Sarah HawkinsUnited States
Amanda showed up right on time at our flat. She is a positive, intelligent, and charming woman. I booked her onthe advice of my coworker who met her on his trip the year before. Amanda was just odelightful as we made our way through the streets of our apartment neighborhood to Tower Bridge, and up over to London Tower. There was no question she couldn't answer. I love learning about history but also how to function in a new environment. She gave us great ideas for activities in days to come. Loved her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really lovely to meet you all including your energetic Mum and Aunt! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in London.
Stefan CraffordSouth Africa
Amanda wa a great guide and very accomodating. Highly reccomend her.
Gary SchwandtUnited States
Gary SchwandtUnited States
We engaged Amanda for two full days in London, starting the day we arrived overnight. She planned a great itinerary so that things like house guards were right there, as if ordered. Amanda is organized and knowledgeable, partially because she has trained for the Blue badge. I'd put her in the top 20%of the many guides we've used. We are grateful that we found her for this trip
Christine LandisUnited States
Amanda was warm, knowledgeable, and a joy to explore London with!
Franco MontanoUnited States
We absolutely loved Amanda's tour and would definitely recommend her. I have been communicating with her before the tour and she was very flexible in accommodating our requests. We had a big group that consisted of 3 kids and 2 seniors and she was able to handle our group perfectly. We were able to avoid all the long lines based off her recommendations which allowed us to make the most of our time. Thank you again Amanda for an excellent tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was great to meet you all and I enjoyed our day together! Amanda
Colleen L.New Zealand
Amanda was amazing. She showed us all of the sights of London that we wanted to see, was very informative without over doing the history. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. Thanks Amanda for all the help you gave us, much appreciated.
Jennifer R.United States
Amanda was absolutely wonderful. We had a whirlwind adventure around London, seeing all the sights we wanted in the most efficient way possible. She was informative and friendly, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. We know we wouldn't have been able to see even half of what we did on our own without her guidance through the streets and tubes of London. Thank you again, Amanda! You were amazing!
Hendra TanuwijayaUnited States
Amanda is a kind guide and very knowledgable about the history of London. She is awesome to have as a guide!!
Helen ShortUnited States
Amanda was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and also exceedingly nice. We had a wonderful day.
Darin BergsteinCHARLOTTE, NC, United States
Amanda was great! We had a fantastic day in London and got to see so much. Amanda is knowledgeable, professional and provided us a great experience!
LeeAnne DasherUnited States
Amanda did an amazing job guiding us on our first tour to London! We had one day to catch the biggest attractions and she did a fantastic job making the most of our time, money, and energy! She even helping us make plans to use our extra free time to see a few extra attractions that we didn't want to miss. Amanda was energetic, fun, and very engaging. I would highly recommend her as a guide especially for your first trip to London!
Dianna WayUnited States
John WiejaczkaUnited States
This is our second wonderful day with Amanda. On this day we covered a lot of ground. She does not just take you to an attraction, she personally leads you through the attraction, explaining the key points along the way. In this manner, we saw more sites but learned more about each site. The usual recorded tours present a lot of information, most of which does not sink in.
John WiejaczkaUnited States
Amanda is special. We had two days to see London. She really mapped out the entire tour. We were there on a bank holiday (unknown to us). So, she had to anticipate where the local crowds would be to maximize the locations that she wanted to show us. She never failed to answer any question thrown at her. She learned that there would be a practice parade (for the Queen's Official birthday), so she arranged to position us at the best site to see this parade. She personalized every site we saw. Great Job!
Carol ByfordRound Rock, TEXAS, United States
Amanda was personable, friendly, helpful and knew the answers to all our questions. We walked six miles around London, in and out of national landmarks and she always made sure we knew where we were going. Outstanding job!
