Official Guides to the City of London

Sally Horton

Languages:

English.

Themes:

Architecture, Medieval London, Religion, Romans, Livery companies, City churches, General city tour, Great Fire of London, River Thames.

Biography

I’ve worked in the legal sector as a professional trainer and coach in several different areas within the City over a number of years. I’ve always been fascinated by the sights and stories of the modern and historic City. Since qualifying as a City of London Guide when I first came to London, I’ve kept a lively interest in our ancient capital and the changes it’s undergone in the last few decades. I’m now taking the opportunity to get out onto to the streets, leading guided tours to share my passion for its hidden and better-known history, from the earliest times to today’s new and exciting developments. 

Join me for a walk to find out why London is the world’s greatest city and hear stories that bring its 2,000 years of history to life.

Guided tours are ideal for creating a memorable experience for birthday or anniversary celebrations, work teams, business visitors, friends and families.

Get in touch if you have a particular interest and I can recommend or design a walk for you. I’d be delighted to tailor a tour to match your needs.

Qualifications

City of London Guide (ITG Green Badge Qualification)

Guided Tours

London City Stories

Stories.  Connect.  People.

My tours are informative, inclusive and, above all, social and fun. They focus on engaging people and connecting them with their environment and community by telling stories about people, places and events that have contributed to the history of this remarkable city.

Whether you live or work in London or are a visitor, taking a walk through the City streets is a great way to find out about our heritage. Listen to stories about what life was like for people who lived, worked and travelled here before us and use your imagination to make connections with your own experience. 

It’s not all about the past. The City of London thrives because it constantly adapts and evolves. Learn about how the City is changing right now and what we can expect to see in the future.

My walks include:

The Heart of the City: London over 2,000 Years

Markets, Medicine, Martyrs and Monasteries: The Stories of Smithfield

Three Rivers: The Thames and the Lost City Rivers 

With each walk you'll receive recommendations for places to visit, useful links and books to read if you’d like to delve deeper into the City’s story.

Reviews

“It’s wonderful to walk and look around you while someone who really knows their stuff talks to you about what you’re seeing rather than staring at a phone or guidebook.” RW, Kent

“Sally was friendly and mindful of our needs for which I was grateful.  I would definitely go on another tour with her.” RR, Kent