Six London Experiences That Show You the Best of British

A view over the City of London, with St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge
A view over the City of London, with St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge | © Tim Grist Photography / Getty Images
With so many big-hitting sights, it can be hard to get a fresh look at London. These handpicked tours and experiences take you away from the crowds and show London at its very best.

It can take a lifetime to explore London fully – to learn its quirks, corners, pockets of people and places and spaces. It is the capital in every sense, the centre of all that’s buzzing and bright, and the very best of everything that Britain has to offer can be found somewhere among its sprawl. Culture Trip has compiled this list of top experiences that offer you a true insight into a city without compare. With our help, London will live up to all of your expectations and more.

ToursSherlock Holmes Film Location Tour in London
From $22 per person
2 hours
4.2 (23)
Spend the morning hot on the heels of Sherlock Holmes in London, learning about the popular Victorian detective while seeing countless filming locations and literary haunts. The 2-hour tour is led by a film-expert guide, who’ll introduce you to sites like Somerset House, the fictional Diogenes Club and more, used in adaptations like Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ as well as the 1979 thriller ‘Murder by Decree.’ So, book now! As the man himself would say: ‘It’s elementary, my dear Watson.’
ToursWarner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London
From $121 per person
7 hours
4.2 (550)
Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and explore the wonders of the wizarding world. This magical tour of the Warner Bros. Studio will leave you spellbound!

Step onto the breath-taking sets and take a glimpse behind the scenes of everyone’s favourite wizard from the Harry Potter films on this spectacular Harry Potter Studio Tour.

Walk through the doors of the Great Hall into the dining room, where the Sorting Hat famously sorted Hogwarts students into their houses. Can you find all of the golden snitches hidden in the set? Peer into the Gryffindor common room, Snape’s lab and the office of Professor Albus Dumbledore before making your way to the Forbidden Forest, where you’ll encounter a full-size model of Buckbeak and meet face-to-face with the giant spider, Aragog.

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