Barry was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about historical details. We had a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sigrid. I am so glad that you enjoyed the day
Julie AustinUnited States
If I could give Barry H. 10 stars, I definitely would. My mother and me retained Barry for a 7-day tour of London & surrounding areas in February. We were both disabled and Barry arranged the entire tour around our accessibility requirements. In addition, he was incredibly knowledgeable about London and it's history, art and architecture. He was remarkably attentive to both of us which ended up being essential for us. Well worth the money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie Thank you so much for the kindest comments and I am glad that we were able to see most of the London highlights together despite a few unforseen circumstances that came our way. I will always remember you and your dear mother and I wish you and her good luck and fortune.
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
We had a great trip out to visit Bath and Stonehenge. Barry was terrific, very knowledgable about the history of both Bath and Stonehenge and also added a lot of history of the surrounding area as we drove through. He also gave us an added extra of a visit to Salisbury and the cathedral, which was amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your terrific feedback. I am very pleased you enjoyed yourselves. I crammed in as much sightseeing as time allowed. You were all great company for me. Good luck to Ellie and I hope she finds the right school to go to.
Janice VannattaUnited States
If you want to see London at its best, see it with Barry! My family of 8 adults spent 3 days touring London with Barry. He shared his love of history, architecture, local culture and arts, restaurants and pubs. He even indulged our love of Harry Potter and Charles Dickens. You can't go wrong touring with this British expert. Thanks Barry for an incredible adventure!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janice What a wonderful, kind and generous family you all are. It was a privilege being your guide. I hope to see all of you again if you return to the UK. There is an unblievable amount to see! Best wishes to you all 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!
Dale PatriasNew York, NY, United States
Barry is an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable -- fun to be with. I wanted a tour of London's West End theater district with a guide who is familiar with theater, theater history, and knew about the history of the specific theaters we saw. Barry was perfect. A really memorable tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a memorable "Theatre" walk with you Dale. I remember standing in Carnaby Street in Soho taking a picture of us! Thank you for asking me to do this specialist walk. The London West End is so interesting, and it was a delight to show you around. Very best wishes to you.
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
Philip BrownUnited Kingdom
Barry was a very customer friendly guide. He was efficient in his communications leading up to the tour and built a degree of confidence with the group before we actually met him. He quickly assessed the needs of our group of 8 and adapted his approach accordingly. He was very knowledgeable about Windsor Castle and said enough to stimulate our interest but not too much so as to turn us off. We as a group would not hesitate to recommend Barry as a guide on any of his tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am grateful for your comments and very pleased that you enjoyed the tour. It was so nice to be with such a fun group of people learn something about how you all met.
David BiggsUnited States
I chose Barry for my clients and he earned 5 stars and wonderful praise from my clients. Before the tour, I realized that I had made an error on the dates. Barry was able to adjust that for me. My clients said he arrived early, took them to areas before the crowds came, made transportation a breeze but most importantly he knew the history and information about sites they visited. He made the tours fun, informative and easy to see. My clients couldn't say enough about how much they enjoyed the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane What an amazing comment Diane. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to offer some feedback. Your clients were a really delightful couple and it was such a pleasure to take them around London. They enjoyed using the public transport system which was not something familiar to them in London and was a great way to get about. It was a memorable tour.
Rene ChazeUnited States
Barry was absolutely terrific, well-deserving of a true 5-star rating! He was superbly knowledgeable in the deep history of the Tower of London and St. Paul's, especially the hidden gems of information that a tourist couldn't get from reading materials. He had the savvy to know which specific items to point out in our tour for 2 adults + 13 & 9 year old kids to make a rich experience for all. Above all, Barry is very likable and relatable. We highly recommend Barry to others for tours around London.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rene you are so very kind with your feedback. It means a lot to me. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. Nathan and Caroline were delightful children and impressive with their thoughtful replies and attention. Say hi to Chris and hope to see you all back in London again.
Anita AbbottUnited States
Wow! Barry is a wealth of knowledge. There is NO way we could have maneuvered the tube, and train all the way to Windsor castle without a high level of stress. He made The travel effortless. Then he was a passionate expert on Windsor castle. What a special day! Would recommend (without reservation) booking Barry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anita. What a wonderful recomendation! Hope that you enjoyed the Lion King. I enjoyed your company immensely and good luck to Warren for his upcoming operation. Very best wishes. Barry
Diane DrewUnited States
Barry was an outstanding. He was a pleasure to be with and could answer any questions we had on various subjects. We had a wonderful day with him and would book him again if the opportunity presents itself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane You and your family were great company and I am delighted that you all enjoyed your day. Thank you very much for the lovely comments.
Cedric WilsonUnited States
The Hampton Court Palace tour was one of the highlights of my trip to England. I had a very positive experience. The local guide was knowledgeable, and interested in providing me with an understanding of medieval history and its impact upon the history of the country. Bravo, Barry !!!!
Stefanie 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.