A tour guide by day and a folk singer by night, Glenn is in love with the Nation's Capitol and takes pride in sharing his local knowledge. Desperately seeking a time machine, he wishes he could travel back to Victorian London just for a day. Glenn spends most of his time on the stage singing songs at people, the rest of the time he can be found in the park with his dog Bella. Head over to www.glennhodge.com to check out his music.
Having now spent 12 years living in London, when not found in a traditional British pub, Jonny can be seen up and down the country on stage performing as an actor or quite frequently here in London trying his hand in Stand-up comedy! These two combinations of talking loudly and being the centre of attention have lead him here, sharing his passion of London as a walking tour guide!
Jonathan's London Tip!
Nothing says 'London' more than a good traditional British pub! Try some of the best Ale's in the world over a traditional Sunday Lunch in a here in the capital. My favourite is 'The George Inn' by London Bridge - where it is said both Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare have had a pint or two!
Veteran tour guide with more than 5 years experience, Linton is an Antipodean with degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology.
However, Linton prefers entertaining the living, rather than the dead (dull conversationalists) and enjoys revealing the startling and often humorous side of London and it's vivid history.
Linton's London Tip!
Remember to check out London's markets too! And not just Portobello or Camden. A boat ride to Greenwich Market makes a wonderful day trip.
Carlton, originally from Cardiff in South Wales, has lived in London for the past 7 years. He came here to pursue his passion for acting and also loves the fast-paced nature of the city. Tour guiding is the perfect job for him outside of his acting work because he loves to socialize and meet new people.
Carlton's London Tip!
The West End shows in London are some of the best pieces of theatre in the world so make sure you fit in a performance. There's a stand in Leicester Square that sells tickets for a good price or try your luck in the lottery that some of the theatres run, where you can win free or heavily discounted tickets.
Alice is a native of California, but moved to London in 2011 to study for an MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She has always had a passion for history, and tour guiding seemed a natural way to combine this with her love of entertaining. She is the founder of London Loo Tours, a London's only walking tour themed around public toilets and their history. When not tour guiding Alice is a Morris Dancer, and can be found prancing about and jingling with The Belles of London City.
Alice's London Tip!
Take the bus rather than the underground… or better yet walk! You'll see so much more and learn your way around the city. London is full of surprises if you let yourself wander.
Born and raised in the capital, Joel is a Londoner through and through. He's spent the last few years working in British film and TV and in shows on the West End. When the acting work dries up Joel can be found leading eager tourists around his favourite London sites.
Joel's London Tip!
A quiet English pub may be a quaint place to have a drink, but put out your feelers and see if you can find any of London's many speak-easies and secret bars and have your own adventures while you're here.
Nathan has two passions – theatre, and history. Conveniently, he's managed to find a job that allows him to express both passions simultaneously, and so he is always doing all he can to bring London's rich history to life through dramatic arm movements, expressive eyebrows, and below par jokes. He also studied philosophy at university, and so will always be willing to have a chat about anything you like, be it existentialism, current events, or even (especially) the meaning of life.
Nathan's London Tip!
London is a great place to buy some quirky stuff! Go down to the markets in Camden, Shoreditch, & Brixton. Browse the exotic food, the knock off t-shirts, and the endless supply of colorful harem pants.
Samy was born in London but quickly moved up north to Yorkshire where he grew up. However, a few years ago he decided that he loved London and its rich history, gastronomy, culture and nightlife way too much to spend any more time away, so he made a triumphant return to the greatest city in the world!
Samy is well-travelled and has lived abroad, in Spain and in Mexico. He knows all too well what it’s like being a tourist so understands the struggles of visiting a massive city and feeling completely disorientated and confused. That is why he is keen to make your stay in London as memorable as possible by showing you what he loves about this city that he now calls home.
Samy's London Tip!
London is too beautiful for you to miss… so try not to spend most of your time on the tube, wandering through underground passageways. Walk as much as possible! You’ll get to know the city much better! Also, visit the less-known parks, like Richmond Park, where you can see deer roaming freely – it’s magical!
Born in Essex, famous for being the birthplace of radio & Helen Mirren, home to Britain's oldest town & first capital, Anne Boleyn & Geoff Hurst and the resting place of Harold Godwinson. And, a terrible television show.
Nick made his way to London via Michigan in the United States and Melbourne, Australia but is now in London perusing a career as an actor and performing his poetry while harbouring delusions of being the next James Bond.
Nick's London Tip!
Grab a bottle of prosecco or couple of beers (whatever tickles your fancy) and head to Primrose Hill for sunset with one of the best views in London.
Alternatively make your way to The Coach and Horses on Greek street in Soho. Every Saturday they wheel out the piano and the entire pub joins in singing, the more beers you've had the better you sound I'm told.
Harry was born in London and has lived and worked in all parts of the city. He's also travelled the rest of the UK whilst working as an actor and lived in Canterbury while studying. His theatre background lends itself perfectly to storytelling and luckily London's history is crammed full or amazing people, spectacular events and great stories, which he loves telling.
He has 5 years' experience as a London guide, working on boats, busses and hoverboards, but by far, his favorite way to explore London is on foot!
He occasionally ventures out of London for music festivals, snowboarding, and visiting other European cities.
Harry's London Tip!
