COVID-19 UPDATE: all of our experiences have been modified to keep you safe during the coronavirus crisis. Expect the same great tours, but with smaller group sizes, social distancing, face coverings, and (more) crowd-free stops.

Remarkable Tours

City tours by passionate people, for the insatiably curious.

Delivered exclusively through Airbnb experiences, our tours have grown to be incredibly successful, having received over 4,000 five-star reviews and raised thousands of pounds to support’s work.

Discover the UK from the comfort of your sofa.

Explore the UK’s history and culture with an experienced local guide.

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About Us

Remarkable Tours was established in 2018 by a team of history buffs with creative flare.

Since the launch of our first walking tour, London’s Ultimate Harry Potter Tour, we’ve developed a suite of 12 tours exploring topics from feminism and music to historical pubs and gruesome history. We now have 14 remarkable guides running themed tours across three major UK cities: London, Edinburgh & Oxford.

We love sharing the UK’s weird and wonderful history with locals and visitors alike – but not history as you may know it. Our themed tours will give you a new perspective on the UK’s major attractions and take you off the beaten path to discover your new favourite places.

All profits from Remarkable Tours support – an innovative charity working to spark progress in global child health. You can find out more about here.

What our guests have to say…

“In one word: perfection. If you are looking for an entertaining evening full of interesting and not mainstream information put together in a fun way, this is what you want. Dominic is an amazing host with whom the time flies like crazy. And on top of that, all the profit goes to charity, transparently. Could not recommend more.”

Tereza, October 2020Stories from London’s Gruesome History

“Dominic is amazing, his knowledge and enthusiasm make for a really entertaining evening. We had no idea what to expect and this was a wonderful experience, highly recommended. And a twist at the end!”

Izzi, January 2021Stories from London’s Gruesome History

“Fantastic tour, Sophie was an incredible storyteller and gave the stories real humanity and depth, all instilled with wonderful enthusiasm and humour. The tour was personalised on the fly and Sophie was more than happy (and eminently capable!) to be asked any questions. I was left with a thirst and excitement about learning more.”

Richard, March 2021Herstory; a Feminist Tour of Britain

“What a trip!! John was an INCREDIBLE guide who taught us about Edinburgh’s history WHILE hiking up to Arthur’s seat and the Craigs. We laughed and learned while we trekked – the perfect combination. This is truly a must-do if you come and visit the city.”

Pauline, November 2019Remarkable Sights from Arthur’s Seat

“This tour was the perfect way to explore Edinburgh for our first time. Caroline- you absolute gem! This was my favourite part of our holiday and was so fun and we learned so much. I would recommend anyone to do this tour- absolutely brilliant.”

Nancy, September 2020The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour

“Superb tour. One of the best I’ve done. Dominic was the perfect host: friendly and welcoming; an amazing depth of knowledge and a few great, detailed stories that really did fit into the gruesome category ( well, that is the title of the tour). Highly recommended. If you only do one tour in London, this has to be the one.”

Martin, March 2020Discover London’s Gruesome History

“A fun and insightful introduction to some of the amazing women who helped shape Oxford both past and present. Our host was charming and full of great information. I would definitely book again in a different city.”

Lucy, June 2019The Remarkable Women of Oxford

““Thomas was GREAT. This is worth it, you will enjoy the city, the stories, the storytelling. A combo for a perfect night. Of course the city is marvelous and the stories great but Thomas just made it unforgettable. GO NOW.””

Agustin, March 2020Discover Edinburgh’s Gruesome History

“Please, don’t miss this tour! What a fantastic and enriching experience. This city holds so much history, and it can be overwhelming to try and find it on your own. I was so happy to stumble across this tour, where I learned about several incredibly important ladies while enjoying a nice walk around some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Zoë was an absolute gem! Full of knowledge and very friendly. She even took the time to point out a Harry Potter film location after mentioning I was a fan! The tour left me with hours of googling to continue the story Zoë started with us 🙂 AND not to forget, the proceeds go to an incredible cause!!!! Just do it!”

Sara, February 2020The Feminist Tour of London

“This is absolutely the ideal present for anyone who is a Harry Potter fan. Bought this for my girlfriend among other gifts and this was by far and away her favourite. I have already told so many friends about it and I can’t say enough for it. Amazing. The staff are so friendly and insightful their knowledge is incredible. Five stars without a doubt BOOK IT!?”

Billy, January 2020London’s Ultimate Harry Potter Tour

“This tour really drew on a personal touch to Edinburgh and made us at ease with the city we are visiting. John’s exuberance and personality really brightened up the tour and kept it energised. COVID-19 restrictions definitely limited entrance and movement to places, but this is easing it seems, so John adapted as we went along. Proceeds go to a charity ( so glad to have taken this tour – and would recommend to any person visiting for the first time.”

Mitch, August 2020Top Sights of Edinburgh; a Local Guide

“An evocation of a lost world down the long and winding roads of London with an up-and-coming musician (aka Jess), makes this tour a splendid treat for anyone who is interested in the history and evolution of the London music scene. History is lived forward and written backward, but nonetheless this tour manages to stay fresh thanks to the unique perspective brought by Jess. Besides taking you back in time to the swinging sixties and other decades, she provide an impressive insight into how Spotify and social media plays a massive role for new independent musicians. Beethoven once said “Music is… a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy.” So it’s very simple. If you seek enlightenment, book this tour!”

Cristóbal, January 2020Soho Music History Tour with a Musician

“We now took part in a tour with Tom by Remarkable Tours for the third time and again, it was amazing! Tom’s an awesome storyteller and has expert knowledge. I will book another tour with them when I come back to London. Highly recommend!”

Liz, March 2020Secret Royals Tour of London

“I booked this tour for a group of old friends who have lived & worked in the city for a great many years & frequented it’s pubs. Tom, our guide and talented storyteller, dazzled us with tales of historical incidents, quirky tales & morbid curiosities surrounding many pubs we did know, but more surprisingly uncovered hidden gems we had no idea existed. It was the perfect start to the evening & I highly recommend it.”

Helen, November 2019Explore London’s Historical Pubs

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