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.
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
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
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
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
My family of 5 used Gren Tours/Glen for our first trip to England in August 2018. Not only was he very knowledgable and fun to be around, but he actually helped me with so much of the planning of our trip! He is a wealth...More
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
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
Glen was so great. He really made our time in London special. He has an amazing knack of giving you the history of the area, making it interesting, and very fun!!!! We had him pick us up at the airport and give us a 1/2...More
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
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