Behind the scenes London – our top tours around London



Our Harry Potter London tour: See the places in the city that inspired J K Rowling to write her famous books and the multiple magical film locations dotted around the city on this fascinating walking tour. Pose with a trolley at Platform 9 ¾ in historic King's Cross train station, experience the bustling Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley, and marvel at Millenium Bridge and many more sights as you explore with your expert Potter-loving guide. Your guide will let you in on the stories behind the characters, actors and Rowling herself including a wide range of lesser-known facts and insider knowledge about the books and films and even give you a free wand to defend youself against the dark arts as you go.


Our Mayfair Rock & Roll tour: For the music-lovers, this tour is the perfect way to stroll down memory lane or to feel your favourite songs come to life. Mayfair was once the centre of the city's rock and roll scene and this informative tour takes you back to its heyday of celebrity residents, including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and more. This now high-end, stylish London suburb is where the world's most famous rock stars lived, performed, partied and died, and our tour takes you through the explosive rock & roll revolution of the 60s and 70s and beyond. Your guide will take you to the former apartment of Jimi Hendrix, the site of the Ziggy Stardust photo shoot and the historic location of Apple Corps, the Beatles' old record label. Gaze up onto the rooftop where the Beatles first performed publicly and sneak into the Hilton Hotel Penthouse which was once the residence of Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett, as well as many other London rock landmarks on this tour.


Our Literary London Tour: And finally, for those of you who love a bit of history and a Shakespearean tale or two, particularly in this the 400th death anniversary of The Bard, try our Literary London tour. Be transported back to Elizabethan London by the powerful storytelling of your guide, who will lead you through a myriad of places of significance to the Bard and his plays, whilst sharing with you a wealth of knowledge and quotes about the age. Learn about Elizabethan society, religion, royalty and plague as you explore the time-old streets of the city, beginning at Shakespeare's labyrinthine Blackfriars residence and moving through to the Bard's early performing theatres, the Blackfriars and Curtain. Visit Shakespeare's favourite haunts and lodges, places of worship and the memorials to his name, whilst discovering his personal life, including his mysterious death, sexuality and inspiration for his works.

Don't forget tours of ritzy oasis Marylebone, Royal London, Hampton Court & Windsor Castle or even London in a Day! Lots of options for you to learn the history of this fantastic City. 

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http://www.mandeville.co.uk/en/hotel-offers/spring-sightseeing