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Experience Our England

Our customized, private insider tours of England feature our favorite places and experiences in the country.

History comes alive...

During private touring of iconic places such as the Tower of London, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and the Roman baths in Bath.

A taste of England...

England has become a major culinary destination over recent years. Artisans of Leisure can recommend (and make reservations at) the best and most interesting places to eat throughout England, from favorite gastropubs in the countryside to the latest upscale restaurants in London.

For garden lovers...

Have us arrange excursions to some of England’s best gardens, such as those at Barnsley House, Kiftsgate Court, Hidcote, Sissinghurst and Kew Gardens. Artisans of Leisure can also arrange visits to the Chelsea Physic Garden and tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show.

Kids love...

Riding double-decker buses, exploring the Natural History Museum, riding the London Eye, walking among the treetops at the Skywalk in Kew Gardens and touring the Tower of London.

Don’t miss...

A theater performance. Catch a show on London’s West End, or spend an evening at one of the city’s many fringe stages. Or, perhaps see the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. Artisans of Leisure can arrange tickets to the best of the myriad options.

Shop like a local...

At favorite markets such as Partridge’s and the Farmer’s Market at Duke of York Square, just off Sloane Square. We also love browsing bigger markets, such as Borough Market. Our guides will take you to the best stands to sample fresh oysters, aged cheese, sweet pastries and savory pies.

Get lost...

In history at the British Museum. Our private guides know their way around highlights such as the Parthenon Marbles, the Rosetta Stone and the Assyrian Lion Hunts.

Simple pleasures...

Relaxing in one of London’s many parks and squares.

For design fanatics...

We’ll take you to see amazing interiors at Leighton House, Chiswick House, Eltham Palace, as well as tour the incomparable collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum and other cultural institutions.

Historical pubs...

Be sure to spend some time having a drink or a meal at a neighborhood pub. There are also many historic pubs, such as London’s Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (built in 1666) that has served Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Arthur Conan Doyle.

Take a break...

With a lunchtime concert in the beautiful Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

If you’re a fan of William Morris...

And the Arts and Crafts Movement, we can customize tours that feature important houses—including William Morris’ country house—in and around London.

A great place to spend a weekend...

Is Hampshire, just west of London. In addition to two excellent luxury resorts (Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire and Chewton Glen), it’s also home to Highclere Castle (of Downton Abbey fame), numerous estates and gardens, as well as the beautiful New Forest and South Downs National Park.

The sporting life...

We can arrange a private cricket lesson at the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground, as well as tickets to football (soccer) matches and top sporting events such as Wimbledon and Royal Ascot.

Modern art must...

The Tate Modern in London hosts world-class exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in a former power station converted by renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron.

If you love interiors, gardens and history...

Talk to us about incorporating visits to historic manor houses and National Trust-listed buildings throughout England.

Favorite pastime...

Be sure to have us make a reservation for afternoon tea at one of our favorite locations in London. We can also book special-diets afternoon tea, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

Insider London...

We love taking travelers to less-visited favorites such as Sir John Soane’s Museum, the Wallace Collection, the Freud Museum and the Courtauld Gallery.

Best shopping...

London is an amazing shopping destination with exquisite department stores (e.g., Liberty of London, Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols), shopping streets lined with upscale British boutiques (e.g., Walton Street, Bond Street, Savile Row and Sloane Street), and many fine shops selling antiques, artwork, housewares and much more.

A unique view...

Consider having us charter a private boat for a scenic ride on the River Thames to enjoy the London cityscape from the water. We can also arrange for you to be dropped off at a top riverside restaurant.

Experience Our England.

Contact Artisans of Leisure to start planning a private, customized tour.

England in Photos

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England on Our Blog

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  • An Interview with Laura Rowe of Crumbs Magazine – England for Foodies
  • An Interview with Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
  • Just Back: A Fun Few Days at the Four Seasons Hampshire, England
  • An interview with one of our birding and travel experts
  • Must Stay: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
  • Secret London: Chelsea Physic Garden
  • A conversation with hotel designer Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Collection
  • A conversation with renowned art curator David Elliott
  • The best English gardens in the Cotswolds
  • Afternoon tea around the world

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Testimonials

My clients said it was the absolute best trip they have ever taken; it was flawless and fabulous. You delighted my clients in ways not previously attainable by other tour operators...
~ C.S., Seattle, WA

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