Official Guides to the City of London

Andy Catto

Languages:

English.

Themes:

Architecture, Financial Institutions, General city tour, Journalism and the press, The Great Fire of London, The River Thames, Christopher Wren's London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tours for children, Pub tours, Evening walks, City churches, Medieval London, Samuel Pepys.

Biography

My tours aim to offer a mix of education, information & entertainment. Join one of my walks and hear the stories of the people who made this amazing City, & maybe see some hidden & unusual sights off the beaten track.

I have been running walks for over 5 years now and pride myself on being able to flex the content to suit the needs of my clients.

Qualifications

I am a City of London Guide, a guide at St Paul's Cathedral and also a Clerkenwell & Islington Guide

I have been guiding for over 5 years and have experience of leading large group tours as well as running more initimate walks for small groups. I have worked effectively with visitors from all round the world and of all ages.

I also run tours for organisations - sometimes as a purely social occasion, others as an opportunity for team building.

Some recent testimonials:

 Fantastic tour - Andy was one of the best tour guides I've ever had, very enthusiastic and definitely knew his stuff. Very enjoyable - preferred the walking tour to the war rooms themselves
Colette

 
 Had a great walk today on the River Thames tour with our guide Andy! SO interesting, we will definitely be back for more tours! :)

Thanks for a great day out in London. We’ve walked by many of the them for years not realising their significance, history, or that they were actually right under our feet!

You were good company and we will be back if our wives will let us! Kind regards Peter and John 26.11.18

Andy was absolutely amazing. The knowledge and passion he demonstrated on the tour was second to none. Really appreciated the insights he was able to provide. Would recommend Andy to anyone. Blair 1.11.18

 

Guided Tours

I lead tours all over London. In particular I have walks covering:

  • Architecture of the City - visiting many iconic buildings, both old & new
  • Finance & the City - covers the key locations that reflect the past & present vibrancy of the financial institutions of the most important financial centre in the world
  • Read All About It - an exploration of publishing & printing around the alleys of Fleet Street
  • City Highlights - the best of the 'Square Mile'
  • Lunchtime 'wellbeing' walks - in a variety of locations