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Welcome to London. I'm Katreya Somerville, a professional Blue Badge tour...

Welcome to London. I'm Katreya Somerville, a professional Blue Badge tour guide. I offer guided walking tours and highlights tours of London's world-famous museums and historic sites. We travel through London on foot, or by taxi, bus, tube or riverboat. Whether you've just a couple of hours, or several days, I'm pleased to plan memorable tours for individuals, families or larger groups. Arranging tour itineraries in a city is very time-consuming. My tours are tailor-made to suit you, and help you maximise your precious time in London. When planning your tour, I will work with you to come up with the most suitable itinerary based on your previous experience of London, any particular interests, and how much you like walking. As a Blue Badge Guide I am privileged to be able to guide you INSIDE the big attractions: Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, British Museum, National Gallery and many others. And in some cases I can FAST TRACK us through. It may be that you've 'done' the big sights, and you'd like to dig a bit deeper into London's attractions. Tell me what you've seen, what interests you now, and I can offer you some specialist or 'alternative' tours that take you off the beaten tourist track. You just tell me how much time you've got for touring, send over your 'priority wish list' of attractions, and I'll prepare for you the best possible experience in London. For days out of London, or in London if you prefer, I work with a chauffeur and luxury vehicle to reach some extraordinary places.

First Time? Enjoy a Perfect Day in London

Make the most of your time in London. Planning a full day’s activities in London can take forever. Let me take the strain – and do the organisation for you.

A typical 8 hour tour might look like this:

Guided tour of Westminster Abbey

Walking tour around Westminster area, seeing Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Horseguards, 10 Downing Street (home of our Prime Minister), St James’s Park with its exotic wildfowl, St James’s Palace, Clarence House (Prince Charles’s London residence).

View of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

English pub lunch

Guided tour of the Tower of London, the ancient royal fortress, to hear stories of murders, executions, ghosts, royal skulduggery, and to see close up those precious Crown Jewels.

First Time? Enjoy a Perfect Day in London

Make the most of your time in London. Planning a full day’s activities in London can take forever. Let me take the strain – and do the organisation for you.

A typical 8 hour tour might look like this: (A sample itinerary)

Guided tour of Westminster Abbey

Walking tour around Westminster area, seeing Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Horseguards, 10 Downing Street (home of our Prime Minister), St James’s Park with its exotic wildfowl, St James’s Palace, Clarence House (Prince Charles’s London residence).

View of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

English pub lunch

Guided tour of the Tower of London, the ancient royal fortress, to hear stories of murders, executions, ghosts, royal skulduggery, and to see close up those precious Crown Jewels.

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48 hours in London, 1st visit... Thank you Katreya for an excellent tour! She will accommodate to whatever your interests are. Initially pondered if an 8 hour tour was too long... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

48 hours in London, 1st visit... Thank you Katreya for an excellent tour! She will accommodate to whatever your interests are. Initially pondered if an 8 hour tour was too long, but it passed too quickly! Hope to visit again soon!

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Thank sedlab
Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to London. It took a certain stamina to cover all that we did on that day. But you had the energy, and your curiosity and fun-loving personalities made it a pleasure for me to pursue the challenge with you. Many thanks for writing this review. I really appreciate it. More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great tour for those looking to make the most out of your time in London. We were in London for just three days and in only one day we got to see and visit all major landmarks in London, allowing us to be more relaxed the next days. The tour was very informative and Katreya was amazing. I highly... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

How kind of you to write such a glowing review. I take pleasure in providing tours where we can (almost) do London-in-a-Day, for the very reason you mentioned. After such a tour, you know you've seen and enjoyed all the important stuff in London and can then relax. Your review is much appreciated. More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Katreya was amazing. Exactly what we hoped to get out of our tour. We created a custom 6 hour tour. We started with Westminster Abbey, Then Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing St, Whitehall, Buckingham Palace and finally Old London. The tour was quite informative. I travel quite often to London. However, I was with my sister and brother-in-law... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing this review. I certainly enjoyed the challenge of trying to entertain first-time visitors and yourself, a frequent traveller to London. It was great fun. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the tour. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My family and I had a wonderful walking tour with Katreya that included Westminster highlights, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and old London. Itbws a full day tour but my 10 and 12 year old were kept fully engaged. Katreya worked with us to customize the sights we wanted to see before we arrived so it was truly... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write this review. I was very impressed with your family's stamina, particularly your kids. You were all so interested and enthusiastic for getting the most out of your London day. It made it an easy and rewarding day for me as your guide. More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Katreya was amazing! We did the 6 hour tour and she kept us moving and entertained the whole time! Would highly recommend her for anyone who wants to move past the long lines and hear the real insight on London. No the usual tourist boredom.

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, Glenn, for taking the trouble to write this review. I really appreciate it. For my part, it was a pleasure to spend time with such a warm and friendly couple. Your obvious interest in London was an inspiration to me. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a last minute trip to London and Katreya was able to accommodate us at the last minute! She asked a lot of questions around what we wanted to see and tailored a tour just for us! We met at Paddington station and started off to Piccadilly Circus and walked all over Westminster to see the sights, Katreya really... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review. I really appreciate it. I'm so pleased that I was able to be your guide on that lovely, sunny October day. I always take pleasure in enabling visitors to see as much as possible in the given time. Yet it always seems amazing what we can cover in a... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We spent a full day with Katreya Somerville and her enthusiasm of London rubbed off on us! Seems like she knows everything about London and has a knack for making it all sound so interesting. She willingly advised us in advance what attractions we could do on our own at another time. However, It worked out great seeing Westminster Abbey... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Eileen, it is gratifying to hear how much you enjoyed my tour. We certainly covered a lot in our time together. It was a particular pleasure to take you both 'off the beaten track', as well as Westminster Abbey. Thank you so much for taking the trouble of writing this review; it's very much appreciated. More 

North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We chose Katreya as our guide because she could accommodate our requests for what we wanted to see and also take into account my wife's mobility issues with her bad knee. This greatly reduced the amount of walking we had to do, while still allowing us to see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, and the... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble of writing this review. I fully appreciate that individuals in small family groups, or even couples, might be looking for different things in a tour. I was gratified to hear that you feel that I managed to satisfy both of your requirements. I certainly enjoyed the time I spent with you both... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We booked a tour with Katreya on a short visit to London with my wife and two kids, aged 8 and 11. We were concerned about the amount of walking involved, and whether the kids would manage. There was no need to worry. We did quite a lot of walking but, as Katreya told us, most of the main sites... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you, Frank, for taking the trouble to write this lovely review. I appreciated your whole family's enthusiasm for my tour, and your energy and willingness to explore so many sights and alleyways with me. It's so nice that you'll be returning to London later this year, and I look forward to spending more time with you then. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I wanted to arrange a private tour for a friend. We didn't want to just see the tourist places but had particular places in the East End of London that we wanted to visit. Katreya had been recommended to me as someone who could arrange such a tour. She was perfect. In turn, I would highly recommend her to anyone.... More 

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Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks, Meryl. I enjoyed showing you some of the more hidden parts of London. I very much appreciate your kind and complimentary review. More 

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