Official Guides to the City of London

Valary Murphy

Languages:

English.

Themes:

Architecture, General city tour, Romans, Samuel Pepys, Christopher Wren's London, The Great Fire of London, Wartime, Evening walks.

Biography

Born and brought up in London I have a passion for sharing the history of the City of London, with informed and fun walks through the well-known and lesser known sights, streets, alleyways and aspects of this great City of ours.

I love finding out new facts and stories by wandering around the City streets, and want to share the fascinating tales about both famous and infamous people and events that lurk behind the buildings and hidden alleyways of the City with the groups that I guide, in an informative but also entertaining way. I enjoy getting people to look up above the shop-fronts and doorways, to discover the amazing sculptures and other features hidden in plain sight.

 

 

Qualifications

Qualifications and Memberships

Associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding - Green Badge Tourist Guide

Accredited Member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association

London Historians - Member

Qualified City of London Guide

BA (Hons) History of Art

Guided Tours

Walks vary from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and can be tailored for different ages and requirement.

 Amongst the subjects I offer are:

 City of London highlights

 Hidden Corners of the City of London

 The Great Fire

 Pepys in the City

 Roman London