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The wartime London tour was absolutely fascinating-particularly for a history buff such as myself. To view sights where legendary historical figures such as Churchill, Eisenhower, DeGualle and Montgomery lived and worked was an amazing experience. And just when I thought the tour was winding down, we end at a virtual "treasure trove" in the form of the "underground cabinet" bunkers from which Churchill and Staff directed the war effort, AND the Churchill museum. I was there until they kicked me out at closing! Even rewarded myself by going back to where Churchil bought his cigars and buying myself a Romeo and Juliet. Our guide was beyond knowledgeable, very funny, and a great guy!!
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very informative and he was dressed for the part. We as well as many others on the tour did not realize that we had not prepaid for admission to Churchill's War Rooms. Perhaps this could be included in the cost of the tour.
Our guide was both personable and knowledgeable and I just loved the collection of old photographs that went along with the tour. Being on that bus was really neat, too. This was both time and money well-spent.
Phil our guide was absolutely outstanding, really loved his role, stayed in character the entire time and gave it 110%. His knowledge of the sites was really impressive, he went out of his way to be sure that everyone saw small details that gave life to his story of the blitz's effect on London. Phil is the guide's guide and the bus was great! We would take the tour again because of Phil.
would have liked a little more time at the war rooms bur otherwise a great tour
This tour was great fun and excellent value. The tour guide really knew his stuff and provided information that we would never have discovered on our own. The vintage vehicle was a real eye opener too. There is a fair amount of detail for those who do not have some background or a real interest.
One of the most informative tours I've ever taken. Guide was fantastic.
The tip around The London Westminster areas in a restored War time bus was very enlightening . The live commentary also was well presented and to finish off with a tour of Churchill War rooms made the day.
This tour was great and provided a different side of London. As my mum was born in England and served in WWII it was of particular interest to me. The guide we had also had a personal interest in the material and he really loved his work. It was particularly poignant that we went on the tour the day before the murder of Lee Rigby. I remember at the time how much our guide reinforced that all the guards on duty at the various palaces and barracks were current serving officers seeing real war situations and were not just decoration. I also didn't really know that London was constantly bombed for 5 years during WWII so I learned lots. Loved the old bus and the nostalgic music played. Would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in seeing a different side of London. I was disappointed we couldn't do the whole day tour but we just didn't have the time (we were only in London for 2 days).
Guide was excellent. Very knowledgable and had a great sense of humor.
Wartime London Tour was really good to get a "feel" of what it must have been like. A gave an insight to areas of inner London that were effected by the blitz. The booklet and sounds of wartime London added to this feeling.
Interesting tour, not really overwhelmed. however interesting with a quirky guide who put his own signature on Winston. it was good value and a bit of fun.
It was fun being on the 1939 bus and seeing the sites. The guide was very good.
Note that the trip ends and the Churchill War Room and entry is separate. The War Room is a Must see.
Totally a bus tour and, with the guide sitting on the first level, and all the tourists up on the second, you couldn't ask him questions. No stops to get off and visit sights. Disappointing.