A new way to discover London

Are you longing for a new way to discover London’s most-loved landmarks? Whether you take to the skies, to the waters of the River Thames, or to the back of a luxury limousine, you won’t be short of options when it comes to exploring what the vast city has to offer…

1. Chauffeur tours

Why not explore London at your own pace by having a driver on hand to take you wherever you wish to go? Simply sit back, relax, and enjoy a chauffeur tour of the capital. Multi-lingual drivers are available on request too, and you can also request a professional Blue Badge tour guide to tell you all about the sights you pass.

London Helicopter © London Helicopter

2. Helicopter tours

Alternatively, see London from new heights aboard your own private helicopter. Discover the splendour of Buckingham Palace, the majestic Tower of London and the architectural marvel that is the Shard on a private helicopter tour, taking in London’s spectacular skyline in style. Departing from Battersea, there’s also a chauffeur to return you to the luxury of your hotel once your tour is complete.

London Helicopter © Vicki Couchman

3. Thames Limo

Discover London from the waters of the River Thames aboard the first Venetian crafted water limousine to grace the historic river. With its unmistakeable Union Jack hull, the ship carries out one and two-hour sightseeing tours on the Thames Limo featuring the capital’s major sights, including the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, The Shard, Canary Wharf and the Cutty Sark. You can even be dropped off at a number of iconic restaurants along the river, or at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to take in a performance.

View from a helicopter, London

4. Luxury Charter – The Equity

With space for you and up to five other guests, the Equity from Thames Luxury Charters, offers a highly luxurious way of cruising along the river. Available for private charter, the vessel can be transformed into your unique private water taxi, ideal for transferring between the main tourist sites or between the river’s many piers in style. Coming complete with central heating and a glorious teak and carpeted interior, as well as a deck with 360 degree views, you can see the city from a new perspective as you speed along at up to 30 knots. There’s also an option to feast on award-winning bespoke catering options from foodbydish during your experience as an additional treat.

Hot Tug, River Thames, London

5. Skuna Hot Tub Boat

You can now step into a freshwater hot tub that sails down London’s River Thames, passing by some of the capital’s most iconic sights. The 90-minute Skuna Hot Tub Boat experience sets sail from two different locations; its original site in Angel, north London, takes you through the cute and calm waterways of Regent’s Canal, while a newer site launched in the Docklands area around Canary Wharf/West India Quay. Guided tours are offered from West India Quay, detailing the fascinating history of the East London docks.

Hot Tug sign on boat

6. Singing in the back of a taxi

Black cab taxi driver – and professional singer – Aiden Kent had been driving customers around London for 20 years when he decided to combine his love for singing with his love for performing. The ‘Singing Cabbie’ fitted out his cab with a red carpet, Italian red leather seats and a specially-adapted PA system to experience an extraordinary performance as you zip past London’s sights.

Singing Cabbie, London
10 Dec 2019(last updated)

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