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Hobnob Tours provides fun and entertaining tours of Hampton Court Palace and the City of Westminster bringing history to life through storytelling. Tours of the City of Westminster include the areas of St James', Westminster, Soho & Chinatown and...more
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1 Scarborough Close, London SM2 7EA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I booked a 1 1/2 hour tour of Hampton Court Palace for ourselves and French friends who were over on holiday from Paris. Sandy is an excellent guide. I have been a friend of HCP for many years yet Sandy added numerous...More

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jeremy, thank you so much for a lovely review. I enjoyed adapting my tour to take account of the fact you had French visitors with you and I hope they enjoyed the various references to the French connections that the palace has had over...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandy Rhodes conducted two tours (St. James/Westminster and Hampton Court) for our three generation family. Both of the tours and Sandy were wonderful. The ages of our family unit ranged from 76 down to 14 with varying levels of interest and knowledge of English history....More

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, what a lovely review, thank you! I so enjoyed guiding for you all and am delighted you found the content interesting. We are so lucky in London to have all the pageantry and if the Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place at...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

My wife and I arrange for private tours on each of our foreign trips and Sandy Rhodes was one of the best. She is knowledgable and fun and her pacing of the tours is fantastic. This particular tour answered so many questions about the Royal...More

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Keith (and Leah), thank you so much for a lovely review. You were such good company and I was delighted you managed to see the band and the old guard marching past in the Mall - a magical setting. I look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

Sandy is passionate about history, and has a great way of weaving facts and figures into her storytelling. She gave our group a good sense of the social intercourse of Tudor times, along with the political skullduggery, and everyday travails of the people who worked...More

Thank Katie P
Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Hi Katie, an absolute pleasure to take you around Hampton Court. So pleased your group enjoyed the tour. Sandy

Reviewed 25 February 2018

We took Sandy's Tudor Tour of Hampton Court and I really can't say enough great things. Sandy is professional, kind and very knowledgeable about all things Tudor.

Thank Stefanie P
Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Stefanie, thanks for a lovely review. I so enjoyed taking you around and sharing Tudor tales together! I hope to see you again when you're next in London. Sandy

Reviewed 24 February 2018

WOW - Sandy Rhodes took my experience at Hampton Court Palace to a whole another level. She was an excellent guide who made me feel like she was not only a friend but she ensured my experience was the best. Sandy is most qualified and...More

Thank Tracy W
Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Tracy, it was a pleasure to take you around Hampton Court. People on my tours are not often as knowledgeable as you and Stefanie and it meant that I was able to include more content than I would do normally on a general tour...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Wonderfull guide. So patient with not the easiest school group. Full of understanding and willing to answer all questions.

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Hi there, a lovely group to show around the palace. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and how lucky to time your visit to be able to enjoy the Good Food Festival as well. a real plus! Sandy

Reviewed 21 November 2017

I went on Sandy's tour of Hampton Court this afternoon as a cultural trip with my University group. We were a group of artists studying Shakespeare in London, which Sandy was privy to prior to our tour today. She took the time to do specific...More

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Hi Sydney, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review when I know how busy you are with your intensive course. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and yes, I do try to tailor the content to the interests of...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

A working group was visiting London for six days and a couple of family members tagged along. We had the weekend prior to the start of business meetings to sightsee. I wanted a tour that would help us get the lay of the land in...More

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Regena, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review of the tour we did together around the historic St James' area of London. I think you are right that a walking tour gives you the opportunity to understand...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Sandy was amazing with my three kids (ages 6, 9 and 11) at Hampton Court. She emailed ahead of our arrival to get a better feel for what we wanted to see crafted a schedule to match. Sandy knew just how to keep them interested,...More

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Sandy R, Owner at Hobnob Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Hi Suzanne, I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed Hampton Court - there is so much for both kids and adults to enjoy and, as you have indicated, the trick is to keep both parties happy! when you are next in London, do get...More

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12 March 2015|
Response from Sandy R | Property representative |
Hi Mary, thank you for getting in touch. You do need to make a booking with me for any tour that you are interested in. I guide at Hampton Court Palace and around Westminster at any time of the year and am happy to guide... More