Hello, I am Gavin Webb, a qualified London Blue Badge Tour Guide (Britain’s official professional tour guides). Experience London with me and explore the best London has to offer. From world class museums and galleries to famous sites such as Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, I will ensure you get the most out of your visit.
I can show you London’s hidden treasures such as atmospheric alleys, hidden gardens, unique shops and the quirky details that make a tour memorable as you discover London’s past, present and future.
Travel like a Londoner on the famous red buses, tube or black taxis, and then on foot – the best way to experience London. All my tours are fully customised to your interests and flexible on the day to take account of any special events taking place or the weather. With your own private guide you will have the time to fully experience London, stopping to take the perfect photo or popping into one of the shops, cafes or pubs we pass.
I was first awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor based on the 5 star reviews I have received in 2011. After the challenges of the COVID pandemic, I was very pleased to be awarded a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award in 2021 and again in 2022.
I am delighted to have been named the Luxury Travel Guide’s London Tour Guide of the Year in 2018 and again in 2019.
I am certified for safe tourism via the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) international “Safe Travels” stamp. I am fully vaccinated having received the Pfizer/BioNTech booster in 2022 and 2021 and both doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. I am happy to do a rapid lateral flow test before meeting clients and to wear a high protection face shield if required. I have spare face masks and hand sanitiser for my clients should they require them.
London is open! Shops, hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and theatres have reopened so it is a great time to visit without the crowds. Even in the usually packed summer season, I always find quiet, atmospheric backstreets for my clients. Now that is even easier. With its 2000 years of fascinating history, its distinctive neighbourhoods and its exciting contemporary side, there is so much to discover.
Virtual London tours are now available! If you are not able to visit London at the moment, don’t worry, London can come to you in the comfort of your own home via one of my virtual tours.
You could make it a watch party with other friends. They are also ideal for clubs and societies who are looking for more events to provide their members.
Virtual tours make a unique and memorable present for someone.
Using a mix of photos, maps, video, Google Streetview and my live commentary, these virtual tours last about an hour with plenty of time afterwards for questions.
Explore the development of London’s distinctive neighbourhoods and why they have such different architecture; take a virtual Whitehall wander; discover London’s ceremonies and customs; hear the background of some famous sites so you can make the most of a future visit; explore the vibrant street art of Shoreditch or walk back in time to Shakespeare’s London.
Contact me for more details or book one here:
“I can recommend a wonderful tour guide to you that we have used a few times. We have recommended him to several of our friends. His name is Gavin Webb and he has yet to disappoint. Gavin is a wealth of information, cordial, intelligent and truly loves his job and the city. He is very flexible and easy going. If you have the time and Gavin is available he is a “do not miss” experience.”
“I have thought about the tour in London often. As a matter of fact, your wonderful oration and the fabulous experiences I had in London have inspired me to “hit the books” again. I am going back for my Master’s.”
“ We saw so much more and had a much better time than we ever could have on our own. It was like visiting places with a good friend who knows just what to see and how to get there. And the historical and other information you provided really brought things to life. ”
“I cannot thank you enough for taking such extraordinary care of our group during our tour to Oxford, Canterbury and London. You are the consummate professional – I can’t imagine anyone who works harder, has more fascinating information, delivers it with more drama and takes care of every facet of travel as you have. You made our tour quite remarkable and I’m certain we’ll remember you fondly always.”
“Thanks so much for another fantastic tour – I really enjoyed myself and it was the perfect tonic after a particularly onerous day in the office.”
“The tour was very well received – thank you very much. Feedback was that you were obviously very knowledgeable and humorous. I look forward to using you again in the future.”
“Gavin, thanks again for three great tours – two in London and one to Stratford and the Cotswolds. We saw so much more and had a much better time than we ever could have on our own. It was like visiting places with a good friend who knows just what to see and how to get there. And the historical and other information you provided really brought things to life. Best wishes!”
“Best tour guide we have had anywhere in Europe! We just returned from a London/Paris trip where we used several guides: Our family vote was unanimous for Gavin as our best. We did two full days of walking tours with Gavin, and he really brought the city alive for us, from the major attractions to the quiet backstreets most people will never see. Gavin did a superb job keeping everyone interested, in such varied settings as the British Museum (with two kids who were by then already tired and did NOT want to “learn” anything, only to discover this was one of their most memorable visits) to the Tower and even great places to eat. Gavin’s knowledge is top rate, but perhaps just importantly, he really knows how to involve everyone, pace the day and mix in little known facts and sights along with the “big” attractions, weaving the history throughout so that it makes sense. Hire Gavin, you will not be disappointed.”
“We had a wonderful day exploring the City with you and the memories will remain with us – we felt quite elated and didn’t want it to end. Your knowledge amazed us and the whole tour was varied, completely absorbing and a delight to us all.”
“I really want to tell you how much I enjoyed London and the two great tours that you gave. You are very gifted at catching people’s attention.”