made by you. Make some enjoyable memories ( maybe even the scene from ghost ) ! You are welcome to play and experiment as much as you like! Max group class size = 10 In light of the current COVID-19 please be aware of the health and safety guild-lines. The studio is fully sanitised and cleaned before and after the workshop. Everyone is provided with antibacterial wipes, sanitisers, and disposable aprons. Please feel free to bring anything else with you to keep you safe and protected. All material provided and option to glaze fire £5 per piece Other things to note Please make sure your nails are short.
Retired Royal Guard Central London Walk
I invite you to join me to see Royal palaces and other iconic royal sites, hear personal stories of my experiences with members of the Royal Family and even get to see a piece of Prince William's and Kate's wedding cake! We will start at Trafalgar Square and hear about its history and then move on to see the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Queen's Life Guard. We then walk along The Mall to St James' Palace and Clarence House where I will tell you tales of Princes William and Harry the night before William's wedding. Next is a short walk to Buckingham Palace where you will have more opportunities to take photos and hear stories of the Royal household. We then walk into picturesque St James' Park where there is a chance to pause (kiosk available for drinks) and look at gifts presented to me by members of the Royal family. On the way to Parliament Square I will tell you all about the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament and Big Ben). The final part of the walk takes us along Whitehall, past Downing Street (home of the Prime Minister) and then to the spot where King Charles 1st was executed. We will finish back at Trafalgar Square Other things to note If on the 2pm walk we will see a shortened Guard change at 4pm. We will have an opportunity on the way for a short stop for you to buy drinks and visit a toilet.

What London has to offer

Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience hidden pubs, great beer and truly unique photo locations, as we discover Soho's hilarious, musical and mischievous past and present. Check out where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, where the Rolling Stones kicked off their career, the location of Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig and even a pub where The Who got banned for life! With the help of four conic Historic Pubs, we'll explore Soho's hidden locations, where some of the most famous musicians, artists, performers, playwrights, actors and deep thinkers all lived, worked and played. Perhaps you'll even fancy a sing along at a pub where Dumbledore got into a punch up?! We'll also visit the house where Mozart lived - yes, the Mozart - as well as finding out what General Charles De Gaulle, Karl Marx, Casanova, Marilyn Monroe and many more legends did with their time while in Soho. Experience London like a true local, in the company of true locals, and discover the venues and history hidden to most people. --------------------- *Message us for private tours and business groups - we are flexible. *Check out our hilarious online experience: "Beer Drinking with the Brits". https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1699327 Perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties and corporate groups.
Private Breathtaking London Photoshoot
