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“Outstanding Experience!!”
Review of London Detours

London Detours
Ranked #126 of 679 Tours in London
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Owner description: We take great pride in showcasing the creative side of London with our amazing walking tours. Discover the History, Street Art and Community through the streets of the Capital. Come join the adventure and explore.
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Outstanding Experience!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

For anyone looking for a tour of London (walking or otherwise), where you are going to learn important and meaningful information and history about this city, don't miss this experience. Joe took us on the Westminster tour and it was excellent. You can tell that he really loves his job and his city which truly results in a great experience for his customers. My teenage boys really connected with Joe, and as a result learned alot more about London than if they had sat on a bus listening to a scripted commentary. At the time of our tour, Joe was preparing to lead a London Detours charity event that would positiviely impact his community. In preparation for this event, we had the opportunity to participate in an interview with Joe and "Talk Radio Europe" while the tour was occuring , which was great. As we look back on our family trip to the UK and Italy, this tour was a highlight - not to be missed!!

Visited August 2012
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Los Angeles
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great time had by all”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We went on the Westminster detour with Joe and really enjoyed the tour. Joe is a really great guy and has a ton of passion for his job. He met us right on time and was very responsive as we got a bit turned around when we first got there via the tube trying to find him.

Right from the start his enthusiam was contagious and the entire family was hanging on his every word. We had our son 21, and two girls 17, and 16 along and everybody like the tour. Our daughter who can be tough on her reviews said "great great tour" afterwords which is high praise indeed from her. Joe kept the tour fun and spontaneous. Changing a few things as he learned our interests. You will enjoy this tour I am sure.

Visited August 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“London Detours Street Art tour”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

If anyone has the latchkey to London's hidden gems then Joe does. He is personable, he is funny and he literally goes that extra mile to make a tour around the walls and crooks and crannies of the East End an art lovers and curiosity seeker's delight. If you are interested in seeing another London that the tourist trail simply doesn't hit then Joe's tour will be right up your street! Cheers Joe!

Visited August 2012
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London
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“Don't miss out on a London Detour”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

This was the second time I'd done a street art tour with Joe. The first time was a bitterly cold day in April but Joe's tour just brightened up our day. So I contacted Joe to see if he could do a shorter tour and team building exercise for my team at work. I wasn't sure what some of my colleagues would make of it - but Joe was just as funny, knowledgeable, engaging and passionate second time round as he was on the first tour. I think I speak for the enire team when I say what a great afternoon it was. Joe even managed to pull off a team building session around street art - he really listened to what we wanted to get out of the afternoon, totally understood it and gave us something that really worked. I really couldn't recommend Joe and London Detours highly enough - for either leisure or work. Take a Detour or you're missing out. Thanks Joe! Kate x

Visited August 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Get off the beaten path”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

When we decided to go to London we knew that we did not want the typical bus tour of the attractions. Going on the Westminster Detour was the best part of our time in London. We booked the tour early in our stay and it helped us get a great overview of the city so we could explore more easily after. Joe was an amazing tour guide, he was funny and informative. He opened our eyes to not only the obvious history in the city but the unique and quirky side as well. This tour is a must do!!!

Visited July 2012
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