Saba AwanUnited States
We had the most spectacular day in London with Barry! We covered a lot of sights in just one day. The Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park. We also walked through Piccadilly Circus and saw the Christmas lights all throughout the shopping district. We had a lovely fish and chips lunch. Throughout the day together, Barry provided excellent historical commentary and educational tidbits. He is very friendly and has a great personality. Best guide ever!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Saba You and your family are delightful. It was a privilege to guide you around. London is a special city but even more so at Christmas time. I look forward to our meeting up again! Thanks for such a spectacular review!
Linda ByromUnited States
We had a most enjoyable day with Barry. He was most accommodating. None of our request seemed to be the least bit of a problem for him. We remarked to each other how personable he is. We felt almost like family by the end of the day. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda for the very kind comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the day. You and your family were great company!
Luke BrownUnited States
Stephanne ByrdUnited States
Barry is a wonderful guide and worked so well with us to see and do what interested us. He enabled us to get a flavor for the central part of london over 1.5 days and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanne and Ted. It was a rather wet day but we somehow managed to “dodge” the initial downpour in The V&A, National Gallery, and Borough Market. I am pleased that you liked the introduction to London.
Dan AganUnited States
He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. It didn't take very long to feel like a friend was giving us our tour. He had great suggestions for us, but was also willing to go wherever we wanted to go. Barry was very accommodating and helpful with stops we needed to make at local grocery stores for things we needed. He was with us until 7:00 pm or later both nights. He went above and beyond. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dan for your warm words. I so enjoyed our time together. The Wimbledon Tennis tour was a real highlight for me and seeing the”back stage area” What a place! Hope you made it home in good shape!
Daniel SilverbergUnited States
Barry possesses encyclopedic knowledge of London and the surrounding favorite tourist sites (Hampton Court, Windsor, Bath, , restaurants, etc). He was also able to advise us on places to see which were not in our original plans. He obtained tickets for us in advance so we could bypass the queues. If we were not separated from Barry by the Atlantic Ocean, I truly believe we would be friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel You and your wife were delightful company and I am so glad you enjoyed the tour. We did get on well together ... I agree it would be easy to be friends if your location was this side of the Atlantic! Very best wishes, Barry
Lisa PodolskyUnited States
We had a fabulous day with Barry in London. He is knowledgeable and patient with a great sense of humor. We learned so much from him and truly enjoyed his company from start to finish. We can't compliment him enough and would gladly tour with him again on another visit. Our one day tour just barely scratched the surface of his knowledge about London and the UK. We encourage you to book with him and enhance your stay. Cheers, Barry, thanks for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Lisa for your marvellous comments. Say hi to Dan and Molly for me. It was a great day with your family and I hope that you all enjoyed the evening show at the Theatre Royal! See you in Edinburgh perhaps. I will bet now that the “ jet lag” is fast disappearing?
Gina O'ConnellUnited States
Make no hesitation to book one of Barry's tours. He is the ultimate professional and an extremely personable guide! Barry knew the facts to every question I had and made sure to personalize our tour based on what I had mentioned I would like to see. This tour was truly the highlight of my first visit to London and I will make sure to connect with Barry on my next trip so he can show me more of the wonders of the UK!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Gina. What a kind review. Very best wishes to you and for your new business venture too, and I do hope we meet up again next time you return to the UK.
Sheryl A.ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL, United States
Barry was an exceptional guide for Heart of London tour. A congenial, dedicated host, he is very knowledgeable on history, architecture, local points of interest, and hidden travel gems. Modified the itinerary to our specific interests, including Churchill War Rooms. Was attentive to our preferences, including walking a significant portion of the tour vs. taking public transportation. (Note: This was OUR choice - he was well prepared w/other transportation options.) Barry earns our highest recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sheryl for your tour remarks. It is pleasing and helpful for me and thoughtful of you to take the time and trouble to do so!