IG @ crimsonlondon CHOOSE THE LOCATION YOU LIKE -London Eye -Westminster Abbey -Red buses -Red telephone booth -Big Ben -St. James's Park -Buckingham Palace -Pink Cafe -Tower Bridge -St.Paul's Cathedral -Notting Hill RECEIVE PHOTOS You will receive over 100 high quality photos in 24h. Choose 20 of your favorite photos to retouch. HOW TO POSE Bring 2-3 Outfits. - (you can change your outfit in coffee shops, restaurants or Hotel - we know the places no need to worry) In the shooting process, in addition to finding the perfect scene composition, I will also guide your expressions, eyes and body movements to match the overall scene atmosphere, allowing you to relax and show the most natural side, even if you have never had shooting experience, you don’t need to worry. Leave it to me! Please be punctual and prepare your most beautiful clothes.
Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman
Step into a magical studio and learn one of the oldest crafts known to mankind! Craft your own professionally finished leather goods using the same premium leather, tools and techniques used in my work. You will leave with leather goods as made by you and personalised with your initials or a message - the ultimate souvenir to remember your trip to London! Whether you are leather curious or a serial hobbyist - this workshop will make a leather lover out of you! We start by discussing my journey from lawyer to professional craftsman followed by a talk on the history of leather and its historical trade in London. We also have a comprehensive overview of tanning and current views on sustainability, ethics and welfare. You have a choice of items you can select from (please see photos). These have been cleverly designed with a modern minimal aesthetic and are suitable for all abilities, ages and genders. You will work on the chosen project(s) with individual attention given throughout the class and we will finish by packing the item to take home or to give as a gift. During this workshop you will learn: - Working with professional patterns - Cutting leather accurately - Punching holes (guests love hammering!) - Shaping leather - Use a professional heated tool - Burnishing leather - Using brass fittings
London's Ultimate Harry Potter Tour
Want to see London's biggest Harry Potter sights in under two hours, learn little-known HP facts, AND test your HP knowledge at the same time? Then this tour is for you. *NEW for Spring: groups of four or more get 20% off* We'll start out with a bit of Harry Potter trivia at the iconic Millennium Bridge. We'll then visit one of London's most-famous markets to prepare ourselves for a mind-blowing session of magic and wizardry. They may not sell Skiving Snackboxes or Fizzing Whizbees, but these markets make food to rival that of Hogwart's House-elves. Next, we'll lead you through London's famous and lesser-known streets to see a host of magical sights from the books & films, including the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Finally, we'll visit the site of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and explore the MinaLima gallery and shop, which contains REAL props from the HP films. And best of all? There will be quick-fire questions all throughout the tour for hardcore HP fans. Could you win the Goblet of Fire? Other things to note: Please bring a topped up Oyster card as we will be taking one short tube journey. Please also wear suitable shoes and come prepared for the weather! Our inclusive, small tour sizes (group max of 10 people) provide the perfect experience for Potterheads, groups and families exploring London this Winter!
Silkscreen art deco wallpaper
Once you’re settled into my converted Victorian school space and we've gotten to know each other, I'll dish knowledge on traditional wallpaper craft skills and how to create a repeating design by hand. Moving on, I’ll show you how to expose an artwork onto a silk screen and screenprint my wallpaper designs onto a length of paper, like one of East London’s most famous designers, William Morris. Other things to note Guests should wear sensible shoes and tie hair back.

