Experience London

When it comes to capturing the hearts and minds of visitors, there is no place quite like London. It has something for everyone from young families to multigenerational families, friends to lovers, shopaholics to culture vultures and all those in between. Hotel Cafe Royal has been right at the centre of it all for more than 150 years and puts guests in the very best location to explore this wonderful city.

Each visitor to London has their own unique take on what they would like to experience which is why we as a team take pride in creating bespoke experiences for all of our guests. Below is simply some 'food for thought' that we would love you to take inspiration from. Or perhaps one of these sounds like your perfect day in the city. Either way, let us know or challange us to find something to capture your heart and mind.

All experiences are available as individual enhancements to your stay but are subject to availability. Certain conditions are in place to repsect social distancing guidelines and face coverings may need to be worn during the pandemic but all experiences are currently operating. Please contact the team on +44 (0)20 7406 3301 or email concierge@hotelcaferoyal.com

Experiences are provided by our trusted partners and are subject to availabliity at time of enquiry.


Harry Potter London Tour


Flu powder at the ready, we're off in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione as we discover the locations in London where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. We'll also look at some of the inspirations behind the books, and discover some of the secrets and clues behind the characters, plots and locations. Prepare to be amazed by the things you will learn.

We'll take in the Leaky Cauldron, the Ministry of Magic, and - if you're feeling brave enough - the mysterious dark arts alleyway. Accio broomstick!

Half Day (4hrs) tour with private guide and Mercedes V Class - £710


Shoreditch & Spitalfields


This is the perfect route for those of you who love following your noses and venturing off the beaten track! London is not only an historic capital; it is one of the hippest cities around. This tour will take you to the lively, multicultural, dynamic East End. Home to artists, food makers and the city’s coolest shops. 

Just on the edge of the finance district stand Shoreditch and Spitalfields. Once they were the most run-down parts of London (the Jack the Ripper murders took place here in 1888). The past 20 years have seen the area transformed into a cultural hot spot. There is street art by artists such as Banksy and Shepherd Fairey. There are pop up restaurants, bars and restaurants on almost every corner and it is the place young fashion designers start out. There is a street market every Sunday and something cool happening 24 hours a day, every day.

Half Day tour (4Hrs) with Private Guide and Luxury Minivan - £710 or guide only - £510

East End Food Tour


The East End is a neighbourhood like no other. Its tapestry of diverse cultures, mouth-watering cuisines, unique architecture and fascinating stories make it an unforgettable destination. It’s on everyone's list of places to visit when in London, but it's difficult to know where to go for the best, most authentic food. Don't worry, we will take you to the most interesting eats, and we'll also explain the fascinating history behind the area, and how it has influenced the cuisine here. 

Half day walking food tour (3 Hrs) with private guide - £630

Private Cinema Experience at Selfridges


Yes, you’ll have the whole cinema to yourself. Host an intimate get together with friends, kick off your day with a breakfast screening, or enjoy a classic movie night with a loved one, and make it an outing to remember. You can choose from classic films or new releases and there is a film friendly food and drink menu available to keep hunger at bay. 

Cinema hire, soft drink and popcorn for up to 4 people - £250. Enquire for larger group sizes. 

Panoramic Tour with London Red Bus


Jump on your private traditional red London bus and see London’s landmarks like a true Londoner. You’ll be shown the best bits, all the great sights of London that you would want to see on an introductory trip. From Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral, get a feel for this great city, it’s history and culture in just a few hours.

Children’s Entertainment

Our on-board Children’s entertainer will accompany you on the bus. Armed with a beautiful hamper of themed crafts, challenges and activities your children will be kept engaged and entertained throughout the whole tour! 

Private Half Day (4 Hrs) tour with iconic Red London Bus - £2,850

The Tate Private Tours


Home to the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day, the Tate Collection is a sight to behold for lovers of art of all ages. Enjoy a private tour for Two, or for a maximum family/social bubble of 5 people that will include an introduction to Tate with highlights of the Tate Collection on your chosen route through either Tate Modern or Tate Britain.

Tours last an hour at a price of £150 for two people, or £180 for up to five people. Tours can be booked on the hour or half past the hour from 10.00am - 4.30pm, seven days a week.

Private Pod on board the London Eye


Experience the 360 degree views of London from the comfort of your private pod. Exclusive hire of one of the pods for 2 to 6 guests (current restictions in place to respect social distancing guidelines). The expereicne includes Fast Track boarding through a dedicated entrance. Enjoy 360 degree moving views from the heart of the city as you get up close to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. You can even see as far as Windsor Castle on a clear day!

The experience lasts for a 30-minute rotation for between 2 - 6 people. From £275 per pod

Classic Mini Cooper London Tour


Take to the streets of London with a private guide in a splendid classic mini cooper. The Landmarks of London Tour has been specifically designed for people who want to have a solid overview of the capital but do not have the time for an all-day excursion. You will be picked up in a beautifully restored classic Mini Cooper with your very own passionate local guide to take you around all of the landmarks that make up London’s iconic skyline.

90 minute tour for up to 3 people - From £189 per car

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