Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in London-England by Tour Guide Simon C. (Guide #5494)


Tania Fersenheim

United States
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Tour: #808722, Love East London - Live Virtual Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 14/20

Simon covered many topics in a creative way, making our virtual tour informative and fun. Simon has inspired us to explore East London (when we are allowed to travel again), and we hope to take an in-person tour with Simon some day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to respond Tania. It was lovely to meet you all. I would have loved to do another hour to find our YOUR stories. Thanks for being such a great audience and your kind feedback, it's very much appreciated. See you in a pub over here some time, I hope, Simon

Kori Bishop

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 18/20

Simon did a fantastic job of giving our group an informative & fun tour of London. Our group was 5 adults and 5 children under the age of 10. He kept their interest and made it fun for them, even stopping for some traditional British treats along the way. It was a great mix of walking & bus. We highly recommend Simon to anyone visiting London that wants to see a lot!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! You were a fun bunch :)

Lauren Berger

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Simon C. was our tour guide. Hands down a 5 out of 5!!!! If I could, I would give him a 6 out of 5!!!! Simon made our day perfect! I was with my 2 teenage kids and the pace was perfect, we saw everything that we wanted to and more!!! Simon's knowledge from art to politics to history was deep and his delivery of the information was wonderful and fun. I would recommend Simon to anyone and everyone who wants to have a great day! Thanks Simon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I really appreciate the kind words. It was a real pleasure to show your lovely family this city. Gotta love this job :)

Tony Braswell

United States
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Tour: #172053, Movie Locations Tour For Tony, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Simon put together a custom tour for us to see London movie locations from films like Notting Hill, Harry Potter, Bond, Paddington, and more. It was a perfect day, capped off by a great visit to St. Paul's Cathedral and a beautiful "gem" of a secret overlook to see a breathtaking view of London skyline and the Cathedral. Simon is a first class guide who will listen to you and make your time and tour very special. And he helped us plan dinner! We have our memories to treasure forever thanks to Simon!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure, it really was. All the best for 2020 and I hope we meet again.

Gerhard Eisenacher

Germany
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

Simon is a marvelous guide with lots of knowledge on London but also on other facts related to better understanding the history of this great City. The 3,5 Hours were worth every penny and time was flying for the adults as well as for the adults. Great job - thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh wow! That's very kind of you Gerhard. It was fun to meet you all and share our great city. Bis zum nächsten Mal!

Jill Sautin

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

A wonderful walking tour. Saw things I wouldn't have seen on my own. Simon is a pleasure and very knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And so were you! Thanks very much Jill, it was lovely to spend the afternoon together exploring. Enjoy your travels.

Isabelle White

France
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Tour: #221617, London Food & Fashion Market Tour - London's Best and Buzziest, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Une très belle visite du dimanche matin. Simon est très sympa, amusant, et très fin connaisseur du Street Art. On a passé un excellent moment.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Un vrai plaisir! Merci Isabelle. A la prochaine, j'espère.

Isabelle White

France
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Dennis W.

United States
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Tour: #136796, London Pub Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Absolute 5 of 5. Simon was wonderful, knowledgeable and very flexible. We hit five of the most historic pubs in London, enjoyed a half-pint in each, talked about the history of pubs, beers and ales. It allowed us to see parts of London as well, with commentary and dialog that suited our special interests in a private tour. Would do it again in a heart beat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the lovely review Dennis. Always good to meet someone who really appreciates the great British pub!

Ivo G.

Switzerland
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Tour: #110408, Hip East London Tour - Arty Cool and World Class Street Art, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Daniel Libener

United States
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Tour: #136796, London Pub Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

Fantastic tour guide! Simon was very well versed in the history of and location of great pubs in London. We highly recommend this tour! Simon was a great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel. Yes, the city is rich in hidden treasures. I really enjoyed meeting you both. An absolute pleasure!

Mary Gibson

United States
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Tour: #407120, Birdseye London - Ultimate London Viewpoints Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Personable, knowledgeable and not jaded as he toured with us. Attentive to our needs on an extraordinarily hot day. I'd definitely recommend Simon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was very hot, wasn't it? I couldn't ever be jaded, you were both very interesting to be with. Thanks Mary.

Celia Thevaos

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Couldn't have asked for a better guide of London! Simon took us everywhere we wanted to go and adapted our tour to suit our teenage children. Would highly recommend him!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Celia. You were a fun crew. Happy touring!

Emily Piovoso

United States
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Tour: #392269, This Is London Two-Day Adventure, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Mike Gionta

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

Great tour with Simon! Simon is like having an old friend who is VERY knowledgeable walk you though London. He gladly customized our tour based on our tastes. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike. That's a really lovely way to put it. I enjoyed your one-liners too! Great to meet you all.

