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Gowing Private Guiding

Flat 6, 35 Poynders Road, London SW48GA, England
07976840265
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Ranked #47 of 571 activities in London
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Twickenham
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We recently did another walking tour with John, this time in Soho and China Town. Being local to the London area we thought we new Soho well.. Clearly not, John's wealth of knowledge and persona far exceeded expectations again. If you need a flexible and knowledgable tour guide John is you man!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

John Gowing is an amazing Blue Badge certified Guide with tireless enthusiasm and fantastic knowledge of all the sights that we went with him from Stratford, Oxford. Hampton Court, Windsor Castle and practically everything in the greater London area. His voice is a delight to listen to and his manners are so polite and charming too. He is simply the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We are a family with 3 boys from 10 to 17. John took us on a private tour of Westminster Abbey just before Christmas. A former English and Sport teacher, he had the professional ability to engage and educate with entertaining stories and explanations. The Abbey is packed with memorials and architectural features and he was able to bring out... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Title says it all. This gentleman can handle big tour groups like a breeze. John is super engaging, funny, down-to-earth, and really friendly. His biggest attribute is his awareness of group interest. If he senses lack of interest at any point, he can act on the fly to make adjustments and keep everybody engaged and entertained. John is the best... More

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West Molesey, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My partner and had John as our walking tour guide ( walking tour of Greenwich) on a recent day out. I've been on a few guided tours,but by far John is the greatest guide I have listened to. I'm very much looking forward to booking You again. I would recommend anyone to contact him.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

John was the best tour guide I have ever had. He was so knowledgable about every site we went to. He is also has very funny jokes and antidotes that will keep you smiling the entire time! Such a great guy, you can tell he is really passionate about what he does and it comes through on his tours. He... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

John took me and the rest of our group to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Oxford. We had many other tour guides throughout our trip, including other Blue Badge ones, and John was BY FAR the best one. If you got to do only one thing in London, anything, I would highly recommend one of John's tours.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

John guided several of my group's trips around London (including Oxford), and I must say that it was an amazing experience. All other guides now seem boring in comparison. He is captivating and knows just about everything! He always has an interesting story to tell, and can answer all questions easily. My entire group loved John at the first meeting,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

John is entertaining, and very knowledgable. We had a group of 19 with all ages. He does not waste your time. All ages enjoyed his tour. He is smooth on delivery, and the sequence of the tour flows well allowing for restrooms, and a snack. When the tour is over, you want him to continue!! We met him at 9:00am,... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband and I experienced a wonderful walking tour with John Gowing who is a Blue Badge Guide. His knowledge, professionalism, and considerations made it very special. We visited Westminster Cathedral, Churchill's War Room, and the Tower of London. Along the way he pointed out things we would want to see and told many interesting stories. His knowledge of the... More

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