John England Tours
John England Tours
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About
I’m John, owner of John England Tours, London. As a professional local tour guide, I deliver private guided tours to castles and historic houses in South East England and private guided walking tours in London. I hope we shall meet soon. :)
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London, England

Why book with John England Tours
  • Professional local tour guide. -"John is very professional and personable, and yet the day was more like spending time with a friend who was an expert on these wonderful historic sites."
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Laura M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My adult daughter and I had a private day tour with John (the Medieval one that visits Igtham Mote and Penshurst Place), and it was WONDERFUL. We’d never heard of either historical site before, but they are GEMS. We’ve done quite a bit of traveling around Europe, with an emphasis on historical sites, and these were both really special.
We were staying in London, and used public transportation to get to Kent - it was a little dicey, because there was a rail strike that week and we are clueless Americans - but John was incredibly responsive and attentive to our concerns, and the directions he gave were easy to follow.
He met us at the train station and picked us up in his vehicle, which was clean and had thoughtful touches like bottles of water for us. He spent some time inquiring after our trip, our interests, and our preferences, and let us know what to expect as we drive through the lovely Kent countryside, which he obviously loves and knows very well. He is a very considerate driver.
We had all sorts of questions through the day, and he was knowledgeable and engaging. He was also intuitive about when to just let us wander and absorb the scene on our own. His enthusiasm for these places is genuine and deep, and he shares it in the most lovely way with his guests.
John has spent a lot of time establishing good relationships with the staff and docents at the places we visited, and he interacts well with them, which means we got to as well…we felt like Special Guests the whole day; not just of John’s, but also at the historical sites. We had wonderful, fascinating conversations, and learned SO MUCH.
Overall, it was well worth the cost - a carefree, relaxing, informative day with none of the usual worries and pressures of touring sites in an unfamiliar country. We’d take more tours with John in a heartbeat!
And don’t forget to tip…the experience is worth more than he charges.
Written 30 November 2023
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andrea b
los angeles26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
My recent tour of Hampton Court with John was just spectacular. It was such a rich experience; taking in the contrasts in the architecture and design, the gardens, the many paintings and exquisite tapestries. John is such pleasant company & he guides at an easy pace. I especially enjoyed the pauses to converse with the staff who were friendly & happy to share their knowledge. A delightful walk through English history. Highly recommend.
Written 23 November 2023
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Bob W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My wife Kate and I and her unmarried brother ( between ages 65 and 78) planned one excursion outside greater London on our recent 6 day visit. I chose John England Tour about a month in advance. It went brilliantly as the English say in every phase; pre -trip planning and actual execution , despite unpredictable stormy weather along the east coast. Originally I chose Dover Castle and Cantebury but on the day of the excursion, due to the possibility of flooding along the coast, we diverted after visiting Cantebury and Cantebury Cathedral ( really more like two sites in one visit), where we encountered a bit of drizzle, to Leeds Castle. Other reviews cover these beautiful spots and John's very personable way of presenting them for easy, friendly unhurried touring. Let me instead praise John's precision and reliability in making sure his guests know how to find their way to Bromley South by rail from central London ( which was fun) and to enjoy an outstanding, no surprises excursion in Kent. His cross -the-Atlantic communications were prompt, clear, precise and accurate. He was on time, organized and efficient on the day of the trip. His auto was clean and comfortable and he is a safe, careful , smooth driver. We enjoyed every moment and aspect of our day with John.
We recommend him without reservation, and you will be very pleased if you visit Cantebury Cathedral, the town of Cantebury, and Leeds Castle with him as your driver and guide.
Written 30 October 2023
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Susan C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
My husband and I really wanted to see Chartwell. We have always been intrigued by Clemmie and Winston, and have done quite a bit of reading about that time in history. We felt that we would be best served by a private tour, and John did not disappoint! While it is definitely more expensive to take a private tour, we felt that it was well worth it the money. We were picked up at the train in Bromley, taken directly to Chartwell, given many fun stories (which we love!), and then taken back to the train to go back to London. It made what could have been a complicated trip so much easier. John is a very knowledgable and fun guide!
