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“Great guide - Highlight of our week. Glen can tailor a tour for YOU.” 5 of 5 stars
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Gren Tours Ltd
94 Brook St - Registered Office, London DA8 1JF, England
+44 7949 185140
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Owner description: My name is Glen Portch. I offer personalised, private tours of London and Britain for individuals, small or large groups. Tours can be on foot/public transport, by car or by bus for larger groups. Why choose me as your guide? I am the highest rated 'Blue Badge' qualified guide in the London sightseeing listings. The 'Blue Badge' is the highest qualification awarded by the Institution of Tourist Guiding. As such, I am permitted to conduct tours inside many attractions such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.
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Birmingham MI USA
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“Great guide - Highlight of our week. Glen can tailor a tour for YOU.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

We just returned (June 2009) from London. We hired Glen based on the tripadvisor.com reviews. His tour was one of the highlights of our week. He was very knowledgable, professional, friendly, informative. He was also great with our kids (ages 12 and 14) and kept them involved. He tailored our 13 hour out-of-London day tour for us: kid's event (Warwick Castle) and covered the Cotswolds area villages (our favorite), Stonehenge, Stratford (excellent), and the English countryside. His knowledge of London and many other London area items made the tour very informative on this long day. On the return to our hotel he even stopped by and gave us a mini Beatles tour and took our picture on the famous Abbey Road site. His new Mercedes van was large and very comfortable - obviously much better than a crowded bus. The tour seemed expensive at first but if you consider his personal service, great attitude and all his knowledge, his tour covers a lot of ground and information - It is well worth it!! Thank you, Glen!The Corbett's from Birmingham, Michigan.

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“Fabulous tour guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

Visited london with husband. Three weeks, two on cruise, on in London. Hired Glen for five days. Wonderful, fabulous great, words cannot describe. Glen researched and took tiem to find the things of interst to my husband, his first visit. After two weks of cruise line tours, Glen provided, rock and roll tour. He knows all there is to know about London and rock and roll, dates, places, lyrics, meanings, concerts. My husband was very impressed. I had met Glen in summer 2008 while on vacation with 10 year old grand daughter, one daughter with broken foot wheel chair (paris souvenior), and other daughter. Glen was great with injured daughter, great with kids (corny jokes), and kept all of us interested and entertained. Hired him for our trip this summer and was not disappointed. Any place in the UK Glen will know all about it. Took time to research maritime history and points of interest for my husband. Greenwhich, Portsmouth, Thames water barrier, maritime history museum, all of which were great.

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“Absolutley Fantastic!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

My family and I spent 2 days with Glen last July on a trip to London. In 2 days with Glen we saw more and learned more than we could have in a week on our own. He is a master of British history and mades places like Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Horse Guards, and everything else come alive.
Absolutley money well spent and we learned and saw more with Glen in 2 days than numerous previous trips on my own. Glen is also a master of rock n roll history and can answer questions regarding The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and any other British rock group. He is extremely flexible and will help you decide what is best suited for your likes. We immediately felt like we were with a long time friend.

Mike, Pam & Gavin Robinson
Leawood, Kansas USA

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New Jersey
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“Better then the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

We spent the day touring London with Glen of Gren Tours. He truly possesses a vast knowledge of everything London: history, art, movies, rock n roll and much much more. You will be entertained while learning
more then you could every retain. He customized our tour to maximize our time and made sure all of our "must sees" were included. Glen is frankly the best of the best , and you will have a wonderful time regardless of your destination. We look forward to our next trip to London and touring again with Glen. Thanks Glen for a wonderful day. Lisa & Len-NJ

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“If you want an excellent overview of London, Glen is your man”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

We treat vacations in Europe like a short college course in history, art, economics, religion and politics. Glen Portch delivered! He was entertaining, interesting, intellectual and fun. He was happy to discuss any topic that popped into our heads (the plague of 1348 for example). We didn't get all of his British jokes, but we were so glad he tried them out on us! You can't go wrong with taking a private tour with Glen. You will not be disappointed.

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