Having travelled extensively around the world, Dr. Cartland returned home in 1915 to face a large dilemma: how could he best show London to his friends and acquaintances?
Everywhere he looked he could not find a service that presented the capital of the United Kingdom the way he envisaged. Tours were very cramped - he did not want his guests feeling like numbers making up a crowd. He required a chauffeur to take them to the historic locations and look after the tour vehicle without problems.
He also sought a personal guide with a true in-depth knowledge to be able to share with them secret anecdotes and stories, an experience to befit what he regarded as the world's greatest city.
It was through this vision that London Magical Tours was formed. These principles remain at the very heart of our tour offerings today.
Founded by Dr. Gil Cartland, London Magical Tours offers a wide range of sightseeing options in London and across the United Kingdom, including amongst others, tours to the Cotswolds, Hampton Court Palace, Oxford, Stonehenge, Wimbledon Tennis and Windsor Castle.
From private tours and exclusive VIP trips to scheduled group visits, our principles are the same - discover some of the world's oldest and greatest locations in a personal manner and in the utmost comfort - for an experience to remember.
The London Magical Tours team of guides and chauffeurs are all qualified professionals who have been uniquely selected for their personality, enthusiasm and vast knowledge of England and the UK in general.
Our experienced chauffeurs are fully licenced in accordance with English law, while our award winning tour guides are acclaimed for being the best in their areas of speciality - actors, architects, doctors, lawyers and blue badges - a powerhouse of a combination.
As the original pioneers of Layover Tours, our tours direct from Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airports, as well as the Eurostar trains from Europe, are still the most popular for visitors on transit.
We have also expanded our services outside of London, providing a selection of England and UK tours to the best sightseeing locations across the country in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guiding team, offering a stunning choice of sightseeing. For visitors heading over to France, our sister firm Paris Magical Tours offer the finest Paris Private Tours.
At London Magical Tours we believe it is the little details which separate a good tour from a very special experience. We are proud of the comments we receive on a daily basis from guests who visit us from all corners of the globe, a selection of which are available to view in our Customer Feedback section.
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Thank you for choosing London Magical Tours. We look forward to welcoming you.