Official Guides to the City of London

Jonathan Wober




Crime and punishment, Gardens and open spaces, Journalism and the press, Medieval London, Romans, Wartime, Livery companies, Accessible tours, Pub tours, Christopher Wren's London, Public art, City churches, General city tour, Lectures and talks, Financial Institutions, Markets, Christmas Walks, Seasonal, Virtual tours, Great Fire of London, River Thames.


Jonathan has a keen interest in the history, architecture and culture of London.  

He once worked in finance in the Square Mile, but now prefers to walk its streets, lanes, alleys and courtyards. He has walked down and photographed every single one in the City of London!

From the Romans to the 21st Century, he will show you the clues to the City's fascinating past amidst the modernity of the present. 

Jonathan leads walking tours and writes a London blog under the trading name 'London On The Ground'

He is a City of London Guide, a Clerkenwell and Islington Guide and an Associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.


Some client feedback from on Jonathan's walks:

"Many thanks for the lovely walk in the City, which I thoroughly enjoyed." Sep 2022

"Thank you for an excellent tour. As usual there were all sorts of discoveries." Sep 2022

"It was a brilliant tour and packed with amazing insights that we didn’t know of despite living here for so long." Sep 2022

"I learnt a lot ...Presentation was good, clear and punchy, and obviously based on a lot of research." Sep 2022

"Fabulous tour, informative, entertaining, very friendly. Excellent, highly recommended." Jul 2022

 "Jonathan brought the history of the City to life in an informative and entertaining way. I highly recommend and will definitely do more guided walks with London on the Ground." Jun 2022

"Informative, lively and highly recommended! Jonathan is a wonderful guide. I was happy to discover many new bits of history and beauty in my favourite city. Thank you!" May 2022

"Jonathan is a terrific guide, knows his history for sure but also makes you feel right at ease so you can really enjoy the day." Feb 2022

"Jonathan's walks never fail to take me to places I've never seen before, interesting streets, little squares and even pubs I'd never seen. His depth of knowledge means you'll be satisfied as a tourist visiting London or someone who's lived here for ages." Oct 2021

"Jonathan is the perfect tour guide. His genuine enthusiasm and natural charm make for an engaging couple of hours." Aug 2021

Guided Tours

Jonathan offers the following walking tours in the City of London:

  • City Highlights
  • Shakespeare in the City
  • Secret City Spaces West
  • Secret City Spaces East
  • Londinium (Roaming with the Romans)
  • The Great Fire
  • Printers, Papers, Prisons & Pubs (Fleet Street area)
  • Monasteries, Martyrs, Murder & Meat (Smithfield, St Bart's, Charterhouse area)
  • Temple Bar: Portal to City Churches and Livery Companies
  • Thomas Becket in London
  • A Christmas Carol in the City of London
  • Guildhall

As a qualified Clerkenwell and Islington Guide, Jonathan also leads tours in the Borough of Islington, including Upper Street and Clerkenwell.

For more details and to book tours, please go to

London On The Ground: wandering London's wonders