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British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is London’s largest and most visited museum. Its gigantic permanent collection includes over 8 million historical artifacts, with everything from Egyptian mummies to Roman treasures. Highlights include sculptures from the Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, and the 12th-century Lewis chessmen.

The Basics
Allow at least two hours for a British Museum tour, but don’t expect to see everything in one visit—it would take days to explore the entire museum and it’s easy to get lost. With so much to see, visiting with a tour guide is a convenient choice, and a small-group or private guided tour will ensure you maximize your time. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is no admission fee for the British Museum, although donations are welcome. 
  • Visitors are required to pass security checks to enter, and large bags and suitcases are prohibited.
  • On-site facilities include museum shops, cafés, and restaurants.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum.
  • Audio guides are offered in several languages.
  • The British Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. 

How to Get There
The British Museum is located on Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, in the heart of central London. The museum is easy to reach by bus or tube, and the Tottenham Court Road (Northern Line), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), and Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) underground stations are all less than a 5-minute walk away. 
 
When to Get There
The museum is open daily, year-round. The quietest time to visit is on a weekday either when the doors open or after 3pm—school groups often visit in the mornings. Morning visitors should plan to visit the most popular exhibits (such as the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures) right away, while afternoon visitors might save these until later, when the crowds have left. Friday evenings are also a good time to visit, when there are normally fewer tour groups and families. Look out for special exhibitions, events, and film screenings throughout the year, too. 

Highlights of the British Museum
For first-time visitors, the most popular exhibits include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures from ancient Greece, the Persian Oxus Treasure, and the Ancient Egypt collection, which houses the Mummy of Katebet. Other must-see artifacts include the Portland Vase, which dates back to the 1st century BC; the Lewis chessmen, a collection of carved chess pieces dating back to the 12th century; and a statue from Easter Island, which is on display in the Living and Dying Gallery.
Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, England
Hours: Open daily 10am - 5:30pm
Admission: Free
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Private London Tour - British Museum, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Downing Street

Private London Tour - British Museum, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Downing Street

Bring some travel thrills to your vacation with this historical London tour! It will take you back in time through the halls of the British Museum. Trust your guide and soak into the atmosphere of Albion.Wander among Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Fulfill your dreams and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Take a vivid memorial walk among the breathtaking collection of artefacts in the British Museum with your guide. Get full attention and a chance to create your own root with our private tour. • Individual historical tour of London including the British Museum • See a Changing of the Guard ceremony alive • Add such landmarks as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square to your root • Explore the great 8 million collection of the British Museum • All the attention from the guide is yours on our private tour
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  • 5 hours
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$448.09
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4 Hour Tour British Museum and Tower Of London (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour British Museum and Tower Of London (With Private Guide)

Combine stops at the Tower of London and the British Museum in just a half-day on this private tour. You'll enjoy personalized attention and the ability to move at your own pace; your guide will provide in-depth commentary as you explore. With private transportation, it's easy to fit both of these must-see London stops into a single half-day tour.
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  • 4 hours
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$1,254.08
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London British Museum Semi-Private tour for Kids and Families

London British Museum Semi-Private tour for Kids and Families

Our child oriented semi-privateBritish Museum tour is a wonderful opportunity to learn all about the history of mankind in one of the most prestigious and famous museum's in the world. Your guide, highly knowledgeable in history and archaeology, and with a wealth of experience leading tours for children, will make sure you visit all the best-known and most fascinating parts of the museum, including the Egyptian, Greek and Anglo-Saxon sections. Your guide will see to it that both children and adults alike will be kept thoroughly entertained as they learn all about the history of mankind. This is an unforgettable tour not to be missed!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$80.01
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Secret Of British Museum

Secret Of British Museum

See the highlights of the British Museum with a guide Marvel at the glass ceiling of the Great Court Discover relics from Ancient Rome Learn about the key to deciphering hieroglyphics Take a tailor-made tour of the very best of the Museum
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  • 2 hours
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$169.06
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4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and British Museum (With Private Guide)

We provide luxury transport with a qualified Blue Badge Tour Guide who knows London better than anyone. We offer tours for every occasion to ensure you have a great experience during your stay in London. If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before it is scheduled, 50% of the fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
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  • 4 hours
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$593.60
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Private Guided Tour of the British Museum

Private Guided Tour of the British Museum

We provide bespoke, friendly and informative guided visits to suit all clients, ensuring that your tour will be as entertaining as it is informative. We enjoy sharing our experience of the collections and our knowledge of the works of art, bringing to life the history and the highlights of the museum, making your visit very special and memorable. Because the tour will be your private party, you will be free to ask any questions and make requests regarding the direction of the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$258.96
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British Museum Highlights Private Guided Tour

