Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in London, England, United Kingdom by Tour Guide Simon C.

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London, England, United Kingdom
Simon C.
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Diane Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 9/18

Simon is knowledgeable and well-educated. Highly recommend him if you're in London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. This was really a lot of fun for me too. Some really interesting conversation was had on this tour. Afternoons like this remind me why I do this job. All the best from London, Simon.

Linda K Wilson

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 2/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aw shucks :) Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both.

Tracy Beckwith

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 13/18

Thank you, Simon, for showing young American college students your city. They thoroughly enjoyed your tour. Job well done!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: They were great! Really hungry for knowledge and asking some great questions about how things work and our history. They'll go far!

Raylene Scholtens

Jackson, WY, United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London for Raylene!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 10/18

Simon stepped in at the last minute to give us a tour of London, after an unexpected cancellation by another guide. We enjoyed his tour very much and learned a lot about the city and its landmarks. Simon tailored the tour to our interests and dealt with rain on and off, including a real downpour a couple of times. He was pleasant throughout and also helped us manage the train, so that we could get back to our hotel. He did a great job for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely to meet you and very happy to help out. Cheers!

Aviv Katz

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 31/18

Excellent guide Very knowledgeable Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Aviv. You asked some big questions about the current state of the UK - some that are way above my pay grade (!) - but I really enjoyed them :)

Ronald Stoeck

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 3/18

Simon was very personable and attentive to our requests throughout our walk. He has a vast store of London knowledge as well as many other European sites. His observational skills are phenomenal and made me more aware of my surroundings just being with him. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fun and informative London tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ronald. I very much appreciate that, and I enjoyed your company too.

Liem Le

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 2/18

Simon was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a joy to tour with. He gave us helpful recommendations in advance and noticeably went out of his way to personalize our experience. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Liem. You guys were a lot of fun to spend the day with!

Laurie M.

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 30/18

We enjoyed our time with Simon. He took time to personalize our time while we were in London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Laurie, much appreciated!

Chris Kralich

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 25/18

Simon was fantastic. We had one day to see London and we sure did. The pace was great and Simon adapted based on our interests. His knowledge of history was extremely impressive and he answered all our questions about everything we saw. We were worn out by the end of the tour, because we saw a lot! Whether you have one day like us or want a great way to get all your bearings and learn about where you are, I highly recommend Simon and this walking tour.

Lisa Kelly

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 14/18

Oh my gosh we had soooo much fun with Simon. That man knows his stuff. We learned so much about London. He was very easy going and great to talk to. His is also AWESOME with kids. We had 4 teenagers and he kept them engaged.

Robert Quist

Salt Lake City, UTAH, United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 4/18

Simon was perfect for what we wanted. Having just a short time in the afternoon to discover the highlights of London, he delivered that and more. With his introduction to the City and his suggestions, our visit to London was wonderful. Knowledgeable, friendly, informative, and competent, he is a great guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Robert. A pleasure!

Helen Lee

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 31/18

Simon accommodated all our special needs as a senior group. He was informative and gave us great tips to maximize our time in London. We enjoyed this tour very much!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Helen. Well done for powering through the red-eye fatigue. Wish I was coming on the rest of your trip. Have fun!

Mayuko Guidi

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 27/18

We had to change the contents of the tour at the very last minutes but Simon was nice and very flexible to accommodate our request. We had two kids who are both rather shy. Simon is very good at kids and explained things very easy to digest for kids. Kids enjoyed him a lot. I highly recommend him to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mayuko. It was great to meet your kids, they were lots of fun!

Janette Cordone

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 18/18

Simon was a great guide for us in London. We were able to cover so much of the city. My best part was how obvious it is that he loves London and all its history. Thank you Simon!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's right, I do! Cheers :)

Stephen Mimiaga

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 5/18

Simon is a great guide. A true professional. very flexible to our needs. We did two tours by Simon on separate days. It is as if one of your old friends is a true London local, and you have come to town for holiday. He helps you understand the customs and traditions, the ins and the outs, removes the fear of the underground, etc., etc, etc.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Likewise! Hope you see you again. Cheers from London.

Anna Caroline Waldmann

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Feb 11/18

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.

Stephanie Dukes

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Nov 24/17

Very interesting and informative tour! Simon's thorough explanation of the history associated with each site provides enlightening context and helps you appreciate what you're seeing so much more. I especially appreciate that our route included interesting sites beyond the City of Westminster. Thanks, Simon!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephanie. It was great to meet you both and I hope to see you again over here!

