British cuisine may not be as widely known or appreciated as Italian or French, but we certainly have some classics that need to be experienced when you visit the UK. Make sure that you don’t leave London without at least trying a few of these! Fish and Chips Fish and chips is a national institution – Winston Churchill called the elements of this dish ‘the good companions’, Michael Jackson liked it with mushy peas, and it’s an essential treat for most British families. Almost 230 fried fish takeaways are served every year in the UK, making them the 5th most popular type of takeaway nationwide. It may not be diet-friendly, but it’s important to treat yourself every so often. At... View Article
Spring is finally here – while in most cities you’d need to travel further into the countryside to see the beauty of flowers emerging and baby animals finding their way into the world, Londoners don’t even need to go outside the M25 to see incredible spring flowers. As one of the greenest cities in the world, it offers some wonderful places to see daffodils, cherry blossoms, and crocuses (just to name a few). Here are some of our favourites. Parks with Beautiful Cherry Blossom Japan may be famous for its cherry blossom, but some areas of London can certainly stand up on their own. Kew Gardens is the place to be for practically any botanical interests and views in London,... View Article
At London Duck Tours, we spend a lot of time on the river Thames so we’ve got to know a lot about it. Did you know that two thirds of London’s drinking water comes from the Thames, or that there are more than 15 tunnels that go under it? Here are some more fantastic facts to use in your next pub quiz or impress/confuse your friends with. The Thames is both tidal and non-tidal, depending which spot you’re looking at – it becomes tidal after Teddington Lock. The river is home to over 119 species of fish, as well as otters, voles, and eels. The Thames Path is 184 miles long, which makes it the longest river walk in Europe.... View Article
Meeting online is incredibly common, as are first date nerves before your first in-person meeting. Even if you’ve been chatting for weeks or months, meeting in the flesh can be nerve-wracking. Here are a few tips and suggestions to make the most of your first date and avoid any awkward moments. The Classic Coffee Shop Date The great thing about online dating is that, by the time you’ve met, you already know each other. You’ve probably had plenty of conversations and maybe even spoken on the phone, so it’s not a case of not knowing if you will or won’t get on – you just need to find out if that spark still exists in person and if you want... View Article
London’s options are vast – even locals can find it difficult to discover hidden gems because of the sheer number of choices on offer. The Natural History Museum, National Gallery, Tate Galleries, and the British Museum are all fantastic places to learn new things, but if you want something a little more unusual, we have a few suggestions. Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret In a discreet building and up some steep stairs, you’ll find the one of London’s oldest surviving operating theatres. At the moment, access is limited because of the location in the building so disabled access can be difficult and it’s not the best choice if you have bad knees or difficulty with stairs. That said,... View Article
If you’ve finished exploring London at ground level and you’re not afraid of heights, don’t miss the city’s greatest views. Like many cities, London is best viewed from above and there a plenty of places where you can appreciate a panoramic picture, from fancy cocktail bars to upmarket dining. Here are three of our favourite locations. The Shard As Western Europe’s tallest building, there’s no better place to experience a spectacular 360 degree view of the capital city. At 800ft The View from The Shard allows you see up to 40 miles away and is the only place where you can see the whole of London all at once. If you book in advance, you will save 15% on your... View Article
With an abundance of rooftop bars and beautiful parks, there are tons of places you can spend a sunny day in London, if you only knew where to look. To make sure you don’t waste a minute of the rare British sunshine, we want to prepare you with some great ideas of where to go, just in case the sun manages to peek through the clouds. A London Duck Tour London is bursting with history and world famous landmarks and there’s no better way to learn all about it than on one of London Duck Tours’ distinct yellow vehicles. Combining land and river travel, the tours are great fun for all, whether you’re on a family day-out or even a... View Article
Our Classic Sightseeing Tour route has now reopened
We are currently offering our City Tour of London until Parliament Square reopens. We would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our guests and staff are always our number one priority. For further information we ask our customers to contact us on 020 7401 0900 and we will update you on our service.
We very much take our lead from our Prime Minister, Theresa May’s statement last night where she said it will be business as normal today. Therefore our first tour will be at 11.00 and we will present our City Tour of London until further notice. We would like to reiterate that the safety and security of our guests and staff are always our number one priority. For further information we ask our customers to contact us on 020 7401 0900 and we will update you on our service.