Official Guides to the City of London

Ian McDiarmid




Financial Institutions, Crime and punishment, Romans, The Great Fire of London, Evening walks, Lectures and talks, Christmas Walks.


Ian qualified as a City Guide in 2017. He has worked as a senior bond trader and financial journalist. He is a friendly, knowledgeable guide, with a passion for passing on his enthusiasm for history and economics.


He studied History at Cambridge, before doing an MA at the University of London.

Guided Tours

Ian's particular interests include Roman and medieval London, and London as a financial centre. A full list of walks can be found on