All the tours we offer are private tours, which means that we can offer you, and the rest of your group, a highly personal and professional service. Thanks to the intimate nature of our tours you will have our guides undivided attention, hear personal stories that link our guides to the locations you are visiting, and see local hidden gems. All this along with our rigorously researched and fact-checked tour scripts guarantees the best possible experience no matter where or when you are visiting.
Led by local specialists, all of whom are experts in their field, many of our guides have over 10 years of experience in the industry, as well as professional tour guiding and/or higher academic qualifications. This level of expertise means that you can be sure that you are in safe and experienced hands throughout your tour. Our Film and TV tour guides are all resting actors with practical experience of the film and TV industry, and during your tour, they will reveal behind the scenes secrets that other guides simply do not know!
Starting with collecting you from your accommodation* at the start of the tour, you can be safe in the knowledge that our kind and friendly guides will collect you and help you navigate complexities such as London’s Underground System, Oyster Cards, and local traffic. Throughout your time with us our aim to make sure that your experience of our tour, and its locations, leave you with memories that you will cherish for years.
All our tours are sold using TripAdvisor/Viator. This guarantees your customer rights, but also peace of mind when it comes to paying for a tour. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or wish to arrange a customised tour please contact us. Please give as many details in your email as you can and we will see what we can do. In the past customised tours have included: requests for pick-ups and drop-offs outside of our usual areas. Visits to locations that are not usually visited as part of the tour. A mix of two or more tours. Large groups (including colleges or schools). Or the creation of a completely new tour! (We love requests like these as they give us fantastic ideas for our website!)
*accommodation must be within the city centre, please contact us for more details or to confirm your accommodation is eligible.
Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, we are currently not accepting new bookings until May 2021. This is due to the lockdown mandated by the UK Government. If you have any questions about bookings, tours, refunds and postponements please contact us on:
If you are planning to book a tour (and are travelling internationally to do so) please check the latest UK Government guidance on the GOV.UK website.
Why Book With Us?
We think there is nothing worse than a boring tour -except perhaps a boring tour guide! This is why we try to make all of our sightseeing trips as interesting, informative and fun as possible. We want you to enjoy yourself and learn something new. So whether you are taking a 3-hour walking tour of some of London’s top tourist destinations, a day trip to Downton Abbey, or a local tour with one of our friendly guides we want you to enjoy every minute of our time with us.
We believe that spending a day on a tour led by someone who isn’t passionate about the subject they are talking about, or the places that you are visiting is hell on earth! In our opinion, lip service is as bad as receiving no service at all. This is why we take time to find guides who are genuinely passionate about the subjects they are delivering tours in. We only recruit guides who deliver both an engaging and interesting tour. We also take time to ensure that all of our guides meet our strict and rigorous standards, including an averages 5-star rating. This way we can guarantee that you, our customers, are loving every second of your tour with them. For us, the most important thing is that you have the best possible experience.
All of our friendly guides have big personalities and a bigger love of the tour subject that they are delivering. From passionate playwrights who will take you on tours of London’s Theatreland or around Shakespeare’s London, to local guides who know a city, its historic hotspots and its hidden gems. Our guides are there to make history your guide to a tour you will never forget.
At Tours of the UK, we take great pride in our work and the fun, friendly and informed attitude of everyone who works with us. We also pride ourselves on delivering the most accurate tour possible. To ensure this our scripts are written, researched, and cited as if they were academic texts by members of our team who possess a higher (graduate) degree such as a Masters or a Doctorate. This helps us, and our guides, combat the urban legends that have cropped up over time across the UK. It also means that should you want to learn more, our guide can point you to the research we used when creating the tour.
While insisting that our scripts are written and developed in this way can be time-consuming and sometimes difficult, this process enables us to keep up to date with the most recent of information and research. It also means that you have peace of mind about the accuracy of the information delivered during the tour. That said, our guides are always happy to share with you local stories, anecdotes, and rumour, and explain how when repeated often enough, these stories and half-truths can become accepted fact. After all, as the old Irish proverb says: ‘the truth never got in the way of a good story’.
If you have any questions about the tours and trips that we offer please do not hesitate to contact us. We also love to hear any feedback that you might have about our tours, our guides, or anything else. While we aim to answer your questions within 48 hours, although during the peak season this may be longer.
Our London based office is open daily between 09.00 and 18.00 UK Local Time. If you wish to call us, please do so between these hours.