Gülden Yıldız

Turkey
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Nov 13/17

Richard McNelis

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 19/17

I was traveling alone and chose to do this private tour rather than join one of the open group tours that I saw on the Internet because I didn't want to wander around crowded London in a large gaggle of folks. I wouldn't usually spend this much on just me but I was glad I did. Simon was energetic and fun, with a good sense of humor. The tour was well-organized. We saw a lot of places and Simon's knowledge about them was interesting. He asked about my interests so as to personalize the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard, that's much appreciated. I really enjoyed your sense of humour too. I'm glad you enjoyed our city.

Brian Keith

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 4/17

Great tour! Simon is very knowledgable and his tour is a fantastic way to see and learn a lot about London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian! Thanks very much. As I said at the time, it was great to learn a lot from you too. And as you said, that's the best kind of tour :) Cheers, Simon

Linda Fowler

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 7/17

y daughter and I were really looking forward to this experience and Simon did not disappoint. He was punctual, professional, and personable. We had previously mapped out our tour but Simon was always checking to see if we wanted to make changes. He also made certain we were happy with the pace. His knowledge of London was incredible and included many interesting facts. We enthusiastically recommend Simon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It really was such a pleasure to show you London. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity and I trust you'll look me up if you come back.

Chris O.

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 29/17

We really enjoyed our tour with Simon. He was very flexible and kept our 10 and 12 year old interested. I wish we had another tour or two with him. He even recommended a great pub for lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Chris! Great to meet you guys.

Beth Boyle

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 25/17

Simon is knowledgeable, resourceful and a lot of fun to spend some time with. He gave us a wonderful overview of London. After his tour we were well equipped to go back and spend time in some of the locations he introduced us to. Simon is First Rate!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Beth, that's very much appreciated. I learned a lot from you guys too! Hope to see you here again. Best regards, Simon

Connor Heise

Canada
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Feb 18/17

This was absolutely worth the cost. Simon took me around London efficiently, tailoring the tour to me liking and providing a wealth of information that took me through history and brought deeper meaning to the wonders London had to offer. We traveled by transit which helped me get accustom to that mode of travel and allowed us to pass and stop at specific sights. He also gave me ideas for how to spend the rest of my time in London to get the most out of it for me. Great guy, great tour! Recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Connor. I enjoyed spending time with you but also your questions. Enjoy your studies, you're obviously going to go far.

Malin Leetmaa

Sweden
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jan 8/17

We are a family of four, ages 13 - 46, and we loved the tour with Simon. He was a really cool and nice guy and was really appreciated by our kids. His knowledge about art, architecture, London's history and culture was really interesting and fun listening to. We highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Frederik. Your boys were so attentive! Hope to see you over here again now the whole family knows London. Cheers, Simon

Michelle McBride

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Nov 24/16

Cynthia Murphy

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 18/16

Simon was great, very patient and very knowledgeable of the city. We felt like we got the local flavor and not just the tourist version. We were very pleased and the kids enjoyed him as well. We would highly recommend him. This particular tour is perfect if you want to get to know all the highlights of the city before you decide what is important for you to see or if you have limited time to spend in London. I highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cynthia. I love working with young people, I get to see the city through fresh eyes!

Jennifer Kenny

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 10/16

Simon showed us around on our first day in London, and it was fantastic. He is super knowledgeable about the city, and has a great sense of humor too. It was the perfect way to start our vacation, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to see and learn about London!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jennifer. It was great to meet you guys and show you the town. Glad you liked the jokes!

Berta Jimenez

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 8/16

Jeff Hawkins

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Apr 28/16

Amber Cleveland

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 28/15

Simon is full of energy and enthusiasm. He was able to settle down his energy to allow my mother who is not able to move as fast. We covered a LOT of ground in a very short amount of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Amber. Great to meet you and your Mam (what people from Northern England call their Mom) and your conscious hip hop festival sounds amazing! I've been telling people about it here. More power to you!

Barbara Williams

Miamisburg, OH, United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 25/15

Simon was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The two factors that we most enjoyed was the fact that the entire tour was done on public transportation and how flexible Simon was in the itinerary. We saw and learned so much and feel that this was one of our favorite tours in the British Isles. Thanks, Simon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're very kind Barbara. Sounds like a great trip you were on, you really did see the real Great Britain. Thanks for your positive feedback.

