Guiding Tours in London
This page is here to help give you a starting point to find out about some of the obligations that may apply to you if you decide to host Trips or Experiences on Airbnb. It’s for your information only and includes summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to official resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
Please note that we don’t update this information in real time, so you should confirm that the law has not changed recently.*
Generally speaking, you do not need to have a special licence to provide guided visits of public areas or monuments in London. You may, however, need permission to provide guided tours of private buildings, certain public buildings or attractions which are open to the public, to provide boat trips, or to provide tours in certain areas of the city.
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