'London's organic power – somewhere here was a source from which heavy motion boiled, surged and, not to be damned up, forced for itself new channels'
Elizabeth Bowen The Heat of the Day
Seeing the Changing of the Guard from the very best spot by Buckingham Palace...
Hearing the story behind the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum...
Tasting real Londoners' food on the street where Charlie Chaplin grew up...
Touching the stones which held the prisoners of the Tower of London...
Smelling the fresh air of Hampstead Heath as you gaze down on London below you...
There is always somewhere new, unexpected and amazing to experience in London.
From the must-see traditional sights of the royal palaces, the surprising London villages, to off-the-beaten track walks discovering over-looked London; from the museums to the galleries, the alleyways and markets - that's what I love best about showing people the city where I grew up, the list of what to do is endless!
Sometimes that endless list can feel overwhelming, which is why a professional Blue Badge tourist guide is a must! I can help you to identify what you will really want to see and do from what you have been told you should see and do.
GUIDED TOURS AND WALKS
Below are examples of the most frequently requested tours but I am always happy to design a tour for your specific interests and requirements.
The national collection of European art, from Da Vinci to Van Gogh
Beheadings, imprisonment, love affairs, martyrs and the crown jewels.
Founded by a saint, venue for every coronation since 1066, burial place of the nation's most influential figures, the history of England in building
Masterpiece of Christopher Wren and the nation's cathedral.
ROMAN LONDON WALK
The Romans founded London and controlled the city for almost 400 years. Find out what the Romans really did do for us.
From aristocratic suburb, to a haven for refugees, a centre of crime and vice to London's fashionable night district. Find out how it all happened.
BEFORE THE CROWN WALK
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street and Horseguards can be seen and their stories told.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of Windsor had a life before she became Queen Elizabeth II. Learn about it on this walk.
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ABOUT YOUR GUIDE, DAN
I have been a professional Blue Badge tourist guide for six years. The Blue Badge is the industry-wide recognised gold standard in tourist guiding.
I was born, brought up and still live in Greenwich, south-east London.
Please contact me if you have any questions about any of the tours listed on this website or if you would like to know about a more specialised tour.
KIDS' GHOST WALK
A headless man, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, a phantom hound, the Blitz, Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane, Isabella of France, the Reformation – history told in a fun and memorable way