The Best Tours in London


London is a city with an unmatched culture that can’t be experienced elsewhere. In order to make the most of your visit, get on board an educational experience.

London offers a variety of tours in order to present tourists with an informed view of the city and its history. From the entertainment sphere to history, there’s a wide array of tours to occupy locals and tourists alike. Regardless of your interests, you’ll find a tour to suit in London.

The Jack the Ripper Tour

The Jack the Ripper Tour can often go unnoticed since it’s not smack-bang in the center of London. Instead, it sits within the heart of East London, where the Jack the Ripper murders actually took place. Whether you’re wondering “What was life in prison like in Victorian London?” or “How does modern Whitechapel compare to the Whitechapel of 1888?”, you’ll be sure to find your answer on one of these tours.

As one of the earliest recognized serial killers, Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate historians, locals, and tourists alike. The ongoing mystery and unresolved murders mean that people continue to speculate about the Ripper’s identity and his devastating effect on Victorian East London.

This tour allows you to follow in the footsteps of the Ripper himself, contributing to the ominous feeling that the tour creates.

Buckingham Palace Gardens

As far as London is concerned, the first thing that springs to mind for any overseas tourist is the royal family. By taking a tour of Buckingham Palace’s gardens, you can embark on a truly royal experience. You can be certain that the Queen herself has walked through these grounds, as well as the other monarchs that have come before her.

On top of the regal experience, you can experience the beauty of the gardens by wandering around and even picnicking in the area. The gardens are home to a stunning lake, Herbaceous Border, Rose Garden, and tennis courts. For an added fee, you can even visit the State Rooms of the palace, making you feel like a real royal.

The Tower of London Tour

Like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London is among the most recognized London landmarks. Instead of simply looking at the tower from the outside, you can experience it in all its glory by partaking in a Tower of London tour.

You’ll have the opportunity to discover more about the bloody and gruesome history that surrounds the Tower. On top of this, the Tower is home to many classics from the crown jewels to the black ravens. Whether you wish to learn torturous tales or admire stunning architecture, you need to embark on a Tower of London tour.

Open-Top Bus Tours

One of the best ways to explore the major areas of London and experience it from its core is hop-on, hop-off tours. These buses run at consistent times, day or night, allowing you to venture through London as and when you please.

On top of bus access, your ticket entitles you to a 24-hour Thames River pass, and also some walking tours that are free of charge. When spending time in London, one of these tickets is certainly worthwhile as you’re provided with various exploration options. The Open-Top route includes four different pathways with 70 separate stops, meaning that you’ll be able to experience London in all its glory.


Are you looking to visit London in the coming months? Be sure to book onto one or even all of these tours to experience London to the fullest. What will you make of your time in the Big Smoke?


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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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