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My name is Glen Portch. I offer personalised, private tours of London and Britain for individuals, small or large groups. Tours can be on foot/public transport, by car or by bus for larger groups. I drive a very comfortable Mercedes Minivan which accommodates 7 passengers. I am a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide. The 'Blue Badge' is the highest qualification awarded by the Institution of Tourist Guiding. As such, I am permitted to conduct tours inside many attractions such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. I pride myself on personalised service. My website lists popular tours but there are other places not listed and different permutations. Itineraries are flexible so please contact me to discuss your needs.
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Fran K
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Sept 2023 • Family
There could not be a more informed, delightful guide than Glen Portch! He is an historian, a teacher, and an entertainer, all wrapped into one professional package! Glen's knowldedge of England, its history, its rulers and its modern day dynamic is amazing. We recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to truly understand the country and its people.
Written 29 September 2023
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blayrisson
Ponchatoula, LA111 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
When researching day trip options from London, I was thankful to run across great reviews for Glenn. I reached out with our preferred dates and he responded back in a timely manner with his availability, recommendations for best days and tour options. My family and I enjoyed our day trip to Stonehenge and Oxford with Glenn. He was patient with my 5 and 7 year old boys and their fluctuating temperaments throughout the day. He was entertaining with his jokes and singing and truly a knowledgeable guide. I would not think twice about hiring Glen for future day trips when visiting London.
Written 23 June 2023
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dmlail42
Tucson, AZ50 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We did a custom trip. Salisbury cathedral, Stonehenge and Avebury. Glen was full of information and knew all kinds of details. He was prompt for pick up. He took us to an off the beaten track very old authentic pub (400 years) and called ahead with our orders. The van was lovely very comfortable and with wonderful AC (it was quite hot). Van had WiFi and Glen even had cold drinks for us.
Written 12 June 2023
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Jay B
1 contribution
May 2023
Glen is a wealth of knowledge as you would expect, but he is also a very good-humored guy. It is a joy to spend time with him while learning along the way.

We spent time with Glen both by car and on foot. In total we spent 2.5 days with him. It was the best trip-planning decision we made. I've already passed Glen's name to two friends. When we return we plan to schedule time with Glen for his "rock and roll" tour!
Written 12 June 2023
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james o
2 contributions
Apr 2023
This was our first time touring with Glen upon recommendation of some good friends and it certainly won't be the last! We went on the rock 'n' roll tour but right as we walked out of our hotel Glen started to give us insight into the history that was all around us that we had not paid attention to or noticed. Glenn is a wealth of information and delight to be around. He was fun to be with, absolutely charming and really gave incredible insight into the history of rock 'n' roll in London. I thought I knew something about the music I grew up in the 60s and 70s but what I knew was just a fraction of this experience. Seeing all the historic places and thinking about the music was that created was just magical. If you're in London don't miss spending time with Glen. Your only regret will be not be able to spend more time with him.
Written 1 May 2023
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DonyaMarie
Alabama6 contributions
We took a tour with Glen on the 7th day of a week long trip to Paris and London, and touring with Glen was the highlight of our trip! We have taken several tours with Glen over the last 12 years, and he never disappoints! Hands down best guide in London. He is like family now! Thank you for the memories, Glen!!!
Written 31 March 2023
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Seattle Traveller
Seattle, WA10 contributions
Really great tour with Glen to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. Glen did a fantastic job all around - highly recommended. Good communication when booking the tour, responsive to all my questions. Was prompt day of the tour and was as wealth of knowledge on nearly any topic about UK, London, and of course the sights we saw along the way. We will absolutely be booking Glen again next time we are in London.
Written 25 December 2022
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newtOhio
Conneaut, OH66 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
In late September we took a cruise and added a pre trip to London, our first time there. We needed a transfer from London to Southampton and my husband found Glen of Gren Tours.
Glen was very easy to work with and he and my husband developed a tour along with the transfer to make an all day tour. Unfortunately with the Queen’s passing our plan needed to change as our first stop a tour of Windsor Castle was not available.
Glen was flexible and quickly came up with an alternative plan days before our trip.
Glen arrived promptly at our hotel and soon we were off on an adventure. Traffic was busy leaving London but Glen made it fun and interesting pointing out sites and homes of famous people. Our first stop was still Windsor. We thought we’d just get a drive by but Glen scheduled 20 minutes so we could get photos. From here we went to Stonehenge, stopping at Woodhenge first. Glen knew a shortcut so we didn’t need the shuttle. He was very informative about Stonehenge and made it enjoyable. He was able to find a countryside pub for lunch nearby, exactly the kind of place we had in mind.
After lunch we toured Salisbury Cathedral and traveled through some quaint villages so we could see some of the countryside. He even stopped at a pharmacy for us to look for some medication.
Glen has an excellent sense of humor which made for a fun day. He delivered us to our Southampton hotel’s doorstep which ended our 9 1/2 hour tour.
Glen even helped us find another guide for a London tour when he himself was booked for that day.
I highly recommend Gren Tours! Hopefully we will return to London someday and we definitely plan to book Glen for another tour.
Written 18 November 2022
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Phyona S
Lauderhill, FL4 contributions
Sept 2022 • Friends
Glen’s tour was one of the best decisions we made on our London trip. He’s an encyclopedia of London and so funny. He made our tour enjoyable, informative and fun. I had a mixed group with different personalities but he masterfully entertained everyone, even made a stop to the High Commission of The Bahamas, which the group loved bc they’re Bahamian. A great time was had by all.
Written 21 September 2022
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Carol L
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We just spent 4 action packed days in London, Oxford, Windsor Castle and the COTSWALDS with Glen and had an incredible experience. Glen is very knowledgeable. patient, flexible and fun to spend time with. I highly recommend him if you want to maximize your time and experience when you visit London. We will never forget our time well spent with Glen!
Doug & Carol
Written 13 August 2022
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