Most popular in London

See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The top-rated Experience in London on Airbnb !!! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of Europe’s best-loved city. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (daily during the summer months). After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Our last stop in Westminster before heading underground on the tube is the start of Westminster Bridge where we will be able to see the Eye and other sights. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Clink Prison, London Bridge, The old warehouse district, Borough Market, The Shard, views of the Square Mile, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Plus a few Harry Potter filming locations... You'll only see the horse guard change on the pm tour Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
London's Amazing Palaces & Parliament
We will see 20+ of London's most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour **Small group tour. We avoid crowded places as much as possible** This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Daily during the summer) We will walk down The Mall, the red colored road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces Then we will head Parliament Square to see Big Ben (sadly covered up) & Westminster Abbey. Sights we will see along the way include Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey & the Houses of Parliament. I will guide you on an exploration of one of London's most loved areas : Westminster It is the oldest part of London with buildings that are 1000 years old. Early Kings and Queens lived, got married and were buried in this part of London There are Palaces and Parks galore here. This area houses the UKs famous democratic institution, the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Palace) We will walk around this area and tell you the history, the fun facts and figures and also how the UK evolved from Roman to Medieval times to the modern day London Other things to note The afternoon tour : no changing of the guard.
Hidden Pubs of London
Join us for a 3hr historical stumble down the "street of shame". Starting in the shadow of the iconic St.Paul's cathedral, we explore the tiny backstreets and rambling courtyards the ancient City of London is famous for. We follow in the drunken footsteps of literary greats including Dickens, Shakespeare, Pepys & Johnson whilst pausing for a drink in at least 4 of the most historic pubs dating as far back as the 1500's. From discovering art nouveau gems to glamorous Victorian gin palaces we enjoy a variety of pub styles and breweries along the way. It's not a prescriptive tour, so you choose & pay for your drinks along the way. We're here to offer recommendations, and you can often "sip before you sup" with a few tasters on request from the bars along the way. This allows you to indulge as much or as little as you desire! Non-drinkers can soak up the history, and wine & gin-lovers are also well catered for. We usually finish up on the edge of Covent Garden perfect for theatre-land, restaurants and of course more pubs including one that claims to be the most haunted in London! Other things to note Guests are recommended to be over 18 years of age to enjoy the walk at its best. Anyone lucky enough to look under 25 years of age should bring photo ID. N.B. We have a small number of hosts running these walks so you might be meeting up with Chris, Mark, Wil or Kevin
London classic iconic Photography
Customers will experience a complete photography trip in London. Customers will travel through famous attractions in central London such as Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Red Telephone boot, London Buses, etc. and will take a series of unforgettable photos for everyone. Whether you are alone or as a couple, I will guide you through the whole process and give you a brand new experience. Don't worry, I will make your experience easier. This experience can give everyone the feeling of being a model in London. We'll explore the LONDON EYE, BIGBEN, WESTMINSTER ABBY, RED TELEPHONE BOOT, LONDOB BUSES neighborhood and a few secret spots that will surprise you! We'll stroll through the city center, exploring narrow streets, hidden squares and picture-perfect spots, You'll learn peculiar stories about the city. I'll share with you many tricks that will make shooting easy, fun and creative, You will be entertained and you'll get through the local atmosphere in a truly unique way. Plus, you'll create family memories that will last forever! I will give you all the unedited photos (24h) 15 edited pictures will be given to you within 7 days If you have special day time and other requirements, please send me a private message before booking
Ultimate London Sightseeing Walking Tour
See 30+ of the best London sightseeing spots on the ultimate London walking tour! On this exciting London walking tour you'll start in the City of London and explore 2000 years of history with famous London sights including: Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Monument, Leadenhall Market, Royal Exchange, London Bridge, The Shard, City Hall & more. After a quick lunch stop (own expense) you’ll then take a journey on the famous London Underground to visit Westminster and see even more of the best London sightseeing spots including: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Downing Street, St James’s Palace, Clarence House, The Mall & more. Led by a local London tour guide, the tour uses photos to bring the stories of London to life in a relaxed atmosphere (no boring lectures!) allowing everyone to participate in the tour with questions, trivia, great photo opportunities and a lot of fun! --------- This tour runs Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - please do ask if your preferred date is not showing as available - we may still be able to take you on the tour! --------- Max. 18 per tour --------- IMPORTANT: Please note this tour uses the London Underground. A valid Oyster Card, Contactless Credit/Debit Card, Apple Pay or Travelcard is required for each customer.

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Things to do near Shoreditch

