PROFESSIONAL, PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS OF LONDON
Alexander Davy — Your London Blue Badge Tour Guide.
Blue Badge Guides have undertaken an intensive 2 year course & have passed 11 exams helping them achieve the highest tourist guiding qualification in the UK, because of this they are the only external guides permitted to guide the major sites – e.g. St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Windsor Castle.
TOURS FOR EVERY
TIME OF THE YEAR!
As a Blue Badge guide and a London Black Taxi driver, I have an in-depth knowledge of London. Come rain or shine, I've got you covered - you can rest assured the typically unpredictable British weather will not ruin our day, which makes it ideal to have a tour any time of year.
Taking a taxi tour is a fantastic way to see all the major sites in London. There is a four-hour & a six-hour tour, we will visit St. James's and Mayfair which are two of London’s most exclusive areas as well as:
• Big Ben
• Buckingham Palace
• Houses of Parliament
• St. James Palace
• Westminster Abbey
• Tower of London
• Shakespeare’s Globe
• Plus lots of hidden gems!
Half Day: £399 (up to 4hrs, max 6 people)
Full Day: £550 (up to 6hrs, max 6 people)
There will be plenty of time to stop, so you can take photos and take a walk around to get the feel of the real London. I can customize the tour, adapting it to include your particular requests, or I can plan everything for you.
Below you will find 5 popular sites in London that my clients like to visit, you can choose any two sites for a four-hour tour.
2 Landmarks: £249 (up to 4hrs, max 6 people)
TOWER OF LONDON
Is a huge castle in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world, built in the eleventh century it has been a castle, a royal palace, a prison and even a zoo! We will see the Crown Jewels, the Beefeaters, the Ravens and find out about some of the fascinating people connected with the Tower.
Underneath the streets of Westminster is a perfectly time capsule that takes us back to WWII, the secret cabinet war rooms, where Winston Churchill helped defend the country in its ‘Darkest Hour’.
A World Heritage site and one of the greatest churches in the world, it is where thirty kings and queens are buried, it is the nation's coronation church and is where 16 royal weddings have taken place. Amongst many other things we will see where Prince William and Catherine Middleton married in 2011, and we will see Henry VII’s Lady Chapel, one of the architectural highlights of the country.
Dedicated to human history, art and culture from historic times to the present, it’s collections are from ancient to modern cultures from around the world. It’s collection includes the Parthenon Marbles, the Rosetta Stone and the statue of Rameses II.
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western Europe art in the world, dating from the 13th to the 20th century and painted by some of the world's greatest artists. The paintings range from medieval altarpieces, the Italian renaissance, the Dutch golden age to the work of the Impressionists.
ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
Known as the ‘Nation's Church’, it has been the site of state funerals for some of our greatest military leaders and is where the nation goes to celebrate and express their sorrow. It is also one of the architectural highlights of London, completed in 1710 by the master builder Christopher Wren.
Below you can find details of some of my most popular out of town tours:
Hampton Court Palace £500
Windsor & Hampton Court Palace £725
Stonehenge & Bath £990
Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite home, and the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world, which has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost a thousand years. We will visit St. George’s Chapel which has a Royal burial vault where Henry VIII & other monarchs are buried, and it was also the location of Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle.
HAMPTON COURT PALACE
It consists of two palaces in one, a Tudor palace built in the early sixteen centuries and a baroque palace built by Sir Christopher Wren in the eighteenth century. We’ll see the largest surviving Renaissance kitchen in Europe capable of serving sixteen hundred meals a day and walk through Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens.
The most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world with a history dating back over five thousand years, a place of enduring mystery, built as a temple - a place of ceremony, of burial and of celebration. Let me explain to you the difference between the Land of the Living & the Land of the Living!
Boasting numerous imposing landmarks and attractions, such as the Royal Crescent, Queens Square and the Pulteney Bridge, the city is most well known for its Roman Baths which are among the most significant historical sites in Europe.
HEAR FROM MY CLIENTS
“Our four-hour trip with Alex was fantastic. He took us to the expected sites….. He also took us to the not so familiar parts and shared knowledge that we otherwise would not have been able to experience on our own. Alex was very knowledgeable and a fun person to spend 4 hours with.”