Ellen LeCompte


Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Ellen Lecompte
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This British Isles expert, who has been planning across-the-pond trips for nearly 30 years, curates itineraries that combine urban high style with rural delights. She can leverage her connections to set up private atelier visits and chef-led market tours in London — then whisk you into the countryside for a garden-focused jaunt around Sussex or a lesson in sheepdog herding in the Cotswolds.

Recent experiences LeCompte has planned for clients include a contemporary architecture tour of London, guided by the chairman of the New London Architecture forum, and a visit to the workshops of Princess Diana's favorite designers. Top it off with a stay at one of England's most luxurious new properties, like London's Belmond Cadogan or Heckfield Place, in Hampshire.

Another area of interest is visits to stately and historic homes. "The pandemic had a lot of people watching films and TV during lockdown and British programs were particularly popular. Downton Abby, The Crown, Call the Midwife, Poldark, Jane Austen, documentaries on Winston Churchill and World War II are just a few that have inspired clients to travel to the UK," LeCompte says. "They want to see the locations and learn more about historic figures and sites. The pandemic also saw people get into gardening in a big way, so visits not just to the iconic gardens, but opportunities to meet horticultural experts are being requested."


Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $1000 per day

Trip Planning Fees: Included

Contact Info

ellen@lecomptetravel.com | 804-510-0608 | Richmond, Va.



"Ellen LeCompte is a pro's pro when it comes to world class travel experiences! She is an extraordinary expert within the travel domain as an arranger and advisor, and the life line you can count on when needed the most!"- Sherman M.

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