There has never been a better time to visit London or the UK in general. Tourism has seen an increase and this is mainly down to the pound dropping since the country voted to leave the EU in 2016. People are now getting more pounds for their money and spending is going up. According to National Statistics, 39.1 million international visitors have come to Britain in the 12 months since Brexit which is 6.6% up on the previous year. This is great news for the UK’s tourism industry and for the UK economy in general.
Many people visiting the UK head to the capital to see the many iconic sites such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. There are many iconic buildings and locations to visit which is why visitors need to come back time and time again.
Here at Traditional Tours UK we run a number of tours taking in some of these iconic locations. To see some of the traditional locations like Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, our Panoramic Tour of London by Mini Coach is a must. You can just sit back and relax as we guide you around London’s top locations. Those wanting a walking tour should book our City of London Walking Tour. Covering 2000 years of history you will learn about the Romans right up to today’s modern buildings.
We also run some tours which visitors might not necessarily think about. For instance our Quirky London Tour takes visitors to the more off beat parts of London where you get to explore quirky places, eccentric characters and learn bizarre anecdotes that some born and bred Londoners know nothing about.
Those wanting to sample the London Pub life need to go on our Pub Tour of London. Pubs and taverns have always been an important part of London life for centuries. On this tour you will be able to sample some of the best ales London has to offer.
Those wanting to learn about the London underground should book our Tube Tour. You will need an Oyster card topped up with at least £7 of pay-as-you-go-credit. It lasts for 2 hours and due to the continued work on the underground network, the route may change on the day.
Britain is known for its many literary greats. Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Shakespeare and Jane Austin and 4 that stand out. We offer a tour on each of them.
Our Beatrix Potter tour takes in the breathtaking Lake District scenery and takes you to Hill Top, the childhood home of Beatrix. You can immerse yourself in the world or Beatrix Potter with other likeminded fans of this literary great.
Our Dickens tour is based in London and is a walking tour taking you to places that Charles frequented and featured in some of this stories such as Pickwick Papers, Our Mutual Friend, Oliver Twist and many other books.
If Jane Austen is your favourite then our tour of Bath is for you. You will be able see where she lived, see locations that inspired her novels and visit The Royal Crescent, Pump Rooms and The Roman Baths.
On our Shakespeare tour you delve into the history and London life of the world’s most famous playwright. On route you will past theatres and other historic sites Shakespeare would have been familiar with in his literature. Also see film locations and original sites of buildings whilst enjoying a panoramic tour of London