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Hobnob Tours

#203 of 1,638 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About Hobnob Tours
Hobnob Tours provides fun and entertaining tours of Hampton Court Palace and the City of Westminster bringing history to life through storytelling. Tours of the City of Westminster include the areas of St James', Westminster and Mayfair. Tours at Hampton Court Palace explore Henry VIII's and William III's palaces including Henry's splendid apartments, his vast kitchens, the gallery haunted by the ghost of one of his wives and William's sumptuous state apartments. Adult and family groups are equally welcome and content is adapted to keep all parties completely enthralled! Hobnob Tours is owned and run by Sandy Rhodes who is a fun and entertaining guide - her relaxed style and storytelling technique has prompted some to say: 'it is like exploring with a close friend'.
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Emma O wrote a review Nov 2021
London, England, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Sandy is an excellent guide. My husband & our boys thoroughly enjoyed their tour of Mayfair. They haven't stopped talking about the tour since! Sandy personalised the tour to suit our boys - 13 & 9. A highlight for them were the Bentley & Ferrari car garages on Berkley Square. Sandy arranged for them to actually go inside. My husband found some of the quirky facts about the buildings fascinating. We will definitely book up another tour very soon.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Simon B wrote a review Oct 2021
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Sandy is absolutely first class! We did a team tour and even though we are Mayfair based we have lots to learn and that we did on this tour. Insightful, fun and engaging, Sandy really does do a great job. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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mallorylmeans wrote a review Mar 2020
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Sandy gave my husband and I a 3-hour personal tour of Hampton Court Palace and she was fabulous! She is super friendly, engaging and made us feel comfortable right from the start. She tailored the tour to our interests - it was extremely informative and entertaining! She was happy to answer our questions and shared lots of details / stories we wouldn’t have learned on a self-guided tour. We had to reschedule our tour multiple times due to unforeseen circumstances but she was incredibly flexible and accommodating. Going beyond the tour, Sandy shared plenty of travel tips, recommendations and provided directions on how to get to and from Hampton Court from our hotel. We hope to book her for more tours on our next trip to London! Highly recommended! Thanks so much, Sandy!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Hi Mallory and David, I am so pleased you enjoyed our time together having gone through so many permutations to arrange the tour! You were so determined to get to see Hampton Court that the least I could do was to make sure you made it! There is so much to see at Hampton Court and your interest in history meant that I could add in lots of additional information knowing that you would be interested for example, why the Queens wore so many layers of clothing! When you return to London let's do the St James'/Mayfair tour and maybe by then, my new tour around Southwark will be up and running too! So pleased you made it home without a hitch. Keep well. Sandy
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Betsey L wrote a review Jan 2020
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Sandy is an excellent tour guide! Thorough, professional, knowledgeable. She made the tour at our level of understanding and was personable. Answered our questions and made relevant recommendations for follow up.
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Response from Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Hi Betsey, it was an absolute pleasure to take you and Danny around Hampton Court. We were lucky with the weather and you managed to navigate your way to the palace without a hitch - so glad you asked for directions! Maybe next time we can continue the Henry VIII theme and explore St James' in central London together. Thanks again. Sandy
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Jay W wrote a review Dec 2019
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Sandy provided our family of 7 (ages 14-75) with a great introductory tour of the St. James area. She was able to accomodate all of our requests and discuss our collective interests in the area on a wide range of topics from architecture to cuisine to the royal family. She was timely, efficient and pleasant to spend time with. I would highly recommend her.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours
Responded Jan 1, 2020
Hi Jay, thank you so much for a lovely review. It was a pleasure guiding the three generations of your family around the historic St James' area particularly as they seemed so interested in the history. Whether it was the tales of how St James' Palace became the focal point for so many Royal events or the stories associated with Buckingham Palace and its long line of residents, your family lapped them up! Do let me know when you are next in London - perhaps we could explore Mayfair, the home to the aristocracy! Thanks again Jay. Sandy
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