Make a silver ring with The Ringsmiths at Oxo Tower Wharf
Come and enjoy this hands on 2.5 hour workshop getting creative and jewellery making. Craft your very own hammered sterling silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or a treat for yourself. Hosted by The Ringsmiths, a team of jewellers who all currently run their successful individual brands as well as teaching jewellery. They will guide you through the process of making a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as annealing, forging, soldering, and filing to name but a few. In this workshop you will have the option of making either a wide hammered band or two fine hammered stacking rings (as pictured). Over the course of the class you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your newfound skills. Using a range of tools needed to make your ring, as demonstrated by The Ringsmiths throughout. We also offer gold plating at an additional cost. The plating can be requested at the end of the class. Please note these services have a lead time of 2-3 weeks. Other things to note With a maximum of eight people in any one session, you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the jewellers.
Making sushi with a Japanese sushi chef
The address of cooking class will be 170-172 Hammersmith Road London W67JP The restaurant called "Suzu house" In this class you will learn how to make 4 types of sushi that you find at most Japanese restaurants: Hosomaki Nigiri Temaki Uramaki *Vegetarian and Vegan customers are welcome too. please inform us when you arrive. *This class is suitable for gluten free, dairy free and nut free(we only use sesame). We have gluten free soy sauce available. * We don't show how to make sushi rice with this class but you will receive the Instructions of it as well as how to make sushi at home and where you can buy sashimi grade fish. Makiko will also will teach you Japanese table manners including how to hold chopsticks and eat sushi Japanese way. Also why we need wasabi and ginger to eat sushi. Other things to note- Please inform us in advance if you have any dietary concern or if you don't want to use raw fish. We are happy to provide cooked ingredients. Children are welcome. Please note, children aged 6-10 needs to be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age.
No Diet Club - Best food in East London
- All food is included / The tour is by walk / Tastings may vary with the seasons This is our second food tour in London with the same spirit as the first one, but in a different neighborhood : East London ! No Diet Club Adventure began in 2017 at London's street food markets before growing across Europe. You often hear you're not eating badly in London, but they're crazy. This multicultural city is full of delicacies and updatesamazing fusions. Local cheese, local ice cream, the best chai in London, our favourite bakery and surprises :) (VEGETARIANS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME) ⇨ IG: @no_diet_club ▶ What we're offering ✔- Many tastings to share - Gras - Fun - A beautiful walk in London - Jokes as nil as ever - Smiles - A list of London recommendations - New friends from around the world
West End Bar Crawl - Explore & Party
Get ready for an awesome night out in London! We will visit at least 4 great bars/clubs around the West End/ Soho - and go past many of the recognisable hotspots (such as Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown) You'll meet up with a group of like-minded party-ers, ready to explore the night. Come with me and get: Free Entry to (at least) 4 venues 4 Free welcome Shots Drinks Deals all night Great Host to guide the way and help you mingle Awesome crowd of people to party with Photos taken throughout the night Sunday-Thursday it can be hard to find the best places to party, which is why we're here! The West End has a huge range of nightlife gems, which are busy every night. I change up the route each night of the week to ensure we end at the best and busiest club for that day. We start off with smaller bars/pubs to get the night started, before heading to more of the dancey-party venues! We'll spend around an hour in each place and will get to the last club between 12-12.30. Then you're free to party the night away! Other things to note: My Crawls are suited mainly to the younger 18-35yrs crowd (though all are welcome!) The bars are not 'traditional' English Pubs, but more bars & clubs. Entry is down to venues' discretion - over-intoxication or inappropriate behaviour is not accepeted.
NO DIET CLUB - Best Food Tour in LDN ! ✌
All food is included / Bike ride - Also discover our new walking food tour in East London : https://www.airbnb.fr/experiences/4368156 This is our first tour ! No Diet Club Adventure began in 2017 in London's street food markets. We fell in love with the cultural diversity of this city and we really wanted to share this with you through food ! Halloumi fries, Argentinian meat, indian dosa, english burrito, best grilled cheese in town, hot cholcolate, tea and more :) ⚠ Hygienic measures : group of 10 people maximum. Hydroalcoholic gel before and after each tasting ! Food is life but safety first ❤️ ⚠ In case of heavy rain the tour can be done on foot and by bus. :) Welcome to the good life ! (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME AS WELL) ⇨ IG : @no_diet_club ▶ What we offer ✔ - Many tastings to share - Fun - A nice bike ride in London - Bad jokes - Smiles - A list of recommendations on London - New friends from all over the world ▶ What we don't offer ✖ - Some salad - A historic tour - Long boring speeches Bike rent : £4 for the whole day, no deposit ! We'll rent them with you so you don't have to worry about that. Please wear appropriate clothing for cycling, so no fancy princess dresses please - we once had to cut one down to free the said princess from the bike's gears ! Ideally, also bring a backpack with you, as well as a huge appetite !

