Official Guides to the City of London

Ian Swankie




Architecture, Guildhall Art Gallery, Medieval London, Christopher Wren's London, Public art, City churches, General city tour, Financial Institutions.


I'm a native Londoner and spent 25 years in London’s financial markets but I was too busy to realise where I was working! When I became a guide I discovered the fascinating world all around us. Since qualifying I have taken dozens of groups on walking tours and built up a base of regular clients. I also guide in both Tate Galleries. I love guiding, and my enthusiasm is evident.  


Associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding

Guided Tours

City of London

City of Westminster

Guildhall Art Gallery

Tate Galleries


I give fully illustrated lectures on the City of London and I specialise in the art of London, public art, street art, and works in the main galleries.  I also lecture on London's architecture.