Official Guides to the City of London

Richard Smith

Languages:

English.

Themes:

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

Biography

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.

Qualifications

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.

Heart of the City - Why here? Explore how and why the City came to be so powerful; it's unique role from past to present; with intriguing characters and hidden gems to meet along the way.

South of the Riverthrough Lambeth, Southwark and Bermondsey. London cabbies famously “Don’t go south of the river”, whereas this tour explores the southern shores, revealing the extraordinary, hidden places and people who helped create London and influenced the world beyond.

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

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

Talks

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

The Monument - stories, legends & facts.

The Great Fires of London

Reviews

"Just want to say a huge thank you for a wonderful day. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and could have gone on for longer! You made it all so interesting. I’m amazed that you can retain all that knowledge!   A truly enjoyable and interesting day. Can’t wait for the next time!" - Trudy, Watford.