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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Tragedy in Poplar

Tragedy in Poplar

In Poplar Recreation Grounds stands this memorial. We usually associate bomb damage with the Blitz and WWII, but East London - because of the proximity to the docks - was a target during WWI as well. This is a reminder that on 13 June 1917,...

Carlton Cinema

Part of the former Carlton Cinema chain, this picture house on Essex Road opened in 1930 with a capacity for 2,226. The discovery of Tutankhamun in 1922 caused London to be flooded with Egyptian-inspired buildings, particularly in cinema design and this is one of the...

    [gallery] Built in 1904, this gorgeous Art Nouveau building used to be the Frame Foods factory; a baby food company. You can still see the company’s slogan; ‘Nourish and Flourish!’ Written on the front.It’s now been converted into flats called Tiffany Heights, apparently after the...

    The Borough Market Bell

    “Ordered that the clerk of the market do ring or cause to be rung the market bell every morning at nine of the clock and that notice be given to the hall porters that they do not set out their stalls or stands till the...

    Victoria Park Guard Dog

    The Victoria Park Guard Dogs

    Installed in 1912, the original sculptures stood either side of the gateway into Victoria Park until 2009. Donated by Lady Aignarth, they are copies of a 2nd Century Roman statue of a dog which are still at the British Museum. The dog belonged to Alcibiades,...