Amanda Hutchinson Private tour guide in London - United Kingdom

Amanda Hutchinson

Guide profile:

I am a professional Blue Badge tourist guide working in London and the South East of England. As London Blue Badge Guide I am licenced to guide clients inside Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral, in addition to other sites such as Royal Greenwich, The British Museum and the National Gallery. I hold an additional endorsement to guide at Windsor Castle.

Sites I take visitors to on days out of London include Canterbury, Dover Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Oxford, Cambridge, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. I also specialise in tours of gardens, castles and stately homes.

I am a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and the South East England Tourist Guides Association.

Visitor testimonials:

"We have returned home now from our marvellous month long trip to England and Scotland. We wanted you to know that our five days with you was one of the true highlights of our trip. We greatly appreciated your knowledge and familiarity with London and the surrounding area. We also appreciated the wonderful, caring way in which you guide. Thank you for the many special moments that you provided for us." WN, Ohio July 2013

"All my family say hi to you and thanks you for everything u do with us!" MA (age 18) Saudi Arabia October 2013 (via What's App)

"My head is stuffed-to-bursting with all I’ve seen during this trip; I’ll certainly be kept busy for the entire winter, writing new travel articles. Again, Great Thanks for devising a Perfect Week for me." NQ USA August 2013 (Tour of 20 Kent gardens in a week)

"Thank you so much for the best day!!! It was so fantastic!!!! Come to Dallas so I can reciprocate!!!" NN, Texas July 2013 (via Text after 1 day London tour)

"Just to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of The National Gallery yesterday - I thought our guide Amanda was superb and pitched it perfectly. I also enjoyed standing in Trafalgar Square in the snow – very picturesque! Thank you for co-ordinating this excellent event." Julia R, Kent March 2013

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Howell N.

Amanda was a fantastic tour guide. My wife and I had a wonderful day with her and could not be more happy with everything. Amanda’s knowledge of London and the individual sites was outstanding! She always checked with us to make sure we were seeing what we wanted, and made sure we weren’t too tired to continue to the next site. We highly recommend Amanda to anyone who wants to see London!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

My particular interests include gardens, history, royalty, art and architecture. I specialise in creating memorable tailor-made trips to reflect individual clients' interests and time available, working with all age groups from families and students to Seniors and VIPs.

I hold both London and South East England Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualifications to guide throughout London and the South East (Kent, Sussex and Surrey) including day trips out of London to Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, the Cathedral Cities of Canterbury and Salisbury and the University Cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

In developing itineraries for your visit I am guided by your interests, mobility and energy levels, and how much time you have available. Some people like to follow a theme such as Literature, Art, Royalty, Military History. Others want to see all the main sights and some hidden gems on a 'My Favourite Things' tour. With my own kids I understand what will appeal to and entertain them! I am happy to walk, take trains, buses and boats or arrange a private car and driver.

At the end of the day it is your visit and my aim is to make it both interesting and enjoyable!

Transportation by tour guide:

I am happy to walk, take trains, buses and boats or arrange a private chauffeured car. I also look after group coach tours.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A Dreamy Day of Castles and Gardens Price Per Group 600.00 Pound Sterling
Bespoke tour 18-22 March 2018 Price Per Group 2630.00 Pound Sterling
London's Highlights for the First Time Visitor Price Per Group 370.00 Pound Sterling

Tour guide interests:

London: Historic, Royal, Military, Literary, Creative and Contemporary

History, Art and Architecture

Castles and Stately Homes

Garden Tours

Exploring off-the-beaten-track

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Howell N. 15 May 2019

Amanda was a fantastic tour guide. My wife and I had a wonderful day with her and could not be more happy with everything. Amanda’s knowledge of London and the individual sites was outstanding! She always checked with us to make sure we were seeing what we wanted, and made sure we weren’t too tired to continue to the next site. We highly recommend Amanda to anyone who wants to see London!

5 stars George K. 27 Sep 2017

What a wonderful experience! Amanda provided a rich history of the city and packed the day with a number of different experiences. What a lovely lady. Thank you for enriching our visit!

5 stars Judith N. 18 Oct 2014

Amanda was the best. She had everything laid and planned well in advance so we always knew the day before what we were going to see and do. My daughter has some special needs and she was considerate of those needs. Amanda was full of historical information which I found very helpful and made our visit that much more special. We would come back to London for a second visit in a heartbeat and request Amanda to show us more of the sights outsight of London.

5 stars william N. 09 Jul 2013

We had the pleasure of having Amanda for our guide for 5 days as a part of a month long England and Scotland trip. Our experience with her was terrific. Our day trips included a great deal of London, Windsor Castle, Cambridge University, Hampton Court, the Tower of London, the Churchill War Rooms, the Globe Theater, St Paul's and Westminster Abbey, as well as the Dickens and Holmes Museums. Her local knowledge and historical background were amazing. My wife and I highly recommend her.

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