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.

London tours
Private London Tours

Look Up London walking tours offer 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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Ethics of Dust

Ethics of Dust at Westminster Hall

From 29 June to 1 September 2016, Jorge Otero-Pailos’ ‘Ethics of Dust’ is on display at Westminster Hall.  As a conservationist as well as an artist, Jorge’s work was commissioned by Artangel as part of the careful cleaning of this 900 year old UNESCO world heritage...

Stapleton Spitalfields

Stapleton’s, Spitalfields

If you look up on Commercial Street in Spitalfields you’ll spot a decorative relief showing; Stapleton’s Established 1842. It’s above a wide door which now houses a vintage market, but used to be a repository.   Repository It's not as dodgy as it sounds - it just means store...

The Full Monty

Burton: “The Full Monty”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 1900 an 18 year old Lithuanian emigre Montague Burton arrived in Britain and borrowed £100 to set up a menswear business, selling bespoke and ready to wear suits in Chesterfield. By 1952, the year Montague died, there were an impressive 616 Burton stores in the...