Private tours of London and the UK
Hello I'm Glyn
That’s me on the left! I look forward to helping you make the most of your time here! As a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide I have lived and worked in and around the London for over 30 years.
Whether you want to travel on foot, by bike, by car, on the Underground or bus, by riverboat or London taxi and whatever your interests, I can put together a Jolly Good Tour to suit you.
There is so much to see and do, why not join me to explore?
Steeped in History
Over 39 million overseas visitors came to the UK in 2017! It is easy to see why, when you consider that London alone boasts three World Heritage sites. These are; the Tower of London, which excitingly houses the Crown Jewels, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and of course maritime Greenwich. The site of the prime meridian, where (if you wanted to) you can stand with one foot each in the western and eastern hemisphere.
Things not always considered
While touring your way around the UK there are a few things that you may not have thought to include…
Engaging with the Art!
Training to become a London Blue Badge Guide introduced me to art in a big way. My eyes were opened to a whole new world, a world I cannot get enough of. Part of the “but is it art?” debate of the modern era includes that widely accessible school of Street Art.
The Dark Side of London
I have been collecting books on London’s darker past with a view to exploring some of the back streets of London and looking at celebrated historic murder cases. I was asked to give a talk on this very subject and this became just the prompt I needed to finally get this together.
Museum of Methodism
Driving in or out of the City of London you will pass the fortress like facade of the Honourable Artillery Company. Next door to that, are the Bunhill Fields, the burial place of “non-conformists”, whose august number include John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe and William Blake.
Secrets of the Tower of London – The Sovereign’s Sceptre
The Tower of London holds, amongst its collection, the largest diamond in the world. Diamonds are measured in carats but how do you represent that to an 8 year old?
Some words from our Jolly Lovely travellers
These are some of the most popular tourist destinations. If you are interested in these or anywhere else a little bit further off the beaten track then I would love to formulate the perfect itinerary for you.
3 day London to Cornwall
From the most glorious sights London has to offer including the capital’s historic centre, through to the contrasting rugged beaches, cliffs and harbour villages of Cornwall.
My top things to see and do
1. Dover Castle
Situated in the county of Kent this medieval castle was founded in the 11th century and has been described as…
One of the best known prehistoric sites in Britain, a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles…
Set in southwest England and known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture….
Just a handful of the wonderful sites to behold and experience throughout England, Wales and Scotland…
Let’s start planning!
There are plenty of fascinating places waiting to be discovered. I look forward to hearing from you and planning your exciting private tour.
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