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“Exceptional walking tours of London”

Context London Tours
Ranked #80 of 709 Tours in London
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Dallas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exceptional walking tours of London”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was our second extensive experience with Context, the first being in Rome- both times fabulous. The docents were all friendly, engaging and scholarly. Caroline was a tremendous help, answering many questions and making helpful suggestions in arranging our itinerary before leaving home. She was also our docent for a fascinating and memorable visit to the British Museum. Francesca is so knowledgeable and passionate about art, and was a perfect guide for the National Gallery. Sarah was our docent at the Tower of London- she was friendly and engaging and expertly explained the long history of the Tower. Sarah Jane did a wonderful job of guiding us through Westminster Abbey, relating the history of the Abbey to the history of Britain. She also took us inside the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor for prayer- a truly moving and unforgettable experience. Context Travel is an amazing company!

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank Clayton R
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US
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Gastronomic London Tour was A #1”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Kathy K. It was educational and fun. Kathy took us, among other places, to the emerging "Seven Dials" area which is absolutely quaint and has wonderful shops and restaurants. HIGHLY recommend this tour. Wish we had time for other tours with Context - will be using them again in the future.

Visited August 2013
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5 Thank Eurotraveler09
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Berea, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic way to see London and appreciate its history.”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I booked and went on two tours with Context London - Westminster Abbey (Viv) and Hidden London (Lawrence). Both guides were extremely knowledgeable and presented the information in a friendly and easy to digest manner. Based on the size of each tour for future participants, I'm sure that the guides can give information at whatever level of knowledge desired. I was delighted to be complimented by Lawrence Owens on my knowledge of English History - and thus he amped (if there is such a word) it up. I would recommend these tours to any with an interest in English history, architecture, and fun. Lawrence and I finished our tour at Cheshire Cheese down in an ancient cellar having pints with some locals

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank scubadiver12013
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Paris, France
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best way to discover the British Museum”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We couldn't have found a better way to discover the British Museum. Our docent Caroline is passionate about her subject and is a good orator. She made the tour very interesting and dynamic. We had a great time discovering the museum and thanks for her advice for the lunch.

Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Damien D
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Santa Monica, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our family (mom, dad, 9 year old son and 16 year old daughter) took 3 private Context tours in London - British Museum with Lawrence Owens, Tower of London with Viv Haxby and Hampton Court with Sue King and they were all excellent, especially the Tower of London and the British Museum. We also went on to have several additional Context tours in Paris, Florence and Rome. All were outstanding. Kind of expensive, but all absolutely worth deep knowledge and passion that these guides bring to their subjects.

Visited June 2013
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