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Guided Tours of Great Britain
Jonathan Dickins


''What a wonderful day we had...thanks for being so gracious and flexible''

EC of Illinois 2014

"Not only was his knowledge of the subject superlative, his patience & kindness to us were very much appreciated.Thanks for a great day."

Sheila H from Warwickshire

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
 This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands, – This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Richard II: Act 2 Scene 1

Compare what the British people heard in 1940...

‘Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour".

Winston Churchill, after the retreat from Dunkirk (June 1940)

With what Roosevelt told the country 18 months later...

‘Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory’

Franklin D Roosevelt, Pearl Harbour speech, December 8th 1941

Great leaders confronting great issues

‘Mr Gladstone read Homer for fun which I thought served him right’

Winston Churchill

About Us

Great Britain has a unique island story that needs to be told properly

"A nation that forgets its past has no future." Winston Churchill

We all believe - and that's Jonathan Dickins on the left - that our Island Story is exceptional. Not just for its extraordinary twists and turns but because it has affected so many other peoples in the world right down the ages.

Many visitors have come to us unsure how the sites and story they are seeing & hearing fit into the broad sweep of British history and culture...

..because there’s an awful lot to take in. It's now 950 years since Britain was invaded by William of Normandy – King Harold was killed more than 400 years before Columbus even set eyes on the Bahamas. Put another way, its only around 250 years since George Washington crossed the Delaware, Captain Cook claimed New South Wales and General Wolfe scaled the Heights of Abraham in Quebec - and that’s a whole lot of history too.

Private escorted tours of the UK

We can create a bespoke tour for you: with us you get more information, better told and with more anecdotal detail. If you want amusing stories mixed with crystal clear history to make it live, then come to us.

The longest regning monarch in the world

Her Majesty isthe longestreigning moanrchalive today living in perhapsthe world's most fascinating city. From a Visitor's viewpoint,London still looks so clean and spruce:a great time to see this finest of cities.

The Royal Family has redefined its place in the nation's future with the birth of Prince George in 2013 and now Princess Charlotte.  The Firmas they call themselves is now seen as more accessible than at any time in its history: the Duchess of Cambridge has a special role to play as mother to the future King. 

Bed & Breakfast in one of London's swankiest suburbs - just 30 minutes from the West End

We offer family size accommodation in up to 4 different rooms with double, and single accommodation. Prices for bead and breakfast start at just £60 for a single room.

Lead Tour Guide

Jonathan will, where possible, escort groups as schedules allow. He studied Modern History at Corpus Christi, Cambridge under celebrated scholar and spy expert, Professor Christopher Andrew. Whilst he was no scholar – two rugby Blues and a brief flirtation with England's Under 23 rugby squad confirm he had a deeper knowledge of sport than the University Library - a good degree encouraged him to continue an interest in British history and the 20th century particularly.

His career has taken him through a variety of marketing and leisure development roles internationally and in UK. He is married with 3 grown-up children and has lived in London all his adult life; he lived in New York for a while too and has travelled all over the world for business and pleasure. His family also has a home on the Isle of Wight, close to Osborne House.

Our Tour Guides and Presenters

We have hand-picked tour guides and presenters who we know are good with people of all ages. We are used to families, educational groups, retired folks, company executives…those vacationing in Great Britain on a tight schedule and those with some time on their hands. We will allocate the Tour Guide we think suits your group the best.

Our key criteria for Tour Guides:

  • Do they enjoy what they do?
  • Are they knowledgeable?
  • Can they put our Customers at their ease?
  • Can they communicate their enthusiasm?
  • Are they good storytellers?
  • Do they have a great sense of humour and, of course...
  • ...are they professional, courteous and timely?
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