Official Guides to the City of London

Melissa Coughlin




Crime and punishment, Gardens and open spaces, Literary tours, Medieval London, Religion, Romans, Samuel Pepys, St Paul's Cathedral, Tours for children, Wartime, Livery companies, Accessible tours, Pub tours, Christopher Wren's London, City churches, Harry Potter, Film locations, General city tour, Lectures and talks, Financial Institutions, Markets, Christmas Walks, Seasonal, Virtual tours, Great Fire of London, River Thames.


I love customising London walks just for you!  My knowledge of London's cultural, culinary, and artistic history transports you through 2,000 years of history from the Romans to today.  Using my more than 10 years experience teaching history in the classroom, I know how to present London's stories in fun, exciting, and engaging ways for people of all ages.  

I provide tours for private, small, and corporate groups, and I love touring families.  

My background in American history is especially helpful in showing how our two countries have been intricately connected from the beginning.



  • Certified City of London Green Badge awarded from the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Qualified London City Guide
  • Accredited Member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association
  • St. Paul's Tour Guide
  • Royal Parks Tour Guide
  • Victoria and Albert Museum Gallery Assistant 
  • >10 years Secondary History Educator
  • >7 years Museum Educator in The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, CA and The National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, NZ

Guided Tours

  • London's Fantastic Beasts, Buildings and Blokes 
  • London Libations - the story of London through its preferred bevies
  • London - Instagrammers' Paradise
  • Family Ties - American History in London
  • Crime and Punishment
  • London's Battles and Boozers Tour
  • Spiritual London - Church History Tour

Contact me to plan your own customised tour!