London is beautiful, bustling with life, and full of charm. Central London is absolutely gorgeous and I fall in love every time I go there. There is so much to see but unfortunately, so little time if you are a tourist. One of the merits of being an expat is that you are a tourist in the city where you live and you can enjoy this all year round. Whatever the case, don’t worry. Even if you only have a couple of days to spend in London, you’ve got a number of sightseeing options to choose from. My favourite so far – London Duck Tours.
To be honest, I am not a big fan of bus tours. I have always believed that the magic of travelling is hidden in that genuine experience when discovering a new place – walking down the streets, standing still to memorise stunning views, feeling the air, feeling the local people. Well, I still believe in this but to a great extent, London Duck Tours proved me wrong. Because it’s not just a bus tour. Their cute yellow vehicles offer more. Oh, by the way, kids will love the duck buses! My son was thrilled with joy.
So here is what our day out with London Duck Tours felt like. It was chilly and cloudy but still, we loved our tour. It all starts at London Duck Tours bus stop which is a couple of minutes’ walk from Waterloo station. Then, you meet some smiling friendly members of staff and you already feel great. And let the adventure begin.
We went past some of the most popular sights in London. My husband and I have seen them already but our boy hasn’t so he seemed really curious and happy. It was educational for us adults, too. The commentaries of our tour guide were both interesting and amusing as he told us things that you probably wouldn’t find on the Internet, including some jokes (love British humour 😀 ). He was such a funny fellow, actually. I enjoyed his stories enormously.
And don’t forget to quack whenever you’ve got the chance. In case you are unsure when that should be, just sit back. The guide will suggest at least a dozen of opportunities to do it. 😉 Another hilarious thing kids (and adults) will love.
OK, it sounds pretty nice but what has happened to that “more” which makes London Duck Tours different? Let’s see…
London Eye, Downing Street, House of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey… The discourse of our jovial guide… And the River Thames being closer and closer. The yellow bus came to a halt. Brief safety instructions, a quick change of drivers, and Quack! Here we go! Get ready for the London Duck Tours‘ “dramatic splashdown onto the Thames.”
Wow! All kids on board went crazy. A super exciting experience for everyone. The good news is that you don’t need to pay extra money. It’s part of the tour and that’s why we loved London Duck Tours so much – they offer something beyond the traditional city tour.
A real fun, smiles and splashes of water on your clothes. London’s famous sights and spectacular edifices, crowds of people and busy streets. This time traffic is not the everyday pain in the neck. Because all you have to do is relax and enjoy your tour.
We had a fabulous day out thanks to London Duck Tours and I believe their tours are perfect for families. You may have already tried them? If not, choose the one that appeals to you the most (we had the Classic Sightseeing Tour) and get your family out for a wonderful time in the heart of London. It’s family time.
I know, it’s a terrible cliche and yet… Don’t forget to take your good mood with you. 😉
*Disclosure: We received free tickets for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.*