Shirley ScaglioneUnited States
Yet another Amazing, Educational, Fun and Pleasant day with Amanda! So knowledgeable. So entertaining. Not Rushed! Sharing her love of the city was apparent in every sight we saw and heard about. I will look forward to sharing a recommendation of Amanda to anyone and everyone headed across the pond! Thank you Amanda, we will not forget this trip ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed spending time with you all! Have a great last couple of days in London in the sun!! And have a wonderful trip to Paris. Hope you’ll be back over here sometime! Amanda
Margaret SauveUnited States
Amanda was phenomenal. Great weather aside, my sister and I had a wonderful time not just being guided around London, but also talking with and learning from her. We had no idea where to start or how to prioritize our stops, but Amanda knew where to go, how to get there efficiently, and all the ins and outs of the history and significance of the various sites. We saw and learned about more than I can possibly lay out in this review, and enjoyed every moment of it. I would not change one thing! Five stars!
Jerry PearsonUnited States
Excellent tour. Amanda gave enough information but also allowed time to look around. Would highly recommend.
Steve MillerUnited States
Amanda was very accommodating of our two-year old and a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended!
My kids (9 & 12) and I had a great half day tour with Amanda. She was very knowledgeable and attentive to my kids needs. I would thoroughly recommend Amanda for anyone visiting London and seeking a private guide experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I so enjoyed meeting you all!
Marianne Elizabeth L.Philippines
Amanda was a fantastic guide and it helped that she is a Blue Badge guide, which meant that she could be our personal guide inside Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. She was kind enough to modify our itinerary to end at Westminster Cathedral, where we wanted to catch the 6pm Vigil mass.
Leslie PerryUnited States
Amanda has such a wonderful personality that we really enjoyed the day. We saw everything important to see and Amanda's intelligence, bright mind, and fun loving spirit made everything interesting. We highly recommend her and the sights of London. Fantastic trip.
Amanda was very responsive to all our enquiries and have cater to our needs because of our littlest traveler of 5 year old. For the first day we had covered all the key sights we had intended and these were done in a very leisure manner. Although jet lagged, Amanda was able to interest our 4 kids with her vast knowledge of the city's history. We highly recommend Amanda for her tours, she's warm, friendly, experienced and very knowledgeable. Thank you Amanda for such a wonderful experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure and I had great fun too! The girls were all great! Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Tracy JohannsenUnited States
Amanda was prompt, pleasant, accommodating, and incredibly knowledgeable. She was a delight with whom to spend a day!! I would recommend her highly!!! Tracy Johannsen
John McFerranUnited States
Amanda is a superb tour guide and the best for our first full day in London. In addition to visiting the popular attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the guard change at Buckingham, the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels we were able to do it all through a combination of walking, the tube and buses. We got a great orientation of London. Amanda is a Blue Badge Guide, is a wealth of historical information and has a pleasing personality. You won't go wrong with Amanda as your guide.
Patricia A.United States
I highly recommend Amanda, she was superb in every way- thoughtful, courteous, knowledgeable and flexible. One of our group had a bad back and she always tried to find him a place to sit along the way. She was flexible and tried to work around our interests and time schedule. She also made other recommendations on what to see during our stay in London.
Kevin GillilandUnited States
Amanda was absolutely great! She was very knowledgeable and efficient. Also she was clever and funny which is a blessing on a day long tour. One of the great things she was able to do was get us in early to see the crown jewels. this way instead of a long wait in line and hundreds of people there was no line and maybe 15 or 20 people. Her passion for the history and traditions of London were must evident from the tears she shed standing and listening to Ben Ben stake for the last time for four years.
Tami R.United States
Thank you Amanda for a fun, knowledge filled day in London. We would most definitely recommend the tour to friends and family
Maleea UsellUnited States
Amanda was absolutely the perfect guide for our energetic family of four with two boys 12 and 15. With three full days in and around London we somehow were able to do and see everything we wanted. Amanda's incredible knowledge of history brought each site to life and gave us the cultural background to fully appreciate and enjoy the rest of our trip. She planned our time efficiently, we even got to skip the long line at Westminster Abby. Amanda was wonderful and made our trip of a lifetime phenomenal!
David ArledgeDominican Republic
Wonderful guide!! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. A graduate of Cambridge so brought personal knowledge to the tour.
