Being a driver guide, I am a history and science addict, a culture lover, have a great sense of humour, I am energetic, love kids and love everything about London. I have been living in London for more than 30 years and ready to reveal all the secrets and beauty of this charming city for you.
As Samuel Johnson's famous saying "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. "
So true. London has everything; Royalty, education, history, science, art, culture, romance, nature, sport, fashion, technology, drama, finance, trade, fun, shopping, music, movies, gastronomy and international cuisine. It is the centre of the world where you can always find something that makes you happy. From rule Britannia to cool Britannia, I have everything on hand ready to show you with my private comfy 5 and 7 seater cars.
I never forget our little fellas. London is a hidden treasure for them too. Over 30 years, it has been my pleasure to guide families, large groups of kids, groups and independent travellers. Families with children can enjoy every moment of London. I hold a Master of Science degree, and the museums such as the Natural History Museum and Science Museum are simply the paradise of science-passionate kids. Let's not forget Mr Harry Potter and his friends. From Kings Cross Station to Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios and iconic movie locations in the heart of London and Oxford for a lovely swish and flick experience with their magic wand.
You can never finish your English cultural experience without touching people's hearts. Remember what Oscar Wilde says this time: "The man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world". You can take this fantastic experience one step forward by having dinner in a traditional English house with English people on the same dinner table. I am here for you to get you real traditional English culture at their typical English homes in our beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. This is where I live. What a charming and true British Culture experience in the city!
• Culture is a postcard sent by Her Majesty the Queen kept as a treasure on the shelf,
• Culture is experiencing English manners at the dinner table while discussing the country's future with an English person,
• Culture is an irresistible smell of freshly prepared traditional homemade fish & chips or Sunday roast in an English home,
Those are not what 5-star fancy hotels could provide for you, but my British culture tours do.
If you would like to reserve a Layover or Shore Excursion from Port Dover, Tilbury or Southampton to explore the English Countryside further, I will give you a full commentary and plenty of opportunities to walk around and take some pictures.
In London, we could proceed on Shank's Pony (left right, left right) or we can use our world-class tube system. Hey, switching between the lines in South Kensington is not the same as in Hammersmith. It's the key to catching the 5 minutes previous tube that will result in seeing more places in a lesser time without any traffic. I am a real public transportation expert for London so why not see more areas of interest by surfing in the city? We surely can use our car, or worldwide famous Black Cabs, even riverboats. Although we have mobiles in our hands, our K2 red telephone boxes are still favourite so why not try our traditional red double-decker buses for a short distance? It's a great 'been there done that' thing, you know.
I can customize a trip around any of your passions or interests to make them part of a journey in London and outer London.
Don't be a tourist. Be a Londoner.
Let's learn, touch, smell, taste, see, hear and explore together.
Welcome to the city of my life,
Welcome to my world!
A Recent Review of this guide
Koray was very knowledgable and really incorporated our interests into the tour! I wish we had two days with him! He showed us places to go during our next few days. I recommend doing the tours in the first few days of your trip, so that you can see an overview of the city and determine where you'd want to focus! This was my first TBL experience, and I would definitely do it again. My first tour guide bailed at the last minute, and TBL tried hard to find us a replacement- Koray, who was great!
- Holding a Master of Science Degree,
- Running a travel agent and acting as a tourism & travel advisor since 1995,
- Teacher of British Culture and Manners,
- World Citizens Program Director and curriculum author,
- 30 years of experience in London, great knowledge about the city, where to go, what to see,
- Running an English language school and providing accommodation in English homestay for the large group of students & adults from all over the world since 1989 in London.
- Driver guide can organize Shore Excursions from any port in the U.K., just ask me.
Should you be a large travelling group, I also have experience managing large groups of people. I am ready to create one-of-a-kind journeys and experiences that you will cherish for a lifetime. Once I gather information from you about what you like to do, I can create a tailor-made itinerary that invigorates you. I can customize a trip around any of your passions or interests to make them part of a journey in London and outer London.
I don't hold a Blue Badge. Therefore, I cannot guide you to some certain historical places such as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London. Inside of those historical places, I would be more than happy to stay with you at all times.