British Museum Highlights Private Guided Tour

Described as 'the World's Museum', there simply is no other collection on earth as spectacular as that within the walls of the British Museum. With a dazzling swathe of artifacts from throughout the world and its history, your private expert guide will condense the very best it has to offer. Marvel at Ancient Egyptian statues and carvings, as you hear about the geniuses who cracked the code of hieroglyphics, using the famous Rosetta Stone. Then, be blown away by the craftsmanship and detail that the Parthenon Marbles boast, as you discover the contentious history of these masterpieces. Alongside your private expert guide, you'll also see mummies, Viking treasures, and even the chess set that inspired a magical version of the game in Harry Potter. This highlights tour will show you the best of the British Museum in an hour. If you'd prefer a more in-depth experience, with more of the hidden gems and secrets that the collection has to offer, check out our 3-hour version of this tour.
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  • 1 hour
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$103.01
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$103.01
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If Women Wrote History Private Tour at the British Museum

If Women Wrote History Private Tour at the British Museum

Let your tour guide take you on an insider tour of one of the biggest museums in the world. From Africa to the Americas take a look at how women have made their mark in history as individuals, activists, rulers and leaders. Discover why Spartan women were the envy of the Greeks. Learn why certain women were written out of historical records. An excellent private art history tour for the curiously minded in search of something different.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$176.58
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British Museum Egyptian Secrets Tour

British Museum Egyptian Secrets Tour

Overview: Join Dr Chris Elliott, author of 'Egypt in England' on this 2.5 hour small group expert led tour to discover the stories behind the exhibits in the British Museum’s most popular galleries. From the first Egyptologist, more than three thousand years ago, to our own era; stories of mixed up mummies, fakes, thefts and takeovers, djinni, magic gold, and the afterlife of Ancient Egypt in film, fiction, and art. Hear about the mummy that sank the Titanic, the mystery of the mummy valentine card, death in suspicious circumstances, and the movie star mummy. On the way, learn how the Rosetta Stone wasn’t really the breakthrough to reading hieroglyphs, and get an introduction to them in less than five minutes. Expert guide and published author with a PhD in Archaeology. Small group size – maximum of six people. Personal attention and customised content. Two start times – morning and afternoon. Inclusive souvenir of Egyptian London while stocks last.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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London: British Museum Family walking Tour

London: British Museum Family walking Tour

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Explore the British Museum on a tour designed specifically for families with children. You'll discover the museum's wide variety of exhibits in a kid-friendly way with a guide who helps you navigate one of the busiest attractions in London and one of the best museums in the world.
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  • 2 hours
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$252.99
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British Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families in London

British Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families in London

You and your family will have a fantastic opportunity to visit one of the finest and most famous museums in the world, accompanied by an expert, child-friendly guide who will make this 2.5-hour private tour a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining experience as well as an educational one. Marvel at the Rosetta Stone, the key to so much of what we now know about the ancient world, as well as the ever popular Egyptian mummies. Learn all about ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the findings from the excavations at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England, constituting one of the most amazing and crucial archaeological discoveries in British history. You and your children will be so busy engaged that there is no chance of anyone getting bored. This tour promises to be a truly unforgettable experience!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$221.49
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Kid-Friendly London British Museum Private Tour with Egyptian & Greek sections

Kid-Friendly London British Museum Private Tour with Egyptian & Greek sections

No trip to London is complete without paying a visit to the British Museum, and this 2.5-hour private family-friendly tour is just the ticket! Your expert guide will lead you through a fabulous exploration of the history of mankind as you gaze in wonder at some of the British Museum's finest collections. The Athens Parthenon, the Rosetta Stone, Ginger the Egyptian mummy, the Sutton Hoo Treasure, the Vidandola Tablets and the Lewis Chessmen are just some of the magnificent exhibits you will be able to admire!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The British Museum Quiz with 20% discount at the end pub

The British Museum Quiz with 20% discount at the end pub

Gameify your experience in the British Museum with this Great Game Museum Quiz, a downloadable PDF for you and your private party to follow. Traipse through one of the world's best museums solving clues and puzzles, learning about the collection as you go. Once you've finished up—the typical group takes one to three hours—you can head to pub around the corner for a discounted drink.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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$16.73
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British Museum In-Depth Private Guided Tour

British Museum In-Depth Private Guided Tour

Described as 'the World's Museum', there simply is no other collection on earth as spectacular as that within the walls of the British Museum. With a dazzling swathe of artifacts from throughout the world and its history, your private expert guide will condense the very best it has to offer. Marvel at Ancient Egyptian statues and carvings, as you hear about the geniuses who cracked the code of hieroglyphics, using the famous Rosetta Stone. Then, be blown away by the craftsmanship and detail that the Parthenon Marbles boast, as you discover the contentious history of these masterpieces. Your private expert guide will also show you mummies, Viking treasures, and even the chess set that inspired a magical version of the game in Harry Potter. Alongside these highlights, you'll also get to discover the hidden gems and secrets of this astounding collection as your private expert guide takes you through this in-depth experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.70
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$220.70
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Private Full Day London Tour with Brazilian Guide

