Official Guides to the City of London

David Brown




Architecture, Crime and punishment, Literary tours, Magna Carta, Medieval London, Romans, General city tour.


Fascinated by London, and a lover of history, holding a Master's in Historical Research. I spend a lot of time walking London's streets, and exploring archives and libraries. My goal is to entertain you - and show you some of the secret and hidden places that you are unlikely to find by accident. 


City of London, Clerkenwell and Islington, City of Westminster Qualified Guide, and a founder member of Camden Tour Guides Association.  Hold a Masters in Historical Research from the Institute of Historical Research.    I also founded and am a member of Footprints of London a guiding company offering tours around London.  I  have guided for the National Trust at 2 Willow Road, at Canonbury Tower in Islington. St John's Gateway in Clerkenwell and the Billingsgate Roman Bath House. 

Guided Tours

Most of my walks are private, but I also do a few public walks with Footprints of London.  I'm interested in the odd and unusual, and pre-Fire of London London.  I'm also a Shakespearean enthusiast - and regularly show groups around areas of London associated with him.   I love showing people some of the fringe areas of the City of London - like Alsatia, Blackfriars, Holborn and Smithfield. 


I'm prepared to research and create walks for individuals and groups.  I'm interested in Genealogy (and a member of the Society of Genealogists) so can research family histories, and lay on walks that explore the areas that your ancestors used to live and work in.