Official Guides to the City of London

Louise Grainger


Spanish, English.


Accessible tours, Black History, Christmas Walks, City churches, Evening walks, Film locations, General city tour, Great Fire of London, Guildhall Art Gallery, Journalism and the press, LGBTQIA+, Lectures and talks, Literary tours, Livery companies, Magna Carta, Markets, Medieval London, Women.


From Yorkshire I arrived in London via Spain and Greece and worked in publishing and then the entertainment industry.  Fully qualified fully insured and full of interesting tales of the glorious City of London.  I delight in helping people discover new things and uncover new aspects of places they already know.  Find me on X/Twitter @redbowlertours.


City of London Guide; Institute of Tourist Guiding Green Badge; Institute of Tourist Guiding Certificate for Guiding in Spanish, Chairman of the CLGLA (City Guides). 

BA Hons in English and Spanish; PTTLS certificates (teaching in Life Long learning and Continuing Professional Development sectors); Federation of Entertainment Unions tutor; Freeman of the City of London; Instructor for Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA).


Guided Tours

Come stroll the City with me on walks about  film locations, women, the world of journalism, the 'Old Bailey', life in the Livery , the Guildhall Art Gallery, or, if you are new in town, how about an introduction to the City. Or, if you want something bespoke - that would be delightful.


I'm happy to talk to any group (U3A, Women's Institute, local history societies etc) who would like to know more about the City of London's history or even about life as a Guide!


"Thank you so much for the talk on Saturday, one of the best we have had"  J Worthy.

“Louise's time travelling walk around the City of London was packed with such vivid description and unusual detail that I felt completely transported into another world for a few hours. Not being from London I was apprehensive about walking though the busy streets but Louise's careful and considerate guidance allowed me to feel so relaxed and comfortable. I can't wait to return  for another tour and step out on to the streets of London again with her.  A perfect way to spend an afternoon.”  S  Kitching.

“When you've lived and worked a long time in London like I have, you can forget to look at it with fresh eyes so I thought I'd book on a Red Bowler tour and see if I could do just that. Louise's passion for history and her knowledge of the City blew me away. It should be on every Londoner's to-do list! This fresh and energising tour will make you fall in love with this amazing city all over again. Thanks Louise!”  E Elliott.