Things to do near Soho

Trip to unique bars in London
You are with a group of friends, colleagues, solo or with your partner looking for a unique experience in London at aesthetically beautiful bars with a hint of quirkiness, a dash of mystery, blended with impeccable music, superb signature drinks and exquisite food, and the coolest people in London- then stick with us, because this experience is your match! What to expect: Prepare to explore hidden gems with secret doors, speakeasies' evoking the 50s glamour, opulent bars with award-winning drinks, secret venues with live music and places so quirky that you will have the staff dancing on top of the counter (believe me, it's fun!). Experience Schedule: 7:00 p.m: start the evening by indulging in delicious drinks whilst sharing with other guests travelling tips, experiences, and advice on how to get the most out of the city of London. 8:00 to 11p.m: Few drinks later, your acquaintances are now your friends and you are ready to head onto the next bars, each one of them with a distinctive decor, ambience, story, and signature drinks to match! There's no such thing as a goodbye after a superb night out. This is the time to exchange numbers with your new friends, plan a group trip, a next-day outing, or carry on enjoying the beautiful city of London until the next day! If you need tips to find unique restaurants and things to do in London have a look at @_londoning_
Explore Harry Potter's London Tour
Join me as we venture into the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter in London! On this walking tour of London's streets we will watch clips from the movies while I regale you with behind-the-scenes stories of those locations and how they were used in the film series. Our first stop will be the entrance to Diagon Alley, before we pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best tacos, as well as others I don't want to spoil here. I will also share some of the strangest, funniest non-HP facts I've learned about London along the way. We will finish at Borough Market, London's top street food destination, with King's Cross just a separate Tube ride away. PLEASE be aware the tour is offered in English only, and it is largely story-based, so a better-than-basic conversational grasp of English is essential. While witches and wizards of all ages are welcome, due to the amount of walking and the content, I more recommend it for ages 11+. Strictly one person per slot. No exceptions. Step-free route for wheelchairs available This London street walking tour is not affiliated with the WB Studio Tour at Watford. Other things to note Every person (over 11yo) will need an Oyster card or contactless payment method with at least £2.40. The tour contains about 90 minutes of brisk walking so make sure little legs are up for that!
Visit the British Museum with an archaeologist
#Please note: the Rosetta Stone is currently not on display in the general galleries (visited on this tour) until spring 2023# With over 80 000 objects on display, the British Museum can be overwhelming to visit. Join me, an archaeologist, on a tour of my favourites from among the most famous and the slightly more neglected objects in display! We will start the tour by exploring the interesting history of how the museum came to be, and how it got filled with millions of objects during its over 250 year old history. We will then look at two different ancient scripts, the Egyptian hieroglyphs and the Mesopotamian cuneiform, and focus on a handful interesting objects these were written on to see what they tell of their respective regions. Next, we will turn towards ancient Assyria and Egypt, and look at how the rulers used art and architecture to show off their power. We will finish with my speciality, ancient Greece. Here we will discuss Greek myths and how pottery informs archaeologists about the ancient past. The tour will finish with the Parthenon marbles, and we will discuss not just the ancient monument, but also its role in a debate on who cultural heritage belongs to. The tour lasts 3 hours, with a coffee break inside the museum.
Ultimate London Sightseeing Walking Tour
See 30+ of the best London sightseeing spots on the ultimate London walking tour! On this exciting London walking tour you'll start in the City of London and explore 2000 years of history with famous London sights including: Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Monument, Leadenhall Market, Royal Exchange, London Bridge, The Shard, City Hall & more. After a quick lunch stop (own expense) you’ll then take a journey on the famous London Underground to visit Westminster and see even more of the best London sightseeing spots including: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Downing Street, St James’s Palace, Clarence House, The Mall & more. Led by a local London tour guide, the tour uses photos to bring the stories of London to life in a relaxed atmosphere (no boring lectures!) allowing everyone to participate in the tour with questions, trivia, great photo opportunities and a lot of fun! --------- This tour runs Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - please do ask if your preferred date is not showing as available - we may still be able to take you on the tour! --------- Max. 18 per tour --------- IMPORTANT: Please note this tour uses the London Underground. A valid Oyster Card, Contactless Credit/Debit Card, Apple Pay or Travelcard is required for each customer.
Alleyways and Courtyards of London
On this walking tour we will delve into the old alleyways of London, searching for the hidden history on each corner. Along the way we'll find out what lies beneath our feet, what lurks above us, and the incredible stories associated with London's past. Discover the location of the city's smallest and cutest sculpture, hear about what was discovered when building the Gherkin, search for the Roman building inside a shop, get overwhelmed by the number of dragons staring down at you, find the place where the first coffee was sold in London, stumble across a piece of the original London Bridge and finishing on a high, you'll stand in the remains of one of our most magical hidden gardens. This is one magical walk! Other things to note I'll be easy to identify - remember I'll be waiting outside the Dowgate Hill exit of Cannon Street Station with a blue coat/shirt and a flag!

