Your guide to the greatest city in the world
If you're new to the city, I'm going to make you feel like one of the locals- if you've been here for a long time, I'm going to show you something you've never seen before.
My name is J. Draper, and I've lived in London for years, studying all
the nooks and crannies and little details that even seasoned Londoners
sometimes miss. You might know me from TikTok or YouTube, where I
teach fun titbits about my city's history. I've worked in museums and heritage my whole adult life, and now I'm taking the plunge and starting out on my own!
Having lived in London most of my life (50+ yrs), Jenny was still able to surprise me and opened my eyes.
Jenny was brilliant, bright, accommodating and hilarious. The tour was fascinating, educational, exciting... I am definitely going to book for one of her tours again in the future!
You know what London's like- bring an umbrella, or possibly a snorkel. Just in case.
The people of Covent Garden love theatre so much that they've rioted over it. The area is packed with dramatic stories about prima ballerinas, arsonists, Victorian barrow boys, and even a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! I'll show you a secret alleyway that hasn't changed since the 1800s, and we'll even visit a plague burial ground. Hold your nose!
Bankside is where England's greatest writer put on his most famous plays. We're going to walk the same streets that Shakespeare trod in the 16th century, make a pilgrimage to the site of the Globe Theatre, and see some modern tributes to the Bard. And we're going to see a pirate ship as well. Because why not.
Museums, galleries, churches. And historic houses. And the odd castle. There's no limits to where you can go on your own bespoke tour.
St. Paul's Cathedral
After the Great Fire of London in 1666, this glorious place rose from the city's ashes. I'll show you the burial place of the Duke of Wellington; a man who posed for his own effigy; and a secret that Christopher Wren hid inside the famous dome. As seen in the greatest movie of the 21st century, Paddington 2.
The Victoria & Albert Museum showcases the greatest craftsmanship in the world in every form you can think of- sculpture, mosaic, interior design, fashion, furniture- even carpet-making! We're gonna see possibly the most famous sculpture in the world, Michaelangelo's David; whole rooms decked out like it's the 18th century; and even *gasp* some Victorian corsets!
The National Gallery
Natural History Museum
The one with the dinosaurs! The Natural History Museum is one of the greatest collections in the world for everything natural- not just Stegosauruses and Icthyosaurs, but blue whales, dodos, and even a piece of the Moon! Even the building itself is a cathedral to nature, with animals and plants carved and painted into every available surface.
Discover London with me
Whatever you want to see while you're in London, I can help you get the most out of it. Whether you've lived here all your life or just have a single afternoon, I'll show you something you never noticed before.