Official Guides to the City of London

Jonathan Wober




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


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.

Guided Tours

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

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

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

For more details and to book tours, please go to

London On The Ground: wandering London's wonders


Some client feedback from on Jonathan's walks:

"...a great afternoon was had by the whole group, thank you." May 2023

"Such a wonderful walk around one of the loveliest parts of London" May 2023

"Thank you for a great and interesting walk. We were very impressed by your knowledge and stories." May 2023

"Many thanks to Jonathan Wober and London On The Ground for an amazing Shakespeare walk today. Two hours spent wandering round bits of London I didn’t even know where there! Eye-opening, fascinating stuff." Apr 2023

"Fantastic walking tour of some of London’s secret spaces with the brilliant Jonathan Wober of London On The Ground. if you possibly can, go to the website and book a place on his next tour!" Apr 2023

"Always informative. Always highly entertaining." Apr 2023

"This was a masterful insight into a part of London steeped in history!" Apr 2023

"Great walk and talk. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon." Mar 2023

"It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, the tour was brilliantly structured and Jonathan's narrative flowed beautifully - hugely informative and very entertaining. Thank you!" Feb 2023

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