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London Tours with a private guide



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  • FAMOUS SIGHTS AND HIDDEN GEMS


  • There is no better way to see London than on foot with a knowledgable, enthusiastic, professional Blue Badge Tour Guide. Explore atmospheric alleys and hidden corners as you hear more about London's past, present and future.

    We have divided our tours into half day (approximately 4 hour) experiences which you can “mix and match” to create full day tours if you wish. All tours can be customised to your particular interests and there is a great deal of flexibility so we can pause at an interesting building we pass, or stop for a rest in a charming café or historic pub.

    City of Westminster - Royal and Political London

    Ideal for first time visitors to London! We start in Parliament Square, the seat of Government, with one of the most iconic sights of the city, the tower of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. There follows an optional tour inside the magnificent Westminster Abbey. We then make our way via atmospheric c18th backstreets and hear tales of gossip and intrigue – political, royal and religious. Find out more about the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s London residence. We can show you the best place to experience the Changing of the Guard. Read more


    St James’s – Aristocratic London

    Where else could you buy tea from a frock-coated salesman, shop at Frank Sinatra's hatters and encounter the ghost of a murdered Royal footman? On this tour we discover a truly elegant area. We’ll find out about the discreet world of aristocratic clubs and hear of some less than discreet behaviour. We may visit one of London’s newest contemporary art galleries or pop into one of the more traditional galleries that line the back streets. Read more


    City of London – Medieval and Modern

    Rome's walled city of Londinium was the site of the bustling medieval city that Shakespeare knew. Now it is one of the world's great financial centres, but ancient churches, Georgian courtyards and Dickensian pubs are still hidden amid the striking modern architecture. Read more


    St Paul's Cathedral and Legal London

    St Paul’s Cathedral, where Princess Diana was married and both Wellington and Nelson are buried, dominates the skyline and the maze of alleys in this fascinating and ancient part of London. We go on to explore the atmospheric legal area of the Temple including the church which features in the Da Vinci Code. Read more


    Docklands

    From the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge we walk along the river Thames to see how old London docks and quays have been reinvented in recent years. Hear about pirates and pillagers, the first uniformed police force in the world and old pubs and power stations. See how modern living has incorporated the history of the area and discover the exciting new financial area of Canary Wharf with its magnificent modern architecture and public art works. Read more


    Greenwich - Maritime London

    Explore this World Heritage Site with its unique atmosphere, fascinating history and some of London's most beautiful buildings with your own personal guide to bring it to life. Hear the stories behind this world-renowned maritime site with the opportunity to visit the National Maritime Museum. On top of the hill, with commanding views of London, sits the Royal Observatory where you can stand astride the Greenwich Meridian with one foot in the East and one in the West. Read more


    Southwark - Entertaining London

    Explore the fascinating streets south of the river. From London’s last remaining galleried coaching inn, conjuring up images of Dickensian London, to bustling Borough Market, used in several films including Bridget Jones and Harry Potter. We pass the reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with the option of a tour inside to visit the world’s largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. See how a former power station has been converted into the world’s most popular gallery of modern art, Tate Modern. Read more


    Literary London

    Let London enthral you as it has generations of writers. Follow in their footsteps as you explore Literary London with your own personal guide. See where famous authors lived and worked and discover the neighbourhoods that inspired them. From Chaucer and Shakespeare to Dickens and Wilde, the creations of writers past and present are evoked in the streets of today's London. Read more


    Chelsea - Famous and Infamous

    Painters, pop stars, poets and punks have all made Chelsea their home and its bohemian past can still be glimpsed among the smart boutiques, super-cool cafes and throngs of yummy mummies. See famous buildings such as The Royal Hospital and even part of the Berlin Wall! Discover the hot chocolate connection, why Dracula’s author left a dead body on the kitchen table and what Julie Andrews and Mick Jagger have got in common! Read more


    Kensington and Knightsbridge - Fashionable London

    A resort of "Persons of Quality" since 1700, this area is not only one of London's most fashionable shopping areas, with Harrods and haute couture, but is also home to embassies, a Royal Palace where Princess Diana lived and three world class museums! We can take you around the little-visited back streets full of interesting stories, surprising views and even a haunted pub! Read more


    Covent Garden – Theatrical London

    London’s West End contains the largest concentration of performing arts venues in the world. This walk takes in stories of theatrical superstitions, ghosts of actors who were murdered by jealous rivals and a visit to the actors’ church. We see where filmmakers and actors buy their make up and do some star spotting along the way. Read more


    Soho – Bohemian London

    The Bohemian heart of London still beats in the lively streets of Soho. Discover the links between Mozart and the first television show, Casanova and Karl Marx and how a dead woman in north London stopped a cholera epidemic! Trendy fashion around Carnaby Street, funky music shops and cutting edge art galleries await you on this lively walk. Read more


    Spitalfields – Multicultural London

    The cobbled streets and tenements where Jack the Ripper stalked are now home to London's cutting edge fashion studios. Soak up the atmosphere of some of London's finest 18th century houses, the old Jewish Quarter and bustling Brick Lane, now a mecca for lovers of Indian cuisine. Read more


    Hampstead – Village London

    A leafy enclave on a hill above north London, Hampstead has long attracted poets, painters and writers. Come to enjoy the picturesque lanes, cosy pubs and sweeping views down to the City. Why not make a day of it and let us take you around Kenwood House with its magnificent art collection. Read more

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