Official Guides to the City of London

Terry Pipe


Architecture, Christopher Wren's London, City churches, Crime and punishment, Gardens and open spaces, General city tour, Great Fire of London, Guildhall Art Gallery, Legal London, Livery companies, Romans, Samuel Pepys.


Having worked in London for most of my working life, I have always found the City of London fascinating as even the most modern office blocks can reveal clues to nearly 2000 years of history that is all around us if you know where to look. I enjoy exploring the unusual and sharing this knowledge with visitors.

As a qualified City of London Green Badge guide and member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, I delight in showing you fascinating details in some buildings that you may have walked past many times and never noticed. There are always new things to discover in the City: let me show you the hidden delights, the quirky and the unusual.

Guided Tours

Christopher Wren and the Great Fire of London

Architecture - old and new

Monastic Smithfield

Unusual statues and symbols in the City.

"All Creatures Great and Small"

Legal London - Chancery and the Inns of Court

Financial London - from coffee houses to the Big Bang

Fleet Street and the freedom of the press

I also do tours on:

"Three centuries of immigration in Spitalfields"

"Prisons, prostitutes and playhouses in Southwark"

"Artistic and social development in Kensington"

"Bethnal Green and Hackney revealed".

I am happy to tailor any tour to your specific requirements.


"Thank you. I haven't enjoyed anything so much for ages. Brilliant talk." Linda M, Effingham on Christopher Wren and the Great Fire of London walk. (August 2021)

"Hi Terry, I just wanted to say thank you so much for that lovely walk yesterday. Your knowledge, enthusiasm and calm presence left me in awe. So many interesting and informative nuggets. I was husband...with the Peak Freans story." Laraine H on "All Creatures Great and Small" walk. (February 2022)

"Thank you so much for the most fascinating walk. I could not believe all the animals we saw but have never noticed before. I was also amazed to see the site of executions at the Tower - rather outside the Tower - I did not know it was there." L & J M on "All Creatures Great and Small" walk. (February 2022)