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Your time in the UK is precious.  That’s why we’ve grown the best team to design and deliver your private tours.  We are tourism experts, cabbies, academics, standup comedians, ex queens guards, zoo-keepers & quidditch players. Our breadth of experience has made us a favorite for work events and one-of-a-kind experiences.

Visit Britain have outlined the industry standards needed to reopen businesses in travel and tourism. Totally Tailored has met these standards and therefore been awarded ‘Good to go’ status.  Read about our new policies in light of the pandemic by clicking on the picture above.

THOUSANDS OF MEMORIES MADE, AND COUNTING

Happy World Tourism day! Now that travel is happening again we hope to host you on your next UK adventure. ...

Just over two miles from Edinburgh city centre, you'll find the old port town of Leith.

When the shipping trade declined the area became known for high levels of unemployment. Much of Irvine Welsh's 1993 novel 'Trainspotting' is set in the area.

To those that have read Welsh, this photo may seem a far cry from the gritty scenes of his novels.

Lots of development in the waterside area over the past 20 years mean 'The Shore' here is arguably the most picturesque and pleasent parts of Leith, home to many pubs and some of the city's most renowned restaurants.

So if you're in Edinburgh, get on the bus 22 from Prince's Street, or walk a couple of miles down Leith Walk. You might be surprised with what you find.
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Nestled in the side of a Greek restaurant on Bankside London is the stone Ferryman's Seat. While the age of the seat is unknown, we do know that this once was a seat for a Ferryman who operated a water taxi service across to the north side of the Thames and back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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While this seat was definitely not the comfiest throne for the ferryman, it does make a nice seat for a little dog.
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It felt so good to march with the guards in London again after they took more than a year off due to Covid.

A lovely family from California takes our private tour and can be seen here outside St James' palace on our way to Buckingham palace in tandem with the new guard.
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Did you know Issac Newton is buried in Westminster Abbey? Here's Totally Tailored guide Antony showing his grave to Bonnie from Texas on our 'Inside the Abbey and Tower' private tour. Sir Isaac Newton was buried in the Abbey on March 28, 1727. Written on the grave is a latin inscription. The inscription reads "Hic depositum est, quod mortale fuit Isaaci Newtoni". When translated it reads, "Here lies that which was mortal of Isaac Newton". ...

Have you ever wanted to visit the London locations that inspired the classic Disney movie, Mary Poppins? Check out our blog post all about the famous movie locations! Link in bio ...

Finished in 1894 and designed by Sir Horace Jones (who sadly never saw it complete) London's Tower Bridge is almost certainly our favourite bridge. Featuring rising (still functioning) bascules, patriotic colours and glamouros neogothic stone cladding, is there really any contender? ...

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall at the northern edge of South Kensington and adjacent to the beautiful Kensington gardens in London.

Finished in 1871 and designed in a domed Italianate style it hosts 'The Proms' - a series of world-famous classical concerts. We're delighted to say the 2021 Prom's season starts tomorrow, a sign that London is getting back to it's good old self.
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The gorgeous city of Edinburgh as seen this afternoon from Holyrood Park.
Look carefully and you can see the grand clock of the Balmoral hotel and the bronze swirl of the latest addition to the skyline, St James' Place.
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Every Sunday Charley gets on a different public bus and live-streams the journey with commentary, stories and special guests. This Sunday she is joined by alternative comedian and BBC presenter Arthur Smith.

Join Charley and Arthur on Arthur's favorite bus route for a one-off 1 hour live tour of his favourite haunts in London. Expect the unexpected.

This Sunday 18th July at 7.30pm BST.

Tickets are £7.99 and will give you access to the exclusive Facebook Live and the recording afterwards. Link in bio.
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Edinburgh.

Probably the most beautiful city in the UK.

Easily reached from London in four and a half hours by train.

We know the best guides, hotels, walks and places to try haggis.

Let us help you plan a staycation or vacation to remember.

Email requests@totallytailored.com

Pictured: St Stephen's church, taken from Howe street yesterday afternoon.
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Fancy a virtual food tour of Edinburgh?

Join Charley London and @invisible_paul1 for a 45 minute culinary discovery down the Royal mile today

Live-streamed with @heygolive

Free to join

Link in bio
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Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London just east of Waterloo bridge. This Georgian quadrangle which was built on the site of a Tudor Palace belonging to the Duke of Somerset was designed by William Chambers in 1776.

Its wonderful fountains are highly interactive and the perfect spot for some socially distanced Summer fun!
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Salisbury crags at sunset.

We're excited to announce that Charley will be collaborating with @invisiblecitiestours and @invisible_paul1 at the start of next month for three live virtual tours.

Watch this space..
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Who is looking forward to the new Renaissance?

From May 17th indoor hospitality reopens, including most of the U.K's amazing museums and galleries.
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Almost a hundred years ago in 1922 Ada Salter became the Mayor of the then borough of Bermondsey. She was the first woman Mayor to be elected in London. Despite opposition she pursued a policy of greening the borough.
Her Beautification Committee planted thousands of trees, 10,000 tulip bulbs and built public baths, children's playgrounds and better, healthier housing.

@jparkersbulbs kindly donated another 10,000 tulip bulbs to local residents at the #bermomdseystreet festival, last year in Ada's honour.

This is our part of the picture. About to flower on #grangeroad. Thank you J Parkers and thank you Ada Salter. #ada100 #myjparkers
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Is there any better view of London than from the top of a public bus?
Totally Tailored founder Charley is doing live-streamed virtual tours from the top of a double decker every Sunday. They are free to join and a great way to witness lockdown London.
The route changes each week and is only announced at the start of each 45 minute tour! Link to book in bio. Come ride with us!
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