Lauren Goldasich

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

My husband and I had a lovely 3.5 hour tour with Simon. The pace was perfect! The information he shared was very interesting and entertaining! He also took some great photos of us at many beautiful sites throughout our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review Lauren. All the best for 2020.

Robin Patterson

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Simon was an absolute delight! He was very responsive to my emails before the trip. He listened to our requirements and did a great job of fulfilling those. He made sure my kids felt included on the tour, and had many interesting facts for them. He even shared one of his favorite English desserts with us. I would definitely recommend Simon to my clients, friends, and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And your family were a delight too! Thanks for the lovely review. Much appreciated :)

Elena Elias

Spain
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

We booked This is London! tour. We were a party of three, me and my two sons 11 and 13. Simon has a really good timing and we were able to visit many different locations around the center. He was really good filling us with the history and adapting everything to to interest of the two young boys. He was also most helpful recommending other places that could be of interest at the end of the tour and giving tips about using public transport that were very useful. We would definitely recommend Simon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Elena. It was a lot of fun spending the morning with you and your boys. They're very smart and kept me on my toes!

Adam Ryder

Australia
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Our afternoon tour with Simon was an excellent experience. Simon's knowledge of the London area and history is outstanding. He also changed the tour to suit our group and what we had already seen around London so we didn't double up on things. By using Simon we discovered many things about London that we would have missed if just touring ourselves.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Adam. It was a pleasure and your review is much appreciated.

Jorge Oria

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

It was great. Simon is very knowledgeable and kind. He made sure to accommodate all our needs and was able to answer all of our questions about London, the British and the history of England.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias! Lovely to meet you both. Cheers!

Goran Grbic

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Amazing time with Simon. Perfect with two boys ( ages 10 and 11)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! They were great. They sure do keep you on your toes :)

Letta Taylor

United States
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Tour: #221617, London Food & Fashion Market Tour - London's Best and Buzziest, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 7/19

Simon showed us the markets and made the rainy day enjoyable. He catered to our wants and answered many questions and gave us great suggestions for the rest of our stay in London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And a pleasure it was too! Thank you!

Rebecca Nelson

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Simon was a great guide! He was knowledgeable and flexible, showed us everything we were hoping to see and more, and very personable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend him highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rebecca. It was very stimulating for me too. I love it when visitors bring their own analytical eye to the proceedings. Lovely to meet you both and enjoy your wonderful trip through European history!

Robert Cole

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Simon was fantastic! Well prepared, prompt, and flexible, he made our tour come alive. Because our group had just two days in London, I asked Simon if he could prepare a "Boot Camp Introduction" to the city. In 4 hours he made sure we saw the important sites for a first-time visitor. Not only did Simon tell great stories about what we were seeing, but he got us to each location in a time efficient way. People then returned to what they were most interested in on their own time. Great tour, Simon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was an absolute pleasure. I only wish I could have joined your trip!

Martha Hood

United States
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Tour: #221617, London Food & Fashion Market Tour - London's Best and Buzziest, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

I cannot say enough good things about Simon. He was friendly and pleasant. His commentary was excellent. I have some mobility issues and he accommodated them without compromising our experience. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was an absolute pleasure! It was very nice to meet you both and thank you for your kind words. Simon

Alex Guzhavin

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Simon is a great guide. In the limited time that we had, we saw a lot. It was wonderful to see London from the perspective of a local. Simon's sense of humor and great local knowledge kept us(and 2 teenagers) very entertained. It was a great treat to see the Queen leaving Buckingham Palace. It was definitely a highlight. As Simon would say about our time "not bad". We highly recommend Simon and would love to come back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ha! Thanks very much Alex. Lovely to meet you guys and I was entertained too. Always good to get another little dose of the West Coast in my life. Cheers

Jeffrey Kisty

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 19/19

We were a diverse group in age and interests yet Simon was able to provide a fantastic tour of London which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. His knowledge of history is deep and his energy and wit added personality to our tour. Simon was most accommodating while allowing for time to snap an extra photo, using public transit for the ease of our older party members - all the while leading us to all the "must-see" sights and fielding our non-stop questions. He was a gracious ambassador for London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow. What a wonderful - and eloquent - review. I thank you sir! An absolute pleasure.

Richard Lafferty

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Simon was excellent and very accommodating. We had a wonderful time and Simon was extremely helpful

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. Good to meet you all and share London!

Roger Garland

Canada
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Tour: #221617, London Food & Fashion Market Tour - London's Best and Buzziest, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 11/19

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roger! I hope it was useful for your own efforts back in Canada. Remember, you're a friend of the mayor here now!

Melissa Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #221617, London Food & Fashion Market Tour - London's Best and Buzziest, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 6/19

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!


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