Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in London-England by Tour Guide Mike D. (Guide #14591)


John Roderick

Canada
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 7/20

Outstanding tour with Mike!! Mike was very accommodating from start to finish. We met at our hotel,(which was truly the beginning of the tour)rode the tube to the Tower which was a first and then the real history lesson began! Truly a great experience for first timers in London. Highly recommend Toursbylocals!! Many thanks Mike Laurie and John Toronto

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, that was the quickest feedback ever! Thank you so much. Tower and St Paul's is one of my favourite combinations - especially when there are no lines. Enjoy the rest of your trip and onward journey. Best, Mike

Deena Bennett

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 10/20

This tour was amazingly perfect! Thank you Mike for an incredible day. We travelled to France on a whim and took a train into London for the day. I chose Mike based on his interest in history and his guide rating. On the way back to Paris my 18 yo told me we should have spent the week in London instead. Mike provided a wealth of historical knowledge mixed with current affairs. I will not hesitate to book Mike again for a tour. My only regret is that we did not have more time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very kind of you Deena. You will just have to come back and do some more touring. Hope the rest of your vacation went well. Thank you for touring with me. Best, Mike

James Wamble

United States
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Tour: #221235, Stonehenge and medieval England, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 2/20

Mike D was exceptional: friendly, knowledgeable and interesting! Would highly recommend to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James, I had a lovely time with you guys. Have a great 2020. Best, Mike.

Barbara Wimer

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory driven tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Mike D was recommended by some friends. Due to my lack of mobility we chose a private car tour and saw quite a bit. He was very knowledgeable about the history of England and could answer any questions put to him. It was a very memorable tour and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone. He even gave us a good recommendation restaurant for fish and chips.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope the cruise is great fun. I am so jealous! The Seashell is my favourite for fish and chips.

Allen Teinert

United States
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Tour: #219589, Royal Windsor and Hampton Court Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Another fabulous adventure with Mike! We are telling all of our friends and family they can't come to London without booking his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very glad you enjoyed our day out. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Enjoy the cruise. Am so jealous!

Joy Blinn

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

What a day! Wonderful, thorough, vast tour. We visited so much in one day. Mike is heavy on the history, which we loved! He really led us around to give us a complete overview of all of London. Great day. From the tube to a cruise and everything in between he was a great leader.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joy. We certainly covered some ground! Especially enjoyed doing history with your bright boys. Come back soon.

Dennis D.

Madison, WI, United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights including Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

We were so fortunate to have Mike as a guide when we toured London for two days. His knowledge of London's historical landmarks were remarkable. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis, I much enjoyed showing you this great city. Do come back, there is much more to see.

Dennis D.

Madison, WI, United States
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and British Museum Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

We were so fortunate to have Mike as a guide when we toured London for two days. His knowledge of London's historical landmarks were remarkable. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.

Bruce Grossman

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

I give Mike five stars in a short time I did not only get a refresher in English history while viewing some of London's sights but discussed contemporary English issues as well . His knowledge was bountiful and was prsented in a down to earth manner.He was mindful of our limitations and time constraints and offered his advice about getting around. I enjoyed the tour immensely and not only highly recommend him but will request him for future . Great job truly enjoyed the day. Bruce G

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Bruce. Hope your curry was up to standard and that the show was fun! Do come back. Best, Mike

Kate Neely

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Mike was our guide for a full day tour of London for myself and my mother. He did an amazing job covering so much of the city's history. He was very thoughtful about building in breaks so we could get off our feet. We can not recommend him enough!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kate, thank you very much. Have a great 2020. Hope to see you again.

Jeff Babb

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

Excellent tour. We have done several TbL tours all over the world, and Mike is by far the best guide we have ever had. He is incredibly knowledgeable, organized, and friendly. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the day with him and learn so much about London. This is a must do tour with the best guide you will find.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is most kind Jeff. I hope you guys got to your dinner date in good time. Do come back soon, there is much more to see. Best, Mike

Bernadette West

United States
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Tour: #187390, Pick up from St Ermine's Hotel for a four hour panorama tour of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

Mike was a personable, knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide - our experience with him in London was the first stop of our 17 day cruise trip to the Baltic countries. It was the perfect way to start our fantastic journey. He was very accommodating when we had to change our start time because of air travel delay with our travel companions arriving the morning of our tour. We give our highest endorsement to ToursByLocals Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Bernadette. Glad you enjoyed your day and hope the Baltic was up to expectations. Best, Mike

Finn Bragnes

Norway
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

When we visit cities around, we always book a guide for private tour. We have been guided around in Rome, Berlin, Paris, and several other cities and museums. Mike had planned tour for us - family with parents and "children aged 20-25" - in Tower and St Pauls. His knowledge and storytelling fascinated us all. He gave us moments to remember both places. His is probably the best guide we have ever hired. Highly recommended. Thanks for a most interesting and entertaining 4 hours. FinnB and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! How kind. Thank you very much. I much enjoyed showing you guys around. Come back soon. Best, Mie

Scott Guerrero

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Mike is a knowledgeable and engaging guide. We were with him for a full day. He accommodated for our group including folks extremely familiar with London to first timers. He picked up on special interests, e.g. architecture, and made sure we saw buildings of interest. We covered everything we wanted to see from the Royal Observatory Greenwich to highlight paintings in the National Gallery and avoided long lines.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Scott, most kind.

