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“If only we could give him 6 stars!”

Bryan Gorin's Blue Badge Tours
Ranked #182 of 670 Tours in London
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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If only we could give him 6 stars!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

If only we could give him six stars, my 19 year old daughter remarked after touring with Bryan. He greeted us at the airport and whisked us off to Windsor Castle regaling us with stories, history and a few jokes. "Ask me a question and I will tell you a story." His knowledge of history, culture and folklore knew no bounds and it seemed like a dream come true when he began to ramble in Harry Potter speak, impersonations and all. Bryan is more than a pretty face, to be sure! We spent two and a half days with Bryan touring London, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon, eventually leaving London to travel to Paris. My 15 year old son wishes that we had brought him with us! If you are looking for a guide who can appeal to both young and the young at heart, look no further. Nothing written about him in previous reviews was exaggerated. Bryan Gorin is a gem!

Visited May 2013
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English first
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Level Contributor
71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“London Highlight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

We hired Bryan to be our guide for an all day tour of London. He was waiting for us right at the Tower of London underground exit holding a sigh with our name. We than spent the most enjoyable 7 hours of touring in his own taxi. He is very knowledgable about English history and has a great sense of humour. He knows the best time to be at a site and where to stand to get great pictures. We would never have been able to see as much as we did if we had tried to do it on our own. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great friendly introduction to London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Bryan picked us up at Heathrow on our first morning which was efficient and wonderful after a full night of travel. His great sense of humor along with his knowledge of the city kept us entertained all day. We would highly suggest his service to any tourist just landing in London for the first time. Thanks Bryan!

Visited May 2013
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Morristown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Bryan picked up our family at Heathrow upon our arrival and even met us right on time even though we had caught an earlier flight and arrived an hour before expected. He toured us all around London after dropping our bags at the hotel, entertaining us with interesting and humorous stories along the way that kept our 8- and 12-year-olds alert and excited despite the jet-lag. He took us to a great old pub for lunch and continued the tour afterwards, being very generous with his time, flexible with our destinations, and never making us feel rushed. The kids were disappointed that he wasn't with us on all of our days in London, but were very happy to see him the morning we left when he came back to bring us from our hotel to the airport. Thanks, Bryan!

Visited December 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best way to see London - Kudos to Graham!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

A BIG TEXAS thank you to Graham Woodhouse - our tour guide during our recent visit to London. Graham and his colleague, Bryan, took time to correspond via email to determine ahead of time our wish list itinerary for a full day of site seeing in London.

Graham picked us up at our hotel and reviewed the day with us. He immediately shared wonderful historical facts about the sites we were seeing and would be seeing. We covered Westminster Abbey, Churchill's War Rooms and the changing of the calvary guard all in a morning. During our time in his Taxi, Graham shared great stories - (his knowledge of London was superb). He made sure to point out where key events happened and the key players involved.

As we rounded out the day,Graham took us on a self guided tour of the Tower of London. I was so impressed with his command of history and dates. He shared so many interesting tid bits that I didn't want the day to end.

If you are looking for a memorable way to see London, a full day with Graham will be the best decision you will ever make.

Visited December 2012
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