Very fun morning exploring out of the way places of interest and great food markets. Met many local movers and shakers along the way with interesting commentary by Simon. A fascinating area of the city we have missed on previous trips.
Melissa GoldsteinUnited States
We had a great time touring with Simon. We are a family of 4 with 19 year old twins from New Jersey and didn't really know what to expect at Camden Markets. One might say you cand o the markets on your own, but I guarantee we wouldn't have seen even half of what we saw with Simon. The amount of time was also perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Melissa. You can't beat local knowledge. Many Londoners haven't even seen some of the spots we visited!
Tony WeltyUnited States
Simon did a fantastic job with our somewhat complicated tour group. We ranged in age from 13 to 80 and trudged on through a cold, rainy day. Still, Simon kept us going and made the tour both educational and fun. I only wish we had more time to discover all Camden has to offer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tony. You were a great group and I enjoy a mix of energies - it keeps it interesting! Hope to see you again over here.
Laura WoodMaple Ridge, BC, Canada
Simon is a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced guide. He tailored the tour to our interests. We explored Shoreditch, Dalston and Brick Lane over several hours and were thoroughly happy. We were entertained and educated. We saw secret gardens, pop up community spaces, theatres, art galleries, several markets, libraries, and a bakery staffed by kids kicked out of school. We met an artist, a gallery owner, traders, students and more. Simon knows local art and is a great teacher. Wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So kind! Thank you very much. I loved your enthusiasm - and the knowledge you brought too. Such a pleasure to talk cities with you. Cheers!
Took us around Camden town market and we learned a lot about the history of the area and influence on the music and fashion scene. Hiked up Primrose hill and had some great photos of London. Saw some incredible book stores and the beautiful places adjacent to Camden market area. Stopped for a bite to eat and then we went our own way looking at some of the places we had passed. Lots of good street art and I will have more of an appreciation for that art form. Very knowledgable and out of the ordinary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cindy. I really enjoyed our walk. You know the good stuff when you see it too!
Scott JaworskiUnited States
This tour was a perfect addition to the "This is London!" Tour with Simon. We visited the Camden Market as well as Spittlefield and Borough Markets (would have seen Brick Lane Market, but it wasn't open). These offered a wonderful different side of "landmark" London, showing the more day to day London scene. Pairing the London Market Tour with "This is London!" Tour allowed the two tours to intertwine and give a wonderfully balanced tour full of culture. Recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the contrasting sides of the city. It's always a pleasure to spend time with travellers who have keen enquiring minds and really look at what's in front of them. Cheers from London.
Simon was an excellent tour guide. We requested a private tour related to my families history and the Kings Cross area. He put together an excellent tour that surpassed our expectations. He was very pleasant and informative. I highly recommend doing any tour where Simon was your guide. Thanks again Simon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Pam. It was fascinating to go back in time with your family in London. One day I'll make it to Canada for sure, to see where so many Brits ended up. Hope to see you again over here.