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London’s 101 Fastest Growing Tourism Startups

At Best Startup London we track over 100,000 London based startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 Tourism companies in London. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top Tourism Companies & Startups (London)


Duffel

FoundersSteve Domin, Tom Bates, Vincent Pastor
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Duffel provides an online platform that allows users to search, book, and manage flights from multiple airlines.


Secret Escapes

FoundersAlex Saint, Tom Valentine, Troy Collins
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Secret Escapes is a members-only travel club offering discounted rates on luxury hotels and holidays in the UK.


Victor

FoundersClive Jackson
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Victor is a London, UK-based private jet charter marketplace.


Butter.co.uk

FoundersStefan Hobl, Timothy Davis
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Butter lets you spread the cost of shopping from any online store with a simple monthly instalment plan. Download the app now!


Hiyacar

FoundersGraeme Risby, Rob Larmour
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Hiyacar is a UK peer to peer car sharing platform.


Stasher

FoundersAnthony Collias, Jacob Wedderburn-Day, Matthew Majewski
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Stasher is the world’s first luggage storage network.


HouseTrip

FoundersArnaud Bertrand, Junjun Chen-Bertrand
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HouseTrip is an online marketplace enabling individuals and holiday rental management companies to rent out their properties to guests.


gigl

FoundersChristian Ayerst, Dan Hudson
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The Video / Mobile 1st Job platform that is changing the way people find work across Hospitatly, Retails & Enterntainment. Replacing generic Job descrptions and the need for a CV with super vast video content. Companies such as Hard Rock use GiGL to find staff in under 24 hours


HotelRunner

FoundersAli Beklen, Arden Agopyan
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SaaS enabled B2B network for accommodations and travel agencies to find, contract, connect, and transact with each other online.


Travel Creators

FoundersChanti Loraine-Grews, Janine Salame
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Keeping Travel Human by Inspiring Global Travelers and connecting them to Travel Creators.


Battersea Power Station

FoundersSimon Murphy
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Battersea Power Station is a travel and tourism company.


Hotelmize

FoundersDor Krubiner, Guy Levitan, Omry Litvak
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Hotelmize is a platform designed to improve the pricing and booking process of hotel rooms using big data analysis.


VizEat

FoundersCamille Rumani, Jean Michel Petit
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VizEat is a European startup that operates a “social dining platform.


eola

FoundersCallum Hemsley, Daniel Steele
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eola is an operating system for experience providers


BeRightBack

FoundersAlex Tomlinson, Gregory Geny
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The world’s first fixed price travel subscription service.


HalalBooking

FoundersAgil Aliyev, Elnur Seyidli, Emin Hasanov, Enver Cebi, Ufuk Secgin
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World’s No1 search website for halal-conscious travelers


Luxtripper

FoundersNena Chaletzos
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Luxtripper is a luxury travel company that operates an online travel booking site which matches users with suitable holiday destinations.


Road.Travel

FoundersAlexander Urbanovich, Kirill Khomko, Nikita Dedik, Valeriy Britaus
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The 1st Global Curated Routes Ecosystem for Sustainable Car Travels and Safe In-Car Experience for Travellers


easyGuide

FoundersBlake Reddy
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Discover and book tickets to top attractions, activities, experiences, tours and theatre shows in your favourite locations around the world!


Byway Travel

FoundersCat Jones, Richard Levy
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Byway Travel provides slow travel trips that take the scenic route to local stays, off-the-beaten path experiences.


The Thinking Traveller

FoundersHuw Beaugié, Rossella Beaugié
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The Thinking Traveller is a multiple award-winning villa rental company specialising in luxury villas.


tripAbrood

FoundersAlexa-Maria Rathbone Barker
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tripAbrood is an AI-driven travel platform for families to discover and book holidays.


Snaptrip

FoundersDan Harrison, Matthew Fox
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Snaptrip is a marketplace for people to discover the best last minute cottage holiday deals in the UK.


Travel Curious

FoundersAlex Grant, Amir Azulay, Nadav Zin
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A travel technology company that provides ‘private tours and activities as a service’ to hospitality and travel companies globally


UnderTheDoormat

FoundersMerilee Karr
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Our mission is to redefine the future of accommodation.


The Adventure People

FoundersChris Roche
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Online platform for adventure holidays connecting customers to local adventure providers


Veeve

FoundersClaire Whisker, Jonny Morris
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Characterful homes. Dedicated service. Memorable stays.


Key Travel

FoundersAjaya Sodha
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Key Travel is a travel management company that offers its services to NGO, academic, and faith sectors.


the Bike Club

FoundersAlexandra Rico-Lloyd, James Symes
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the Bike Club is a platform that offers pay monthly kids bikes that are exchanged as children grow up.


Edge Retreats

FoundersLuke McCormick
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The global curated marketplace for luxury villa rentals, with exceptional service and expert concierge


Faredirect

FoundersAleksandar Serdarevic, Nevzat Arshan, Niels Colemont
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Faredirect is helping airlines to build and scale ancillary revenues.


