Intimate and Specialist Insider Tour of London


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Activity Level



Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Can be shaped to meet the needs of children

Friendly: No.
Visitors should feel comfortable being able to be on the "move" for most of the day

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Designed for specialist aspects of London. WW2, Architecture, Entertainment, or highlights in famous sub districts

This is a one day tour. It will make you realise that London is one of the most varied, interesting of cities. Royal and political aspects, London as locals see it, slightly to one side of obvious first time visitor highlights, experience by walking, buses and tube, both observing past and present. Your guide is a local expert. This is an opportunity to see amazing local highlights within say an architectural tour, or just to see ancient buildings, hear about past/present famous residents/events in places such as Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Islington, Bloomsbury Thames Riverside, Richmond or Greenwich. Alternatively tours may concentrate on a theme like WW2 London, museums that showcase that history (The Imperial War Museum). There are wonderful art galleries that can be the focus of the day such as The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, The Wallace Collection, The Courtauld Institute of Art. Finally Specialist Museums such as the V&A or The British Museum in themselves are va


1. Collect from your Hotel Lobby at 9. 00am
2. 9. 00 - 13. 00 Specialist walk
3. 13. 00 - 14. 00 Lunch Break
4. 14. 00 - 17. 30 Specialist Museum Visits
Return to your Hotel

This is the very bare bones and a more detailed itinerary can be agreed before the final tour is issued for acceptance

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you in your hotel lobby ( assuming a central town location), or by arrangement at a convenient place or building

End location: I can return you to your hotel or by agreement somewhere else at the end of each day

Duration: 9 hours

The visitor should wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk extensively. However public transport can be used to reduce the extent of this if desired. The London weather can be changeable so just beforehand clothing can be adjusted to meet the current weather conditions. If a private chauffeured vehicle is used then the guide will advise on local traffic conditions which can be challenging during the peak summer period

What’s Included

Other: All guiding services and planning for the day. Being collected from your Hotel Lobby and returned to the start point at the end of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 GBP - This is to cover a light lunch and a daily travel card cost

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch cost, any travel, and vehicle hire


There are no restrictions and I can arrange car transport if required in a private vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Best tour ever, anywhere. Barry is an absolutely phenomenal guide — knowledgeable, fascinating, witty, charming. We have used ToursByLocals in at least half a dozen countries or more, have never had a bad experience. But even measured against ToursByLocals' very high standards, Barry was head and shoulders above any other. Knows London and history thoroughly, and can relate it to travellers easily. We were with him 9 hrs and never a dull moment.
Lorne Gunter

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