About Us

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Now in its eighth year Tudor History Tours is a family owned and independent company operated by husband and wife team Steve and Laura Murphy.  Combining the best of business practices and historic appreciation, with a dedication to personal service, they ensure their clients have the best possible historic experience. 

Steve knew that he was a natural tour guide when in Germany a few years ago he was asked, in French, how to find a particular museum.  He believes that history is the art of the visual and not just about pouring over dusty old textbooks. Although his first love is the Tudor period, he has taken visitors around hidden parts of London exploring the characters and life of Charles Dickens and fought heroic battles with Nelson and Wellington.

Laura sometimes joins the tours in the evening but can usually be found in the office ensuring that the systems run smoothly so you can enjoy your holiday. Laura has a Masters in Business Administration from Brighton University.

They launched Tudor History Tours on the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s coronation and Steve’s 55th birthday in 2009. They hope that by joining others on our tours you will make lasting friendships and have many happy memories of your time in England.

Testimonials

  • 'Steve is wonderful! Kind, thoughtful, patient, really nice to be with, so knowledgeable. A pleasure.'

    Sarah Moldenhauer-Salazar, San Francisco
  • 'Just excellent. Can’t wait to come back and do another visit. I travel a lot and it’s such a better experience with a knowledgeable guide.'

    Vicki, California, USA
  • 'Steve was constantly striving to give us the best experience possible. Very personable and knowledgeable.'

    Janet Storm, North Carolina, USA
  • 'Overall we were extremely pleased with the preparation, attentiveness of Steve before and during our time in England.'

    Lilian Perotto, Toronto, Canada
  • 'I feel like I have a lifelong tour guide when coming to London. The entire experience was exceptional.'

    Annette Bloom, California
  • 'I think the whole thing is JUST GREAT! You've included most of the "must see" places for England.'

    Jackie Jenkins, Atlanta, USA
  • 'The group had diverse interests and our guide was able to meet the needs of everyone.'

    Marcy Caplin, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 'This tour was so much fun and I definitely would consider doing something like this again. I learnt so much!'

    Adrienne Savoldi, Pittsberg, Pensylvania
  • 'Atmosphere was everywhere and if you are at all interested in history, this tour is a must. You will never find another quite like it.'

    Barbara Goodall, British Columbia, Canada
  • 'The entire agenda was planned out well with careful research and attention to detail. This tour fully realised my objectives for this trip.'

    Jeanne Mangemilli, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • 'Steve was great at personalising the tour and enthusiastic. All the places were very interesting, each in their own way.'

    Karen Yell, New York
  • 'I just wanted to say what a fabulous trip we had! Truly the best trip I have ever taken. I would go with Tudor History Tours in a heartbeat.'

    Cathy Cole, Michigan
  • 'What a memorable, magical tour through Tudor England. It exceeded all expectations - and I have pretty high expectations!'

    Bonnie Scott, Seattle, USA

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