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Fun Facts about the River Thames

April 21, 2017 10:07 am Published by

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

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What to Do on Your First Date When You’ve Met Online

April 14, 2017 10:05 am Published by

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

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Unusual Museums You Have to Visit in London

April 7, 2017 10:01 am Published by

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

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4 Amazing Views in London

April 1, 2017 11:37 am Published by

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

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Where Should I Spend a Sunny Day in London?

March 30, 2017 11:40 am Published by

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

Tours on Friday 24th March

March 23, 2017 12:15 pm Published by

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.

Incident in Westminster Area 22nd March

March 22, 2017 5:18 pm Published by

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.

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What Are the Best Places to Go Shopping in London?

March 16, 2017 11:36 am Published by

As one of the finest shopping cities in the world, you will be spoilt for choice in London. With endless streets filled with flagship stores, magnificent jewellers and lavish boutiques, you may not know where to start. Don’t worry; we’re here to guide you in the right direction, around some of London’s familiar shopping streets. Oxford Street At the heart of London, you will find one of Europe’s favourite shopping locations; the vibrant Oxford Street. With over 300 shops, there’s something for everyone, from a beautiful bargain in Primark to swish designer items in Selfridges. New Bond Street If you’re looking for some extravagant retail therapy or want to invest in some luxury jewellery, New Bond Street is the place... View Article

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5 Things to Do in London with Your Children

February 27, 2017 11:30 am Published by

London boasts an array of exciting things to do with children whatever the weather. If you’re planning a visit and struggling to decide where to take the little ones, you’ve come to the right place; we have put together a helpful list of some of our favourite things to do in London with your children. Visit the Natural History Museum This museum is a big hit with children. It is home to 80 million different specimens from all around the world and offers something to everyone. To top it off, it’s free to enter! Picnic in Hyde Park Hyde Park is one of London’s loveliest landscapes, covering a whopping 350 acres and conveniently located right at the heart of the... View Article