Timescenery

FoundersAlexander Urbanovich, Kirill Khomko, Konstantin Sergienko, Nikita Dedik, Valeriy Britaus, Valery Britaus
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All-in-One Trip Planner and Marketplace – the next stage in travel tech after metasearch | Plug and Play 2017


Crepeaffaire

FoundersDaniel Spinath
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Crêpeaffaire offers freshly prepared crêpes, waffles, coffees and smoothies.


Lovetovisit

FoundersUnknown
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Lovetovisit is a new digital platform for tourism and culture that promotes the discovery and booking of tickets.


TransferTravel.com

FoundersSimon Powell
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TransferTravel.com operates as a global peer to peer travel marketplace.


Loco2

FoundersJamie Andrews, Jon Leighton, Kate Andrews
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Loco2 lets you search for and book European train tickets through a simple and easy-to-use interface.


Live2Leave

FoundersCéleste Owen-Jones, Léa Bourratière
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Live2Leave is a travel app where you can record your favorite spots & get recommendations from people you know.


Pop & Rest

FoundersMauricio Villamizar, Yoann Demont
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Our platform connects local workers and travellers with sleep & meditation pods. Book by the hour to recharge


The Luxè Week

FoundersAbuzar Sultan, Michael Nene, Sam Rankin
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Technology Travel Agency


Follow Alice

FoundersDaniel Louis, Reto Bolliger, Sebastian Schmidt
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We make adventure travel a truly holistic and personal client experience by blending technology with human interaction.


Firefly Experience (Firef.ly)

FoundersAndy Bennett, Chad Cribbins, John Aby Olival, Shawn Low
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Illuminating Journeys. Firef.ly is a mobile app which distils trip planning, guiding and journalling into a beautiful experience.


Widerfi

FoundersDarius Maikstenas
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Widerfi enables international travelers home-like unlimited mobile internet experience without changing SIM card in the device.


Sure

FoundersAlexandra Neczliova, Juraj Pal, Sebastian Krumhausen, Suzanne van Nes
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Sure curates the most “Instagrammed” food and drink spots.


Touriocity

FoundersAlex Grant
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Touriocity is the first platform for booking private tours on-demand.


Lodgeo

FoundersInes Djelassi
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Lodgeo is the first price comparison app with a booking functionality that will make you enjoy your booking


latetrip.com

FoundersTom Davies
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latetrip.com is on a mission to make travel spontaneous by removing the research barrier to finding the perfect destination within budget


Board a Boat

FoundersFrank Sykes
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Board a Boat is a boat trip marketplace that enables boat owners, managers and skippers to offer private and semi-private boat trips.


The Ticket Group

FoundersUnknown
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TTG focusses of mobile-first ticketing solutions for leisure attractions, tours and activities


Whitecar

FoundersMark Strachan
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Whitecar uses the best technology combined with the best customer service to deliver a car hire experience beyond expectation.


TripConsul

FoundersNick Whitfield
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Waste no more time. Get instant, personalised recommendations from our curated database of what locals love to do in their city.


Viva City

FoundersSamuel Rason
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Viva City offers guest experience, discovery, and analytics software to help businesses thrive with the Chinese Inbound market.


Euromonitor International

FoundersRobert N. Senior, Trevor Fenwick
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Euromonitor International, an independent global market research company, provides strategy research services for the consumer markets.


Hulah

FoundersFifi Kara, Jamie Snedden
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Hulah is an online personal travel guru for people who want incredible trips without the hassle of finding them.


Azooki

FoundersEilon Arad, Matti Fruhman, Oron Barber
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Azooki helps you book & discover amazing things to do in South East Asia’s most enchanting destinations


Reed & Mackay

FoundersBob Boardman, David Boardman, Tracy Baumfield
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Reed & Mackay is a corporate travel management company providing travel services to companies within the finance and insurance sectors.


Travelex

FoundersLloyd Dorfman
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Travelex is a providers of foreign exchange products, solutions, and services.


Ten Lifestyle Group Plc

FoundersAlex Cheatle, Andrew Long
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Ten Lifestyle Group Plc is a technology enabled lifestyle and travel platform company.


Ongosa

FoundersRichard Smith
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Ongosa gives you a more advanced access to new adventure sports experiences.


Grabbd

FoundersShammi Arora
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Save and Share places you love


Doris & Dicky

FoundersRichard Dana
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The best in budget boutique hotels


Tribe Travel

FoundersChristopher Moon
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Tribe Travel is a marketplace and club for youth travelers.


Pitchup.com

FoundersDaniel Yates
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Making it a doddle to book campsites in 65 countries. Member of Financial Times FT1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe 2018/19/20.


1000heads

FoundersMike Davison
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They’re The Word of Mouth People. They help brands to be more social; to talk to people, and to be talked about by people


HotUkDeals

FoundersPaul Nikkel
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HUKD is a community for deal seekers. Find and share the best deals, promotional codes and vouchers from on and off the web.


