'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
With a a variety of tours below are example some of the commonly requested tours but I am always happy to design a tour for your specific interests and requirements.
BEFORE THE CROWN WALK
GET IN TOUCH
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