Things to do near Canary Wharf

Design and Create a Silver Ring workshop at Oxo Tower Wharf
This class is designed to provide you with the essential groundwork needed for wax carving all whilst enjoying a complimentary drink in a relaxed, creative environment. Carving wax gives you endless options to freely design whatever ring you want, as you are not limited to a silver wire or strip. This technique allows you to create something 3D, abstract, classic, chunky, geometric or organic, so you can let your imagination run wild! The workshop begins with a short introduction to the lost wax process and its uses. The Ringsmiths will inform you about basic tips and tricks on how to design a comfortable ring. Showing you various techniques and tools that can be used. You will then start by designing/sketching out your ring, (samples and images will be available for inspiration) before beginning to carve your wax. Once you’re happy with your finished carving we will show you how to complete the ring and prepare it for casting. After the class your wax carved ring will be cast, finished and polished by The Ringsmiths using recycled silver. We will contact you once it’s ready for collection or we can post it out to you. If you wish to have your ring gold plated or have your wax cast in solid gold than this will be at an additional cost and can be paid for and decided on the day. Your finished silver ring will be ready for collection or posting within 3 weeks after the class.
Sneaker Workshop in London Customize a pair of sneakers
**DISCLAIMER** THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SNEAKERS!!! If you wish to be provided with a pair of sneakers IT WILL COST AN EXTRA £40-£110 Depending on your shoe size (Nike prices) pay on da If you wish to bring your own sneakers there will be NO EXTRA COST. - Age: 10 upwards. - Please send shoe sizes when you book so we can ensure we have it in stock. - This is a full day workshop - Two available sessions per day: 9am-3pm and 4pm-10pm late comers will simply be cutting out of their own time. From one of the sky scrapers of Greenwich, South East London, create a bit of fashion created by you! During this experience you will have the chance to customise a pair of sneakers from start to finish
Amazing Nightlife in London East
Enjoy my cool night-themed tours for all that love to party!!! As a local that has lived in this great city for so many years, not many would understand the inner-workings of London better than me and Some on the best parts of London can only be seen after lights out. This exciting tour starts at Old Street Station and you’ll go on to explore Shoreditch; the best place in London for those that enjoy the night scene. We’ll be visiting 12 different clubs and pubs including; starting with McQueen, you’ll get to see what’s exciting about a night out in London. We’ll also make our way around XOYO, Floripa, Hoxton 7, Q-Shoreditch, The Hoxton Pony, CARGO and the Blues Kitchen, Sunset bar, Old Street Records and 1am. Where you can enjoy shots at discounted prices and entry fees exclusive to my tour only. This tour is filled with quirky, fun and shocking visits like you’d have never experienced before and I’m sure you’ll enjoy every minute of one of London’s trendiest towns. This tour will end at Oval Space, an iconic area which is just as stunning as it is fun, from there you will have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of your night at any of our visited destinations. This tour is great for groups, team-building or just wanting to make new friends and have a fun time. PLEASE BE AWARE : 20 maximum in a group per tour, each tour needs a minimum of 3 people to go ahead.
See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The top-rated Experience in London on Airbnb !!! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of Europe’s best-loved city. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (daily during the summer months). After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Our last stop in Westminster before heading underground on the tube is the start of Westminster Bridge where we will be able to see the Eye and other sights. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Clink Prison, London Bridge, The old warehouse district, Borough Market, The Shard, views of the Square Mile, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Plus a few Harry Potter filming locations... You'll only see the horse guard change on the pm tour Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
Beer & Better Photos London
London's most temptingly delicious photography class! Join us to learn the fundamentals of studio photography and lighting in a 2 hour hands-on practical workshop with an award-winning photographer whilst supping upon delicious local handpicked craft beers, in a beautiful East London photography studio. You will achieve: - A better understanding of your camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed) and how to tweak your camera settings for studio photography in particular. - Understanding studio lighting (qualities and properties of light, types of lights). - How to tame and shape light using light modifiers. - A few practical examples of classic studio setups with a few of the photographer's own unique setups (shh!). - A lovely time socialising with like-minded folk and other photography nerds in a relaxed, fun and supportive atmosphere. What better combo - beer & better photos!

