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Address: Flat 6, 35 Poynders Road, London SW48GA, England
Phone Number: 07976840265
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Description: I am a fully qualified, Blue Badge Tourist Guide based in London. I have...
I am a fully qualified, Blue Badge Tourist Guide based in London. I have wide experience of guiding individuals,family groups, tour groups and groups of students of all ages around the iconic sites of London and locations within easy reach of London such as: Oxford, Stratford, Bath, Windsor etc. I would be delighted to welcome you to this fantastic city and to ensure that you have the best possible experience whilst on your trip. Using a Blue Badge Guide ensures the quality of service that you will enjoy and you should be wary of "Free Tours" (they often aren't!) and "Fully Qualified" without the Blue Badge or naming their qualification, from other guides. Please check out my website to see how I can work with you on making your trip to England the very best experience it can be!
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Best London Tour Guide! Beware of Fakes

This summer our family of 4 had our vacation in London. It was highly recommended by close friends that we book a tour with John Gowing. They were there a year prior and said he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This summer our family of 4 had our vacation in London. It was highly recommended by close friends that we book a tour with John Gowing. They were there a year prior and said he was fantastic. Well they were right! John was so knowledgeable about all the main attractions in London and also many attractions that are not covered... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Went to London in late June with my husband for a "trip of a lifetime" vacation. It was just the two of us on the tour - which was great - really focused on our interests. I found Mr. Gowing on TA. We did a day of London highlights (Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Whitehall). We had a great day! We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

John provided a wonderfully informative and entertaining guide of London for family and friends over from Australia. His knowledge of the history of London is second to none- never dull, he brings the story of London and its many wonderful places of interest to life. One of the highlights of the morning tour for everyone, was seeing the changing of... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

John is one of the most interesting and intelligent people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. As a guide he is entertaining and informative and as a person he is a joy to know. He made my trip to England a visit I will never forget and when I return, I will be sure to use his services... More 

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Oakwood Hills Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed John's wit, humor and encyclopedic knowledge of English history on a six day tour of London and the English countryside. John mixed the past and present into a fascinating collage of characters and events that kept us all entertained. John is truly one of the best professional guides available. He made our trip very enjoyable.... More 

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Skokie, Illinois USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of being part of a week long group tour of London led by John Gowing. WOW!! John was not only extremely knowledgeable about his city and country, he was humorous, gracious and very personable. He brought history alive with wonderful anecdotes and clever asides which kept us all laughing. This was my first trip to... More 

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Addlestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I joined John for a tour along the south bank of the Thames. It's a walk that I've done frequently in the past but I don't think I'll ever see it in the same way again. John points out not only on the large iconic landmarks but also the smaller things that we walk past every day without passing a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our family was in the UK in September, and we were thrilled to meet and tour with John, on the recommendation of some friends back home. John's tours of London sights was an absolute highlight of our UK trip! John is exceedingly knowledgeable, engaging, witty, funny, humorous, personal, jabbing (in a good way!), and totally enjoyable. John's little stories and... More 

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West Molesey, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Yet again we called on John's services and yet again he did not let us down. Well done John look forward to arranging another tour soon.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

John recently led my family of four on a full-day tour of London. It's hard to imagine a better way to spend a day this beautiful city! I don't expect you'll find someone who can captivate an audience with detailed stories and witty commentary the way that John can. He delivered incredibly detailed accounts of history, answered my silly questions... More 

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