TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2022: Eight attractions in London named as best in the UK

TripAdvisor have announced their annual list of the best attractions across the globe - here are the best experiences for visitors in London.

Travel is back for the summer of 2022 with restrictions a thing of the past many people are thinking about booking a long-awaited holiday.

Every year TripAdvisor creates a list of the world’s very best attractions to make planning easier.

They rank the world’s best beaches, food experiences and bucket list attractions.

Winners are chosen based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews.

Eight attractions in London made the list.

High Speed Thames River RIB Cruise

London Eye Waterloo Pier, London, SE1 7PB

This experience was ranked number one in the category Top Overall Experiences in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.

The 50 minute cruise takes guests down the River Thames in a large inflatable boat.

Guests can expect to see landmarks such as the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe and Tower Bridge.

This is a great experience for thrill seekers as the boat charges down the river at 35 miles per hour.

It takes sharp turns and caters to those searching for adrenaline.

Cruises start from £46.95 per person - find out more here. 

Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

30 Newgate Street, London, EC4M 7EJ

Liquid History Tours takes guests to several historic alehouses across the city. The travel experts have ranked fifth in the category Top Overall Experiences in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.

The tour is three hours and 30 minutes long and includes a trip to Fleet Street, Blackfriars and Covent Garden.

An expert guides drinkers through the history of every establishment you visit and shares information only a local would know.

The guide delights the group with tales of the pub’s former patrons who include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and Alfred Tennyson.

Tickets start at £25 per person (this does not include drink costs) - find out more here.

Liquid History Tours offers an intimate experience for £25.

The Cloak and Dagger Tour

77 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NH

Fans of the paranormal and spooky will love this experience which was voted eighth in the category Top Overall Experiences in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.

A guide takes the group around London’s streets at night and shares grisly tales from the past, leaving guests shocked with stories of famous murders and crimes.

The tour takes between two to three hours and groups can be as large as 35.

Tickets for the tour begin at £18 - more information here. 

West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour

The Marquis of Granby, 2 Rathbone Street, London, WIT 1NR

This walking tour is unique as it gives travellers an in depth glance into the vibrant theatre district of the West End.

Attendees benefit from the knowledge of an expert guide as well as hear music through a headset that matches up to the location of the tour.

The tour lasts around 120 minutes and passes several famous theatres including The Apollo Theatre, The Prince Edward Theatre and The Adelphi Theatre.

Tickets start at £24 - more information here. 

Guests will hear a variety of show tunes through head sets during the tour.

London Pub Crawl

Heroica Live, 37 Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8AJ

This experience came third in the category Top Wine, Beer and Spirits Experiences across the world.

On The Rocks Bar Crawl is a five hour experience designed to show travellers the very best of London’s nightlife.

The tour includes a free shot in every venue and discounted drinks with the use of a wristband provided by the team.

It also includes fast track entry into clubs and a photographer who takes candid shots of the night’s fun.

The pub crawl takes place in Camden but specific venues change depending on the time of year and availability.

Tickets start at £15 - more information here. 

Drag Queen Disco Diva Tour

Marquis of Granby, 2 Rathbone Street, London, W1T 1NR.

This experience was ranked 26th in the Top Cultural and Historical Tours category.

The silent disco walking tour brings out guests’ inner diva as they dance around London with a glamorous guide.

Tours last an hour and a half and take place in the Soho Square area of London.

Music from Lady Gaga, Madonna and the Spice Girls is accompanied by the wit of drag Queen Ms Christina Draguleria.

Tickets start at £24 - more information here. 

This tour is perfect for Harry Potter fans.

Tour for Muggles

Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 1LT

This experience came fourth in the category Top Pop Culture Tours.

London is teeming with Harry Potter sightseeing opportunities and this experience makes it easy to tick them off the bucket list.

Fans of the franchise are given  two hours to explore filming locations and learn tips from an expert guide.

The tour visits Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron and the Ministry of Magic.

Tickets start at £16.75 - more information here.

Rock Cab Tours

Black Cabs are famous in London and now there is an experience where travellers can see key landmarks of the city in the iconic vehicle.

This four hour tour came seventh in the category Top Pop Culture Tours.

It focuses on musical attractions linked to Jimi Hendrix, Queen, The Rolling Stones and other rock legends.

Tourists are given the chance to visit the iconic Abbey Road where The Beatles shot their iconic album photograph.

The tour can be amended due to personal music taste.

The black cab picks guests up at their hotel or preferred location.

Tickets start at £76 - find out more here.