Private Tours of London

With a private tour, you're the boss!


If you are looking for "the most charismatic and entertaining guides in the business" according to Cosmopolitan Magazine, UK, or you are looking for a genuinely informative trip around the city, SANDEMANs has the guides you're looking for!

Whether you are a school group, incentive travel company, a solo traveller or even a family looking for a more child-friendly tour, we are proud to be your best choice!

We make setting up your trip easier for you! For your convenience, our most popular Private Tours and times are now available to be booked online up to one week in advance!

Are the times and days offered online not suiting your agenda? Would you have another route in mind? Our specialized team is happy to help personalise your Private Tour. Contact us using the form below!

We guarantee a memorable tour that is out of the ordinary: all at a reasonable price!

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Our most popular Private Tour routes and times now available to be booked online.

We know how time consuming and stressful it is to organize a trip sometimes. To make things a little simpler for you, we have summarized our most popular routes and starting times which are now a click away from being booked with at least one week notice!  

Due to a high demand of Private Tours, certain dates and times may be fully booked. We highly recommend you to secure your guide by booking with several weeks notice.

Is your prefered starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Check below our Personalised Private City Tours!
 
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Personalised Private City Tours

Check below our most popular Private City Tours!


Booking a bespoke private SANDEMANs Tour gives you the freedom to tailor an experience to your needs and interests. You get to decide the route, where the tour starts and finishes, how long it lasts and even what language it is given in!

Our tours are designed to show you the best of London by foot, but like we said, you're in charge! We can arrange private cars, buses and boats and almost all of our tours can be done by bike.
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On this two hour tour, you’ll see the city as it was meant to be seen: by walking through the maze of side streets, grand boulevards, tranquil parks and royal palaces. Your Private Tour guide will take you where buses simply can’t go, while breathing life into the people, places, and events that have shaped British history.

This tour winds its way through the Westminster district, home of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, where English kings have been coronated since 1066.

By ensuring that every guide we work with represents our unique style of infotainment (mixing history and charismatic storytelling through the guide’s own personal style and flair), we’ve become one of the most popular tour companies in the world.  Will you want to miss it?


This tour covers:

  • Covent Garden
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Nelson’s Column
  • The National Gallery
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Victoria Memorial
  • St. James’s Park
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Big Ben
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Houses of Parliament


Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city! Please note the City of London is very vast, in this one tour, we focus on the Royal side of London. You will find below routes to keep discovering this wonderful city!

What do you want to do after the tour? The tour ends walking distance from the London Eye, grab some tickets for the London Eye or Tower of London. Your guide will hand you the tickets and help you allocate the attractions.

This three-hour tour is a more in-depth version of our Appetiser City Tour. Your Private Tour guide will take you where buses simply can’t go, while breathing life into the people, places, and events that have shaped British history. You’ll see the city as it was meant to be seen: by walking through the maze of side streets, grand boulevards, tranquil parks and royal palaces.

This tour winds its way through the Westminster district, home of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, where English kings have been coronated since 1066.

By ensuring that every guide we work with represents our unique style of infotainment (mixing history and charismatic storytelling through the guide’s own personal style and flair), we’ve become one of the most popular tour companies in the world.  Will you want to miss it?

You may want to take a short break at for a quick coffee or a warm cup of tea, just let your guide know and we will make it possible. Should you rather skip it you may, as we said before… on a Private Tour, you are the boss!


This tour covers:
  • Covent Garden
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Nelson’s Column
  • The National Gallery
  • St. James’s Palace
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Mall
  • Victoria Memorial
  • St. James’s Park
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Churchill War Rooms
  • Big Ben
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Houses of Parliament

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to join during your first day in the city! Please note the city of London is very vast, in this one tour, we focus on the Royal side of London. You will find below routes to keep discovering this wonderful city!

What do you want to do after the tour? The tour ends within walking distance from the London Eye, grab some tickets for the London Eye or Tower of London. Your guide will hand you the tickets and help you allocate the attractions.

During this three hours tour, you will travel through time with your guide and discover the original London, a mere square mile nestled beside the river Thames.

The Old City has seen some of the most important events in British history, and is home to some of London’s oldest buildings and most majestic views. You will explore the maze of small streets, church courtyards, and river walkways that make up the old town accompanied by your  expert guide who will breathes life into a history stretching back almost two thousand years.


This tour covers:
  • The Monument
  • The Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • The Church of the Knights Templar
  • Mansion House
  • London Bridge
  • The Bank of England
  • The Royal Exchange
  • Covent Garden
  • World War II blitz
  • RAF Church

Our recommendation: Should you be one of those lucky travellers with at least 2 days in London and you would like us to help you discover the secrets of London, we highly recommend this tour after having having done the General or Appetiser City Tour!

What do you want to do after the tour? The tour ends next to Tower of London. We make it easy for you to visit the Tower of London at the end of the tour with no queues, book your tickets together with your Private Tour. Your guide will hand you the tickets and help you allocate the attraction.

