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Context London Tours

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Address: 2 College Place, London SW10 0QZ, England
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+44 20 3514 1780
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Context London organizes small-group walking tours of London led by...

Context London organizes small-group walking tours of London led by scholars and experts in a variety of topics. Walks happen daily or can be arranged on request and cover such topics as art history, architectural history, cuisine, and the major sites of this city.

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Introduction to London Archetecture

We just returned from London and one of the highlights of the trip was our walking tour with David to look at London Archetecture. We learned so much! I had been on Context... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 1, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2015

We just returned from London and one of the highlights of the trip was our walking tour with David to look at London Archetecture. We learned so much! I had been on Context tours in Italy but my friends had not. They were really impressed! David was able to answer all our questions and tailored the trip to our interests.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2014

I want to express my respect and thanks of my recent tour of the British Museum with my really remarkable guide, Lawrence Owens. I could not believe the care he took with the tour, specifically tailoring it to my studies, interests and personality. He took me on a whirlwind walk of three million years' worth of human history that left... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you have smart kids who really want to learn and ask questions, and as a family you want to have guides that are REAL experts in their fields, you CANNOT do better than Context. We used them in Rome and New York, and now London. Our British Museum guide was the real thing -- an enthusiastic and amazing archaelogist... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2014

Like many others, my husband and I have experienced the wonderful guides provided by Context in several cities. We decided to take a tour of Hampton Court with Viv because I confess to being a huge Tudor fan and love all the facts about Henry the Eighth! Of course, Viv was very informed and knew all about the royals and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014

Because my husband and I had previously enjoyed Context walks in Paris, Istanbul, Edinburgh, we booked two more on a recent trip to London (Hidden London and the British Museum Guided Tour). As with our previous Context walks, our London groups were small and our guides held doctoral degrees and university-level teaching positions. They know their stuff, and can answer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were so happy that we selected Context Tours for our Tower of London Tour. Sarah Jane gave us an incredibly well informed deep dive into the history and stories of the Tower. She made the very complicated history understandable and interesting. Well worth the investment! We all learned so much!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took three tours with Context while in London earlier this month and thoroughly enjoyed all three. All were group walks, with just 5 people on each, as it turned out. The first walk, "Literary London: The Garden Squares of Bloomsbury", with Kevin, gave us new history and insights into some lovely places we hadn't seen before. Due to a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We did private guided tours of Kensington Palace and the Tower of London. Both were first rate experiences supported by high quality and very engaging docents. The age group in our party straddled 5 to 77 yet both Sarah and Clare were able to keep all enthralled with their mix of history,drama and gossip. While these sites are of course... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our vacation in London was brightened enormously by the docents of Context Tours. We walked through the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Westminster Abbey, and The Tate Museum with Sarah Jane, Phillipa, and Kevin. Honestly, it was like walking through history with old friends, no group larger than four, each walk tailored to our desires, each docent warm, articulate, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

I recently took 2 London Context tours with my 15-year-old grandson -- the Tower of London tour with Clare and the British Museum with Anna. Both tours were excellent. Both were conducted by docents who were very knowledgeable about the subject matter and very well prepared. This is the 3rd city in which I have taken Context tours and I... More 

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