Ellen Linhart

Purchase, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 31/19

Mike was terrific!! He gave us so much history and information regarding the city area of London and special tidbits about Shakespeare, the blitz during WWII and Lloyds of London and the banking community and how all the Guilds started in London!!! I would definitely recommend Mike highly and will use him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Most kind Ellen. I really enjoyed our afternoon together showing you all the hidden stuff around the City. You are the first client ever to ask me to get you home by double-decker bus! Tested my metal there!! Have a great cruise.

Laura Meade

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Mike was the best! Being our first time in London he gave us an enjoyable, witty, entertaining introduction to the city. We had a great general overview of the main attractions with many unexpected and delightful visits to hidden gems. Mike was highly knowledgeable but did not overwhelm us with too much information. We would highly recommend Mike and will definitely look him up again in our next trip to England.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a lot of fun. We covered 15km! Thank you for your generous comments. Come back soon. Best, Mike

Tracee Curtis

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 7/19

Mike is a wonderful tour guide and kept our 14 yr old grandson thoroughly engaged. His knowledge of history and London was amazing and he tailored the tour for our grandson as requested. Beyond that I booked for the wrong date so he really had to go out of his way to reschedule for us. I would highly recommend Mike for a tour of London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tracee, we had a lot of fun. It is no problem keeping a bright, inquisitive 14 year old amused. You were all good company. Best, Mike

Kathleen R.

United States
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 2/19

Mike was absolutely wonderful. He customized our tour so we ended up doing Westminster and The War Cabinet. He was very very knowledgeable and our conversations ranged from British royal history, to vellum, to details about WWII and recent history. He really has a remarkable range of knowledge. We had wanted an historian for the tour -- and we got a very good one. He was also punctual, pleasant and fun to talk with. I can't say enough good about him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm blushing now. Thank you very much indeed. I hope you enjoy the Johnson book on Churchill, it is a great read. See you again I hope. Thanks. Mike

Lindsay J.

United States
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 18/19

Rhett Warner

United States
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Tour: #219589, Royal Windsor and Hampton Court Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 16/19

Our family of 4 could not have been more pleased with our trip to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Mike was great guide - very knowledgable, entertaining, interesting and friendly. His stories and information made both places highlights of our visit to London. I would highly recommend this day trip to 2 awesome sites. Thanks Mike!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it. Best, Mike

Andy Rogers

United States
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Tour: #187390, Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral Private Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Colleen McDonald

United States
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Tour: #187391, The British Museum Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

Mike is so great! Loved the experience. Very kind and knowledgeable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Most kind Colleen. I much enjoyed showing you guys around. Have a great week.

Jackie Callandriello

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 15/19

Mike was awesome and fun!! We loved our time with him!!

Jackie Callandriello

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

Mike was great. His love of history was perfect for our tour. We toured with a 15 and 13 year old that were entertained. I would receonmed Mike over and over. If I come this way again I will definitely book Mike again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You'd better come back! - We have so much more to see. Lovely day, great kids. Thanks very much. Best, Mike

Mary Rodriguez

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 2/19

The entire tour was wonderful. Mike was very prompt and we were able to do all we had hope to. I cannot say enough good things about this whole experience. As a travel agent in the USA, I will use and recommend Tours by Locals to others. Jane

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You guys were great fun. And such stamina! Come back soon!

James Jeyachandran

United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure. I had a lot of fun guiding you guys.

Nilsa P.

United States
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Tour: #219590, Royal Windsor, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Have been using ToursByLocals for many years and have had many good guides but Mike D was outstanding. His wealth of knowledge is insurmountable and his delivery very entertaining. I would recommend for everyone to go to London just to have the experience of having him as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are too kind! I thoroughly enjoyed showing you guys around. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Do come back soon, there is so much more to see. Best, Mike

Ben Breskman

Devon, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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Tour: #221234, A private introductory guided tour of some of London's greatest sights., London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Mike met us at our Hotel and took us on a full 1 day "on foot" tour of London. Mike carefully picked the route so we were able to get well framed picture of some of London's prize sites. We walked through parks, received detailed history of many of the more important historical buildings. We made a 7 mile walking / underground circumference of the city all while getting a narrative on architecture, art, landscape and history. Was a wonderful experience! Highly recommend!!

Ben Breskman

Devon, PENNSYLVANIA, United States
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Tour: Palaces, Castles, Gardens, Neolithic monuments and Shakespeare., London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 1/18

Mike is the consummate professional Tour Guide! Always early, prepared with an agenda that was fascinating, informative and shared so eloquently that he had our group laser focused the entire trip! We were picked up in a new luxury Mercedes , stopped in between ad delightful pubs and restaurants along the way. The towns, palaces , gardens we toured were idyllic, beautiful and as said narrated with rich history. Highly Recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: One of the most fun trips I have done, with the nicest people. Thanks. Mike

Jack Delahay

United States
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Tour: #219590, A Right Royal Day Out, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18