TICO NETWORK LLP

FoundersAlex Kreger
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TICO – International Community of Licensed Taxis


Flash Pack

FoundersLee Thompson, Radha Vyas
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Flash Pack is an award-winning adventure travel company that brings together solo travelers in their 30s and 40s.


Snowdrop Solutions

FoundersKen Hart
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Snowdrop Solutions is a software development company, specialists in Geo applications. Google Cloud & Maps Premier Partner.


ForestCar

FoundersCharlie Palmer, Felix Muecke
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ForestCar is a car sharing service for airports.


Cruiseo

FoundersJames Werth, Joshua Flax
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Personalised online cruise vacation experience


Ebookers Plc

FoundersDinesh Dhamija
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Ebookers.com is a leading pan-European online travel agency specialising in worldwide travel.


Crystal Travel

Foundersjaipal singh
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Crystal Travel is the leading pan-European flagship travel company of Moresand Group of Companies.


isango!

FoundersAseem Sadana, Bas Lemmens, Ranjan Singh
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isango is a U.K.-based company that provides consumers with online resources for planning and booking tours, sightseeing, and activities.


Islandii.com

FoundersAlex Horoshkevich
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Islandii is an online platform that operates as a holiday builder.


City Relay

FoundersMaxime Leufroy-Murat
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London’s premier short let management company. Short lets, but smarter.


Virgin Management

FoundersUnknown
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We support the Branson family and the growth of the Virgin brand by developing and nurturing valuable Virgin businesses.


TravelStaytion

FoundersUnknown
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TravelStaytion is an online holiday rental marketplace, enables its users to list their spare property or get accommodation at lower prices.


Gamar

FoundersVenu Tammabatula
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Easily scan and map your surroundings to create natural interactions with 3D augmented reality and increase engagement & footfall.


Leisure Pass

FoundersAndrew Grahame
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A London-based city attraction sightseeing company.


SpareFare

FoundersGalena Stavreva, Georgi Stavrev
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SpareFare.net is a secure secondary travel marketplace


Trafalgar Tours

FoundersUnknown
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Trafalgar is the world leader in guided vacations to Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia & New Zealand.


Fether

FoundersAde Omisore, Adesore Omisore
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Mobile Travel App


Ask a Local

FoundersItay Levin
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Ask a Local provides a mobile app that specializes in bringing a personal approach to the industry of travel.


Booking Spaces

FoundersJamie Reece
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Booking Spaces Disruptive venue booking platform, connecting those looking for spaces with the spaces available for hire.


Go City

FoundersUnknown
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Go City offers online pre-purchase travel passes for various attractions, adventures, tours, and activities.


Crashpadder

FoundersDan Hill, Stephen Rapoport
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Crashpadder is a website that helps people find rooms and hotels to rent.


MYRENTBOAT

FoundersAlex Lebedev, Daria Lebedeva
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Find the best yacht rental deals Choose from 25 000 yachts online


TicketingHub

FoundersCarl Edouard Pihl
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TicketingHub is a cloud based ticketing platform and is the easiest way to keep track, save time and sell more tickets on line and offline.


lewis.ai

FoundersUnknown
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Meet Lewis, your virtual travel concierge


Statesman Travel Group

FoundersUnknown
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Statesman Travel Group is a business travel management company providing travel management services for corporate and private clients.


Teletext Holidays

FoundersWayne Perks
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Travel Operator with 40+ years experience in the market


Lycafly

FoundersUnknown
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LycaFly is a travel agency that offers flights and holiday deals to worldwide destinations.


Visit Britain

FoundersUnknown
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Visit Britain is Britain’s national tourism agency.


My Guide

FoundersMark Wallis
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My Guide is a travel guide website that helps travelers to research, plan, and book trips.


Room in the Moon

FoundersRafael dos Santos
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Introduce people who are moving to the same city and help them to find a place to live


Encore Tickets

FoundersJohn Wales
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Encore tickets provides theater tickets and group bookings for all London theaters.


Vamoos

FoundersUnknown
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Vamoos helps Travel Companies, Hotels, and Villas transform their client’s experience, from the moment they book to after they return home.


JacTravel Group

FoundersUnknown
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JacTravel is one of the world’s premier suppliers of online hotel bookings and inbound travel services to the tourism sector.


EUIBA

FoundersHudi Shehu, Ylli Merkohasani
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The place where you can grow your sales, build your brand name and show the real presence.


Go Native Ltd

FoundersUnknown
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An excellent alternative to hotels, Go Native serviced apartments provide flexibility and convenience for business & leisure travellers.


Tourplan

FoundersUnknown
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Tourplan provides software solution for online travel agencies and tour operators.


Go!City

FoundersUnknown
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Go!City is making independent travellers enjoy the essence of travel. Personalised, optimised, real time.

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