Best London tour packages

If you're short on time, or simply don't have time to plan, these top London package tours are for you.
Written by Visit London Editors Edited by Hannah Cornish 25 April 2024
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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

Golden Tours hop-on hop-off bus at the London Eye. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

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 70 stops and four 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 and an audio guide, or a free walking Jack the Ripper or Royal London walking tour.

2. London after dark

London by Night Open Top Bus Tour. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

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. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and finishes in Victoria.

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3. Get inside London's attractions

The London Eye. Image courtesy of Jon Reid.
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!

4. Afternoon tea on the Thames

Afternoon tea river cruise. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.

Double up on two London traditions by having afternoon tea while floating down the river Thames. This cruise offers 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.

5. Beyond London: Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

The ancient monument of Stonehenge. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
Keen to add some big-ticket English attractions to your London trip? These fantastic one-day bus tours take in Windsor Castle and the ancient mysteries of Stonehenge. Finally, you’ll enjoy either Bath's Regency splendour and Roman remains.

6. Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.
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.

London tour packages for families

Plan an epic day out with the kids and choose a London tour package to explore the city's best attractions and famous landmarks. From a hop-on hop-off bus, afternoon tea sightseeing experience or day trip from London, combining must-see sights and attractions will keep the whole family entertained while making the most of your time in the capital.

More ideas

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 more than 90 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.