We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: London E3 2NG, England
Phone Number: +44 7973 482722
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 63 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Excellent custom tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
1ndrtwn
,
New York City, New York

Similar Things to Do in London

Add Photo Write a Review

63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 63: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank 1ndrtwn
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.

Helpful?
Thank glennmurray
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
Level Contributor
137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank LizaAllee
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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Eileen S
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
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Stormbringer10
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 

Helpful?
Thank Frank S
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
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Meryl T
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 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I'm a Londoner by birth but hadn't been back for years until recently. I arranged to meet an old friend who arranged a special private walking tour with a Blue Badge Guide called Katreya. Katreya took us all around Wapping and East London, my old stamping ground. I remember this as a rundown area but it's now been regenerated and... More 

Helpful?
Thank sallycatte
Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Sal, It was a real pleasure to spend time with you and help you reawaken your memories, and to share with you some of the amazing changes and recent developments that have taken place in East London. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

A big thank you to the tour guide Katreya for making this such a memorable day. I did the classic tour of London visiting all the highlights. A special moment for me was watching the changing of the Guard, but also visiting a really old pub and visiting some amazing shops including Fortnum and Mason. We visited all the beautiful... More 

Helpful?
Thank Noushin G
Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

A big thank you too for taking the trouble to write this review. It's always gratifying to hear that people really enjoyed my tour and what, in particular, you loved best about it. I always find it such a pleasure to introduce London to first-time visitors. More 

Fromes Hill, Ledbury
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is the second time I have conducted a tour with Hello London Tours and I have to say it was absolutely brilliant, even surpassing the standard set on the first tour. Accompanied by my Iranian partner, we embarked on a classic sightseeing tour of London visiting all the major tourist attractions as well as some of the lesser known... More 

Helpful?
Thank Clive S
Katreya_HelloLondon, Owner at Hello London Private Tours, responded to this review

Clive, thank you so much for this wonderful review. I feel most honoured and delighted that you returned for a second tour. It was a real pleasure meeting you again, this time with your partner, and being able to show you both some of the amazing sights that London has to offer. More 

Travellers who viewed Hello London Private Tours also viewed

 

Been to Hello London Private Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hello London Private Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hello London Private Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?