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How to get to Bath from London

If you are visiting London and have some extra time, why not extend your trip to enjoy a day or two in the beautiful city of Bath Spa? Bath was founded by the Romans as a thermal spa and has been a po…

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The Best Way to Travel Around London

There are lots of ways to travel around London but the best way will depend on what you want to see and do. If you are arriving late and just want to go straight to your hotel, you might prefer a taxi…

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How to get to Stonehenge from London

To fully immerse yourself in rich British history whilst in the English capital, you are probably wondering how to travel from London to Stonehenge. It takes between 2 and 4 hours to travel from Londo…

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The Best Family Restaurants in London

When you visit England’s capital with the kids, you need to know the best family-friendly restaurants in London. With lots of little mouths to feed, it can sometimes be difficult to find a restaurant …

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How to get to Windsor from London

When you are planning your visit to London, you might want to tick off some more royal hot spots in the south of England, such as Windsor, during your visit. In which case, you’re probably wondering h…

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Your Guide to Vegan Food in London

Being vegan can sometimes be difficult, especially when you’re visiting new places, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve found some of the best places to enjoy vegan food in London, from street food and m…

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50 Fascinating Facts on Big Ben!

Standing tall and proud at the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben serves as one of London’s most beloved and iconic landmarks. Built in honour of Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century, the clock still ri…

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Tourist Attractions: The Shard

What is The Shard? Located in London Bridge, The Shard is a skyscraper within the capital which is currently the tallest building in Western Europe, 2nd tallest viewing point in the UK, 5th tallest i…

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London Eye Facts that Fascinate

The Coca-Cola London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel located on the South Bank of the River Thames standing at 443 feet (135m) tall with a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). It was completed in March 2000 at …

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Father’s Day in London

Show the main man in your life just how much you care by making this Father’s Day in London extra special. Treat him to the best sausage roll in London, chill out in a beer garden or take him on a spe…

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Things to do in London With The Kids

If you’re enjoying a weekend away or making plans for the school holidays, you will definitely find something for you and the kids to do whilst visiting London. Explore the capital's most famous landm…

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Things That You Can Only Buy in London

Whether you want an authentic British experience or to bring home some gifts for your loved ones, there are some things that you can only buy in London. We’ve found some of the best experiences and ex…

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Top 20 Parks in London

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of central London, so sometimes it’s nice to step away and enjoy the scenery. Take a break from the city and check out one of the many stunning park…

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NEW Walking Tours

With the weather starting to get... a little 'warmer' and better, we're delighted to launch three new walking tours for you to experience in London; Picture London, Royal London and Haunted London. Fo…

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Things to do in London this Easter

There are lots of things to do in London this Easter including family events, nightlife and of course, eating plenty of chocolate! Complete your trip with a sightseeing bus tour with The Original Tour…

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Top Comedy Clubs in London

What's a cheeses favourite place in London? Red Leicester Square! Cue tumbleweed. We might stick to sightseeing tours instead of comedy, though here are some places in London that will guarantee to ma…

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London's Most Odd Street Names

London is full of streets, lanes and alleys, but there are some dotted around the capital which have an unusual name behind them, and we're going to discover some of them and their history! Birdcage W…

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The Bridges of London

Did you know there are 35 bridges which cross over the River Thames? From Tower Bridge to Hampton Court Bridge, they all provide a unique perspective and view of the capital, and here for your enjoyme…

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Best Bookshops in London

There aren't too many more relaxing ways to spend a day than with a cup of tea whilst you delve into a good book! From fact, to fiction, to fantasy, here are some of the best bookshops for all you boo…

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Cool and Quirky Activities in London

If you're stumped for ideas of what to do in London, why not go beyond the normal restaurants, museums and exhibitions, and try out some of these quirky and cool activities!  Roller Disco Squeeze int…

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Cuisine Country Tour - Italian

London is full of amazing and delicious restaurants from a variety of countries from across the world! We're going to take a tour around the globe and explore London's best cuisines... starting with I…

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Country Cuisine Tour - Spanish

It's time to once again hop-on our tour of London's best country cuisines... and in this edition, we look at the top Spanish restaurants in the capital, delicioso! Barrica  Experience a taste of laid…

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Country Cuisine Tour - Peruvian

Time to take a trip around the world as we continue our Cuisine Country Tour of London. This time we explore South America, and more specifically, Peru!  Coya In the form of a glamorous basement bar …

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Country Cuisine Tour - Scandinavian

It's time to hop-on our country cuisine tour of London as we visit our next stop, with the very finest Scandinavian restaurants and fooderies that the capital has to offer! Rök With restaurants in Sh…

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Country Cuisine Tour - Greece

Our country cuisine tour is taking a trip to the exotic and glorious Greece to explore the best Greek restaurants in London! The Greek Larder Based in King's Cross, The Greek Ladder is the brainchild…

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Country Cuisine Tour - Mexico

Our country cuisine tour is hitting Central America this time, as we discover the best Mexican restaurants you can enjoy in the capital. From tasty tacos to brilliant burritos, you can bite into a ran…

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Country Cuisine Tour - Brazil

Our country cuisine tour of London is making a trip to bask in the beauty of the best Brazilian restaurants in the capital! Barraco In Brazilian culture a Butecos refers to a social hangout where peo…

