Vic, Carly & I are so proud to share our love of Ted & beloved Richmond with y'all. BELIEVE!!!!..
Pic of Emmy dressed up for her Casting Tape for S3: 'Georgie Tartt', Jamie's Mamma. Very privileged to have been considered alongside the wonderful Leanne Best. Still, No one wants a spin-off more than Emmy!!!
Come and view all the major (and some mini), Ted Lasso Locations, with a USA-loving, local Richmond lass. Plus, see a 2001 llyod-webber musical theatre playbill/programe showcasing before-she-was-famous Hannah Waddingham (REBECCA) (Please email me on day of tour to remind me to bring this!)
COST IS ON THE 'PRICING' PAGE - (sound obvious but LOADS of people email me missing this! ;)
Please note, this is an UNOFFICIAL FAN TOUR, not affiliated with Apple-Warner.
Ted Lasso Tour went full on Meta when we had the fab young actor Oscar Wallwork on our tour! Oscar and his two brothers play the three local Manchester lads (albeit filmed in Hendon, North London), that give Jamie Tartt some grief in the street! Fun fact! Despite having to don BLUES shirts (like me!) Oscar and his brothers are REDS! That's some serious commitment to your art, lads! xxxx
Victoria was an ex-tour guest! I asked for the universe for the right second tour guide to come along & the next day on a general tour came the very sweet, & very Lasso Vic!
Q: Where is the Tour Meeting Point? Outside Richmond Station, to the left on exiting, right if arriving by Uber. Just outside the little CardsGalore Shop. PLEASE BOOK BEFORE COMING!
Q: How long does it take to get to Richmond from central London? 20 mins from Waterloo, 40 mins from central London on the tube, but allow an hour at least, if not 1hr 15. You can find out how to get anywhere from anywhere in the world, by using the Google Maps 'Directions' function.
Q: Are there any things to note? Yes. Please bear in mind that Richmond is a small borough of London, an actual working town & not a film set. The small town where Schitt's Creek was filmed has now banned tourists, or is trying to. Please be respectful. For example, our pavements in London are VERY narrow. If you are taking pictures - look around you, can prams & older people get past you? Just be aware the tour progresses through a busy working town.
Q. Where does the tour finish? The tour ends outside Ted's Pub, The Princes Head.
Q: How long does the tour last? 2hrs - 2hrs 20. If you are eating at the special Ted Table in the Princes Head allow another hour or so.
Q: Can I change my pick up to my residence? Unfortunately not. We have honed & tailored our route to allow maximum Lasso locations bang for your buck. So in order to see it all, we need to start at the meeting point: Richmond station.
Q: If I book a private tour, is the time my own? Recently we have noticed one or two families wanting to go to the pub early for 30 mins, or sit down with ice cream with the kids for 20 mins. Your time in RIchmond is your own, of course. However, to avoid sticky situations, as per the Q above, we wish to say in advance that this will mean we will need to miss out certain other locations to accommodate these stops, as your tour is 2-2.25 hours. We advise taking advatage of Richmond's fabulous ice cream shop (30 secs walk from tour end point), or a pint at Ted's Pub (the actual end point), after your tour.
Q: Can I take pictures? In short yes! However please bear in mind that these are people's homes. Please stay where your guide is stood & don't cross the road to the steps of Rebecca's (as an example). Please bear in mind to keep up with the group on a group tour. If you wish to recreate whole scenes with Photos etc, please book a private tour. Please don't take pictures of your guide & the look book (we explain why on the day, but it is a legality).
Q: Can I tip my guide & is it customary to do so in the UK? In short, the answer is YES and YES! We never judge anyone who does not tip; travelling is pricy these days! Nor is it expected as it is in the US, but it sure is appreciated by us! We do actually tip in the UK sometimes, and it's an urban legend that we Brits don't tip! Here are the professions in the UK in which one would usually tip: Servers in restaurants, any bar with table service, tour guides, and sometimes hairdressers, beauticians & taxi drivers. Professions that Americans tip but where we usually do not: bartenders, hotel staff (bell boys & room service etc), food takeaway counters, and pretty much anything else other than the professions listed above.
Q Any dinner reccommendations? Aside from Gastropub The Princes Head, The Ivy for a big budget, Diba for mid budget & Pizza Portofino for budget (Say Hi to Jamie for me!)
Q Any hotel reccommendations? The Harbour Hill Hotel/Richmond HIll Hotel (FABULOUS spa with outdoor Swedish hot tubs!) for a top budget, Petersham Hotel/Orange Tree for mid budget & the Travelodge for a budget stay.
Q How far is Richmond from Heathrow Airport? 25 mins drive approximately, but allow 45 at least if you are catching a flight.
Q How big is the group tour? On average 15 people, sometimes rising to 25 in peak periods: July, August, Thanksgiving, Easter & Christmas. I can never guarantee a number, so if this concerns you please book a private tour.
Q Where do I leave a review on Trip Advisor?
Q Where is Parking in Richmond? I am not a driver so please double check this - Richmond station & Paradise Road.
Q What should I wear? NOT your best date night shoes or white trainers! It gets very muddy on Richmond green post rain - which is often of course! Check the weather and bring brollies & raincmacs if the forecast is rainy.
Q: Can I get a refund? Our refund policy is detailed in your booking email. However, we do not offer refunds if Transport for London messes up your journey. This is why we advise allowing 1.5 hours for a 40 min journey, or an extra half hour if arriving by uber, due to frequent cancellations, and to check 'TFL Updates' for frequent weekend line closures. We lose money as a business from someone who could have had the spot, & we are a very small, local business. Please plan plan plan your journey!
Q: So if I am late, that's it? No! We will wait for you on a private tour. However, your tour lasts 2 hours & so we may have to miss out one or two locations. On a Sunday group tour, we provide late catch up points for you (I can't pick up the phone once the tour starts). Please note these are not exact times as I cannot predict the walking speed of the group. The points are listed as 'from' 40 minutes, not that I wil definitely be there at that exact time. Most tour companies, especially the biggies, will not provide any late catch up points at all, so please bear this in mind when using them & saying hello when I arrive. For obvious reasons, these points are listed after booking & we don't give these out if you ask pre-booking.
Q I saw on your Instagram that guests met Nick Mohammed (Nathan) & Cristo Fernandez (Danny Rojas)! Will I get to meet them on my tour? Unfortunately likely not! These were one off chance meetings! Cross your fingers & toes!
Experience a picturesque english town and stunning riverside, passing by historical sites such as an old residence of Elizabeth 1st. in addition, learn a little bit about the history of richmond, plus see some houses of the rich & famous locals!
Plus, All tours guests receive 25% discount tue-thu at a venue featuring in the show!
Please note these are all exterior Richmond locations only.(So no Nelson Road stadium, which is crystal palace, South East London) most interiors are shot in the West london film studios, which are inaccessible to the public.
All the Richmond Lasso Locations, plus
Please note, for this tour you must be a decent walker - as Richmond to Twickenham is 33 mins according to Uncle Google. Alternatively, if you have an oyster, or contactless bank card with you, we can hop on a local bus to save your legs.
*Lunch not included
To Register Interest for this tour please drop me a line at email@example.com