Tours Of The UK – Let Our History Be Your Guide

 

COVID19 Update

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, we are currently not accepting new bookings until July 2020. 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:

info@toursoftheuk.com

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.

Key Workers

To say thank you to NHS Staff, members of the police and fire service and members of the Armed Forces we are offering every one of these key workers 2 free tickets on any public walking tour of their choice. For more details please click here.

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.

Want to learn more about the people who work for us? Why not check our ‘Our Guides’ section and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram?

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 Tours

All our tours are sold using Bokun. 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!)

David & Chris
David & Chris
2020-08-24
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Thank you Henry for an amazing day out! We took this tour with Henry a few days ago and really enjoyed it. We're sometimes a bit wary of booking a private tour as a Gay couple (you never know what the guide is going to be like) but Henry made us both feel totally at ease. He collected us from our hotel, provided us with face masks and hand sanitizer, and drove us out to the Cotswolds. We were also really lucky that Henry was able to get us into places that are currently closed to the public, thanks to his relationship with the locations that we visited. He was charming, well informed, and funny. Henry was able to tell us lots of interesting facts about the places that we visited, and told us where to stand to get the best photos. Thanks for an amazing day out, will definately book with Tours of the UK again in the future.
Selina E
Selina E
2020-02-16
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I spy with my little eye.... We took this tour with Chris in January whilst we were visiting after Christmas. The tour is really informative, full of great facts and stories, and even included some locations from the James Bond franchise. It was great hearing the history of the British Secret Services and their exploits during the Second World War and The Cold War. We also had no idea that Roald Dalh was a spy and had helped write the Bond films. We'll be back for the Bond Tour next time.
Eric D
Eric D
2020-02-16
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Great day out with Dewi We took out grandkids on the tour with Dewi and it was fantastic. The grandkids loved every second of tour and the locations that we visited. Highly recommended for any Doctor Who fan
KingBooScaresYou
KingBooScaresYou
2020-01-30
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Absolutely fantastic tour! I had the pleasure of going on the Churchill walking tour today with my guide Karl. As an avid history fan I was in my element seeing the famous sites, and Karl really brought them to life. He couldn't have been more friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic, and evidently has a real passion for history which came across in this tour. I thoroughly recommend Karl and this tour to any fellow history geeks out there! You wont be disappointed! Thanks for an amazing day!!
Karen W
Karen W
2019-12-01
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Excellent value Kathryn was a great host very knowledgable about sherlock movies and other movies shot in the area. We went past the sherlock Holmes pub and many more places of interest
Natalie D
Natalie D
2019-11-16
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Really fun day out! I went on the Harry Potter tour with Dewi and he was brilliant. Was a really fun tour and so informative. I looooooove Harry Potter and it was so cool learning all the facts and seeing the spots of filming. Would definitely recommend!
Lauren
Lauren
2019-11-15
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Absolute riot I went on a hybrid tour with Dewi at the end of the summer and it was such good fun, me and my friend (we’re the folks in the pictures in the header!) got to wander round London being absolute needs and learning about the locations of doctor who and Harry Potter and evening stopping off at some of London’s best drinking establishments. Dewi was very knowledgable and a lot of fun, would recommend in a heartbeat!
Cez1984
Cez1984
2019-11-15
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Dewi was a fantastic guide! Brilliant tour around lots of filming sights in London and a chance to recreate famous scenes from the film. Our guide Dewi was really informative and enthusiastic and we had a really good laugh all throughout the whole tour. Highly recommended

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