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Culture Lover's Guide to London

By Viator, September 2017

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Beyond London’s famous historic landmarks, including Big Ben and St. Paul’s Cathedral, a veritable world of art and culture awaits. If you’re a culture vulture visiting the British capital, add the following sites to your must-see list.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
The original 16th-century Elizabethan Globe Theatre burned to the ground in 1613, before being rebuilt and demolished in 1644. The faithfully restored theater of today brings Shakespearian history to life, with a calendar full of performances, exhibitions, and educational programs.

British Museum
From the dawn of man to the present day, the expansive British Museum shines a light on human history, art, and culture from all four corners of the Earth.

Abbey Road
Made famous on the Beatles’ 1969 album of the same name, Abbey Road draws music fans from across the world keen to re-enact the iconic album sleeve cover art. The north London street is also home to Abbey Road Studios, where the Fab Four created most of their music together.

Shoreditch
Alongside welcoming cafés, stylish fashion outlets, and traditional pubs, Shoreditch boasts some of London’s sharpest and most exciting street art. Visit this hip corner of east London on a weekend and soak up the atmosphere around bustling Brick Lane.

Tate Modern
Taking pride of place in the former Bankside Power Station by the Thames River, the Tate Modern is a must-visit for contemporary art aficionados. The main part of the gallery is free to enter, though admission is required for the specially curated exhibitions.

The Photographers’ Gallery
With an ever-changing roster of exhibitions and events, the Photographers’ Gallery showcases the work of some of the world’s most talented photographers. From fashion and photojournalism to documentary photography and contemporary art, it’s all covered here in a space dedicated exclusively to the craft.

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London Harry Potter Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 415 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this 2.5-hour walking tour around the muggle capital of London. Follow in the footsteps of one of the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.83
London Rock Music Tour, London, Walking Tours
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London Rock Music Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 645 Reviews

Music lovers! This is the ideal way to discover London's rock music history. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour, or book them both for a comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition with Optional Afternoon Tea, London, Full-day Tours
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition with Optional Afternoon Tea

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Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

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Harry Potter Film Location Bus Tour of London

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Tour the muggle capital of London to see film locations used in the acclaimed Harry Potter films on an exciting 3-hour tour! While traveling around the city by ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.66
Wimbledon All England Tennis Club and Lawn Tennis Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Ticket, ... 
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Wimbledon All England Tennis Club and Lawn Tennis Museum: Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Ticket

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Visit Wimbledon for a behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic All England Club, home to the world’s oldest tennis event: the Wimbledon Championships! While ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.41
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Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

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A trip to London is not complete without popping into a traditional pub for a drink. So why not take a private, walking tour of four historic London pubs with ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Shoreditch Street Art Private Photography Tour including Brick Lane, London, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Shoreditch Street Art Private Photography Tour including Brick Lane

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Street Art Photography Tour in Shoreditch led by a professional Fine Art Photographer. Photograph Street Art by world famous street artists including Roa, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.06
London East End Graffiti and Street Art with Lunch, London, Photography Tours
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London East End Graffiti and Street Art with Lunch

Take a 2-hour stroll through the East End of London and see Brick Lane and Shoreditch and all its amazing street art. Learn about new and old graffiti and, if ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.33
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour of the British Museum

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You will start your walk around the British Museum from the Great Court, the largest public covered square in Europe where 3,312 panes of glass (no two of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.35
Emerging Artist Art Buying Tour in London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Emerging Artist Art Buying Tour in London

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Get to know an alternative side of London through the work of its emerging artists on this 4-hour, small-group art tour. The tour is a unique opportunity for ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00

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