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PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS IN LONDON AND FROM LONDON BY CAR

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'CLASSIC LONDON' - OUR No.1 TOUR

OUR BESTSELLER - OFFERING THE BEST OF LONDON IN A DAY:

A typical itinerary includes tours of the Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey, Churchill's War Bunker plus a panoramic drive-by of the city highlights: the West End, the East End, the royal quarter. The old city, the new city, the cool city! The sights, the sounds, the smells! Your guide will give you the amazing history and legendary tales of arguably the greatest city in the world.

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MORE GREAT TOURS

THE GREAT CITY REVEALED - WE'VE GOT LONDON COVERED:
London Tour Choice: Boundless possibilities to tailor your own tour.
Cultural London: Highlights of London's galleries, museums and treasures.
Right Royal London: Pomp & pageantry. A particular favourite in the summer months.
The American London: In search of the ghosts of the Founding Fathers.
Greater London: The edges and suburbs of the city contain many treasures.
A Day in Greenwich: Maritime and Meantime. Where East meets West.
Windsor & Hampton Court: Family favourite and our second most popular tour.
British Museum: Five exclusive tours of this great institution.
National Gallery: Five exclusive tours of this great institution.

ENGLAND'S GREATEST HITS - ALL WITHIN EASY REACH OF LONDON:
Windsor & Hampton Court: Family favourite and our second most popular tour.
Stonehenge & Bath: Perennial hit: Ancient cultures, mystic springs and sacred stones.
Oxford & Blenheim Palace: Academic powerhouse and England's greatest stately home.
A Day in the Cotswolds: An English dream: quaint villages, old pubs, country gardens.
Chartwell & Hever Castle: Two great historic figures, two great residences.
Canterbury & Dover: On the trail of medieval castles and magnificent cathedrals.
Stratford & Warwick: Life, times and places that inspired the world's greatest writer.
Henry VIII: The story of a magnificent monster and serial wife killer!
Jane Austen: The life, times and places of the first great female novelist.

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - MANY OUT-OF-TOWN OPTIONS:
Note: Within any listed region, you can combine two famous places. It's a great opportunity to build your own tour experience. Alternatively, you may prefer a hi-definition tour focused on one of six historic cities. It's your tour and your choice.

Historic Cities: A full day in one place. Time to stand and stare, and shop, and eat!
Greater London: The edges and suburbs of the city contain many treasures.
Hertfordshire: The relatively unexplored county to the immediate north of London.
Suffolk: Sleepy villages, relaxing drives, inspirational countryside.
Kent: Spectacular castles and cathedrals in the 'Garden of England'.
Surrey & Sussex: The serene countryside between London and the south coast.
Hampshire: Famed for its lush countryside, coastal scenery and nautical heritage.
Oxfordshire: Plenty to see and do in the heart of England.
Cotswolds: A choice of quaint villages, old pubs and country gardens.
Wiltshire: The weird and wonderful county that takes us back in time.

FUN FOR ALL & ALL FOR FUN - FIRM FAMILY FAVOURITES:
Classic London: Our no.1 bestseller, but with a family focus.
Windsor & Hampton Court: Our no.2 bestseller, with a family focus.
Stratford & Warwick: The castle, in particular, is always a hit with the kids.
Henry VIII: A big stinky king who shouts: 'Off with your head'. A no-brainer for kids.
Battleships Ahoy!: Possibly one for the boys, dads and sons alike.
Harry Potter + Matilda: The fantastic studio tour plus a fave children's character.
Harry Potter + Air Museum: The fantastic studio tour and military machinery to marvel.
Harry Potter + Woburn Safari Park: The fantastic studio tour and wild animal experience.
Harry Potter + Hampton Court: The fantastic studio tour and the famous Tudor palace.
Harry Potter + Windsor Castle: The fantastic studio tour and the famous royal residence.

HISTORY & CULTURE - THE BEST OF BRITAIN'S RICH HERITAGE:
Mystic Stone Circles: Neolithic monuments and prehistoric mysteries.
Magna Carta: The great law document that recently celebrated its 800th anniversary.
Henry VIII: The story of a magnificent monster and serial wife killer!
King James Bible: Exploring the history behind the world's most printed book.
Shakespeare: Birth place, wife's place and burial place. They all survive!
Jane Austen: The life, times and places of the first great female novelist.
Battleships Ahoy!: Fighting vessels from the Royal Navy's finest hours.
Winston Churchill: The great man. His life & times.
Jack the Ripper: Spooky tour visiting all the murder sites in the infamous canon.
Midsomer Murders: Drive through the country locations of the fave tv 'whodunnit'.

