MORE HALF-DAY LONDON PRIVATE TOURS BY ‘TUBE’
Note: We no longer operate Half-Day London Private Tours by car. The combined cost of fuel, parking, road tax, congestion charges and operating licences means we cannot effectively offer value for money with this option.
However, we do offer the same tour by ‘tube’ (the Londoners’ nickname for the subway transit system). Here are five advantages of the tube alternative:
- Cost-effective: typically, a family of four will save up to £100.00 over the previous car option. We can take larger families too (up to 10).
- Time-effective: usually a faster way to get around the city, giving you more time to enjoy your tour. As London Transport advertising once proclaimed: ‘It’s quicker by tube!‘
- Eco-friendly: kinder to the environment, and healthier too, with a little more walking involved. Not too much walking, but enough to burn off some excess calories!
- Engaging: interact with the city, just like a local.
- Iconic: adds another dimension to the London visitor experience. As the oldest and largest underground transit system in the world, it’s practically an attraction in itself.
Tour price includes:
- The tour and any options as laid out in the itinerary above.
- Personal qualified guide.
- Private guided tours of all attractions in your itinerary except where stated.
Tour price does not include:
- Tube travel tickets. If required, these are added to the price at £10.00 person.
- Tickets to attractions: These are usually pre-booked by us at the attraction’s standard rate including any transaction fees.
- The cost of meals or refreshments.
- Gratuities or tips to guide (at client’s discretion).
HALF-DAY LONDON PRIVATE TOURS
PRICES & PRACTICAL INFORMATION
● Description: half-day tour in London by ‘tube’
– conducted by accredited guide.
● Meet: any central London address.
● Depart/return times: 8:30am-12:30pm.
● Number of persons: up to 10.
● Tour price: £280.00*
– *plus travel tickets (as needed) at £10.00 pp.
– *plus pre-booked attraction tickets.
JACK-THE-RIPPER – HALF-DAY TOUR
Your driver-guide will pick-you up from your central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time. Then, the only private tour that visits ALL the murder scenes in the terrifying Jack-the-Ripper canon. Discover the terrifying truth behind the legend in one spine-chilling tour. Setting the scene, the district of Whitechapel, in the East End of London, lies near the dockside once prowled by cut-throat pirates. Here, the hideously deformed Elephant Man was cruelly taunted by late-Victorian society. But that same Victorian society was itself haunted by the blood-curdling deeds of a sadistic murderer, the first in history labelled a serial-killer. With many sites still conveying a sense of spookiness, we descend yet further into the depths of the Ripper’s madness, and ask, what kind of demons would possess someone to perpetrate such devilish deeds? There is a chance of visiting the infamous Ten Bells pub, where some of the victims were picked up. Finally, we make our way back along the dark silent river that has claimed so many victims of its own. Here we discuss likely Ripper suspects, and the legacy of the legend. Murder, mayhem and mystery… dare you try our Jack-the-Ripper in Private Tour?
● 4-hour driving tour. Subject to availability. Not recommended for children.
KEW GARDENS – HALF-DAY TOUR
Your driver-guide will pick-you up from your central London hotel or place of residence at the specified time. Then, a visit to the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens in south-west London. Opened in 1759, the site was originally a royal garden belonging to the eldest son of King George II. Today it covers 120 hectares and contains 1/8 of all flowering species known on earth, plus a number of ‘champion’ trees, and many rare plants. There are 40 listed buildings such as the humid Palm House, built in 1888, which maintains a rain-forest climate with its own tropical sound system, and contains the world’s oldest pot plant. Also worth visiting is the Princess of Wales Conservatory, featuring ten climate areas and a butterfly zone, and the Waterlily House featuring the Giant Amazonian Waterlily. Other highlights include the Temple of Arathusa, a Japanese farmhouse traditionally thatched with bamboo, and a tree-walk. Your guide will conduct you on a short walking tour, then you can take advantage of the land-train to see the full extent of the gardens. With just about everything to pique the interest of the green-fingered gardener, it only remains to add that the bookshop offers the country’s largest collection of horticultural books.
● Usually open daily. Admission payable on entry.