Guided Walks in London

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I’m a City of London Guide, City of Westminster Guide, National Trust Guide, Westminster Abbey Guide (Education Department), Life Member of London Historians, and former partner in a City law firm. When doing walks and talks I try to bring in knowledge, enthusiasm, and the ability to engage with an audience. For feedback, see my Reviews.

After a busy 2017 of walks, talks and running treasure hunts, I finished the year with a St James's walk. In choosng 27th December, I picked the worst weather I have had for any walk since I started seven years ago, but a double figures group bravely endured the experience, and after an hour or so in the pub afterwards, a hard core of us agreed that the feeling was coming back to our fingers and toes.

2018 so far has included a tour of City buildings, ancient and modern, for a private group, and a run of my Inns of Literature walk (see Walks page). I am contributing to the March Knowledge of the City programme ( - for this I will be co-delivering Lecture 200, on the subject of Literary City. And in April I run a whole day tour of London sights for a group of US doctoral students, starting in Parliament Square and finishing in Brick Lane.

On the talks side, I have started a series of talks on the case of Irving v Lipstadt and Penguin Books (as became a film in 2017, Denial). I am also delighted to have made arrangements to run a walk and a talk for North London U3A over May/June.

A footnote: I did a big trip to Hong Kong and Australia over October/November, and I have learned from this how useful it is, for a guide, to be a consumer of tourist experiences from time to time. For a story of a tourist experience that did not go to plan, see my Article, Not so Blue Mountains.

All best