A mini-revolution of guided tours..!
They say that you should play tourist in your hometown at least once. London is, admittedly, not my hometown, but I believe it should be (or, I believe, I belong there). I’ve lived in London, and I’ve visited countless times before and after but I have never taken a guided tour. On my most recent visit, a friend (a born- and bred- Londoner) suggested a special tour, a first for him as well:
It was brilliant driving around at what felt like warp speed around town (it’s really only because the car is low and very compact). Both the rain drops on the windshield and the low car were distorting the view. The Beatles were playing, the guide was brim full of exciting and quirky facts, pointing out the timeless beauty of the Royal capital, and leading us into narrow passages that, realistically, only minis or bikes can fit through.
I know that the Boris bikes are amazing. I, too, love them – they are green and clean, and so this was a treat.
Well, now I’ve fallen deeply in love with London anew!