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Gren Tours

Blue Badge Guided Tours of London and the UK.

Gren Tours is ‘Blue Badge’ qualified tourist guide Glen Portch.  Glen was born just outside London and has lived, worked and played in and around London for most of his life. However, he realised how little he knew about his native city and country when friends, visiting from overseas, asked questions.  Eager not to embarrass himself again, he took the Institute of Tourist Guiding‘s “Blue Badge Guide” course and he gained his qualification in 2004.

Glen offers private tours of London and Great Britain for individuals, small or large groups. He has experience of guiding families, groups of school children, A (and B!) – list celebrities and the presidents of multi-national companies. The emphasis is on fun, tailor-made tours and this website is designed to give you some ideas. Once you have browsed this site and are interested in booking a tour or would like more information, please contact Glen via the contact page.

Luxury Transportation

Seven Leather Upholstered Seats and masses of luggage space

Seven Leather Upholstered Seats and masses of luggage space

Luxury Mercedes Touring Vehicle with Security Tinted Windows
Luxury Mercedes Touring Vehicle with Security Tinted Windows
Tour in safety and comfort with a knowledgeable and safety conscious Driver Guide
Tour in safety and comfort with a knowledgeable and safety conscious Driver Guide

Favourite Places

  • Blue Badge Guided Tours

    Blue Badge Guided Tours

  • Tour England's Most Beautiful Villages

    Tour England's Most Beautiful Villages

  • The Homes Of Kings and Queens

    The Homes Of Kings and Queens

  • Pageantry and Parades

    Pageantry and Parades

  •  Dramatic Cathedrals...

    Dramatic Cathedrals...

  • Scenic Moated Castles

    Scenic Moated Castles

  • Fabulous Famous Locations

    Fabulous Famous Locations

  • Magical Movie Moments

    Magical Movie Moments

  • The Most Ancient ...

    The Most Ancient ...

  • The Most Modern...

    The Most Modern...

  • Superb Shopping

    Superb Shopping

  • Entertainment for All The Family

    Entertainment for All The Family

Tours and Transport

Day Trips outside London

Avoid coaches full of tourists and strict departure schedules, with me as your personal driver and guide, you can relax and have more freedom to discover the UK at your own pace. There are many popular destinations within easy reach of London and it is possible to combine two or more places in one day. There are numerous permutations and places to visit and it is not possible to list them all here. The more popular attractions are listed below. Click on the destination and you will be taken to a page with more details and suggested itineraries.

However there are many more fantastic places to visit that are not listed. For example the University City of Cambridge, Salisbury with its magnificent cathedral and the seaside town of Brighton. Other attractions outside central London include the beautiful gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, the World War 2 code breaking centre at Bletchley Park and the homes of Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling and Roald Dahl are now museums.

I drive a Mercedes V220 CDI. The car can take up to 7 passengers comfortably, has leather seats, air conditioning and plenty of luggage space. A few photos of Glen's car are on the following link.

For larger groups a minibus can be arranged.
Please contact me to check on availability before purchasing a tour.


  •   When we contacted Glenn, we didn’t know he could possibly fit in all our crazy ambitions. He showed up at 8 am and toured us through the countryside of England, pacing cultural interests with our personal ones and making sure we took moments to digest....More

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      Glen was the perfect guide--witty, outstanding driver, courteous, knowledgeable about all things Brit & many more. He was invaluable in helping me tour Devon & Cornwall for about 1,200 miles over 7 days to the usual and unusual tourist spots--such as the Merry Maidens stone...More

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  •   We had recently visited London as part of our once in a lifetime trip to Europe. We were there for only 4 days. I am originally from Ohio so travelling that distance and taking that much time off with work is quite a feat. The...More

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      When we decided to return to London the first thing we did was contact Glen. We were lucky enough to have him as our guide 2 years ago and were hopeful we would be able to again. He had 2 days available which we immediately...More

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  •   Fantastic experience. We did the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey - Glen did a great job explaining the historical background of the sites as well as keeping our kids entertained. I highly recommend him and will definitely take advantage of his services on our...More

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      Great day with Glen!!! We had 2 families with kids ranging from 8 - 15. Everyone had a fantastic time and learned more history than we can ever recall! Glen is an expert, not only on the history of London, the UK, back to the...More

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  •   This gentleman was a pleasure to deal with from the very start. He very promptly answered my emails; he was polite and courteous and made every effort to accommodate us. I wanted to see Stonehenge and Highclere Castle and they are in different parts of...More

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      Wow, this tour was great. Our group consisted of a 12 year old, 41 year old and a senior citizen...and we all agreed that it was amazing. My son who wasn’t exactly excited about going on a full day tour on the last day of...More

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  •   This was our 2nd vacation experience with Glen. We enjoyed our experience with him so much the first time that the call to him was a given once the vacation was scheduled. Excellent communication pretrip as this time he planned a day and half of...More

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      We recently used Gren Tours during our stay in London. We had the 8 hour tour and it was worth every penny.Glenn was a fantastic guide, showing us so much more than we would ever have seen if we tried to do it ourselves. A...More

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