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We had a fabulous tour with Andrew - he knows his history of London and shared many sites that we would have never know about - I would suggest this tour to anyone wanting to learn about London. Thank you Andrew!!!!
United States of America
What a fantastic experience! We booked this private 4 hour tour because it was our first time in London. David, our driver, was fantastic! His knowledge, sense of humor, courtesy and respect were much appreciated. If your are new to London, as we were, I suggest taking this tour prior to deciding what to do during your stay. Though this tour is pricey, I believe it is worth it. I HIGHLY recommend this tour and suggest you ask for David! sorry, I don't know his last name and there may be more than one
Our driver/tour guide was fabulous. We got to see a huge amount in a short 4 hour time period. We saw both big tourist regions and small out of the way things we would never have known about. It was very personalized to our interests. Would highly recommend for someone who wants to see a lot but has limited time.
Steve our driver was the best. Especially since the roads were a challenge around London, due to the up coming London Mararthon and Gallipoli holiday. We got to see, more then expected standing next to the road and seeing Queen Elizabeth motorcade pass and getting a photo, walk among Westminster Abbey and hear the boys choir practice and excellent photos at Abbey Road, Steve was very knowledgeable and made sure we got pictures of us among the sights. We could had stayed with all day with him. Stories were shared and pointed us to some ideas for afterwards. Would do this again and recommend
Andrew was superb. Took us everywhere and showed us everything.. Very knowledgable. Great personality. Worth the price. Ask for him.
Great way to see the major sights, a perfect first day after our overnight flight from the US.
Absolutely amazing and fantastic!!! I have been telling everyone I know that it was the best thing we did in London. I had been to London many times but my sister-in-law, who was traveling with me had never been. This was perfect. We saw all the places she wanted to get pictures of and we did it in the very short period of time we had. Our driver, Steve, was amazing and very knowledgeable. I would recommend it to anyone. My sister-in-law loved it and was so happy she got to see everything we wanted.
Jerry (perhaps Gerry) was amazing- eloquent, entertaining and engaging. He had a thorough understanding of the history and culture of his country, as well as some "pearls" that we shouldn't miss during our visit- including some discreet, out-of-the-way experiences that most tourists- even Londoners aren't aware of. He also knew every side street to bypass the traffic congestion. This was undoubtedly one of our trip highlights. A tip of the hat to you, Jerry!
A friend had recommended this tour and I'm so glad she did! It's perfect for a family, no matter the ages. Tour is completely tailored to your requests, thoughts and interests. I think our driver's name was Steve (wish I'd written it down!). He was wonderful!! We were there right at the end of July when London was absolutely crammed with people. He showed us many of the sights we would not have been able to see and he took lots of family pictures for us! It's a treat to have all three of us in the same picture. The other great thing is that he told us how to get places by a 'less crowded' route and he also gave us tips on when was best to visit some of the sights. He ended the tour by dropping us off at the Sherlock Holmes Pub for a nice 'local' lunch. A real treat!
Our driver was very personable and we had a good time. We just ended our 3 weeks of Scotland, Ireland,
England and Wales. It was nice not being on a coach and getting out for a walk at different places.
Fantastic, the cab driver had so much knowledge and took us where ever we wanted I go . Would recommend this to everyone. Sounds expensive, but worth every penny.
It's London, what's not to love?! It was a wonderful day with a fantastic, friendly guide. I'd highly recommend it.
Loved this tour. Our cab driver was were will informed and answered all out questions easily. Best tour we took in London and tied Versailles tour in Paris.
Terry was fun, well-informed, thoughtful and caring. We hail from Beverly Hills and felt our English cousins really cared to share the history and grandeur of their great monarchy with us. We would do it again.
This was beyond a doubt the finest opportunity to see London that exists. When we were done with this tour, the value far outcast the cost. We were able to see the oldest hat shop in London as well as Winston Churchill's cigar shop and the "birthplace" of tennis- a small yard where monks batted back and forth. To see the birthpalce of Queen Elizabeth ( a small apt.) and the history behind all of these places make it a must. Our driver was straight out of a history book with the most pleasant personality you could get. He adjusted to my 12 year old son by relating "Harry Potter" places and then to my interests as well. All of these came with the primary places one would want to see as well- Buckingham Palcae, Westminster Abbey, etc. Thank you so much for the great vacation! Marty Mitchell
Jerry is just a terrific guide...humorous, entertaining and we went to all the hidden gems of the city
We did the hidden treasures tour. Good value for the money. We could have been better prepared with knowing what we wanted to see but Steve, our driver/guide was very accommodting and took us to sights that would not typically be seen in a group tour - truly hidden treasures.. If you are from the US, make sure you getto the Mayflower pub