Mark Rowland's London Rambles

Quality guided London walks with an accredited London tour guide


If you’ve been on one of my walks and enjoyed it, I’d be really grateful if you could take the time to leave a comment here.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and type your comment in the “enter your comment here” box under “leave a reply” and a “post comment” button will appear as you click on the box, simply click that to submit your comment when you are finished.

You can also leave a review of any of my walks on the Footprints of London TripAdvisor page here (please mention my name and the walk title in the review headline), copies of some that people have been kind enough to leave there are below.  Many thanks!













33 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. The Dickens Walk on Friday 14th was a amazing – Mark spoke with such knowledge and understanding of the subject that I greatly recommend it to anyone.

  2. The City of London is now a completely different place for us after the walk with Mark. With him leading the way, the streets and alleys come to life. Very knowledgeable, friendly and obviously enjoying the tour himself, Mark made it one of the greatest days we ever had in London. We will definitely come back for more. Nurit and Ilan

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, I really enjoyed spending the afternoon in your company. Remember that crazy building we saw early in the tour on Eastcheap? I’ve been doing some digging, turns out it was a vinegar warehouse built in the Victorian period (1868 to be precise). I’m going to write a blog post about it later in the week, so watch this space!

      Very much look forward to seeing you both again soon.

      Best wishes


  3. Thank you Mark, fab walk, lots of history and interesting and amusing facts, as a Londoner it was great to see the City in a new guise, want to the Westminster one now, keep having the Harry Worth moment at exchange building.
    Pippa Ridley

  4. Thoroughly enjoyed a warm summer’s evening around Dickens’ London with Mark on Thursday 25 July. We were a group of 3 and Mark provided lots of fun detail and interesting titbits about the man and about London! He fielded our many questions with enthusiasm. He also followed up afterwards on a question he couldn’t answer on the walk … going the extra mile for his clients! Great service, delivery and laughter – thank you Mark!

  5. Mark’s Dickens Walk on 25th July was such good value. He is an entertaining guide, informative and interesting without being overly ‘intellectual’. Mark has also a good sense of humour which helps one to enjoy the experience. A Perfect way to spend a Summer evening in London.
    Thank you Mark- Joyce Rae Frith

  6. Thanks for a superbly interesting Dicken’s Walk! I would certainly recommend you as a walking guide to my friends and I will be crossing paths again before long! Thanks Mark, have a great weekend. Shan : )

  7. We went on Mark’s children’s guided walk and we all (children aged 9 and 7 and adults) really enjoyed it, discovering parts of London’s history we hadn’t known about. Mark was very knowledgeable and friendly, bringing the history to life. Our children are asking when they can go on another walk! Clare, Simon and the girls

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Clare, really appreciate it. I had a wonderful afternoon, the kids were great (and so knowledgeable!). It’s an interesting challenge to present the information in such a way that children enjoy it, it means so much to me that they did. Hope to see you all again soon.

  8. Excellent walk with Mark last Wednesday – Dicken’s Evening Walks – through the alleys of the City. Mark is friendly and presents his knowledge so you remember everything. Most enjoyable – would recommend to anyone.

  9. We were lucky enough to join Mark on his inaugural ‘World in a City’ tour through the city of London in the sunshine. We never would have know that it was his first time guiding this walk as he is incredibly well informed and passionate about his subject matter. It was a real dialogue; he managed all our questions and comments well. It helped confirm the importance and centrality of the work we are undertaking at the Migration Museum Project. Thank you, Mark – you helped me to fall in love with London a bit more!

    1. Thanks Emily, I couldn’t have wished for better or more appropriate company on the maiden voyage of “The World in One City”! As someone who is so deeply involved in telling the story of the history of migration to the UK your comments are particularly gratifying, thank you.

      I urge everyone to visit your website (link in my “Links” sidebar or by clicking on your name above) and do what they can to support the hugely important work of this marvellous project.

      Hope to see you (and Sid, of course!) again soon.

      Best wishes


  10. My friends and I did a walk with Mark in the summer, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Mark made it very enjoyable and informative. He introduced us to places that we would not have otherwise discovered. Will be looking at doing some more walks with you Mark next year!

  11. I attended Mark’s World in a City tour yesterday and was swept along by his knowledge and enthusiasm. Very enjoyable, one of the best guided walks in the City I’ve been on. Highly recommended!

  12. We did the Gentlemen’s clubs of St James’s walk. Having done around 20 guided walks in London this is one of my absolute favourites.

    Mark was a very friendly, enthusiastic and amusing guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and told the story of the clubs in an interesting and informative way.

    It was a very enjoyable couple of hours, and I highly recommend this tour.

    Thank you Mark.

  13. The walk around St James and all this history about how the first gentlemen’s club came into existence was a real eye opener.
    This will remain as one of the best moments I had in London so far. Will definitely come back.
    Thanks Mark,

  14. Another great peice of history. Who knew there was so much going on in such a limited space ? You definitely changed my vision of the “square mile”
    Thanks again Mark for this privileged moment.

  15. Mark’s tours are such an excellent and enjoyable way of learning about London – his detailed knowledge and enthusiasm makes the area being walked so much more interesting

  16. Dear Mark, thank you for taking the time to lead yet another enjoyable walk with kids – this time the Dickens By Night tour of the City. It really helps to bring history alive for them – and so much of what Dickens wrote about is pertinent to people today.

  17. Thank you Mark, I thoroughly enjoyed the “Wren, Romans and Liverymen” walk. I find the City fascinating and learned so much today, visited places I’ve never been before. I feel inspired to go back and learn a lot more. I will see you on another walk soon.

  18. Thank you Mark for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon on the Tracing the Tudors: the makers of modern England walk we did on 13 June. Highly informative and good fun. We plan to book ourselves on another walk soon.

  19. Mark’s walk Dickens after Dark, In the steps of the Night Walker beautifully recreated Dickens’ London. Victorian streets and passageways of the City of London usually unnoticed became alive as Mark read passages describing some of the characters who had lived and worked there .
    Perhaps the star of the evening was the dark swirling waters of the Thames as Mark described Dickens passing the bridges and warehouses we were looking at that were woven into several of Dickens’ works.
    A most enjoyable evening. Thank you
    Allison and Duff

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