Official Guides to the City of London

Michael Howgate




Medicine, Medieval London, Romans, City churches, General city tour, Financial Institutions, Great Fire of London.


I am a geologist who has given guided tours and 'Stones of the City' walks for the Natural History Museum and Birkbeck College.  I have been a City Guide for six years and am currently writing a series of 'Stones of the City' for the City Guide magazine.

I also do guided tour of churches and their building stones in Hertfordshire and Essex.


 Covid and the beginnings of the science of Epidemiology in SOHO' 


B.Sc in Geology

M.Sc in Vertebrate Palaeontology

Post-Graduate Certificate of Education

City Guide

Chairman of the Amateur Geological Socviety

WEA tutor

Guided Tours

The Gods and Godesses of Roman Londinium

Tracing the Roman Wall

Medieval London: St. Paul's and Smithfield

Medieval London: Temple and Blackfriars

Livery Hall and their Coats of Arms explained

Wren and Hawkesmoor churches

The Greek Revival

The Financial City explained

Stones of the City (various tours)

Fossil hunting in the City 


Stones of the City of London

Hertfordshire Church Building Stones explained

Discovering the Essex Way