and Seek Tours are specialists in customised tours of London.
Whether it is your first visit and you want to hear the stories
behind the famous sites like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham
Palace and the Tower of London, or you have visited before and now
want to explore "real" London, our private tours with a professional
Blue Badge Tour Guide are the ideal way to discover this fascinating city.
We are a team of friendly and enthusiastic professional guides who have been awarded the top guiding qualification by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the coveted Blue Badge. The intensive training and rigorous examination involved in gaining this internationally recognised qualification means that you are guaranteed a guide who is knowledgeable, entertaining and committed to the highest standards of customer service. In addition our dedicated team attends a continuing programme of lectures and behind the scenes training to update our knowledge and enhance the insights we bring to our tours.
We have lived and worked in the city for most of our lives and can give you personal insights into what living in this vibrant capital is really like. Your guide can recommend how to make the most of your time with suggestions for restaurants, bars, the latest shows and exhibitions.
Your Guides Christine
Following careers in theatre, teaching and tour managing, Christine brings all these skills into play showing visitors around London and England. Her wealth of knowledge – for which she won a prize the year she qualified as a Blue Badge Guide – is coupled with a delight in storytelling and a great sense of humour, so that she is as amusing as she is informative.
Having spent nearly 20 years working within the safe confines of the UK Parliament, Felicity made a scary but exhilarating career change to become a Blue Badge Guide. Her enjoyment of guiding is obvious and ensures that her listeners stay interested and want to hear more. Coupled with a sense of fun is her enthusiasm for helping visitors to make the most of their time and to experience the very best that London and south-east England have to offer.
Gavin swapped a successful career in financial asset management for success as a tourist guide and was awarded the honour of ‘Best overall site guide’ during his final Blue Badge guiding examinations. He is well travelled and a great organiser, so appreciates how valuable a tourist’s time is and what makes a trip memorable. His sense of fun and his eagerness to share his knowledge makes a guided tour with Gavin an enjoyable experience.
Sarah has worked as a broadcaster, teacher and administrator and now as a Blue Badge Guide is keen to share her longstanding interest in and love of London. A teacher of English as a foreign language, she has experience of guiding groups of non-native English speakers. Sarah loves leading walking tours that explore the nooks and crannies of London, as well as driver-guiding visitors to both the usual and less usual sights outside London. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she delights in sharing it with others.
Tim is a native Londoner who enjoys showing visitors around his ‘home town’. Dealing with his own children, plus his experience in the catering industry, mean that Tim is virtually unflappable and has a wealth of great stories to tell. As well as being a qualified Blue Badge Guide, he is also experienced as a tour leader, taking groups on varied tours throughout the UK. His jolly and welcoming manner make Tim an entertaining guide to spend time with.
What others say about us:
Extracts from some of our clients (originals on file).
"We had a wonderful day exploring the City with you and the memories will remain with us - we felt quite elated and didn't want it to end. Your knowledge amazed us and the whole tour was varied, completely absorbing and a delight to us all."
The Ash Club
"I'd like to thank you so much for the most informative walk round Chelsea that you did for us yesterday. It was very much appreciated and showed us various other gardens, museums and places to visit on another trip to the Big City which we would otherwise not known about."
Pat and Alan
"I have thought about the tour in London often. As a matter of fact, your wonderful oration and the fabulous experiences I had in London have inspired me to "hit the books" again. I am going back for my Master's."
Chrissanne, Florida USA
"I really want to tell you how much I enjoyed London and the two great tours that you gave. You are very gifted at catching people's attention."
"Your cheerful, harmonious and informative guidance made the tours delightful and memorable - thank you"
"Thanks so much for another fantastic tour - I really enjoyed myself and it was the perfect tonic after a particularly onerous day in the office."