Anne MarshallUnited States
Amanda was outstanding!!! We covered so much ground in one day. We had a group of 8 and only had one day in London and wanted to see as much as possible. She helped us do exactly that! She is top notch!! I would highly recommend using her services. You get so much more out of the sites with her insight and knowledge plus it is stress free since she gets you from one to the other. She exceeded our expectations and adds so much. If we are back in London we will definitely book again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you all and I enjoyed our day together. Thank you for the kind comments and enjoy the rest of your action packed trip! Amanda
Sharan HinkleUnited States
Amanda, Was extremely knowledgable, attentive to our needs, capabilities, and quirks. She shifted her planned agenda to meet our requests and always with a smile. We would highly recommend her as she made our trip to London very special. I hope one day to tour the gardens of the English countryside with her. We would hired her again in an instant!
Stacy SullivanUnited States
We had a day with each Amanda and Dawn. They were awesome! We saw so much of London while learning history and taking breaks when needed! We would recommend these guides to everyone! We had 2 great days. Thanks from your Georgia fans!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: We loved the time we spent with you - you were all great fun!
Anita AbbottUnited States
5 stars just isn't enough! We loved our day with Amanda. She really looked after us. Hubby has bad knees and she paced the trip accordingly. We saw an amazing number of London sites in a short time - because she organized so well. Very informative. I highly recommend Amanda when visiting London!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure to meet you both at last! Have a wonderful cruise and take care! Amanda
Martha S.United States
Loved, Loved, Loved the tour that Amanda took us on. She was very informative. Knew how to get around the city and see all the places on our list. I would definitely take another tour with her.
Walter TaliaferroUnited States
What a GREAT tour!! Amanda knows more about London than the Queen...from back entrances to skip lines..to the best times to see the changing of the guards..Amanda's knowledge of London is tiptop! We saw sights that Amanda knew I would like..that were unique and I didn't know existed. Amanda will keep you safe when crossing the street (no small task)!Just FANTASTIC
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed the day too - keep travelling!
Elizabeth ToraasonUnited States
Amanda was simply fabulous! She is extremely knowledgeable and very willing to adapt the tour to fit the people. My husband and I took our grandaughter on the tour and Amanda made the tour alive and interesting all the time for the 6 year old. She was willing to take her up lots of steps and see actors etc while the old people took a rest on a bench! It was totally worth the money. I would recommend Amanda to anyone as the best tour possible. I hope someday to meet up again and take another tour with her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed the day - Maren is remarkable - great fun and with such a wonderful enquiring mind!
Robert HorriganUnited States
Today we introduced our son in law and daughter to London. We booked a tour with Amanda H. And had a spectacular day of sight seeing, learning, and eating!! We would recommend Amanda for first time visitors and tourists who have visited many times before. The day was educational, cultural and best of all fun for all ages.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great fun meeting you all! Enjoy the rest of your flying visit!
Ira SchwartzUnited States
Amanda represents the finest in bespoke, professional tour guide experience. She possesses significant knowledge of London history. She reminds me of one of my former college professor's with a genuine interest in what she does. Friendly and with a sense of humor, i will call upon Amanda the next trip to London.
Anthony LeoneUnited States
Today my family and I had a great tour today around London with Amanda. She met us on our hotel lobby which was extremely convenient. She was early. The tour was well planned. She knew many short cuts to Expedite lines. It seemed the staff at these attractions knew Amanda. She was extremely knowledgeable and very efficient. There was no time wasting on the tour. We saw a lot today. I rate her a 5 out of 5 and would recommend her to anyone coming to London.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to meet you all! Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
Amanda had expert knowledge of London and was organised to maximise our available sightseeing time, highly recommended.
Fred AliUnited States
Amanda provided my wife, 11 year-old granddaughter, and I with an outstanding tour experience today. She was friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgable about the various sites we visited. She took the time to get to know what are interests were, and managed our time extremely well. Most importantly, she established a wonderful rapport with our granddaughter and explained the history and importance of the sites in an understandable and interesting manner. We would recommend Amanda without hesitation.
Ryan GreeningUnited States
We had an amazing time with Amanda as our tour guide. Was patient with our group of 5 and made moving through the city a breeze.
