Fantastic private walking tours you will remember for ever


My name is Sandy Rhodes and I set up Hobnob Tours in 2012 - I specialise in fascinating guided history walking tours of Mayfair, St James', Westminster, Southwark and Hampton Court Palace in Surrey. 


I research and write the tours myself and take pride in their accuracy as well as their entertainment value!  My tours are fun and filled with interesting and amusing information -  as well as picking out the most interesting historical snippets to tell you, I like to provide you with stories and anecdotes of the past that you won’t have heard anywhere else.  By the end of a tour with me, you will feel as if you've really got under the skin of the area we have explored, found something that you wouldn't have discovered on your own, and be left with some happy, if rather odd, memories!




My aim is to give you a pleasant and memorable experience and your enjoyment is my priority.  I won't rush you and you set the pace; you can ask whatever questions you like and, if you need a food/drink or toilet stop, just tell me! 

I want you to feel comfortable during a tour otherwise you won't enjoy it so, with that in mind, there is a maximum of 16 on my London tours so that everyone can stay safe on the pavement and hear what is said above the usual City sounds.  At Hampton Court Palace, I guide a maximum of 20 so that you can fit comfortably into the narrow passageways of Henry V111’s 500 year old palace.  Please note that for the foreseeable future, I am only guiding family units of 5.

People have said that being guided by me is like doing a tour with a good friend.

Adult and family groups are equally welcome and the individual tour descriptions indicate those walks that children will like the most.




You might be intrigued by the name ‘Hobnob’!  It has two meanings: either as a biscuit made from rolled and jumbo oats, sometimes covered in chocolate, or as a term relating to a ‘friendly chat’ which is what Hobnob Tours does.  I like both!!


Please check out my customers' excellent reviews by clicking on the link to my Trip Advisor page.


Visit England has approved Hobnob Tours as 'Good to Go' following the coronavirus pandemic.  For information about how Hobnob Tours will keep you safe during a tour, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website.

Do join me for a tour.

Enjoy the hidden histories not found in the guide books!


Locally London based Guide

Please call me on 

020 8770 9601 or 0771 538 1712

Or e-mail me on


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