What's the easiest way to see all London's big-ticket sights and attractions? Combine, combine, combine! Whether you have limited time in the UK capital, you love efficient sightseeing or you just want to squeeze in as much as possible, these great package tours are for you. Choose one or several to maximise your time as a tourist in London.
1. London in 48 hours
If time is tight, a great way to see all of London's top sights and attractions is with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. With almost 100 stops and six different routes, you can tick off Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and much more! Your ticket includes a Thames boat ride, a free walking tour and audio guide.
2. London after dark
Sightseeing is not just for daytime. This twilight tour offers a unique perspective on London's famous attractions. In an open-top bus, you'll cruise past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace in all their floodlit splendour. Tour is 1 hour 45 minutes and finishes in Victoria.
3. London old and new
See two sides of London with this great package. Enjoy afternoon tea at The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe theatre to experience what life was like in the city of old. Then travel up Europe's tallest building to view modern London from above with a 6pm entry to The View from the Shard. Your ticket also includes 24-hour access to a hop-on, hop-off bus tour.
4. Get inside London's attractions
The Total London Experience is a packed day tour where you'll go inside St Paul's Cathedral, watch the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, view the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and ride the London Eye. The tour bus also takes you past iconic locations including Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Don't forget your camera!
5. Afternoon tea on the Thames
Double up on two London traditions by having afternoon tea while floating down the river Thames. These two cruises both offer a delicious British afternoon tea with all the trappings – scones, jam and clotted cream, freshly made sandwiches, cakes and tea or coffee. Plus you'll cruise past the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Tours with City Cruises and Bateaux London are both 1.5 hours.
6. Beyond London: Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath or Oxford
Keen to add some big-ticket English attractions to your London trip? These fantastic one-day bus tours take in Windsor Castle (the Queen's weekend residence), and the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge. Finally, you’ll enjoy either Bath's Regency splendour and Roman remains or the stunning scholarly history and architecture of Oxford. See all day trips.
7. Dinner and show packages
Most people's London trip would not be complete without seeing a West End show. With our fabulous dinner and show packages, you'll get the full experience. Enjoy a pre-theatre meal in your choice of several London restaurants plus great seats for a big-name musical or play such as Wicked, The Woman in Black, Mamma Mia or Les Mis, all for a competitive, fixed price.
8. BritRail London Plus Pass
This is another excellent way to see more of the UK while you're here. Famous towns such as Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bath, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon and Canterbury are all easily accessible by train from London. The BritRail London Plus pass gives you three, four or eight days of UK train travel within a month. Only available to overseas residents before arrival in the UK.
9. Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter
Love Harry Potter? Don't miss your chance to stand in Hogwart's Great Hall, walk down Diagon Alley and see Harry's Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid's motorcycle. This one-day tour includes transport to and from central London and is suitable for wizards and muggles alike.
Other pre-booking offers and package deals that could make your London trip that bit easier include:
• The London Pass: This great-value pass gives you free entry to 60+ top London attractions, often with fast-track entry, and additional public transport options.
• Visitor Oyster Card: Buy your London public transport ticket (Oyster card) before you travel so you can hit the ground running and jump on a Tube, bus or train as soon as you arrive in London.