Wednesday 5th of August 2015
Whether you’re in London for business or for pleasure, there’s no better way to experience the capital than on a guided tour, and there are plenty of them to choose from. Ranging from walking tours, cycling tours and bus tours, and with a local guide to boot, London has an eclectic mix of themed tours that will suit almost everyone’s tastes. Here at Easirent we have selected some of our favourites, just to make your decision a little easier. Enjoy!
1.London Duck Tours
Swap your Easirent hire car for a boat (or is it a bus?) and set sail on the streets of London on one of the capital’s famous Duck Tours. This amphibious mode of travel is a hit with anyone wanting to explore the capital’s famous landmarks; pass by the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, before diving into the River Thames to begin the River Cruise section of the tour. Learn lots of interesting facts along the way, courtesy of the expert tour guides on hand. Priced at £24 per person, the London Duck Tours are definitely value for money, and you can even book onto a themed tour, which includes the likes of James Bond Tours, Pirate Adventure Tours and D-Day Duck Tours.
2. Muggle Tours – Harry Potter London Tours
Book onto the number one Harry Potter walking tour in London. Courtesy of Muggle Tours, you can follow in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione and visit the places that inspired J. K. Rowling to pen the magical tale, and you can even visit some of the locations that were featured in the famous films. Take a trip down Knockturn Alley, enjoy a pint of Butterbeer in the Leaky Cauldron, and discover the secret entrance to the Ministry of Magic, all for a ticket price of £20 per person.
3. Shoreditch Street Art Tours
Often overlooked as a viable art form, street art is more often than not removed from buildings as opposed to appreciated. Head to Shoreditch, the epicentre for British street art and take the Shoreditch Street Art Tour. The tours are lead by a street art expert, who has got 10 years’ experience under his belt from exploring, photographing and writing about the various forms of street art that grace London’s buildings. Tickets cost just £15 per person and the tour lasts for three hours.
4. The Jack The Ripper Tour
Travel back in time to the gloomy, misty streets of 19th century London as you try to unravel the greatest mystery in the history of crime. Visit the hides of London’s most notorious uncaught killer, Jack The Ripper as experts and enthusiasts bring him to life through a series of life size projections and graphic pictures.
5. The Ghost Bus Tours London
Leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and strap yourself in to a 1960’s Routemaster bus, as you depart on the Ghost Bus Tour. This theatrical sightseeing tour shows the darker side of London visiting the sites of murder, execution, torture and intrigue. This hilariously horrific tour takes off from Trafalgar Square at 19:30 and 21:00 most days and last 75 minutes.