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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London provided by Private London Tours

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London
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Tour snapshot
Customizable London tour: itinerary and schedule based on your interests
Duration:
4–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Customize your trip to London to include only the things that interest you on this half-day or full-day private guided tour. With the flexibility to set your own schedule and itinerary, check off the places you want to see and discover some hidden gems and unknown corners courtesy of the local insight of your guide. Plus, a private tour also ensures that you receive the undivided attention of your guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Highlights
  • Private tour ensures you receive undivided attention from your guide
  • Get a locals' insight from your guide
  • Discover hidden gems missed by most tourists
What to expect
To ensure your London tour is tailored to you, fill out a short questionnaire after booking to indicate which parts of the city you wish to explore. Your private tour then begins with pickup from the location of your choice at your preselected time. Receive your guide’s undivided attention throughout the tour. Public transportation between sites is included. In addition to checking off your personal "must-sees," your guide provides suggestions according to your interests. If you’re interested in architecture, your guide takes you to see classic and contemporary buildings; history enthusiasts can visit some of London’s oldest monuments and observe the Changing of the Guard, and those interested in politics can explore Westminster with its famous houses of Parliament. Your tour concludes at the location of your choice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Private tour ensures you receive undivided attention from your guide
  • Get a locals' insight from your guide
  • Discover hidden gems missed by most tourists
What to expect
To ensure your London tour is tailored to you, fill out a short questionnaire after booking to indicate which parts of the city you wish to explore. Your private tour then begins with pickup from the location of your choice at your preselected time. Receive your guide’s undivided attention throughout the tour. Public transportation between sites is included. In addition to checking off your personal "must-sees," your guide provides suggestions according to your interests. If you’re interested in architecture, your guide takes you to see classic and contemporary buildings; history enthusiasts can visit some of London’s oldest monuments and observe the Changing of the Guard, and those interested in politics can explore Westminster with its famous houses of Parliament. Your tour concludes at the location of your choice.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 39837P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional, qualified Blue Badge tourist guide
  • A concierge-style service before and after your tour
  • Central London hotel pickup and drop-off (guide only)
  • Option to include admission tickets in tour price
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Private Vehicle - This is a walking tour
  • Transportation - Guests will pay for their own public transportation or taxi costs during the tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Piccadilly Circus
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - St. James's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Clarence House
  • Entry/Admission - London Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Kensington Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Albert Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Banqueting House
  • Entry/Admission - The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Duration
4–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • At a Central London location of your choice
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you wish to enter the sights, please choose the correct option when booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Professional, qualified Blue Badge tourist guide
  • A concierge-style service before and after your tour
  • Central London hotel pickup and drop-off (guide only)
  • Option to include admission tickets in tour price
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Private Vehicle - This is a walking tour
  • Transportation - Guests will pay for their own public transportation or taxi costs during the tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - Piccadilly Circus
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - St. James's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Clarence House
  • Entry/Admission - London Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Kensington Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Albert Hall
  • Entry/Admission - Banqueting House
  • Entry/Admission - The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • At a Central London location of your choice
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you wish to enter the sights, please choose the correct option when booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Feb 2022
A note from Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London
This is a private tour for you and your party only.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Tower of London
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Tower Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Piccadilly Circus
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Trafalgar Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 7
    Westminster Abbey
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Big Ben
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 9
    Changing of the Guard
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 10
    Downing Street
    Stop: 5 minutes
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Scottytravels27
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We had a customised day tour of London for 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 and 11. Communication was fantastic from the moment of booking with Gio taking a real interest in our children's wish list and making other suggestions to the itinerary.

Our tour guide was Flic and we could not rate her highly enough. Flic was engaging and had a level of knowledge that demonstrated the time and effort she had invested in preparing for our tour.

We absolutely appreciated having Flic to guide us around the Tower of London directing us to interesting parts and telling us about the history. We travelled on the tube several times including the new Elizabeth line, seen filming locations for Paddington & Harry Potter and went on the London Eye. There were many other facts and stories shared through our tour and we would not hesitate to arrange another tour with Private London Tours and Flic.
Written 27 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charlie B
Milwaukee, WI5 contributions
Sep 2021
Where to begin? This was an absolutely incredible tour. From the start, Gio, the tour operator, was highly responsive, collaborative, and full of great suggestions. I felt prepared for the trip and was able to provide a lot of input.

THe morning of the trip, Jasmin, an actress and comic who is legitimately hilarious and whose face I would (as an American) put on the Mount Rushmore of Great Tour Guides met me on time in the lobby. From there we began our journey by foot and bus where I received a survey of all of the major London landmarks from Tower Bridge where Jasmin pulled up a hilarious YouTube video to embellish her storytelling, to Piccadilly Circus. Along the way Jasmin was full of stories both funny and tragic about London's history. She was also keen to get to know each other so it really felt like I had a longtime friend showing me around their city.

We stopped for a brief lunch (note to self, "Club Soda" is not a thing here, order "sparkling water" in the future or you will be mercilessly roasted in the best possible way). Following lunch, we saw so many sights including Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, the Diana Memorial, and ended our day outside Westminster Abbey at the Abraham Lincoln statue.

