25 best gift experiences in London

Looking for fun and original present ideas? Find the best gift experiences and London voucher ideas, from themed sightseeing tours to the perfect gifts for foodies, culture vultures and couples.
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Discover the perfect gift experiences for everyone and every occasion! Take the family on an exciting exploration of the city with the best London passes and themed tours. Treat your other half to a day at the spa, a romantic cruise or a cabaret show.

Find the best West End deals and fun activities to take your friends on a memorable night out. And for foodies, pick from an incredible range of experiences, from indulgent afternoon tea to cocktail masterclasses.

Best gift experiences for families

An aerial view of The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit, with a customer on the slide.

  1. Explore London’s top attractions for less, with The London Pass or the Go City London Explorer Pass: Visit as many attractions as you can and discover the city together on a fun bus tour or river cruise, with one of these two top money-saving passes.
  2. Or see must-see family attractions with the money-saving Merlin attractions pass: Visit the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, enjoy views from the London Eye, see famous faces at Madame Tussauds London and more.
  3. Go on a Harry Potter walking tour*: Visit iconic locations from the films including the Ministry of Magic, the Leaky Cauldron and more on this guided walking tour.
  4. Take the kids on a Paddington Bear tour of London: Spot the beloved Peruvian bear’s statue at the station he’s named after, visit Mr Gruber's antique shop and many other locations with this fun family-friendly gift experience.
  5. Treat the family to a magical afternoon tea at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium*: Choose a magic wand and cast spells to control the tea stand and open a locked puzzle chest full of yummy treats on this experience gift for a family of four.

Gift experiences for couples London

A relaxing blue pool in the Victorian-inspired surroundings of the St Pancras Spa.

  1. Indulge in a romantic cream tea for two at Harrods followed by a river cruise*: For one of the most magical London gift experiences for two, head to the world’s most famous department store for a delicious cream tea, before hoping on a Thames river cruise to soak up London’s iconic sights from the water.
  2. Treat yourself and your other half to a relaxing spa day with treatments: Enjoy an entire afternoon of pampering bliss, complete with up to 55 minutes of treatments and access to spa facilities.
  3. Feeling adventurous? Head across the roof of a modern London icon with Up at The O2: Upgrade to toast your bravery with a glass of bubbly during the experience.
  4. Enjoy immersive cabaret performances at Lio London Immersive CabaretBe dazzled by the immersive experience that combines artistic cabaret performances with fine dining and feel-good music.

Best gift experiences for culture vultures

The cast of The Phantom of the Opera on stage wearing colourful costumes and masks.

  1. See a top West End show: Buy tickets to catch the best theatre shows, plays and musicals in London, from classics to critically acclaimed shows, with Lion King London ticketsPhantom of the Opera London tickets and The Book of Mormon London tickets.
  2. Learn about the rich and colourful history of London at one of the city’s top attractions: Explore the Tower of London, visit St Paul’s Cathedral, step inside Buckingham Palace or climb aboard last surviving tea clipper Cutty Sark.
  3. Book a private tour of Tate Britain or Tate Modern*: Discover the best of British and international contemporary art at one of London’s famous Tate galleries.
  4. Go on a guided tour of historic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Discover one of London’s most remarkable and breathtaking theatrical spaces on a fascinating guided tour. The iconic Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse in which Shakespeare worked, and for which he wrote many of his most famous plays.

Best gift experiences for foodies

Prawn dumplings in a wooden basket with dipping sauces in the background. 
  1. Treat yourself to an indulgent afternoon tea in London: Choose from traditional tea, unusual options, vegan creations or champagne afternoon tea experiences at iconic venues across the capital, from the Harrods Tea Rooms to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
  2. Book a spot on a London cooking masterclass*: Create delicious sushi, make fresh pasta, bake incredible cakes or learn how to make your own batch of exquisite chocolates on one of London’s many wonderful cooking classes and workshops.
  3. Pick from dozens of cool London drinks experiences*: From cocktail masterclasses to gin distillery tours to whisky tastings, learn all about your favourite tipples and make your own concoctions with one of these top London drinks experience gifts.
  4. Enjoy a fabulous dining experience in London*: Choose from hundreds of memorable dining experience gifts combining two- or three-course meals with a show, a sightseeing tour and more!

Unusual gift experiences London

A group of gamers, wearing orange, try to catch falling items within the colourfully lit dome, as part of the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience.

  1. Buy tickets to The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London: Take on exhilarating challenges as you travel through four unique time zones based on the hit 1990s TV show.
  2. Take part in a competitive tournament with Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing: Surprise your friends with tickets to this unusual and super fun London axe-throwing experience.
  3. Enjoy an immersive cocktail experience at alternative bar Alcotraz: Don your orange jumpsuit, line up for your mug shot and put your stealth skills to the test with this fun prison cocktail experience gift.
  4. Roll the giant dice and move around the interactive board at Monopoly Lifesized: A great gift for families and friends, enjoy an interactive, multi-player, economics-themed game, based on the much-loved Monopoly board game.

Best birthday experiences London

Two women enjoying cakes displayed on a cake stand aboard a bus, with views of the London Eye in the background.

  1. For her: Turn her birthday into an incredibly fun day exploring London with a twist: Hop on a striking pink double-decker bus and explore London while indulging in gorgeous treats with a Brigit's Bakery afternoon tea bus London tour.
  2. For him: Make his birthday extra special with a behind-the-scenes tour of his favourite sports team's stadium: From Wembley to Wimbledon, get a fascinating insight into the world of London sports with the best sports venue tours in London.
  3. For her: Get her tickets to an immersive theatre show, exhibition or experienceFrom singing her heart out to her favourites tunes at hit show ABBA Voyage to immersing herself in world-famous art masterpieces at the Frameless exhibition.
  4. For him: To mark his birthday in style, treat him to one of the best adventure experiences in LondonFrom bungee jumping and wakeboarding to trapeze lessons or speedboat tours, help him get the adrenaline flowing on his birthday with the most adventurous activities in London.

Discover more things to do in London and ideas to treat your loved ones, from special tours and days out, to places to shop for unique gifts. If you’re after gift ideas for a special occasion, don't miss these luxury gifts and experiences in London.

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