Theresa CohenUnited States
Amanda was a very knowledgeable and kind tour guide. She accurately gauged the interests of our group! I would definitely recommend her to others visiting London.
Norma Amaya-ChavezUnited States
Amanda, you were astounding! We enjoyed your company and you were very knowledgeable. We have used Tours by Locals previously and will continue to do so. You made our stay in London a bit brighter. Cheers!!
Nicole StarksUnited States
Ginger BarthelSunset, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Amanda is knowledgeable and utilizes the time you have together very well. She blended walking with catching a cab for efficiency as well as a ride on the river for a different perspective of the city. She provides great background to the sites visited without droning on and on. She was sensitive to the fact we had been up for more than 24 hours and checked frequently as to our energy level before offering the next place to visit. We had a wonderful day with her and would highly recommend Amanda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you - it was lovely to meet you both and I hope you have a wonderful anniversary cruise!
Vickie WilhelmUnited States
Amanda is extremely know ledge able in so many historical areas. Always took into consideration of what we wanted to do and set the pace according to our neds.
Vickie WilhelmUnited States
Amanda is very personable and exceeded any expectations our group had. She has been the best tourtour guide I have ever hired. Very very pleasant personality.
Excellent guide who know London like the inside of her pocket! Not only Amanda is a very nice person, but she knows London and its history extremely well. She is also very helpful and can anticipates the different sites to make it all the worthwhile.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was lovely to meet you and your family. I hope you are enjoying a wonderful cruise!
Chris SultemeierUnited States
We loved our time with Amanda in London. What a fun day! She was very knowledgeable and tailored the day to us. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect guide. Loved getting to spend the day with her!! We'd have given a higher rating than 5 if we could.
Rusty BascomUnited States
Amanda arrived a little early before our appointed time in our hotel lobby and spent a few minutes getting to know our interests before we headed out for the day. Amanda was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional, suggesting ways to make the most of our time and adjusting her narrative based on our level of interest. She suggested some additional attractions we could visit on our own during other days of our trip. We highly recommend her and would consider another tour with Amanda in the future.
Kenneth NorrisUnited States
Fantastic day with a fantastic guide and driver. Very knowledgeable, tour was excellent, and Amada was very careful to not make me walk too much when my foot became sore. We cannot say enough good things about both Amanda and her driver. Thank you so much!
Penny C.United States
Amanda was a great guide. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw everything on our London list and more! When we return to London, we will definitely tour with Amanda again. She is extremely professional. We highly recommend her.
Michael BrinesUnited States
Amanda was fantastic, she knew her stuff and was very personable. She made you feel like family which made for an enjoyable tour. Would book her again in a second, we loved her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I loved being able to share the Queen's special 90th birthday parade with you and it was great we got to see her go past in the carriage. I will email the videos!
Joe DavisUnited States
Amanda was wonderful. We were a family of four with varied interests and she handled all of us well. Gave a great history of the things we were seeing and really made sure we had an overview of the City. Very polite and plenty of patience. Would recommend her highly.
Tom DaggettUnited States
Amanda was terrific. We had a great walking tour of London and enjoyed Amanda's friendliness, knowledge and insight. Highly recommended.
Joyce B.United States
Our family had a wonderful one day whirlwind tour of London with Amanda. We saw the highlights, which made us want to return for a longer visit. Amanda ever managed to arrange for beautiful weather! Thank you, Amanda, for a great day.
Rebecca DeBoerUnited States
Amanda was an amazing tour guide. She got us around London quickly and so efficiently. We were a party of 6. Excellent tour guide. Highly recommend Amanda. Very knowledgeable about Britsh history and an enjoyable person. Loved it!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I really enjoyed meeting you all. Hope you got to see Harry Ok!!
Friedrich BoettnerUnited States
We had a great day with Amanda. She is very knowlegable and was always flexible to accomodate our interests. On top of it we had a sunny day in London, what else can you ask for?
Chaska MoonUnited States
Amanda was fantastic! So helpful, informative and very good with our two children ages 11 and 7. This was our favourite tour so far with Tours by locals! Thanks!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I enjoyed our day and the challenge of keeping up with 2 very bright and inquisitive boys! I hope you have a great stay in London.
