Testimonials

“With Julia, we discovered the very green neighbourhood of Hackney. She was very interesting and knew a lot about it :-). It was very nice to discover a very Londonian area, that is not that touristic but which is worth a walk and a visit when you want to discover the real London. Thank you so much Julia!”


“Dorothy was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. She was very friendly and comfortable to be around. She always kept things moving so we could squeeze in a lot to our time. She showed me so many things that I would have never seen without her. I am really grateful for the time we spent and she contributed to me having an excellent stay in London.”


“Our Greeter was just wonderful. The trains were not running properly and she helped us get to Greenwich. We walked around seeing the major sites and had a bite in great pub! She was delightful.”


“It was great experience, we got to know the place not as usual tourists. Very detailed elaboration of history from Eleanor, with stories or details of architecture that I would miss easily. What was also fascinating, I found out with surprise that Cutty Sark’s first voyage was to Shanghai, my hometown.


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We talked more topics than I would have expected, including movies, books and history. It was a unique, spiritual experience for us. Our guide Eleanor simply is one of the nicest person I ever met. Much appreciate London Greeters for arranging this.”


“We were more than satisfied with the tour in Camden and our greeter. It was very interesting, full of information. He showed us Camden from different sides like the cultural, historical, busy and peaceful Camden and Camden as an important traffic juncture. This was the third time we had a tour with Greeters (after Paris and Florence) and it was definitely the best tour. I can highly recommend this service.”


“We were met at the appointed place at the appointed time and taken on an interesting and fact-filled Greet through Camden. Duration, pace and amount of information were just right. Roger is an excellent ambassador for the London Greet program.”



“Thank you to Michael Rabin for the visit to Hampstead, a very beautiful and interesting place. Michael has been a very good guide, friendly with me and my sons and he speaks very good French! Thank you for all. It was a pleasure to meet Michael.”


“A great conversation, a warm and well-informed person, I discovered plenty of new things. I enjoyed the visit so much that I decided to linger on afterwards and retrace my steps!”



Maggie is very professional, lots of information. We had the time to go to the library, two museums, a city-market,… and we had a coffee too! Liked it!”



“We had a very interesting and pleasant greet around the former Olympic area. Without our Greeter, we’d never had the idea of visiting this unknown part of London. Really very, very interesting.”



Dorothy, the guide in Camden was very knowledgeable in terms of history and art, enthusiastic and took the interests of the visitor into consideration. It was a pleasure to have a chat with her. Normally nobody can put up with my fast pace of walking, but Dorothy is incredibly fit and this time I had to keep up with her. So I can only recommend her in terms of sightseeing as well as interesting chats about life in London. As I travelled alone it was great to meet a real Londoner for a day.”



“Warm, friendly, knowledgeable, informed, detailed pre-Greet information on the site, travel directions, relevant links. Introductions to passers-by along the tour, took extra time to answer questions, share myriad sights, stops in the library, shops, and cafe, and helped me navigate London for my special interests. I consider my Greet a special friend with whom I will remain in e-contact and plan to visit with on my next London trip. Thank you and your organization, and blessings on your magnificent work..”


“Gave us really interesting explanations about the area we visited (St Katherine’s Docks and neighbourhood). Very active person. Spoke English that was easy for us, foreigners, to understand. Very friendly and willing to answer any of our questions.”


“Paul was very knowledgeable and friendly! He was the highlight of our trip to London!”



“Greeter very knowledgeable, proud of her neighbourhood and easy to be with. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Greeter. We were made to feel comfortable and we saw parts of Hampstead that we never would have found. Keep up the good work. When we return to London we definitely will contact you again. Hampstead is a jewel of London proper.”



“Fabulous, positive, informative, quirky experience. Two hours flew by and Eleanor left us with loads more suggestions to see and do in Greenwich. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend in a heartbeat.”



“Paul walked us through many fascinating local landmarks in Camden; I think we never would have learned as much if it weren’t from a local’s perspective. From start to finish he was courteous and enthusiastic about showing us his unique view of the community, which he’s actively involved in. We were also able to take breaks during the walk, so it was pretty relaxed. All in all, we appreciate the time and care that went into the tour! This was one of the most memorable parts of our visit to London – it’s hard to believe it was free.”


“We had a wonderful time with our Greeter Paul. He showed us the buildings in the Victorian style, the lovely parks and knew so much about the history. He let us feel London as an international city. We are so glad to have met him. Thank you for the sightseeing tour.”

 

Some FAQs

How do I apply for a London Greet?

Simply go to the Book A Greet page and fill out the form and then you are one step closer to meeting your knowledgeable, friendly greeter.

What happens next?

When we receive your form, we will then confirm the Greet by e-mail, and your Greeter will also contact you directly to confirm arrangements. Please allow several days for us to respond.

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