Your guide to London

What do locals do in London?

Enjoy the art scene

London is home to some of the world’s finest art institutions, but you are more apt to see in-the-know locals in places such as the Somerset art center, scoping the galleries in King’s Cross, and simply enjoying the street art that can pop up across the city at any given moment. For the best experiences, visit places such as the Tate with an art historian, or hit the streets with a local art lover in places such as Notting Hill. Londoners can still be spotted walking the famed corridors of places such as the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the British Museum, and the National History Museum — usually for traveling exhibits.

Head outside to the parks

London might have a reputation for dreary weather, but locals know how to navigate the weather reports — especially when the forecast is sunny. Picnics on Primrose Hill, bike rides around Regent’s Park, and the always-on Hyde Park (think concerts and events) only start the list of public parks enjoyed by Londoners.

Relax on Sundays

Brits have been doing Sundays right for quite some time (case in point: the Sunday roast). When it comes to truly relaxing, Londoners end the week with cozy meals, a stroll through Columbia Flower Market, and visits to neighborhood cafes with a good book in hand. For those looking to experience the feeling firsthand, consider booking a Sunday cooking class to learn how to make pastas, Indian food, and other soul-nurturing meals with local hosts.


Where do locals eat in London?

Soho

Soho is a go-to for some of the best no-reservations restaurants in the city, offering up menus that represent the globe such as Taiwanese cuisine, Spanish tapas, and South Indian dishes. It’s also where many famous figures past and present have called home, including Mozart, which you can learn more about over pints on a pubs-and-music walking tour led by local historians.

Brixton

This south London neighborhood is electric (it was one of the first areas of London to receive electricity in the 1880s, after all). It’s where locals go for casual eateries, great shopping, and nightlife. Afro-Caribbean culture influences everything here: from the intricate murals and street art to the food stalls and fashion within Brixton Village. It’s also a great place to grab a drink or a bite before catching a gig at Hootananny or O2 Arena.

Shoreditch

The East End district lives up to its cool reputation with Banksy art, top shops, and eclectic dining. Consider Shoreditch for Spitalfields Market plus nearby Brick Lane, which is famous for Beigel Bake and curries.

Borough Market

City dwellers don’t mind sharing this fabulous market with visitors. Located on Southwark Street, just south of the London Bridge, this is one of the oldest and largest public markets in the city. The site has history that dates back to the 1270s, which is best learned on food walking tours inside the market, where you’ll find fresh, sustainable fare. When you’re done, head to London’s oldest pub, the George Inn, for a pint.


What are the best ways to go sightseeing in London?

See the highlights with a historian

London is home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the London Bridge, the Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace. The best way to truly experience these places is with a historian as your guide. Customs such as the Changing of the Guard are explained to you in real time by the people who know it best.

Ignite the imagination on Harry Potter tours

Start at Diagon Alley, pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best taco on an amusing tour of Harry Potter’s London. You can even do an afternoon tea, HP-style, in Soho.

Soak up the pop culture

Stories about the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie abound on tours to their favorite haunts; meanwhile, a black cab tour of the city’s highlights is a quintessentially British way to travel.

Enjoy a night in the West End

Some of the world’s biggest theater shows are hosted here, and a musical theater tour is a great way to learn the history of this district in central London. For those who want to let loose, consider a night out here for live music, cocktails, and more.

Take a day trip

Stonehenge and Bath are both day trips worth the time. For those looking for something more low-key, head out to Brighton, Cambridge, or Oxford — all of which are about an hour away from the capital.

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