London guided walks

Meet your guide to London

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Hello!  My name’s Mark, I’m an accredited London tour guide who researches, writes and leads my own guided London walks.

I moved to London from my native Yorkshire over 30 years ago to study Geography.  After graduating I spent the greater part of my working life in the brand communications business, but as my 50’s hoved into view, I fancied a complete change.

I have always been fascinated with urban development and the influences on the built environment, and where better to feed that fascination thankids walk London?

So, after two years of intensive study, I qualified as an Institute of Tourist Guiding accredited tour guide for the City of London and as a tour guide for the City of Westminster and now have the pleasure of sharing the delights of the greatest city in the world with everyone who comes on one of my guided walks.

About my guided walks

So, what should you expect on one of my walks?  Well here’s a little sample from my Heroes and Villains walk.

 

Suffice to say I’m not an academic or historian, nor an actor filling in between jobs regurgitating someone else’s pre-prepared scripts.

What I am is an enthusiast of the history of London.  I research and write all my own walks and I love sharing the fascinating stories that lurk in the city’s past and how they helped shape the amazing city that London is today.

I aim to share20150407_183939 these stories in an informative, engaging, but above all entertaining way with those who come on my guided walking tours.

These are not street lectures; whilst you will always come away from one of my walks with a few choice nuggets of information to share with your friends, I like above all to have fun on my walks.  I enjoy doing this hugely and I want you to enjoy the experience just as much.

Do I succeed?  Well, I’ll leave that for others to say!

And because I have taken the time to undertake the training and pass the examinations required to earn the proper accreditation badges, you will at all times be able to see what we are talking about, hear what I have to say and be taken safely around London’s busy streets (and with due consideration for others using them).

Want to know more?  Then come on one of my walks or book a private walk for you and your friends/colleagues.

Hope to see you soon!

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