Jon TiefenthalerUnited States
Barry was a fantastic, charming, and friendly guide. He was flexible with our wishes and full of knowledge. He was especially good with our teenagers and was a great addition to our family vacation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon Your comments are so really kind. I enjoyed the company of you and your family a great deal. You all were so appeciative and friendly!
Barry is outstanding. So helpful and informative. Couldn't have asked for a better guide. Highly recommend him. He made our holiday go from good to great!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jo You and Paul were lovely clients. It was such fun hearing about your unusual hobby. Very best wishes Barry
Colleen RothLong Branch, NEW JERSEY, United States
Barry was an EXCELLENT tour guide!We spent 2 wonderful days w/him in London & Windsor & found him to be extremely knowledgeable, courteous & personable. We felt we were in good hands w/Barry.He graciously answered every question,shared valuable insights & showed us the ins & outs of the city & its vast,awe-inspiring history.Without a doubt he is an asset to ToursByLocals & comes w/our highest regards.It is a memory that we will never forget!Thanks so much,Barry!It was a true pleasure!Colleen&Mark
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Colleen and Mark Your comments are so much appreciated and kind. I enjoyed your company and navigating you around London and pleased that you got a good insight into London and what it has to offer. The summer weather has been very good and sunny here!
Karla HiltUnited States
Barry A wonderful tour guide. Our walking tour the first day was a perfect introduction to London. We saw many famous sites, got our bearings in the city, learned how to use public transportation in addition to learning so much history. The next time Barry Took us with a driver to see various places outside of London, even though the weather was uncooperative the day was fabulous. He is a wonderful guide, and was able to find things of interest to tell my nieces ages 12 and 15. Thank you Barry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karla The weather was a challenge but I enjoyed your company enormously. Leeds Castle ... the ducks loved the rain and your nieces loved the ducks! Dover Castle and the White Cliffs... I still see these through the prism of low cloud and rain! Thanks for the country pub lunch... much appreciated. Today it is so sunny here in London you cannot believe the contrast! Give my best wishes to Connie, and of course Avery and Laken.
Brian OlsonUnited States
Barry was a fantastic guide! From the moment we met up with him at the airport until he dropped us off back at the airport, it was a fantastic experience! He is so knowledgeable about every aspect of London. I hope to return to London to learn more about the city when we have more time. I will only book with Barry. He gets an A++!! Thanks so much to Barry and Toursbylocals!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What can I say Brian but thank you for such a brilliant review. No question that the your tour was a really great and enjoyable day for me too. Between you changing planes we managed to see central London and Windsor Castle covering 2000 years of history did we not!? When you and Nancy have time to return I can’t wait to show you so much more about this endlessly fascinating and varied country. It is so full of things to see. You were delightful company too. Very best wishes Barry
Stephen CheninHenderson, NEVADA, United States
Barry and my son and I had a great time today seeing several high points around London. Barry is extremely knowledgeable about the history behind the sites. I would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stephen and Dylan Thanks for your great company and you both did so well travelling and walking around London after such a long flight to the UK today!
Susan P.United States
Everything about this tour was very nice! Highly recommend Barry...he set up a tour to meet our needs, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, and easy to communicate with. We enjoyed our day very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan for the great review. I enjoyed myself too especially interesting was hearing about the large ships which your husband and his friend "pilots" back home. We had a little "London" rain in the afternoon but it did not seem to matter inside Westminster Abbey and St Pauls! I hope you managed to decide on your final itinerary destinations in the UK
Barry was very adaptable to our needs and yet showed us a London that we would never have seen on our own. He made sure that we got great value and as a family we had a wonderful time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback. It was such good fun showing you and your family around London Kevin. What a hot and lovely sunny day it was. I hope you also enjoyed the Paris trip too and the rest of the tour around the UK. I certainly learned quite a lot about your locality in Canada! Very best wishes Barry
Frederick SilfenUnited States
Excellent, knowledgeable, very likable gentleman. Showed us everything and more, with full explanation and history. Wonderful day, highest recommendation
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your very kind words. They are really very much appreciated.