London Walking Tours

Welcome, I run small group and private London walking tours for individuals, families and groups.

Discover real London (the bits most locals don’t even see!) with a born and bred Londoner, award-winning history blogger and Blue Badge Guide.

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Look Up London offer walking tours showing a new angle on London’s history. By raising our gaze and looking above our eyeline we spot little details that make the stories of the city come alive.

Maybe you want to discover London for the first time? Or maybe you’ve lived here all your life?! Either way a Look Up London walking tour gives you an authentic experience from a knowledgable, enthusiastic guide.

I arrange walking tours of the major London sites with fresh enthusiasm, as well as bespoke tours off the tourist trail. My aim is to help you get under the skin of London and feel immersed in its culture, architecture and history.

The London Blog

Read my latest blog posts by date in which I share stories of hidden history, and our walking sightseeing tours of London inside inspiring historic buildings & the odd tour of unusual museums.

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Alphabeta Building

The God On The Alphabeta Building

Rising over the small, flat green space of Finsbury Square is the former Triton Court. It cuts a dramatic, geometric shape along the skyline and looks far younger than it's early 20th Century completion date.  It opened as the re-vamped Alphabeta building in 2014, the outside remained pretty...

Violette Szabo

Violette Szabo: London’s Bravest Woman?

A monument on Albert Embankment calmly states that it stands for everyone who lost theirs lives working as SOE (Special Operations Executive) agents behind enemy lines in WWII in Europe. However, there is only one women depicted; Violette Szabo, the youngest of the recruits who lived in Stockwell...

Seven Noses Soho

The Seven Noses Of Soho

Have you heard the legend of the Seven Noses of Soho? The story goes that to find them all brings infinite wealth, but I'm not holding my breath. Here's what I discovered snooping around Soho...

London's Most Apologetic Plaque

London’s Most Apologetic Plaque

One of the best ways that London rewards its inquisitive citizens is with plaques. We're no longer confined to English Heritage's Blue Plaques (of which there's over 900) but  have local council, 'voted by the people' and brown plaques across the city.All that being said...