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Country Cuisine Tour - Thailand

Our culinary trip around the globe explores the tasty and terrific Thail restaurants of London! Nipa Based in Lancaster Gate, Nipa is classed as a world renowned and award-winning Thai restaurant whi…

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Football in London

With football being one of the most popular sports in London, you'll never be short of clubs to see when you visit the capital. Here's a selection of some of those teams for all of you football fanati…

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Sport in the Capital

After exploring the capital's football teams, let's take a look at some of the other sporting teams and events you can attend in London! Cricket If you're a cricket fan then London is the place to be …

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Social Sport in London

What do you get when you combine London's vibrant nightlife, with some of the most enjoyable games? You get social sport! From table tennis to golf, London offers you the chance to experience sporting…

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Explore London's Farms

Amongst all the historic and modern-day skyscrapers and buildings within the great city of London, the last thing you'd expect to find would be a farm! But incredibly there are many to discover in the…

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Karaoke Bars in London

It's time to clear the throat, choose a banging tune and sing at the top of your voice at London's best karaoke bars! Bunga Bunga With homage to the playful side of Italy and the party-animal of ecce…

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Pottery Painting in London

To showcase your creative flair, why not become an artist for the day and paint a range of ceramics at one of London's Pottery Painting Cafés! Pottery Cafe With 20 years of firing the imagination, Po…

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Things for Couples to do in London

London is one of the romance capitals of the world, and you’ll never struggle for ideas to enjoy and explore with your special someone! Whether it’s a romantic walk in the daytime, or drinks in the ni…

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48 hours in London

You sometimes can’t do everything in London in just a day, but to ensure you don’t leave the capital undiscovered, we’ve put together a local guide of some ways you can make the most of 48 hours in Lo…

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Discover London's Beautiful Parks

In the hustle and bustle of London life or sightseeing the capital, you might need to sit back and relax. Luckily London is full of some of the most amazing green areas you'll explore, and here's four…

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Things to do with Toddlers in London

It can sometimes be hard finding something fun and enjoyable to do with young children. Luckily we’ve got plenty of child-friendly ideas from free museums to animals to theatre and parks & playgro…

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Cool Things to do in London for Teens

While you should always visit the iconic landmarks, why not try out these terrific and unique ideas for teens from paddle boarding to abseiling, there’s something for them to enjoy! Things to do in Lo…

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A Brand New App For The Original Tour!

*drum roll*… introducing the brand new Extrapolitan app! With a touch of a button you can experience your bus tour in a completely unique way with our 3D model map, London fun filters, checking bus ti…

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Things to Do and See in Greenwich

You might think Greenwich is only known as the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), but there are a whole host of other exciting sights to see, including one of the capital’s largest green spaces, a wor…

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Things to do in London on a Rainy Day

London and rainy days are a famous combo, but don’t let a little downpour rain on your parade! Luckily there are loads of different activities and sights to check out even when it’s not glorious sunsh…

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Jack the Ripper Walking Tour in London

Join us for a spooktacular journey as we guide you around London’s most terrifying walking tour and learn the true scary story of Jack the Ripper! Our walking tour will give you an insight into Victor…

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The Best Nightclubs in Central London

After a fun-filled day of sightseeing, why not let your hair down at London’s bars and live music venues to experience a livelier night-time life in London!  Plan your exciting evening after seeing Lo…

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Top 10 Unusual Places to Eat in London

Sightseeing London’s attractions can be hungry work, but London is full of fabulous food places all within budget to ensure you get a quick fix for your stomach. Here’s our list of mouthwatering and u…

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The Best Afternoon Tea in London

There’s something quintessentially British about an afternoon tea! This ritual dates back to 1840 and has remained a firm favourite in the UK. Whether it’s a sandwich or scone, here are our top 20 aft…

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Unique Places to Eat in London

After a day of sightseeing there’s nothing better than a scrumptious dish paired with refreshing drinks! With over 39,000 restaurants to choose from in London, we’ve compiled a delicious list of some …

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Things to do in Bath

Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the River Avon full of beautiful sights, museums, walks and historical landmarks!  You can book your sightseeing bus tour of Bath with Navigatours today to ensu…

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Top 10 Things to do in Paris with Kids

Paris is one of the most lively and picturesque places to visit, so whether it’s visiting the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Paris or Notre Dame, here’s our top 10 Paris attractions to see with the kids tha…

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in London

Did you know London’s celebrations of the Chinese New Year are the largest outside Asia? So as we bid farewell to 2017 and the Year of the Rooster, welcome 2018 and the Year of the Dog with colourful …

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Meet our Team: Paul (Tour Host)

About You Name: PaulJob title: Tour Host How long have you been working at The Original Tour? 4 and a half years. What is your favourite thing about your job? Meeting happy customers from around the …

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Superhero Takeover at ZSL London Zoo

Crash! Bang! Whollop! This Easter half-term from the 30th March to 15th April 2018, visitors to the ZSL London Zoo can enter the incredible world of animal powers on their Superhero Takeover! Save up …

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Royal Facts

With the anticipation and excitement of two Royal Weddings this year, we're going to take a look at some Royal Facts you might not know! 1.  Buckingham Palace's garden has the national collection of …

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