Official Guides to the City of London

Richard Smith




Architecture, Crime and punishment, Romans, The Great Fire of London, The River Thames, Wartime, Evening walks, General city tour, Lectures and talks.


A native of this great city, I was born in Lambeth, South London. Having spent many years travelling the world, and living in different areas of Britain and beyond, London always calls me back.

I worked in numerous trades and jobs (writer, photographer, researcher) until finding my calling in guiding and tourism.

I love this city and enjoy sharing this passion with others.


A qualified City of London Guide and Welcome Host Team Leader at The Monument and Tower Bridge Exhibition, guiding tours (including specialist engineering tours) of Tower Bridge, the Monument and the Pool of London.

Experience includes open top bus tours of London; lectures and training tour guides.


Guided Tours

Include The River Thames and City Bridges - the History of the City as seen through its bridges and the river.

The Heart of London - a tour of the Upper Pool, it's history, tales and legends.

Riots, Rebellions and the Mob - 2000 Years of the City's tumultuous history.

Engineering, Behind the Scenes & Architectural tours of Tower Bridge.

The Monument, the Great Fire of London & Robert Hooke.


How & Why Tower Bridge was Built and the men who made it.

The Monument - stories, legends & facts.

The Great Fires of London