London Best of the City Fully Customized Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceLondon, United Kingdom
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From USD 237.50

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
  • Spend a day in London with an expert local private guide
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • Get insider tips from your guide and discover London gems
  • Relax on a half- or full-day hassle-free sightseeing tour

What's Included

  • Private guide. Half-day 3.5 hours, and full-day 7 hours options.
  • Design of custom-built itinerary
  • certified guide for museums available on request (museums apply fees)
  • we can recommend and reserve a restaurant
  • Private transportation
  • Museums tickets

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

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Opening hours

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Pickup details

We meet you at your hotel, your residence, or any location you indicate in central London. We are flexible and we offer a tailor-made tour.

What To Expect

Select from either a half- or full-day tour of England’s captivating capital and inform your private guide of your interests when contacted in advance of the tour. Allow your courteous guide to arrange every logistical detail, and then greet your guide at your preferred location on the day of your custom London tour. 

Perhaps visit popular attractions like the Tower of London, or gaze at the iconic spire of Big Ben. Soar to the summit of the Shard for unrivaled views of the capital’s metropolitan sprawl, or explore the colorful vintage clothes markets of Brick Lane and Camden Town. 

Please note: all transport, meal and entrance ticket costs are payable at your own expense. 

See the Itinerary for a sample full-day tour.

Changing of the Guard

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tower of London

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Thames River

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Westminster Abbey

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Playground

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Paul's Cathedral

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Millennium Bridge

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Big Ben

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Covent Garden

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

London Eye

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

The View from The Shard

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Trafalgar Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piccadilly Circus

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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79 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Scot_S, June 2023
We requested Davey based on other reviews, and we could instantly see why he receives such great compliments! He was extremely friendly and provided us with lots of great information about London. He took us to all of the essential places based on what we expressed was of interest to us (hence the purpose of a customized private tour). He answered all of our questions and took an interest in learning more about us at the same time. It was a PERFECT TOUR! We would highly recommend Davey and this tour to everyone! Well worth the price!
Amazing day exploring London
Lori_S, May 2023
Fabulous, amazing, incredible, there are not enough words to describe Fia, our guide, and this tour. We used the Underground and walked on foot to see many of London’s iconic sites as well as some lesser known attractions. Fia presented all the information much like a story at each of our stops, giving us interesting details without bombarding us with information. She always had suggestions where to take the best photos to get the perfect picture. We spent a whole day exploring London, this was definitely a wonderful day. Thanks so much Fia
Intimate London
Carolyn_A, May 2023
The preparations for the coronation. The expertise of our guide, Davey. Our guide was amazing! Took great care of us.
Absolutely delightful!
Alyson_H, May 2023
What a delightful day exploring London! David was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. We covered so much of London. I didn’t think it was possible to do so much in a day! He has such an incredible love of London which comes across on how well versed he is in the culture and history. I highly recommend this your. Trust me you’ll learn so much while having a fabulous time!
Maybe do a different tour
Hans_A, Apr 2023
Gary was a nice guy but we had some misses. Was a little lacking on history while walking Westminster. Changing of the guard was a miss and disappointing. Seems the schedule shifted and he was not aware, but then that why I hired a guide. To know these things. Seems other guides did.
BRENDA_H, Apr 2023
Fia was absolutely wonderful! Very knowledgeable, kind, fun and a wonderful spirit ! We saw the changing of the guards and much more!
Davie was an amazing tour...
Damian_V, Mar 2023
Davie was an amazing tour guide and friend! He was very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining London. For anybody visiting London for the first time I would recommend this tour!
Don’t forget to eat fish and chips
Liliana_D, Dec 2022
We visited all the highlights of London in one day. We did a lot of walking but it was worth it. Our tour guide David was excellent, knowledgeable and patient. I Definitely recommend this tour
Tour with a professional-Davey
Leon_R, Oct 2022
Davey was incredibly knowledgeable about all things London and all things British. Wonderful personality and excellent communicator.
We liked seeing all the...
Jennifer_D, Oct 2022
We liked seeing all the highlights in London but We feel for the price We paid for this excursion and the approximately 9 miles we walked, lunch should have been included and train fare costs as well. We were very disappointed in regards to this. From our hotel we could’ve done the same routes and seen everything as was seen with tour guide for free… so if We do indeed come to London again we will not book this excursion and will not recommend it to family and friends.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi. I see you enjoyed the guide and the tour, but not how we prepared your private tour. I am sorry we failed to meet your expectations. As you can see on Viator, we get consistently the highest ratings. 5 upon 5's. That's (I think) because we truly customize each day to each guest. It is something we love to do - customize a program to each guest. Every human is different, and London has something different for everyone. This time, unfortunately, you did not communicate to us at all. You did not respond/read/pick up the phone. We pro-actively reach out to every guest, so we can custom-build each tour. Still, anticipate that this tour will require some cooperation. As traveler, you will need to make yourself reachable. Thank you. There is tons and tons for London to show you.
Amazing Day in London
Doug_B, Sept 2022
We had a great experience and the guide Davey was incredible and showed us the best of London. I would highly recommend this tour, and request Davey.
Davey our tour guide was Fantastic!!
Michael_T, Aug 2022
A little delayed with the initial booking correspondence but everything ran smoothly once we got closer to the actual date. Our guide Davey was the best. My boys ages 14 & 17 really liked him and he keep the tour informative and entertaining. Toured the entire city and had lunch at a great pizza place that originated in Naples.
Great Guide, Fun & Educational Experience
Jennifer_G, Aug 2022
Our guide, Davy, did a great job with our teenagers engaging them on topics of interest and also knowledgeably discussing the history of the various stops with the adults. Highly recommend.
francis_c, July 2022
Jackie was personable, knowledgeable, and a joy to be with for our tour of London; simply a terrific day.
Best Tour Guide Ever !
Christine_F, July 2022
Amazing Half Day Tour with Davey! We started at Borough Market and hit almost all of London’s top spots in four hours. There was a lot of walking - but Davey imparted so much local information and history it was an amazing experience. I left the tour wanting to read and learn more about the sights we saw and authors we talked about. Davey even recommended sights, pubs, and restaurants for later in our trip. The half (and full) day tours can be customized based on what you’ve seen already or what you want to learn more about. The tour company reached out via email well before our planned tour date to start inquiring about how we wanted to structure the day. Then, the day of the tour, Davey was able to make last minute changes on the spot. I whole-heartedly recommend this tour whether you have a day in London or a full week !!
Absolutely outstanding
Sonya_W, July 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed our day in London with Davey!! He was so much fun, knowledgeable, personable and incredibly accommodating! We couldn’t have asked for more! Certainly made our time in London memorable and enjoyable!
Great walking tour
Myriam_K, June 2022
Engaging, thoughtful and interesting walking Tour. We learned so much! We walked to the major sights and enjoyed all the Information we got. Thank you David!
Great tour
ksbachtel, June 2022
Gary was an excellent tour guide. We saw everything we wanted to. He was extremely knowledgeable. He was very accommodating.
Nick_B, June 2022
Excellent tour. Loved our time seeing London. The stories brought the city to life. We would highly recommend.
Absolutely wonderful.
Craig_A, May 2022
We enjoyed our day with Davey. He was so informative and an absolute pleasure. We covered almost 10 miles walking around the city. We hit most of the highlights and feel we need more time to explore more. I highly recommend this tour and Davey especially.

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