One important note, this is primarily a survey of major London sights with hours of accompanying stories, facts, legends, etc. You don't go into the sights (I suppose you could but it would take away from your time with your guide). I knew that going into it so I had the right expectations but if you're expecting to actually enter Buckingham Palace book a different tour or work with Gio to see how you can make that happen.

I can't say enough good things. If you're on the fence for any reason, be it price, timing, or anything else, put those concerns out of your mind and book this tour today. Request Jasmin if you can - both she and Gio will go out of their way to make your tour perfect.
Written 20 September 2021
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Thank you Charlie for your kind comments. Jasmin says you both got on like a house on fire and she thoroughly enjoyed her day showing you around London. All the best!
Written 28 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lee H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Gavin was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about all things London and focused on the topics we suggested when we first set up the tour. We got the inside view of history from a 5th generation Londoner (especially about his family’s experiences during the two great wars). Our 14 year old daughter said it was a great day … the best part of the day was the tour guide!
Written 4 April 2022
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GioPLT
Thank you so much for your kind words - I'm delighted you enjoyed your time with us and I have passed your review onto Gavin who will be very happy to read it!
Written 5 April 2022
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Brian K
3 contributions
We customized 2 days of private tours for our group of 7 with ages ranging from 84 to 13. It was a wonderful and memorable experience. The communication was frequent both before and after the tours. I felt highly confident that we would have a great experience and they did not disappoint. Highly recommend for all families to make the most of your time in London.

Day 1 included Tower of London, Westminster abbey, and the Churchill war rooms. Our guide met us at our hotel and was full of knowledge and energy. The coach was in pristine condition and driver was A+ in terms of professionalism and courtesy. After a full day, we were dropped back off at our hotel.

Day 2 included Windsor castle and Hampton court. Again, fabulous tour guide and driver. We learned so much and saw so much by being with this private tour. Worth every penny (pound 😎).

I will use again when returning to London.
Written 26 June 2022
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Catherine T
Mount Juliet, TN28 contributions
May 2022
This was my husband and my first trip to London, and we didn’t want to be on what we call “cattle call” tours. We wanted to make it a personal experience and Private London Tours and Gio delivered in ways that went above and beyond our expectations. Working with Gio ahead of time was easy and he even helped with things that weren’t “tour” related since we knew very little about London. We did five days of private tours with Gavin, Georgie, and Michael and we loved them all. Each guide was warm, open, and very knowledgeable.

What we valued most was that Gio worked with us ahead of time to find out our interests and convey this to each guide. This allowed the guides to know we were going to take lots of pictures (photography is a hobby of ours) and my husband was going to talk history.

We started out with the Imperial War Museum with Michael. My husband is very into WWII history and Michael had the passion to match. Michael and he talked up a storm about both the British view of WWII and the American view. We learned a lot about the blitz and how London and Londoners survived.

Gavin was our guide on two different days. The first was the changing of the guards, Westminster Abby, Churchill War Rooms, and West London walking tour. Gavin went above and beyond by not only taking us to the beginning of the changing to the guards at St. James Court for great photos, but as soon as they were marching towards Buckingham Palace, he took us to a second vantage point so we could get photos of the new guards coming out of the barracks. While this was a long day with a lot of information, we had so much fun with Gavin time seemed to fly. The second day with Gavin included Stonehenge inner circle tour and Bath. Gavin once again delivered not only history, but also a caring and genuine interest in us making it seem we were seeing the sights with an old friend instead of a guide.

Windsor Castle and Hampton Court with Georgie was another great day. Georgie was able to answer all our questions as we toured both sites, but what made it most enjoyable is Georgie herself. She is enthusiastic about history and making sure we had the best time. Georgie was so excited that the Queen was in residence at Windsor Castle the day we toured, and this excitement just radiated to all we did throughout the day. Hampton Court was just as exciting to Georgie, and she made sure we knew all the tidbits of information about King Henry VIII which made it even more relatable.

I could go on and on about each of the guides and how wonderful they were. While there were all different, each one made us feel we were with old friends not just another person they were guiding.

We did have a hiccup with the day we did the Tower of London and the Borourgh Food Tour, but it was quickly remedied by Gio, so this doesn’t change our view that touring London with Private London Tours is the best experience you could have in London. We will use Private London Tours again when we return to London without question.
Written 14 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roberto R
San Antonio, Texas, United States17 contributions
We took a full day tour of London. Admittedly, we were ambitious in that we wanted to see a lot in one day. Gio tailored a tour for us and it was great! Dani, our tour guide, had a lot of energy and an incredible amount of knowledge. It was a long day, but she never stopped telling us stories of the history behind the locations. I even asked her some questions just to mess with her to see if she could answer and she always knew the answer! It was a great day and my family was very happy. I highly recommend the company and Dani as your guide.
Written 5 April 2022
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GaryT0924
Powder Springs, GA21 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
We had a wonderful day with Emily as our guide. At our request we saw The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and The Churchill War Room. We got more than this as Emily showed as things along the way, even weaving us through many celebrative Londoners so that we could be a part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebration.
Emily proved to be warm and knowledgeable.
We had a special and memorable day and much of that was because of Emily!
Written 11 June 2022
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GioPLT
Thank you so much for the review. I have passed this onto Emily and she’s delighted! What a special time to be in London during this unique celebration!
Written 12 June 2022
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TravelMom2468
Northern Virginia, VA9 contributions
Nov 2021
We did three tours with Private London Tours:

