5 best half day tours in London

Make the most of your time in the city by booking one of these memorable London half day tours.
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A woman enjoys the view of London's skyline from the viewpoint at St Paul's Cathedral.
St Paul's Cathedral offers one of London's best viewpoints, where the capital's skyline can be admired. © London & Partners/Michael Barrow

A London half day tour is the perfect sightseeing option for those short on time. Whether you’re a family with little ones who can only manage so much exploring or avid travellers keen to combine sightseeing tours in London with other unique experiences.

Spend a morning or afternoon ticking off iconic London landmarks or head further afield to discover more exciting UK destinations on a half day trip from London. Just a short journey from the capital you can explore quaint countryside villages, world heritage sites and quintessentially British towns.

Half day tours in London

1. Half Day Tour of London with St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral. Image courtesy of St Pauls Cathedral/Peter Smith
On this whistle-stop tour of London’s most famous monuments, you'll tick off the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral and have an opportunity to snap a selfie outside Buckingham Palace. You’ll also receive a Point-to-Point Uber Boat ticket to enjoy a cruise down the river Thames.
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2. Half Day Bus Tour and Royal Afternoon Tea at the Rubens *

Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea at Rubens at the Palace. Image courtesy of Mastercard.
See the best of the city on a half-day London bus tour, spotting sights such as Westminster Abbey and Big Ben from the comfort of your seat aboard a luxury coach. Ready for refreshments, head to The Rubens for a delightful traditional afternoon tea. Tuck into sweet and savoury treats and a selection of herbal teas.

3. Half Day Panoramic Tour of London on Christmas Eve

Christmas at Fortnum and Masons, London. © visitlondon/Peter Kindersley
Have a memorable Christmas Eve taking in London’s landmarks that have been dressed to impress for the festive season. See the streets lined with sparkling lights and pretty decorations adorning iconic buildings. Be sure to have your camera ready for a photo at the Tower of London before taking in views of the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral.

Half day tours from London

4. Day Trip to Windsor by Rail includes entry to Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle. © Shutterstock.
Spend a relaxing day exploring the charming town of Windsor with its rich Royal history and quaint centre full of pretty cafes and boutique shops. Discover the history behind the impressive Windsor Castle, uncovering the many treasures and artefacts within.

5. Morning or Afternoon Tour of Stonehenge

See the Stone Circle at Stonehenge on a day trip from London.
See if you can unravel the mysteries surrounding the famous monument on a morning or afternoon tour from London. Look at the intriguing exhibitions in the Stonehenge visitor centre, or bring the stones to life with an augmented reality self-guided map that shows 360-degree reconstructions of the site.
Discover even more exciting day trips from London, or explore the best ways to do a spot of sightseeing in the capital.