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London - Bright lights in the Big City - London’s Chinatown, Leicester Square and Piccadilly

Bright lights in the Big City - London’s Chinatown, Leicester Square and Piccadilly

(118 reviews)
Chinatown, Leicester Square and Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

In the heart of London's entertainment district we find these three iconic sites: Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown and Leicester Square. Piccadilly is famous for its 'Fountain of Eros' (complete misnomer) and the illuminated digital advertising screens -our miniature times square. It leads on to the nearby elegant street of Picadilly and the grand old Regent's Street. A short walk away is Leicester Square which is famous for its film premieres attended by A List celebrities, there are also theatres, casinos, a fountain dedicated to William Shakespeare and some very neat statues of iconic British film figures such as Harry Potter, Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins and Charlie Chaplin. Nestled between the two is London’s vibrant Chinatown featuring ornamental gates with traditional Qing Dynasty designs in a bustling enclave full of Chinese restaurants, grocery stores, healers and other businesses. On this tour we visit three of London's most buzzing spots on a leisurely afternoon stroll. Come and check them out with me!


Meet your local guide

David

David is a professional London guide with more years of experience than he cares to remember. A born and bred Londoner you'll see this wonderful city through the eyes of a local who has wandered around London's streets since childhood. David's tours are informative, educational but above all entertaining with lots of quirky facts, anecdotes and best kept secrets. David is the founder and owner of Bespoke England Tours, a high-end London tour company specialised in private car tours.

David has been guiding since Apr 2007


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Martin H.

15 March 2021

Very good David, It would be better if we had the crowds, and the buskers, out and about.

Dave K.

15 March 2021

Very enjoyable tour, great landmarks shown and excellently guided by David

Luiz B.

14 March 2021

Fabulous tour. Keep up the excellent work!

Stephanie B.

14 March 2021

Would do another trip with David. Very enjoyable. Thank you.

Julia C (Illinois) K.

14 March 2021

Very much enjoyed the tour. David has a great sense of humor and is full of information. My mum was born and raised in London and I have been to London and surrounding area a number of times. Very nice to revisit virtually.


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