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Having returned from London with my friend Robin’s elderly parents (80 and 88), I wanted to recommend a driver/guide who perfectly met our needs: showing these first-time visitors as much of London as possible from the comfort of a vehicle.

Claire Ross, who was referred to us by London Walks (www.walks.com), was the perfect guide — gracious and accommodating and an excellent driver, to boot! She collected us from our Notting Hill hotel in the morning, drove us to all of the attractions that we wanted to see, including Greenwich, found us a delightful pub for lunch (The Trafalgar in Greenwich) and shared stories of English history that fascinated us all.

She even got us “front row” seats for the Changing of the Guard — probably the high point for the two first-timers!
Claire told us that she also is available for day (or longer) trips to other parts of Great Britain, and, as she has an Italian husband and speaks the language, she also takes family groups on tours of Italy.

The cost of our one-day tour was £295 (near $555) plus any admission costs (we encountered none), and she was worth every pound!

Contact Claire Ross through the London Walks website or call her at +44 (0) 20 7402 3536 or mobile +44 (0) 7867 946604.

Robin’s parents, who have some mobility issues, said they were delighted with the Westland Hotel and it worked well for them. The staff was friendly and incredibly helpful.

DEE POUJADE
Portland, OR

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Having returned from London with my friend Robin’s elderly parents (80 and 88), I wanted to recommend a driver/guide who perfectly met our needs: showing these first-time visitors as much of London as possible from the comfort of a vehicle.

Claire Ross, who was referred to us by London Walks (www.walks.com), was the perfect guide — gracious and accommodating and an excellent driver, to boot! She collected us from our Notting Hill hotel in the morning, drove us to all of the attractions that we wanted to see, including Greenwich, found us a delightful pub for lunch (The Trafalgar in Greenwich) and shared stories of English history that fascinated us all.

She even got us “front row” seats for the Changing of the Guard — probably the high point for the two first-timers!
Claire told us that she also is available for day (or longer) trips to other parts of Great Britain, and, as she has an Italian husband and speaks the language, she also takes family groups on tours of Italy.

The cost of our one-day tour was £295 (near $555) plus any admission costs (we encountered none), and she was worth every pound!

Contact Claire Ross through the London Walks website or call her at +44 (0) 20 7402 3536 or mobile +44 (0) 7867 946604.

Robin’s parents, who have some mobility issues, said they were delighted with the Westland Hotel and it worked well for them. The staff was friendly and incredibly helpful.

DEE POUJADE
Portland, OR