Marina Kupershteyn

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 24/15

Mark Ficklin

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 23/15

Simon was GREAT! We wold use him again and highly recommend him.He was punctual, interesting, factual and just a nice friendly chap. He has a vast knowledge of the city and we enjoyed his stories vey much. We can see why he is so busy............ Don't wait to book him. Our group had a few older, slower walkers and he was very patient and easy. Great job Simon.......

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark, you're most kind. What an interesting and diverse group you guys were! I hope the cruise is great and hope to see you back in London again. Cheers, as we say here.

Marge Choquette

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 15/15

A wonderful over view of London - his easy gait and humor helped us through the morning rain and he offered suggestions of what our children ages 10 and 13 might enjoy.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marge. You were a delight to tour with, I must say. Gotta keep the younger guys engaged - I remember (just!) what it was like to be a kid and get bored.

Jil Wiesner

Escondido, CA, United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 17/15

Simon provided us with a terrific introduction to London! He was sensitive to our needs (caffeine....we'd just flown in) and gauged the presentation to the interest level of our group (including teenagers). Our family would highly recommend Simon!

Gigi Taylor

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 15/15

Simon was excellent ! Knowledgable, friendly, interesting and funny. Have done several tours by locals when travelling this one was by far the best.

Hal Routh

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jun 14/15

Simon was very knowledgable of the historical context of what he was showing us. Being a history buff, I loved that. He knows his way around London and truly loves the city.

Dale Pettigrew

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: May 8/15

Simon's tour was very well planned and organized. We saw an impressive array and variety of sights in just a few hours. In addition, his in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of London enhanced our experience. He managed to answer our many questions and still keep the tour on track. We would definitely do another tour with him and highly recommend his tours to fellow travelers!

Megan McCain

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 30/15

Simon was excellent. We were traveling with two children 5 and 7 and he won their hearts by buying them little English treats to taste as we walked along. We covered a lot of sights but he charmed us with stories along the way.

Graham Gould

United Kingdom
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Tour: #47821, St Paul's to Wapping custom walk, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Dec 29/14

Simon was excellent. He tailored the tour specifically to our requests and we had a really enjoyable 3 hour walk along theThames seeing an area we had not seen before and learning a lot about London when it was a major port. Simon was polite, pleasant and very informative. The walk was a present for my wife and she really enjoyed it so what more could one want - especially as Simon had also organised absolutely perfect weather.

Brian Peddie

Gainesville, FL, United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Dec 28/14

"Amazing - fabulous - patient - very knowledgeable!" -Phillip Age 8 Simon is a wonderful way to introduce yourself to London. My son asked hundreds of questions which patiently answered and added detailed explanations. I have used other guide services in London and he was the most enjoyable, accommodating, and professional guide I have hired. I highly recommend him for families or groups wanting to learn more about London that what is in their guide books. 5*****

Toby Theodore

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Aug 26/14

Outstanding! Simon did a fantastic job! My boys, ages 14 and 18, wanted nothing to do with a guided tour, but in the end they were very happy. They both rated Simon at 5 stars. We showed up thirty three minutes late due to poor planning and he was waiting for us at the agreed meeting spot. I was in a low blood sugar state and not happy. He calmly suggested food options and offered to modify our tour. His knowlwedge of London and its history was off the chart! This was the best part of our trip to London!

Katherine Bailey

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Jul 15/14

Simon was a great guide with a wealth of knowledge about London and all the sights. We have a better understanding of London's history and how the city developed over time. Simon made it very interesting for my teenagers as well. 5 stars for Simon!

Jason Gardner

United States
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Tour: #47821, This is London!, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Mar 20/14

He was superb. I arrived at my hotel at 10am and he met me there at 11:15. I told him I wanted to see as much as possible. Be carful what you ask for, Simon took us everywhere. We saw so much and was very informative.

Patch F.

United States
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Tour: #47821, General London Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    
Date: Oct 14/12

Simon did a great job keeping in touch with us prior to our arrival in London and checked in with us once we landed. He was very prompt and we covered a great many areas without feeling rushed. His historical knowledge is quite impressive and was full of "fun facts" along the way. Would definitely recommend Simon for first timers to London as well as those that want a more personal and in-depth insight in to the city by a "local" on a return visit. Thanks Simon!!