Official Guides to the City of London

Emma Krais


French, English.


Christopher Wren's London, City churches, General city tour, Great Fire of London, Journalism and the press, Lectures and talks, Legal London, Medieval London, River Thames, St Paul's Cathedral, Women.



As a born and bred Londoner with a passion for history I was naturally drawn to study The Square Miles’s rich stories and share them with others.

I am an official City of London Guide, a member of the City of London Guides Lecturer’s Association and an Associate member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding (Green Badge). I am also member of Friends of City Churches, London Historians and The City of London Historical Society.

I am an official guide for St Paul’s Cathedral, that graceful and elegant symbol of London and beacon of hope for the country. I currently volunteer as a ‘Working’ Friend at the Cathedral once a week.

I studied Tudor, Georgian and Victorian London at Birkbeck College, University of London.

I speak fluent French and have an excellent understanding of Spanish.













Guided Tours

The City of London, a city within a city, has nearly two thousand years of extraordinary history, traditions and architecture all packed into just one square mile.

Join me, Emma, a qualified City of London Guide, as I take you on a walk that will give you a greater understanding of our culture and history and what and who has made this City great.

I will entertain you with many fascinating tales and introduce you to numerous unforgettable characters that have lived and worked within the most powerful square mile in the world.

The City tells the story of Roman traders and medieval merchants, kings and queens, rebels and traitors. It’s the home of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens, a city shaped by architects such as the great Sir Christopher Wren, three generations of Gilbert-Scotts and Sir Norman Foster.

A walk around the City of London will give you an insight into how London, as we know it today, became such a thriving Metropolis. It all started in the City!