Bruce FriedinUnited States
We had a great 8 hour day with Amanda. She was exceptionally gracious and informative. Our family of five adults will have lifelong memories of a wonderful day in London. Amanda was amazing. We highly recommend her.
Bradley MyersUnited States
This tour was a wonderful introduction to London. Amanda was great. She was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. If we return to London, we hope she is still providing tours so we can book her for another one.
Peggy PoziombkaUnited States
Amanda was great! Our tour was very informative the 8 hours went by very quickly. She also helped us plan additional things to do during our visit. We enjoyed spending the day with her and highly recommend Amanda to others. I was traveling with my husband and 17 year old daughter and she kept us engaged all day.
Stephen CheninHenderson, NEVADA, United States
We had a great time and really saw a lot of sights!! Her skip the line at Westminster Abbey was great and her depth of knowledge was wonderful. I Would work with her again without hesitation.!!!!
Alan HoughtonUnited States
Great tour. Amanda took the time to tailor our tour according to schedules and travel times and really did a wonderful job!
Kate L.Portland, OR, United States
We had an all day walking tour with Amanda of London. Although the weather was terrible, Amanda was not deterred. We had a bunch of teenagers with us and she kept them engaged and interested. We walked almost 7 miles all over London. All in all, she was a great guide and I would highly recommend.
Kelly McKeeUnited States
We enjoyed a fantastic full day London tour with Amanda. I think we saw more sites in 8 hours than many do in one week! Amanda was responsive via email prior to the tour and gave us behind the scenes information that we would have had otherwise. Thanks so much for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure - hope you enjoyed the tea with hats and the chocolate making!!
John D.United States
Amanda is a wonderful guide who will become your friend in no time. Her knowledge will supplement your day whether you are a neophyte or an unabashed Anglophile. There's no need to spend hours figuring logistics when she can easily customize you day's activities. Two huge thumbs up for this tour.
Eric TeutschUnited States
Amanda was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and passionate about the sites and the history of London. In addition to the commonly-known facts, Amanda shed great light on the evolution of the culture of the city. Moreover, she was very kind and very fun to be with, and she made a 8 hours fly by!
David D.United States
Amanda was an excellent tour guide for our whirlwind one-day tour of London. She took us to the major sights and explained their significance while keeping it interesting. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a tour of London.
Robert KaufmannPort Hadlock, WA, United States
Amanda was great and very knowledgeable. It was our pleasure to spend the day with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you - I enjoyed our day too! Hope the rest of your vacation goes smoothly and to see you in London again sometime.
Neal SolomonUnited States
Amanda was extremely professional and friendly. She adjusted her pace and visits to care for us 85 year olds. Loved her laugh. She started out as a guide, but quickly fit in as one of the family. Anytime in London, she is the one.
Janet MurphyUnited States
William MartinUnited States
What can I say. Amanda could not have been more kind, Knowledgeable. She was so amazing at emailing, and preparing for everything I listed that I wanted to see.. We were instantly ready to go.. I was able to see Everything and experience everything that I wanted to see within 1 day. Not only is she sweet, she found a way to make certain I saw everything.. She made it an experience of a lifetime for me.. to which I could never repay. I insisted on staying in Town, she made certain, I could get back easy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William It was my pleasure - \i enjoyed our day too! I hope the theatre made up for Game of Thrones and that you had a great time in Paris! Amanda
Randy ColvinUnited States
Amanda is one of the best, if not the best, tour guides we have had the pleasure to work with. She knew our desires and wants before we could communicate them. She planned the tour so that we never wasted any time or any steps. We highly recommend Amanda to anyone wishing a tour guide for London and surronding areas. We will also most certainly book Amanda for our next London trip.
Stephana BolesUnited States
-wonderful day with Amanda H, very knowledgable and pleasant to be with.We had great communication before the trip which helped a lot in choosing what we would do. The flexibility along the way was as important to us as the preplanning as we had limited time in the city. I have used Tours in other cities and while expensive it is a good value. Grandmother, daughter and grandson on his special trip