Traveling late August early September to London area and taking several day trips to visit areas. Are there any discounts through Viator or Get your guide when booking multiple trips? Never heard of Open table.-- Is that restaurants only? Do they participate in Groupon? Any other we should check out before booking dates? Thanks
Viator is a tour consolidator so book with caution. You can usually find who is actually running the tours if you dig a bit and can book directly with the tour company. Viator charges something like 25% to the tour company so can really impact the smaller businesses.
London Walks ( www.walks.com ) has some day trips. They have a loyalty card you can get which reduces the rate on their regular walks from 10GBP to 8 which is the Senior Rate and what I pay anyway. Not sure if you get a break on the cost for the out of town trips but they are pretty reasonable anyway.
Which areas are you planning for day trips? Some are just as easy to do on your own. Some of the day trips try to cover too much territory in my opinion. If you are willing to share your plan the folks here might have some suggestions.
You’re running a lot of things together. Open table is kinda like restaurants.com and seems to be just a pain to deal with. Groupon isn’t big at all in the U.K.
An alternative is TheFork, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor. I've used the service in France and was satisfied, particularly since the user reviews come from customers that they know have made reservations.