If you're unsure where to start, take a look at these itineraries I have prepared for previous guests.
These are a starting point, so feel free to pick one of these and tweak, or let me create one for you from scratch.
Perfect for newcomers to London. Full day tour.
We start the day with a walk around Westminster, helping your get your bearings and putting the city into context, before heading to experience the amazing Changing Of The Guard (select days). After getting the best spot for viewing the ceremony, we zip up to Westminster Abbey for a tour around one of the most important buildings in London. After this we head down river in the boat to one of London's best food markets for a bite to eat, before crossing the river on foot towards the Tower of London. We finish the day with the famous Tower Bridge, before heading for a relaxing pint in one of the local pubs. A grand day out!
Great for families and art lovers
Full day tour
We start the day by heading to the National Gallery. This amazing collection is the perfect place to start, looking at the development of European art, and learning how artists look at colour and subjects. This will inform what we look at later. We then journey down river to the Tate Modern art gallery, looking at how artists reacted to the more classical art we saw in the morning. We head to a local food market for lunch, before exploring the more modern area of street art. This is the ultimate in reactionary art, and we will be able to put what we learnt in the morning into practice to see how this ever changing outdoor art gallery responds to what is happening in the world today. We can finish at a local pub for a refreshing drink.
All About The Kids
Entertaining your kids is key!
Half day or full day tour
We start out with a visit to the royal mews to see the Queen's horses and carriages for coronations and play dress up in the groom's clothes. Then it's on to the Changing of the Guard for some marching along with the bands and seeing the horses come past (selected days only). We will of course want to pet some horses, so we will visit them at the Horseguards. After this we head to a local play park (for littler ones) to let off some steam before a spot of lunch. If you choose to carry on for the afternoon, we can go and discover some of the Harry Potter sites around central London (if they are Potter fans), or we jump on one of London's classic red double decker buses to the Natural History Museum, where we come face to face with roaring dinosaurs and huge whales. Alternatively, we head down river on the boat to HMS Belfast, one of London's former battle cruiser, which we clamber all over and learn about life at sea. I will send you off after a full day, tired and happy!
Castles & Palaces
A Royal day out.
Full day tour
We leave the big city today to head out to one of the best preserved Tudor palaces, Hampton Court Palace. Home to Henry VIII, you feel that you could see him sweeping round the corner at any minute. After a couple of hours here, we press on to Windsor, where we have lunch in a cute pub, before heading up to Windsor Castle and exploring the Queen's preferred home. Home to the monarchs for nearly 1000 years, it is a treasure trove of history. We drop you back at your London hotel in time for dinner.
Every tour is unique. It's very important to me to make sure that you are happy with your day, and tailor something that suits you perfectly.
It would never be possible to list every possible itinerary here, so please contact me if you would like to do a tour with me and we can create something together.