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Professional London tourist guide


OK, you’ve booked your flight to London. Check. Found a nice hotel in the centre, bit expensive, but convenient. Check. Decided on tickets for Blood Brothers and managed to get a deal on We Will Rock You tickets online. Check. Right, now what else are you going to do? One of the best ways to see London is to find a professional London tourist guide who can take you to some of the more famous sights like the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben but also some of the more hidden gems that most people don’t even know exist.

A whole host of London walks are available but it’s important you only choose a guide that has been recommended or has a Blue Badge – these are professional tourist guides that meet a certain level of knowledge and experience. They really know what they are talking about and can make a real difference to your trip.

There are so many exciting and intriguing parts to London that it’s impossible to see everything in one or even ten trips. Tours are broken down into specific categories, Victorian London, Shakespeare’s London or the London of Charles Dickens. There are specific tours of Theatreland, sometimes including backstage or theatre tours. Another popular tour is tracing the events of World War II including a trip to the Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum.

A cruise on the Themes river
One of the most marvellous things about London is that there are so many free events and exhibitions. Nearly all museums are free of charge to residents and tourists alike. So a trip to London needn’t break the bank, especially of you plan ahead and make the most of the theatre ticket offers and half price theatre tickets that are available. Hunt out the best deals online before you travel and take advantage of the low cost of attractions like the London Eye and Madame Tussauds.

 Eating in London isn’t always expensive, especially if you take advantage of the pre-theatre meal deals that are available from about 6pm. Often theatre tickets are packaged with restaurants and you can find really good deals online. If in doubt, ask! And your London tour guide can often give you some insider tips...

Of course, most guidebooks have enough information for you to hunt out some of London’s secrets, and the internet has a zillion articles on London and its history, but by hiring the services of a professional London tourist guide you can often skip the crowds, get exclusive access to historical buildings and ask as many questions as you, or the kids, can think of. Plus, most of London’s tour guides don’t bite. Well, not often anyway!



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