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Discovering London by Peter Berthoud

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Address: London SW1V 2TQ, England
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+44 7584 319263

I specialise in offering personalised private walking tours in London. My...

I specialise in offering personalised private walking tours in London. My tours are informative, fun, flexible & inclusive. Whether you are a first time visitor, or a London local, I can help you see and learn more about our great city. I offer tours for individuals, couples and families of any length based on your interests. I also design bespoke tours for corporate and education clients. I am a fully qualified and insured City of Westminster Guide.

New for 2016 I also offer tours of the beautiful and historic County Town of Hertford, just 49 minutes from London by rail.

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Memorable experience

We participated on Peter's Deserted London tour on Christmas Day and the whole experience was memorable. This tour involved walking around London (very) early in the morning on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We participated on Peter's Deserted London tour on Christmas Day and the whole experience was memorable. This tour involved walking around London (very) early in the morning on Christmas day, from the London Eye, through Westminister, Trafalgar Square, Bond Street, Soho, Covent Garden and more. Peter's knowledge and enthusiasm for London is unsurpassed and Peter is full of fascinating and... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Peter for a private 3-hour tour on the first day of a last-minute 5-day trip to London in December of 2016. Throughout, Peter was knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful and accommodating. We enjoyed it so much we booked him again for another 3-hour tour only 2 days later. That's probably the highest praise you can get from us -- and... More 

1 Thank KlipyWitz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I found Peter on Tripadvisor and together, we created a custom tailored walking tour of Central London, of all the things that I wanted to see in the city. Peter showed it all to me. I have so many memories to take with me for the rest of my life. I couldn't have found a different guide to take me... More 

1 Thank Natan C. W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hello my husband and I recently went on a 3 hour walk with historian Peter Berthoud and it was the "highlight" of our 5 week United Kingdom/Ireland/Europe holiday. My roots began in London through a family named Bentley who ran a pub in London (not unlike many, many descendants of Londoner's)! Peter not only researched the areas I wished to... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Our tour with Peter was the highlight of our visit to London. He custom designed a tour tailored specifically for our interests and introduced us to a City we were unaware existed. Peter took us to fascinating historic places completely unknown to and free from the average tourist. London is mobbed with visitors and the crowds can really detract from... More 

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Camillus, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Peter was a last minute fill in for our tour in London and boy did we get lucky. We started out a little bit behind schedule due to my daughter falling in the bathroom at the hotel.Peter was so understanding and patient about our little set back, His kindness and flexibility went a long way with turning a bad morning... More 

Thank Sandy R
Amite, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Pete is an outstanding tour guide. Not only is Peter incredibly knowledgeable and professional, but he is a kind and warm person with whom you really enjoy spending the day. The all-day tour with Peter provided a wonderful sense of London neighborhoods, but we also experienced the historic aspects of London when we visited nooks and crannies in shops and... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I'm so, so glad that I went on Peter's tour of all the streets in the Covent Garden area. It was fantastic! He talked about architecture, art, history, pop culture, and eccentricities of the neighborhood. I'm American, and happened to be the only one on the tour as everyone else was English. It was delightful to become acquainted and to... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Peter was a great guide. We wanted to see the London that tourists don't see, so he carefully showed us around the back streets and alleys of London's lively neighborhoods and bars. He knows each area very well and made great restaurant recommendations for the rest of our trip. He talked about local traditions and pointed out hidden guerrilla art,... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is the second time I have used Peter. My wife and 3 kids (ages 15, 12, 8) took a tour with Peter recently. He was fantastic again and will totally customize the tour to your interests. Our family spent a week in Paris and London, and all three of our kids said the tour with Peter was their favorite... More 

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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