WALKING TOURS - ENTERTAINING & ECO-FRIENDLY EXPERIENCES:
Note: Our 10 London walks can be booked as they are or as part of another tour.
All The Kings' Women: Royal WAGs of St James’s - a story of sovereigns, sex & scandal.
All The Queen's Men: Present... arms! A royal walk with the Changing of the Guard.
Churchill's Finest Hours: Examining one of history’s most fascinating figures.
French Flavoured London: The capital’s French connection in true esprit d‘Entente.
Rock & Roll London Pubs: London's ORIGINAL Rock & Roll pub tour.
Shakespeare's London: In the footsteps of the Great Bard throygh the capital.
Soul City Walkin': Powerful, poignant and poetic; cutting deep into the heart of the City.
Tales from the Southside: Stews, brews & magnificent views from the river's other side.
Temple Mysteries: Ancient inner sanctum of legal eagles and secret knights errant.
2000 Years in 2 Hours: Follow in the footsteps of Londoners through the ages.

OTHER TOUR SERVICES:
Study tours: Colleges, schools, or study groups will benefit from our field-trips.
Dover cruise tours: Choice of private stop-over tours from this cruise terminal.
Southampton cruise tours: Choice of private stop-over tours from this cruise terminal.



PRACTICAL TOUR INFO:

Important note: 'Private tour' means a privately chartered guided tour. It does not entail exclusive private access. We do not offer tours to individuals wishing to join a larger group (for this you require a scheduled coach tour operator).

Timings: The guide will meet you at the recommended start time or at a start time of your request. The duration of this tour is timed from pick-up to drop-off and includes built-in stops for photo opportunities, facilities, and a 1-hour lunch break.

Pick-up/drop-off: You can be picked-up for your tour anywhere in the London area, whether at your hotel, place of residence, or venue of your request. The same applies as a dropping-off point after the tour. Tours from London may use fastest routes.

Vehicle: Our typical vehicle is a luxury people carrier. Usually a high-spec 7-passenger Mercedes, with leather seats, armrests, headrests, air-conditioning, climate control, sound system, front and rear electric sunroof, sliding passenger doors, luggage space.

Driver-Guide: Our presentable, professional and friendly guides drive fully insured private vehicles and carry the British 'Blue Badge' accreditation allowing them to conduct tours, walks and interior visits of major London venues and other UK attractions.

Tour: The main tour is conducted personally by the guide, providing knowledgeable commentary, and assisting with practical issues. Sections of the tour may be conducted by in-house docents or using audio devices, but your guide will still escort you.

Lunch: An appropriate restaurant, traditional pub, or sandwich stop can be arranged for lunch (note: tour price does not include food or refreshments). Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch. The guide usually takes a rest during this period.

Clothing: Clients should dress appropriately making allowances for the changeable British weather, outdoor activities or visiting churches, etc. Our main tip is to dress comfortably. For more tips to help make your tour even more enjoyable click here.

Format: The tour has been specially researched and designed by our staff (copyright applies) and is exclusive to Your London Tours & associates. Selected elements of different tours can be combined to create even more options.

General: Rest assured with Your London Tours: All our tours are tailored to YOUR requirements. The guide will be exclusively dedicated to your family or group during the tour itself, so you will be able to relax and enjoy your day.


BOOKING POLICY AND NOTES:
Bookings are dealt with on a one-to-one basis via e-mail only.
We do not accept bookings with less than 72 hours notice.
To secure your preferred date we recommend booking well in advance.
All tours subject to availability. Booking will not go ahead until availability is confirmed.
Tour is not guaranteed to go ahead until 100% of payment is received.
Administration fees may be added for extensive itineraries/supplementary guide hire.
We do not arrange flights, accommodation, travel tickets or tickets for events.
We do not usually pre-book tickets for attractions. We recommended these are paid
  for at the gate on the day. In circumstances where pre-booking is the only option for
  attractions, tickets must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable.
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