IN Covent Garden’s Pick of the top tours to take!
By bus: Afternoon Tea Tour
Experience afternoon tea with a difference aboard a vintage routemaster bus being driven through the heart of London. Take in the best sights, whilst you sip tea from a China cup and nibble on dainty sandwiches, scones and cakes. Your London bus driver will take you to Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. www.b-bakery.com
By foot: Magical London – Harry Potter Guided Tour
Prepare to be sorted into Hogwarts Houses and have your Harry Potter knowledge tested as you take a magical Harry Potter-themed walk across London. You’ll see the famous Platform 9 ¾ trolley at King’s Cross station; stroll through the alley that inspired Diagon Alley where Harry buys his first wand in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; and stand on the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Then take part in the quiz to earn points – may the best House win!
By boat: Sparkling River Thames Sunset Cruise
Set sail after sunset and enjoy London’s riverside on a cruise down the Thames. Start your evening with a glass of bubbly and canapés, listening to a selection of jazz and chill-out pop songs from live performers, and watch at your leisure the glorious lights of London’s landmarks like Tower Bridge, the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament lit up at night.