The best way to see London, at least the first time you visit is to take a guided tour. The guides can get you into places you would not be able to get to yourself. You usually do not get a lot of time to spend in one place, but you can always come back on your own and spend as much time as you want. You also have a wide choice to choose from. There are tours that take you around in a private car, walking tours and tours that go by bus, whatever way fits your needs.
Off to London
Off to London has several tours of London. The tours are private, in a car not a big tour bus, and the prices they quote will be by car, not by the number of people. Of course, if the larger the group, the larger the car and the more it will cost, but this is really a good, personal way to get the lay of the land in London. The tours include, London Day Tours, Multi-Day Tours, Harry Potter Tours – a combination of London and Oxford – and Da Vinci Code Tours. If you want to try something different, they have a 7 hour tour that is a combination of walking and taking public transportation, called the Tube Tour.
Tour London is a one man operation that conducts private walking tours of London. He charges per day, not by how many people are in your group. The group is limited to 12 people and the tours last about 8 hours. You can really customize your tour, going inside the attractions and he will meet you anywhere in the city.
4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH, UK
+44 (0)844 880 6981, +44 (0)207 233 7030, +44 (0)844 880 5060 or +44 (0)207 233 7039 From US 1 800 548 7083
Golden Tours offers coach and walking tours of London. Couch tours are more economical that private car tours and some people do like to go in large groups and make some new friends. But the price is per person, not per group. Their tours include The Gems of London which includes St. Paul’s Cathedral and City of London, The Tower of London & Crown Jewels and a Thames River Cruise. The Total London Experience tour includes London Panoramic Tour and Westminster Abbey, the Household Cavalry Museum
Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard, Lunch in Covent Garden, St. Paul’s Cathedral and City of London,The Tower of London & Crown Jewels, River Thames Cruise and a London Eye Flight.