London is spoilt for Parks, you'll see some of them on our tours, but to escape the hustle and bustle for an hour, there's plenty to choose from. You can stroll from Buckingham Palace to Kensington Palace in Westminster or head down to Greenwich where the meridian line runs through the park!
Leanne is an actor who trained at ArtsEd and has been living in London for 10 years! Leanne has some great roles under her belt, from TV, Film and Theatre. Leanne loves talking! What better job than to show tourists around the city she loves!
Leanne's London Tip!
Go to all the food markets! There are so many different cultures in London, why not try all their delicious cuisines. Borough market, Soho, south bank. There are so many more great spots to eat! Yummy!!!
Adam studied Ancient History at the University of Bristol, before moving on to Postgraduate studies in Law and Anthropology in London and Belgium. A native of London and a lover of history, he worked overseas for several years' education, specialising in English and the Humanities, before returning and embarking on his career as a tour guide. While all things historical excite him, Adam's chief interest is the capital's rich political tapestry, from the Plantagenets' Game of Thrones like dynastic struggles in the 12th century to the campaigns of the Suffragettes in the 20th. As a child, he was an extra in the first Harry Potter film and remains an avid enthusiast of all things Harry Potter. Aside from history and Harry Potter, Adam is a big sports fan, in particular cycling and football and happy to advise on queries about visiting any events.
Adam's London Tip!
Adam's city tip is to visit the beautiful 19th century Brompton cemetery, one of Britain's oldest garden cemeteries, where you can find the grave of political activist and suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, as well as many other prominent historical figures.
Ollie is a born and bred Londoner having been born in Guys hospital at London Bridge like his parents before him. He is an actor, artist, and musician but his biggest passion is history, in particular, London’s history. Every part, every weather, every day. He loves this town so much and is very lucky to be able to share it.
Ollie's London Tip!
Take a walking tour with someone that knows the place! And... stroll along the Thames from Tower Bridge south side for a mile to the Mayflower pub. Historical, cozy, nice food and a lovely pint with river views. Just perfect!
Tommy is a true Londoner, born and bred in South East London. He came from a difficult background but fought his way up in life and these days uses his excellent knowledge of his hometown streets to show around to the wonderful tourists.
Tommy's London Tip!
Check when the tide is low and head to Thames side to look for old London treasure such as clay pipes and pottery shards.
Born and raised on the picturesque west coast of Ireland, Mark studied Landscape Architecture at University College Dublin before moving to London's trendy East End to work as an architectural curator, designing and delivering exhibitions, tours and events about contemporary architecture and the changing city.
Having worked with some of the leading architecture practices in the world, Mark loves to show people around the city and share stories and secrets of some of the most incredible buildings in London - both old and new!
As well as his love for cities and architecture, Mark is also a rising cabaret 'star', spending his nights singing, playing piano and entertaining in London’s underground clubs, cabaret shows, drag bars and burlesque lounges, as well as recent shows at The National Theatre, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and a 2018 world tour across Europe and Asia.
Mark's London Tip!
During the day, take the Thames Clippers river bus to Greenwich for the best view of London's new skyscrapers. At night, leave the expensive glitzy West End shows behind and explore some of the amazing underground cabaret and variety shows across the city.
Ian is a young guide who’s grown up in England and Bosnia, he’s recently moved back to London after spending a year as a tour guide in Sarajevo. A history nerd, he spent secondary school in London competing in history quiz competitions in the UK, US, and Europe. When he’s not tour guiding, he can either be found having a drink with one of his guests, or five tabs deep into a Wikipedia article.
Ian's London Tip!
Go to Angel station (it has one of the longest escalators in the EU) and walk to Camden Passage - the historic alleyway has loads of London’s best trendy cafes, and a flee market. If you’re in London on a Sunday, Brick Lane food market is a must! Neither are too touristy.
Jamie is a Londoner through and through. Born in University College Hospital just 5 minutes from Kings Cross Saint Pancras Station (For any Harry Potter fans!). He lives, as he always has, in the district of Holborn in the centre of the city just a short walk from the British Museum.
After leaving his career as a young actor behind him, he embraced his first love of history and began his career in tourism in 2005. He has worked for many tour companies throughout London including several years guiding on the River Thames.
When he isn’t guiding, he can be found indulging in his second love, the cinema! A love that has landed him with one of the most impressive DVD and Blu-Ray collections in the land!
And don’t get him started on football! You’ll be there all day!
Jamie's London Tip!
Experience hopping on one of our few remaining classic double-decker Red Routemaster buses. Take a ride in an iconic London Black Taxi with the finest cabbies in the world. And head to the Prince Charles Cinema just off of Leicester Square for a vintage cinema experience unlike any other!
Jan is an actor and a tour guide. Originally from Germany, he moved to London in 2015 to continue with his acting career. In 2016 Jan worked backstage on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child during the first year of its run and after leaving the production started guiding between acting gigs. When not on stage or out in the streets of London, Jan can be found producing and directing plays as well as exploring various food and drinking establishments.
Jan's London Tip!
London is the second most filmed city in the world, so if you're into films don't spend all your time in museums, run around the streets of London and try and recognize as many locations from famous films as possible. There is a theory that one can stand on any bridge across the Thames, point in any direction there's at least a 90% chance you're pointing at a location from a big budget flick.