Meet a Local in London - Private Tour
- Skip the crowds: No need to take a vote. You are in charge of deciding your destination. This tour is for individuals and groups no larger than six persons in size.
- Forget the GPS: Learn how to navigate the city on your own, with the expert help of a local guide. We will give you pointers based on your interests and itinerary on how to get around and get along in London and then you can go off and explore on your own. Maps, guides and schedules will be provided.
- Base jumping allowed: Your orientation point for all your journeys will be your home base, be the place where you live. This custom, private tour starts and ends at home base. From here you pick and choose your direction.
- Be in the know: Your context docent will take you to and describe the amenities, history and notable quirks of the neighborhood you pick.
- Skip the lines: London Passes and points of interest tickets may be pre-purchased. They will be delivered by your context docent.
- Bring the little ones: Our docents are family friendly and can adapt their presentation styles to the learning styles of children. However, please contact us directly if you have children under 13.
About This London Tour
Whether you are walking, pedaling or taking the Tube or Uber your guide will provide you with enough information to feel more confident about making your way through our sprawling and glorious metropolis. Your context guide is selected based upon the neighborhood you will be staying in or your specified interests. This guide is a resident of the area or a Ph.D. or MA level scholar of the area’s history.
Your two-hour tour begins at your hotel lobby or residence. You will be provided with maps and guidebooks of the city which your guide will use to give you advice on getting around on your own. You’ll get tips on local customs and receive suggestions for dining, shopping, entertainment as well as pointers on how your actions may be perceived by natives.
As we tour the area we will discuss the recent local events and the history of the communities you will frequent. Occasionally, we will stop to discuss points of interest. Our discussions will not be in-depth socio-economic or political.
Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out.
Your expert guide will help you plan your day, give you an overview of London and answer any questions you may have on places to visit and how to get there. However, no entrance fees, meals or beverages are included and also no guiding within attractions.
Plan to walk for approximately 2 miles at a gentle pace. If your mobility is limited, this tour may be too challenging for you. This itinerary is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Private Tour
Public transportation may be used from time to time. Have local currency available for tickets. Your tour may involve walking only.
Ph.D. or MA-level Scholar Guide
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Traveling with children 12 years of age and younger? Tell us their ages and interests during the booking process so we can match you with the best guide.
Price of the tour does not include entrance fees, meals or necessary transportations. These will be paid on the spot by the participants.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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