Written 13 October 2023
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Compass141830
Hilton Head, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
John was a great tour guide. Very thorough in regard to directions as to where to meet him. Constant communication. Very organized once we reached Chartwell. He knew to get there early and what order to see things so we would get the most out of our visit. We loved seeing Chartwell, but it was made more interesting because John knew many of the docents and introduced us to them. They added interesting tidbits about the home and occupants that we might not have heard otherwise. The whole property is incredibly peaceful and it is easy to understand, after being there, why Churchill loved it so much. John conducts a lot of other tours. We would certainly consider contacting him if we go back to England.
Written 8 October 2023
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chitowngirl55
chicago138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A highlight of our visit to London was the private tour we took with John to Chartwell and Hever Castle. John has a thorough knowledge of the history around Churchill and his life at Chartwell. He also provided a complete history of Hever Castle and the role of the kings and queens at that time in England's history. We were very confident with John's driving. His personable demeanor added to the very pleasurable experience of the day outside of London at beautiful Chartwell and Hever Castle. Highly recommend this tour if you are interested in Churchill and the medieval history of Hever Castle.
Written 8 October 2023
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Candice S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
John is a rare gem! My husband and I took the “Private Tudor Day Tour to Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle” in September 2023. I booked John after hearing him speak on a travel podcast- I had loved listening to him speak on the podcast and knew right away that I would enjoy learning from him in person as well. John is everything that you would want in a driver guide- professional but warm, full of information, easy to talk to, and intuitive on guest’s needs. There is no doubt that we would book John again on future trips to the UK!

Fantastic experience, would highly recommend!
Written 3 October 2023
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Susan D
Raleigh, NC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I asked our travel agent, during the planning of our trip to England, if there was any way we could do an adventure to Pooh Corner and Ashford Forest. Once she found the John England Tours "Pooh Corner and Pooh Sticks Bridge" through Viator, we booked it. Almost immediately after booking, John reached out to me. We emailed back and forth about where to meet, and what to expect.
Winnie the Pooh has held a special place in my heart since I was a child. On our honeymoon, 45 years ago, my husband bought me a Pooh bear that sits above our bed. He has been there for me through happy times and sad times. To be able to go to Pooh Corner and Pooh Sticks Bridge in Ashford Forest was magical.
John met us at Bromley South. We traveled through the countryside and he was our private tour guide, pointing out places of interest as we drove. We were so relaxed with him, like we had been friends for years. Thanks to John, we were able to have lunch at Pooh Corner and thoroughly enjoyed walking through the rooms filled with so many unique Pooh items. After a few pictures and purchases, we headed to the Ashford Forest. As we walked down the path, I felt like a little kid eager with anticipation. Along the way, John stopped so we could find Piglet's house and Owl's house. When we arrived at Pooh Sticks Bridge, we played Pooh Sticks. It was very emotional for me to be at this spot. I felt like our girls were there with us, sharing this special moment. We went on to find Pooh's house and stopped back at the bridge for a few photos.
Our last stop was in Ashford Forest overlooking the countryside where Christopher Robin played. It was breathtaking.
This experience exceeded my expectations. John was the perfect host, sharing stories, history and places of interest with us. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves Winnie the Pooh and his adventures. Thank you John for making this a truly unforgettable day.
Written 2 October 2023
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Trip280215
Happy Valley, OR2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
John was so very welcoming and patient with us. We are very happy with our tour of Down House and Chartwell House and the added information John provides that made our day very special. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 2 October 2023
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D N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
John is a very knowledgeable guide and did a great job of giving us context for what we were seeing on the tour of the palace and grounds. The royal chapel was closed to visitors when we first passed it, but he rechecked a bit later and brought us back to see it when it reopened, which was one of the highlights of the tour. Highly recommend this tour with John.
Written 1 October 2023
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