Private Full Day London Tour with Brazilian Guide

We make private and personalized tours with guides and exclusive vehicles to provide a lot of comfort and safety. You will get to know the best of London with a local guide who speaks Portuguese and English, showing every detail with the guarantee of a different, personalized and exclusive tour for you and your group. The tours are made within a historical context in a very comprehensive way, but also in a relaxed way, without haste, in the time of each client, leaving and returning from your hotel / accommodation, with stops for photos or visitation, according to your interests .
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  • 8 hours
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$376.67
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$376.67
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Bohemian Bloomsbury: Literary London Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Bohemian Bloomsbury: Literary London Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Encounter literary greats like WB Yeats, T S Eliot and George Bernhard Shaw, on a walk that starts with the architecturally spectacular Fitzrovia, named after a descendant of Charles II and his mistress, Barbara Villiers. It's just a stone's throw from Tottenham Court Road, where you'll visit the cosy English pub where Dylan Thomas met his wife, and explore Bloomsbury, where members of the ground-breaking Bloomsbury Group like Virginia Woolf lived and worked. Passing Georgian squares, we'll make our way to two of London's greatest intellectual and cultural institutions, London University and the British Museum, before ending our walk in a charming Dickensian alleyway. The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.48
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At Your Convenience: Dive into the history of London's toilets on an audio tour

At Your Convenience: Dive into the history of London's toilets on an audio tour

We take toilets (and most other sanitary fixtures) for granted... but there is nothing pre-ordained or natural about them. They reflect deeply ingrained cultural norms. This self-guided audio walking tour through Bloomsbury dives into the history of toilets and how we came to appreciate them, from the Great Stink of 1858 and London's cholera outbreaks to modern development work... and of course tales of toilet greats, like the eponymous Thomas Crapper. Music by Paul Freeman; Guest voices: Barbara Penner, Tse-Hui Teh, Catalina Pollak, Lucinda Hawksley, Rudi Grace.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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$6.63
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Full-Day Tour of London with Private Local Guide

Full-Day Tour of London with Private Local Guide

This private tour will match both who came to London for the first time as well as those who want to uncover some details of the capital. On a private tour with a local guide, you can personalize your journey choosing what you would really like to see and visit. Explore the must-see landmarks or ask your guide to reveal you the most underestimated and hidden sights. No matter what you choose, you can be sure that you’ll get all the attention. • The private tour offers you a personal approach and the full scale of information • The walking tour doesn’t include transportation, but you can add it for a fee • If your hotel is in the center, your guide will meet you there to start the journey at once • Explore the hidden paths of the city with the local guide
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.44
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$240.44
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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

This is the London tour program that you desire. Your choices with no hassle and no time wasted and simply for the person who is tired of comparing agency tours only to find you always have to give up one thing for something else. Just pick the highlights you wish to see & visit from the list below and we will create your very private and bespoke dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine Select from places like the Big Ben, London Eye, the British Museum, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and many more. Transportation in the city is no problem at all. We will use our massive public transportation for you. No waiting in long lines - No traffic - More time for fun and frolic. Just ask us.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,241.44
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$1,241.44
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The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

The British Museum Tour - The Ideas That Made Our World

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Because of its staggering collection of more than 8 million artifacts spanning the history of the world, the British Museum is best explored with a guide. Trace the progression of civilisation on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the British Museum, designed to reveal historic ideas that changed the world. See an eclectic selection of artifacts including the Rosetta Stone, a two-headed Aztec serpent, a mechanical solar system, and the Lewis Chessman, and enrich your knowledge of topics ranging from Egyptian pharaohs to the agricultural revolution.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.51
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$29.51

Chauffeur Driven BMW 5 Series - London Tour

Chauffeur Driven BMW 5 Series - London Tour

Chauffeur Driven (BMW 5 SERIES) 5 hour tour of London. You make decision where we go. I might suggest some interesting, less known but authentic London spots to visit.
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  • 5 hours
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$432.78
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$432.78
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Private Day Tours in London

Private Day Tours in London

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The day tour will start at 10.30am at Charing Cross Underground station. I’ll start by showing you all the main attractions in London’s famous Westminster through an amazing walking tour. We’ll be seeing sights such as; Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, St James’ Palace and Park, Buckingham Palace, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey and the iconic London Eye. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a short brunch break and at a British cuisine. Afterwards I’ll take you to go and explore other famous parts of London including St paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern Gallery, Tower Bridge and London Bridge while teaching you all the hidden tips and tricks of London. you’ll spend this time touring and exploring the best shopping centres, children’s play areas, pubs and party hangouts. Finally, we’ll end the tour at 4.30pm with a café trip where you’ll experience Britain’s classic popular treats and drinks In the end, on this day you'll get a tour guide, teacher, local expert but also a new friend.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.96
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3 Day London Private Tour with Stay at English Host Family

3 Day London Private Tour with Stay at English Host Family

This is one of our small getaway packages where you can enjoy most of London with our English host families. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,927.79
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$1,927.79
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4 Day London Private Tour with Stay at English Host Family

4 Day London Private Tour with Stay at English Host Family

This 4 days London getaway package is a cultural program where you can enjoy most of London by staying in our English host families' homes. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,681.71
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From
$2,681.71
Price varies by group size
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