Fees

Please find below guidelines prices for tours. 

Higher rates may be requested for tours that require a good deal of preparation or specialist knowledge, or specific requirements.


 Half DayHalf-day of up to 4 hours: 

- Morning      (finishing before 13:00)
- Afternoon   (starting after 13:30)
- Evening      (finishing by 22.00)

 
Starting from £200.00 
 Full DayWhen services are required for longer than 4 hours but up to 9 hours guiding Starting from £300.00 
 Overtime/Unsociable
 (per hour)
When services are required outside of normal hours (eg. 22.00-08.00)

£50 per hour
 English Public HolidaysGood Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Christmas Day 
Increment of 50%


Increment of 100%
 With Vehicle If you would like me to organise a car, or another form of transport then do let me know. Prices start from £50 per hour
 Art Tours and Courses
 Prices for this may depend on your requirements. Please see the Art Tours and Courses page for more details and contact me

Taxi fares and tickets are not included in the price and are the responsibility of the client. In most cases the guide does not require a ticket.
Please note that to keep the indicative pricing competitive morning tours will normally need to finish within central London by 13:00 and afternoon tours start after 13:30. Central London is normally regarded as being within Zone 1 as defined by Transport for London. 

CANCELLATIONS

It is the norm within the travel industry that if an engagement is cancelled by a client 7 days or less before the tour is scheduled that 50% of the negotiated fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable. 

Often individual sites will restrict the number of visitors they permit to enter their premises in a group, similarly some sites impose restrictions on where guides may talk to clients. If the proposed programme is fully discussed in advance with the guide concerned they should be able to provide advice on where such restrictions may be an issue requiring additional guides or alternative solutions 

All vouchers, or cash, to cover all disbursements the guide is required to make during the tour should be provided to the guide before the start of the tour by the tour operator.

Travelling expenses (including parking fees etc.) incurred by the Guide required to collect groups from airports and locations outside London (i.e. outside Zones 1 or 2 of Transport for London's network) should be covered by the client. In the interests of their personal safety, if guides are required to be in place to start a tour at very early times / finish late (e.g. outside of 07:00AM or after 23:00) and travel by public transport is not suitable, guides will expect to be reimbursed the cost of taxi fares.

On a coach tour there must be a seat provided for the guide, with a safety belt, and a working microphone and PA system. If there is no working microphone / PA system provided, the operator will be informed as soon as possible by the Guide. If the tour continues without a working microphone the norms for the industry indicate the guide is entitled to be paid an increment of 100% of the original fee until the omission is rectified.

Properly presented invoices should be submitted by the Guide, to the client, at the conclusion of each engagement. Invoices should separate fees from claims for disbursements, which must be properly itemised and have receipts attached where appropriate. Full settlement is usually expected within 28 days of the invoice being submitted. From time to time, guides may agree additional Terms & Conditions with clients.