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Tim’s London Tours offers highly-personalized, private sightseeing with an experienced and licensed Blue Badge Guide born in London.

You’ll enjoy privileged access, skipping the long lines at many attractions: Maybe you’d like a sightseeing tour or an exclusive guided visit inside Westminster Abbey or the Tower. Or perhaps a world-class museum and a spot of shopping? Whatever you choose, you’ll see sights other visitors would normally pass by and it will be a unique event that fits your day and yours alone. Here are some tours to whet your appetite.

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The Royal Tour

On this classic highlight tour full of photo opportunities we start in the heart of London - Parliament Square and Big Ben. We head through St James’s park to get the best spots for the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace. Then it’s along to Piccadilly Circus, passing many Royal Warrant stores on the way. After China Town and pedestrianized Covent Garden, we cross Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s column before stepping into the corridor of power down Whitehall past Downing Street. We end outside the coronation church, Westminster Abbey.

3 hours

£190 guide fee

Opt to end with a guided visit with me through Westminster Abbey: A thousand years of splendour and pageantry and host to coronations, royal burials and weddings.

1 hour extra

£18 entrance ticket (each) + £40 guide fee

Old London Tour

Starting on the steps of Churchill’s Peoples’ Church, St Paul’s Cathedral, we head to the Millennium footbridge (aka the Wobbly Bridge of H. Potter fame) over the Thames for a view of the City of London. Away from the tourists, we’ll follow the ancient Roman Watling Street as we step back in time and discover the tiny cobblestoned byways that Dickens would have known well. This is the heart of Financial London – we’ll contemplate its Post-Brexit future – before ending the tour by the Tower of London, a thousand-year old castle that protects the Crown Jewels.

3 hours

£190 guide fee

Opt to end with a guided visit with me through The Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels. The Tower has been a royal palace, a secure fortress and an infamous prison. Kings and Queens demonstrated their power from here, shaping society and influencing our world.

1 hour extra

£25 entrance ticket (each) +
£40 guide fee

London in a Day

Want to feel like you’ve really seen London? Get a thorough overview of the city, taking in the major sites - from the outside (but with insider gossip!) - on the way: Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St James’s park, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, China Town, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeaker’s Globe Theatre, The Millennium (aka ’Wobbly’) Bridge to St Paul’s Cathedral.

6 hours

£300 guide fee

We get privileged access and don’t have to wait in line at many attractions, so why not opt to take a guided tour with me inside any one of these sites on the way?

1 hour extra

Cost of entrance ticket+
£30 guide fee

Maximise your London Pass

So you’ve bought your London Pass and now you want to get the most from it. But there’s so much on offer! We guides can skip the lines at many top-attractions so you can see more. How’s about Westminster Abbey, an oldtimer bus to the Tower of London, see the Crown Jewels and then cruise down the river Thames? We’ll put together a plan that includes your ’Must-Sees’ and fit in other sites you might not have considered.

7 hours

£330 guide fee

Create your own tour

Perhaps you've visited London before and you want to see something different, away from the tourist trail? Or it could be you’ve always wanted to find the best Fish & Chips or venue for Tea-Time? Or maybe you require a more in-depth visit to a museum, gallery or church? Or want to experience the Capital like a real ‘Londoner’ for a day?

It’s all possible – just send me an outline of your plans and I’ll help you make it happen.

About Tim Goddard

Tim Goddard, Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Friendly, knowledgeable, fun and flexible: the words I’ve heard most over the past 20 years’ experience helping visitors get more out of their stay in Britain. There is something especially pleasing about touring in your own hometown, sharing insights that only a life-long Londoner can bring. The former university lecturer in me particularly enjoys bringing Britain’s diverse history and culture to life.

As a Blue Badge Guide, I have passed a 2-year course, leading to the UK’s highest guiding qualification with the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the industry’s standard-setting body and mark of quality recognised worldwide.

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Contact

Get more from your stay in London for less by booking direct with me.

Please either complete this form or email me at timslondontours@gmail.com


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