London Walking Tours

Welcome, I run walking tours of London for individuals, families and small groups who are looking to enjoy some guided sightseeing of our fabulous capital city.

Enjoy a walking tour of 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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Private London Tours

My guided walking tours of London show a new angle on its history. By raising our gaze and looking above our eyeline we spot little details that make its history and stories 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.

As your guide I approach our walking tour of the major London sites with fresh enthusiasm, as well as providing 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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Curtain Road Theatre #LoveTheatreDay

On the side of the Horse & Groom on Curtain Road, Shoreditch there’s a clue to what’s behind the hoardings.In October 2011 parts of The Curtain Theatre were discovered, The second oldest Shakespearean playhouse in London, dating from around 1577. The Curtain theatre would probably contained...

Genesis Cinema #LoveTheatreDay

Between 1848 – 1989 the building on the site of Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel has been a pub, Music Hall, theatre and Cinema. From 1848 until 1884 it was Lusby’s Music Hall, a celebrated venue that hosted some of the best Music Hall acts of...

    The Pineapple in London

    [gallery]The Humble PineappleOften when you look up at architecture you’ll spot decorative pineapples, like this one on Christ Church Greyfriars. But what do they symbolise?Columbus first came across pineapples in the ‘New World’ (now Guadeloupe) in 1493 and when he brought it back to Europe...

    Line London Sculpture trail

    The Line London Sculpture Trail

    [vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation=""][/vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column_text]A new sculpture trail for East London opened this weekend, stretching from Bow down to Greenwich and roughly following the Meridian Line, celebrating contemporary art.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="38px" image_repeat="no-repeat"][vc_column_text]Let’s start by saying 1) it’s so new it’s not even finished yet,...