Your private London tour experience begins even before you arrive. Once you have made your reservation you will be contacted with a 2-minute checklist to fill out - this will indicate which areas of the city you would like to visit and what style of tour you would like.
The day of the tour arrives and your guide will meet you at your location of choice - whether you want to be picked up from a hotel, apartment or other location. Pickup times are flexible; whether you want an early start to beat the crowds or a lie-in, this can be accommodated.
Your guide will explore London with you for a full or half day, depending on which option you choose. You will see the major landmarks, hidden areas, discover incredible ceremonies and have London's fascinating stories brought to life with your guide. If you want shopping and dining recommendations, your guide is more than happy to provide some that suit your tastes as well. Transportation using London's efficient and safe public transport system is included in the price of your tour.
If you are unsure what you want to see an itinerary can be recommended - why not stroll through Mayfair and see the Changing the Guard from a secret location away from the hordes of tourists? Then, see Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben - get great photos and hear fascinating stories.
Next, have lunch at one of London's great markets, at a historic pub or at any other location, all the while enjoying the view of the Tower of London. After lunch, marvel at The Shard, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and all the hidden gems in between. This is just one example, of course. Your tour is a fully tailored service that is uniquely designed for you. You can spend more time in a certain location if you want, or change the tour half way through.
At the end of the tour you can be dropped off at your location of choosing. Back at your hotel, a nice bar or pub, at a theatre for the evening or any other location of your choosing.
At a Central London location of your choice
6 hours 30 minutes
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Gio was the most awesome guide we have ever used! He addressed our wants and as a matter of point went one further then needed. As we were saying our goodbyes I mentioned that we missed one stop that we originally discussed, he told us to follow him and took us there even though we were way over our scheduled time. That’s true customer service!!!
David was our tour guide and he did an excellent job of showing us the sites of London. He was very flexible when our flight delay caused us to start a bit later than scheduled. He never made us feel rushed and had such a wealth of information. We really enjoyed our tour and David's suggestions for places to visit during our trip.
I highly recommend this custom tour to everyone. I was limited on time, so I booked this so I could pack as much as possible into one day, They send you a survey within an hour of booking. You can choose to pack your day full of things or go slow and enjoy the highlights. The best thing about a private tour is it is customized around what you like. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, so my guide Ollie showed me all the filming locations. I also got to see the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, which was one of the highlights of my day. I learned so much about the history of London and about the great fire of London.
The morning of our booked tour, my husband woke up with an inflamed, very painful area in front of his ear. We knew he needed medical help. So when our guide arrived, we asked for his advice. This wonderful young man, Gio, not only guided us through the National Health Service System, he stayed with us and spent extra time until my husband had received a diagnosis and medication. Gio was so kind and compassionate, and went above and beyond. He offered to reschedule, agreed to get us to the urgent car, spent hours talking with us while we waited. It turns out we learned a lot about London just sitting and talking. Gio was very, very knowledgeable, articulate, and funny. He got us through what could have been an extremely bad experience with good humor and kindness. Then he insisted on escorting us to our next activity, even though it was well beyond our allotted time. Gio was the most amazing young man, and we will never forget his kindness and his extremely good tour of London!
Gio was an outstanding tour guide. We visited many outstanding London sites including the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. We also got to use the Tube and buses to get to different areas. The tour ended at Tower Bridge where we had a great lunch at a restaurant recommended by Gio. What a view!
A terrific tour by all accounts. Could not be more pleased with Gio. What a gentleman! Learned so much about London from a polite and engaged tour guide! Rained on our tour day but that did nothing to slow us down! Will do this again to learn more about the great city of London!
We had a great day exploring London on our Private Tour with our guide Gio. He was filled with so much knowledge and gave us so much history of old and new London. He also helped us with navigating around the city and emailed me after the tour with more suggestions and advice.
Thank you for a great day!!
We only had one day to see London and as this was our first time, decided to book this day tour in order to go to all the places we wanted to see. Our guide was the wonderful and fantastic Gio. What a wonderful experience he made this day for us. He took us to all the highlights that we wanted to see and was very friendly and knowledgeable. He met us at our hotel, and from there we began our day with fun and laughter. We had never been to London before, and not knowing how to get around, could never have seen all the things we did without him. He was extremely pleasant and well organised and made sure to take plenty of photos of us at all the highlights. A BIG thank you Gio. You made our only free day in London really special and memorable. We look forward to meeting up with you again some day on our next visit there.
Our first full day in London was rainy and a bit chilly... and we were doing a walking tour. It was AWESOME! Ed our tour guide was top notch, very personable and quite knowledgeable. Thanks Ed for making our trip to London memorable!!! The blotted cream is now one of our favs!!!! We'll need to hit Borough Market one more time before we leave :. Thanks again.
Booking on line with Viator was a very easy process and everything went well for our tour. We were contacted in advance by Geo with Private London Tours who reviewed our interests and customized our tour for us. He communicated with us and provided the exact location to meet including photos to recognize the land marks, and his cell phone for any questions. Our primary interest was to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. He was able to take us to a less crowded location to see the guards up close and even take pictures standing next to them. And he also took photos for us of our group. We also saw most of the sites we had listed on our 'areas of interest survey' including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the beautiful parks surrounding the palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, the Shard, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Monument to the Great Fire of London, and much more!! Although there was not enough time to go into the sites, Gio was very knowledgeable and informative telling us a great deal about each one. He also had a wonderful sense of humor which made our tour not only interesting but also fun. We really learned a lot about British history! Since our time was limited in London, we are so glad we chose a private tour that could be individualized for us and highly recommend this experience!
Choose from a half-day or full-day completely customized tour. Explore central London taking in the major sights and hidden gems. Discover this fascinating city with your professional guide.