Official Guides to the City of London

Richard Smith

Languages:

English.

Themes:

Crime and punishment, General City Tour, The Great Fire of London, The River Thames, Wartime, Evening walks.

Biography

A native of this great city, I was born in Lambeth, South London. Having spent many years travelling the world, and living in different areas of Britain and beyond, this city always calls me back.

I worked in numerous trades and jobs (writer, photographer, researcher) until finding my calling in guiding and tourism.

I love this city and enjoy sharing this passion with others.

Qualifications

A qualified City of London Guide and Welcome Host Team Leader at The Monument and Tower Bridge Exhibition, guiding tours (including specialist engineering tours) of the Bridge.

Privileged to work at the Monument, I've an extensive knowledge of this historic structure and its significance.

Previous experience includes open top bus tours of London.

 

Guided Tours

Include The River Thames and City Bridges - the History of the City as seen through its bridges and the river. 

Riots, Rebellions and the Mob - 2000 Years of the City's Tumultuous History.

Engineering, Behind the Scenes & Architectural tours of Tower Bridge.

The Monument, the Great Fire of London & Robert Hooke.