Private Tours

You can book me to take you and your friends and family round!

Prices start from £250 f0r a half-day, and £350 for a full day.

We can go pretty much wherever you like in London, but if you're not sure what to see, here are some ideas:

Secrets of Covent Garden

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!

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Classic London

Great for a first-time visitor to London. Wanna see all the really famous bits in one morning? Let's do it! We'll start off in the heart of royal London, watch the famous Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, catch the pelicans in St. James' Park, and see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the London Eye.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Shakespeare's Footsteps

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.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

The Tower of London

Surely the most famous castle in the world, right in the middle of London. This is where the Queen keeps the crowns that sit on her head, and where queens like Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard have lost their heads. We'll get to see how castles and knights worked, and we'll meet its famous inhabitants- beefeaters and ravens!

The Tower is only partially accessible by wheelchair.

A Brief History of London

Want to get to know London in a short space of time? Lived here for years, but never explored its history? We're going run down the city's greatest hits, from the Romans to the Great Fire and the Swinging Sixties. With an expert hand (moi) to guide you through the whole thing, we'll zoom through 5,500 years of history in about two hours. Hold on to your hats!

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

The V&A

The UK's national museum for anything you might call a craft, encompassing furniture, theatre costumes, mosaics, fashion, ironwork- many of which it holds the largest colletion in the world. You're going to need a guide to make sense of this place! Luckily, you've got me. We're going to see Michaelangelo's David, a tiger that's also a musical instrument, and some bizarre Victorian underwear.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Gruesome Tales For Grown-Ups

The tale of Smithfield is a tale of blood. Plague pits, surgery, graverobbing, and some of the worst execution methods the medieval mind could devise- it's all happened here. We're going to see a church where so many people have been buried that the ground level has risen around it, and walk through Smithfield's famous meat market. This one is not for the faint-hearted!

This tour is not currently wheelchair-accessible.

St. Paul's Cathedral

After the Great Fire of London in 1666, this glorious place rose from the city's ashes. There is nothing to compare with this building in the country. 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.

This tour is wheelchair accessible.

Churchill War Rooms

Under the heart of British government in Whitehall, this secret WWII bunker lay untouched for decades. Now it's been reopened, perfectly preserved in every detail, even down to 80-year-old sugar cubes left in a desk drawer! This is where the top decisions were taken during the war while bombs and rockets fell above.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

How To Read A Painting

The National Gallery is the UK's national collection of Western art, telling the whole story of painting in Western Europe from the 13th century until 1900. We're going to see paintings by Michaelangelo, Van Gogh and Manet and figure out what on earth they're about. A tour for those who wish they'd paid attention in Art History class.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Westminster Abbey

Monarchs have been crowned and buried here for 1,000 years. This is where Elizabeth I is buried alongside her sister Mary, and where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were married in 2011. It's also the burial place for many great figures in our nation's tapestry- writers like Charles Dickens and Geoffrey Chaucer, and scientists like Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

The Abbey is only partially accessible by wheelchair.

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.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

The British Library

This is one for bookworms! The British Library has handwritten notes and manuscripts from almost every British writer you can think of, from Jane Austen to Andrea Levy; and incredible historical documents like Shakespeare's First Folio, a copy of Magna Carta, and even lyric sheets handwritten by the Beatles themselves! This short tour will take you through the very best of the over 200 million objects in the Library's collection.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Votes For Women

In 1890, the idea of women voting seemed a dangerous absurdity- like a dog riding a bike. Just thirty years later, we had our first female MP. Find out how our courageous sisters did it in this tour through Westminster, the heart of state power. We're going to hear about some of their strange protests and the even stranger arguments against women getting the vote.

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

Your Custom Tour

Got something else in mind? Fascinated by something so niche I haven't even thought of it yet? Always good to meet a fellow nerd. I know lots of places in London off the beaten track.

If you're in London for several days, I can make something totally bespoke, tailored to what you're interested in and where you need to go, even including lunch and transport in between!

Drop me a line and I'll see what I can do.


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