While other tours just scratch the surface by skipping over the street art, we’ll put that street art into context, giving you an insight into what was happening in the world when it was created. Yet while the street art is the most visible aspect of this area, to really understand the East End you have to go further.

Away from the shiny sites that you find of souvenirs and postcards, join us in the London where street art represents the voice of the people, where gentrification battles the anti-establishment, and where London’s rebellious streak was born and still lives. This is the Real East End.


This tour covers:  
  • Old Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane markets
  • The Shoreditch art scene
  • Brick Lane
  • The immigrant generations
  • Cockney culture
  • Gangsters and the criminal underworld
  • Radical thinkers and social reformers
  • Whitechapel
  • The foundry that produced Big Ben and the Liberty Bell
  • The battle of Cable Street

Our recommendation: Highly recommended to those passionate for art, alternative life and most of all eager to see another side of this city, which might be difficult to find if not with your tour guide! Should your agenda allow it, we recommend you to enjoy this tour in the late afternoon and leave some time for food or drinks after it!

What do you want to do after the tour? The tour ends close to Brick Lane an area where young people love going out and where you will find a wonderful selection of restaurants.

This two to three hour tour begins in the 1400’s – a time long before an official police force patrolled the shadowed alleys in the city’s infamous “East End”. London was a city where the tyrants ruled and the weak were swallowed by Death’s gaping maw. This walk through the city’s gloom takes you through the site of gruesome executions, poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminality.

With your Private Tour guide you will retrace the steps of the notorious Jack the Ripper murders, you will get a taste for a new breed of soul harvester born of the Victorian age, the world’s first psychiatric hospital, plague pits, the Bloody Tower and Traitor’s Gate and several notoriously haunted areas of the East End. Discover how traitors and criminals were punished, why the Ripper was never caught and what life was really like for people living in the East End. In a city so full of light and beauty, this walk will show us the darkness waiting behind every corner.


This tour covers:  
  • Jack the Ripper – victims, suspects & killing methods
  • Ghosts of ancient London
  • Crime & punishment in Olde England
  • London’s most haunted building – The Tower of London
  • Former execution sites
  • Bedlam: the notorious, first-ever psychiatric hospital
  • St. Katherine’s Docks
  • Spitalfields Market
  • Prostitutes’ Church
  • Brick Lane
  • The Plague

Our recommendation: Although there is no age limitation to join the tour, due the mature nature of the tour, we would not recommend the tour for children under 13 years old.

What do you want to do after the tour? This is a great tour to be done right before dinner. Groups with teenagers usually enjoy this tour very much! This tour ends close to Spitalfields Market, with its wide range of bars and restaurants. Or perhaps have a drink in the Ten Bells, where Jack the Ripper had his last beers in life.

Let us take you by train out of the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets and discover the beautiful city of Oxford on this day trip to one of England’s most famous cities.

Dating back to the 8th century, this charmed city is full of hidden treasures and echoes of its rich, fascinating history! This day tour welcomes you to the UK’s most famous university city, with stories of how it survived through Viking invasions and the rule of the Normans to become an intellectual nucleus of the world.

On this day trip to Oxford, the home of ancient English history and one of the elite universities of the world, we explore the city, its dreaming spires and lofty libraries.

This tour includes:  
  • The Ashmolean Museum
  • Trinity College
  • Bodleian Library
  • Bridge of Sighs
  • Martyrs' Memorial
  • Beaumont Palace
  • The Eagle and Child pub
  • Oxford alumni
  • Radcliffe Square
  • Merton College
  • Corpus Christi College
  • Christ Church College
  • Oxford Town Hall
  • Carfax Tower

What do you want to do after the tour? With your return train fare, you can return to London any time you choose after the tour has finished, so you can take your time to enjoy this unique and quirky place!

London's nightlife is world-renowned. From the quaint to the shameless, and the historic to the cutting-edge, we bring you to a side of London that locals call home. Meet other travelers looking to party and see a side of London you couldn't find on your own.

Our Pub Crawls are as infamous as they are famous. For five years we've been showing Europe's party nightlife to adventurous travelers looking for a big night (without spending a fortune). From cool clubs to great bars, and even a few traditional pubs, our expert London Pub Crawl party guides keep you rocking on this great and inexpensive (for London) night out!

This experience includes:   
  • 5 cool bars & clubs
  • Free entrance to some of London’s best bars & nightclubs
  • Free queue jump in every venue
  • Drink specials in each venue
  • Come in a group of 10 & get 2 tickets free
  • It's your birthday? Crawl for free!

Our recommendation: A night out is even better when going out with a group of friends! If you are travelling alone or in a very small group, we would highly recommend you to join our regular Pub Crawl with other travellers looking for fun nightout! Should you be travelling with 15 or more people and prefer a Pub Crawl just for your group, we would be delighted to organise a Private Pub Crawl just for you!

Please note all participants must be 18+ years old. Please bring valid photo ID to join this night out. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages.

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