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Great British Tours

Address: Porchester Square, London W2 6AW, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
Phone Number: +44 20 7193 8770
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$381*
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Private Tour: Chauffeur-Driven English Castles...
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Ranked #257 of 1,161 Activities in London
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Great British Tours offer a great range London walking tours of and...
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Great British Tours offer a great range London walking tours of and private chauffeur driven tours of London and the UK. Visit the website to see what's on offer.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a great time at the cupcake tour. Guides John and Ross were funny and knew a lot about the places we visited, West London, Rock & Roll and Harry Potter! The tour visits 6 bakeries, all of them very good, although not all of them very cordial (the girl at Ladurée couldn't wait for us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were met by Patricia our tour guide right outside Cuckoo's bakery. We were immediately handed a little goody bag with a big cupcake inside. Patricia was very friendly and funny, she made every effort to connect with everyone in the group. The establishments we visited were all places I'd never been before and would definitely take my friends to... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Do not book this tour! It is a complete sham! My mum booked this tour as a present for me for Christmas. We arrived 15 minutes early for the tour and nobody showed up. No tour guide. No phone number to call them. Emailed but no reply. Waited for nearly an hour and nothing, no information. Went on there website... More 

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thecelebrityplanet, Manager at Great British Tours, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had such a poor experience, and that we have not dealt promptly with your complaint. This by no means represents the standard of service we set ourselves. Our sincere apologies to you, and we ask you to email direct to ferry@besttours.com with your original booking details so that we can investigate the issue and... More 

Biggar, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wild weather but tour went ahead. It would have been easy to get separated from your group as did 2 of our members. Tour went to a variety of 'shops' where we had some samples. The chocolates /cakes were delicious. There was not that much information on each establishment but the girl did her best . I was disappointed that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

TERRIBLE!!!!I booked this tour 2 weeks in advance via amazon and was very much looking forward to it. The day of the tour we got there 15 minutes before, as told to do, and waited and waited in the freezing cold and wind, for nothing. We decided to leave and later on we received a text to tell us the... More 

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thecelebrityplanet, Manager at Great British Tours, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your poor experience with the Graffiti Tour. We'd be very grateful if you could get in touch direct with ferry@besttours.com, with your booking details, so that we can arrange a voucher for a free tour for you at a future time. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on the Graffiti tour on January 10th. Rob, our tour guide, is very good and knows a lot about the subject. However, in hinsight I must say that we might have lost out quit a bit. Why? As recommended on the site we came 15 minutes earlier. As Rob was 35 minutes late we were at the point... More 

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thecelebrityplanet, Manager at Great British Tours, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were rather disappointed with your experience on the Graffiti Tour, though we're pleased that your guide made a good impression. Still, we note your comments about the content of the tour which we do keep under constant review. We sincerely value all feedback and thank you for taking the time for this response. More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I can only speak about the ghost walk through London. After reading a few reviews, we decided to buy our tickets through groupon for £10 (instead of £20 on the official site) It wasn't probably worth a penny! I feel sorry for the tour guide, he was trying to make a living after all. Looking like a tourist didn't help.... More 

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thecelebrityplanet, Manager at Great British Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give feedback about the London Ghost Walk tour. We do explain on our website about the underground travel - 'A valid Travelcard/Oystercard is required to take part in the London Ghost Walk'. Still, we note your comments about the content of the tour, and we do take all feedback into account when reviewing... More 

Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I accompanied my 8year old grandson on this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. I expected him to become bored after the first hour and I thought I would be happy to opt out along the way. Tom, the guide, was inspiring and his enthusiasm for the subject touched us all. My grandson,along with other tour members, swapped recollections of past... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I had booked this tour well in advance for my wife and her sister for July 2014. My wife tried to confirm the booking while in London but could only get an answering machine. My wife called me and I tried from Australia but no luck. I called Viator who I booked through and they managed to get someone who... More 

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thecelebrityplanet, Manager at Great British Tours, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you had a poor experience with our Downton Abbey tour in July. This by no means represents the standard of service we set ourselves, and we offer our apologies to you, and ask you to email direct to ferry@besttours.com with your original booking details so that we can investigate the issue and arrange a refund... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My friend and I had an awesome afternoon munching on cupcakes and macarons (and storing spares in our tupperware containers - my friend is very organised). John was an excellent tour guide, and in addition to being impressively knowledgable about cupcakes, macarons and the places we were visiting to procure them, he covered a lot of history of the areas... More 

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