1. A day tour including Westminster Abbey, Churchill's War Rooms, Borough Market for lunch, Tower of London, and a walk across the top of Tower Bridge
2. The British Museum
3. Hampton Court with a private car

They are all 5+ stars! Our guides were knowledgable and personable. They engaged our 10.5 year old daughter and focused on things that were of interest to her. My husband and I have both visited London many times and we learned many things as well. The guides were so much more than someone who had merely completed a course; they were truly experts and were able to translate that expertise into a presentation that appealed to all three members of our family.

It was so easy to be able to make all arrangements through Gio and not have to worry about the timing of booking individual entrances to each site. There were a few sights we weren't able to visit on this trip and I look forward to using Private London Tours again soon!
Written 16 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
What a kind review - thank you so much for touring with us. I've passed on your words to Georgie, Kathy and Aaron. It will such a pleasure to host your family and we're all super excited to see you again soon!
Written 18 January 2022
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J W
Lincoln, NE478 contributions
Oct 2021
We loved our private tour with Georgie. She was amazing. She showed us so many amazing things and told us lots of cool history about London and the places we visited. I don't know how she remembers it all. She was so personable and took the time to know what we liked. I would highly recommend a tour with Private London Tours. We can't wait to go back and do another tour with Georgie. She was the best private guide we've ever had.
Written 7 November 2021
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GioPLT
Wow what a compliment for Georgie - I’ve passed this review onto her and I’m sure it will make her day. Thank you so much for booking with us and hopefully next time Georgie can show you even more of London - or perhaps a day trip outside the city.
Written 15 December 2021
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holtzjo
Garden City, NY2 contributions
My family was scheduled to visit London at the end of June 2020. After much research on London private tour guides, I was lucky enough to find Gio from Private London Tours Ltd. He planned out 2 great days for us to see the London sights and to head out to visit Windsor Castle. His insights were spot on for our family and we were very much looking forward to the trip. Unfortunately we weren’t able to go given the current environment. Gio was very accommodating on the cancellation and went above and beyond to secure refunds for tickets that he had already purchased for the various sites we planned to attend. We will definitely book with Gio when things get back to normal and we can get to London. Thanks for your time and effort Gio!
Written 24 May 2020
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Thank you so much for your review - I really appreciate it. I think it's really important to treat our guests fairly and I am glad the flexible cancellation policy worked well. Excellent customer service is the founding principle of Private London Tours and I always want to make sure that our guests are happy. Hopefully the current situation ends soon and we can pick right back up where we were and our guides can welcome you our amazing city! See you soon!
Written 14 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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amayab487
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Perfect Day in London!
We had a fantastic experience with our guide, Gavin, and driver, Tamvir. We learned so much in just one day and our
UncommonGround
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Fantastic tour company! Gio is awesome!
Superb company for great tours. Due to Covid, I communicated with Gio over a two year period of time. He was always
shelleyf2017
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Worth what you pay!
Wonderful tour of the Cotswolds and Bath. Wonderful guide who was so knowledgeable and lovely driver and vehicle. C
Hoosiergirl748
Hoosiergirl748
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Two Great Tours In and Around London
Gio was great to work with and lined up two outstanding tours for us, one a custom walking tour of London and the o
Ellie K
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Gavin + Stonehenge = MAGIC
Wait a fantastic day with Gavin! He was born to do this and it shows how much he loves his work. He provided a lot
ginym2020
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Two unique tours with the PLT team!
Our family took two unique tours with PLT and their team. We did a 1/2 day walking & Westminster Abbey tour as wel
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Fantastic day trip to Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford
We had a great day visiting Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford with Gavin. Gavin is extremely knowledgeable and a plea
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Travel Agents feel secure booking this company
PLT what a hidden gem!!! I am a travel agent and it was my client who actually found this company!! They are so p
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Expert tour Guides
Our family did four tours with private London tours during Christmas/New Years 2021/2022. Our tour guides and drive
LauraD6473
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My favorites - walking and talking - a morning at the Tower of London
What fun! We had the best day touring the Tower of London with Aaron. We added a walking tour of the City of Lond
Lyza21
Lyza21
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FABULOUS!!
I can't possibly say enough here to convey what an absolutely fantastic day I had. Gavin was wonderful and SO know
A509BEdianed
A509BEdianed
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Best Private Tour in Europe!
After booking other private tours in Paris, Rome and Barcelona, our experience with Gio at London Private Tours was
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London with a touch
They did a wonderful job accommodating us. I requested a tour with very little notice and Dani our tour guide was e
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Tower of London Private Tour
Our small group did a private tour of the Tower of London with Dani and it was our favorite experience of the trip.
TravelGuy401
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Amazing time in London
My daughter (14 yo) and I booked two half-day tours and ended up booking a third half-day since it was a great expe
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