Birdseye London - Ultimate London Viewpoints Tour


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Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No. They'll love the fews. There are lots of novelty things to see and I love the challenge of keeping it fun and fast, because I can remember (just) those days too.

Friendly: No.
We'll use lifts for the viewpoints. There's quite a bit of walking though so please bear this in mind. Of course we can also cab it for a few sections (not included).

Maximum travelers: 8



English (fluent), French (advanced)

Live the high life and enjoy stunning views as you see London differently

NEW! See London like you've never seen it before - 500ft up! Start and end with the best views in London; enjoy a second breakfast high up or savour a sunset cocktail drinking in the view.

In the historic City of London district see the oldest parts of London and yet the newest: stunning skyscrapers where we'll get two fantastic 360 degree photo opportunities for birds-eye views. Great fun for photographers or kids.

We'll go to some secret spots where medieval churches jostle with the newest architecture to explore how London came about. See the Tower of London (exterior); swing by a couple of film locations; stop for another coffee in an unlikely historic location; check out the St Paul's Cathedral exterior; finish at the leading modern art museum for another fantastic view.

Afterwards? Customise: go high then low with the newest and quirkiest underground adventure - the Post Office subterranean railway? Or Tower Bridge climb/museum, cool East London or Westminster? Or lunch in Shakespeare's Southwark?


NB the tour can run in reverse to finish with an afternoon/sunset drink.

Skyscraper breakfast
A couple of famous film locations (including Harry Potter)
The Tower of London (exterior only)
A couple of film locations
An unusual coffee stop
St Paul's Cathedral (exterior only)
Tate Modern art museum with high view from south side of the Thames

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For the morning option we need to meet at 930am. If we meet under the Monument to the Great Fire of London we're just a few minutes away from the tower. At weekends or if we're doing the tour in reverse we have a bit more flexibility (eg meeting at your hotel or in Westminster etc).

End location: For the morning tour we'll finish at the Tate Modern museum across the river from St Paul's. From there you can head to Borough Market in Shakespeare's Southwark for lunch or back to Westminster.

Duration: 3 hours

If you want to do one of the add-ons, please email me about either adding on extra time, or even taking something out to fit it into the three hour existing slot.


We can do all the tour on foot. If you might find it tiring, then we can always cab it for some of the way (cost not included). If we carry on to the Post Office underground railway then we can jump a train (small extra cost or I can build this in to a custom tour for you). Similarly if we added Westminster, we'd need to ride the subway a bit further west or take a bus. Maybe you're getting an Oyster Card anyway? If not, I can build this into a custom tour for you.

What’s Included

The morning tour includes a coffee/tea/soft drink and a pastry. This can be swapped for a smoothie or even a beer!

The afternoon/evening tour can be customised to include a cocktail or glass of fizz.

There's a coffee or other soft drink in a quirky spot at ground level included too.

My guiding services with 12+ years experience in tourism including 6+ years experience of working with Tours By Locals to give visitors a great time and an experience they wouldn't otherwise find.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2 Pounds Sterling - You might want to buy a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

What’s Extra

Any additional food/drink or if you want to upgrade to fizz (prosecco or champagne).

Transport and any additional costs (eg entry prices and guide time) IF you decide to do the add-ons.


I am not a driver; we have a wonderful - and comprehensive - public transport system to enjoy here.

I am not a Blue Badge guide but have 12 years experience and four continents under my guiding belt.

A Recent Review of this tour

Great tour by Simon. The Sky Garden part of the tour is awesome. Simon is great at showing you so much of London from the top of a building. This casual tour is very fun and easy to enjoy. Highly recommended.
Stephen Mimiaga

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