FUN LONDON TOURS' GUIDES

Fun London Tour Guides

Matt

Matt

“You know you’re with the right tour guide when other tour guides are asking him what is going on.”

Hi, I’m Matt,

The founder of Fun London Tours and an accredited City of London & City of Westminster Tour Guide Lecturer, with an insatiable appetite and energy for all things to do with London.

I qualified as an associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, am a member of the City of London Guiding Association and have completed the Diploma of Special Study in Tour Guiding at Westminster University.

I have spent a long time researching and developing the walks advertised on these pages, and hope my enthusiasm for them rubs off on you!

Outside of this, I attend as many games at Arsenal FC as possible, play squash and bar sports (!), enjoy a real ale, have written and directed a short film, cook a mean casserole and of course love Game of Thrones…

Jess

jess tour guid

“Guide Jess is a legend!  Very knowledgeable, passionate and witty.”

Hello!  I’m Jess. 

I was born in London and have lived here for half my life.  I love this city and the more I learn, the more I explore it, the more I adore it.

Having earned my tour guiding chops on the open-top buses, I’ve shown thousands of people London in all its weathers and moods, as well as witnessing many wonderful things happening right in front of us. 

I have also lead hundreds of walking tours – for crowds of up to a hundred people!  Of course, at Fun London Tours, we have no more than 25 on each walk – almost cosy in comparison! Aside from all this, I am a writer and occasional film maker who regularly steps on stage in London’s live storytelling scene. 

I’m lucky to have lived in China and travelled far on this incredible planet, while at home I love music, cider and the TV series Game Of Thrones.

Danielle

danielle tour guide

Danielle is a born and bred Londoner. She began tour guiding when she moved to Eastern Europe’s Georgia, where she started to take tourists around the Caucasus mountains in JEEPS. Falling in love with the profession, she quickly put her new skills into practice in London, becoming Tour Guide of the Year 2016 with the open top sight-seeing company.

She has a unique ability to navigate customers through London with precision, while enlightening guests with historical information in an amusing way. Combined with her friendly, at ease manner, Danielle is a wonderful ambassador for London and British history and culture.

Amber

amber tour guide

“Amber will turn a tour into an adventure just by showing up.”

Don’t let the accent fool you, Amber knows her stuff! Originally born in Texas, she has lived in London since 2001 and is quite passionate about British history! A former flight attendant and marketing consultant, she started her guiding career while studying for her MBA in International Marketing on a double decker bus.

Amber holds qualifications as an official badge guide for the City of London, Westminster and Camden. She studied at Southwark Cathedral and is a volunteer guide at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

She regularly guides at Down Street, a disused underground station and WWII bunker as part of the Hidden London project. She also is a qualified guide at St Paul’s Cathedral. With all that under her belt, you can find her all around London, often in costume, as she strives to bring history to life for visitors from all over the world! Her dynamic presentation style and effervescent personality makes for an engaging tour.

Gavin

gavin tour guide

Hello I’m Gavin.

A fifth generation Londoner whose family, for generations, have lived amongst the factories, warehouses and docks of the legendary East End of London. As a child, my family described London’s past vividly to me through their eyes and lives.

I love London and it is this love of London that I want to share with you. I want to share intimate stories passed down to me. Some which are moving and an awful lot which are just downright funny! I look forward to meeting you and having fun, whilst sharing my city.

Gareth

Tour Guide Gareth

Becoming a tour guide was almost accidental – after stints as a construction manager, civil servant, bar manager, DJ, wine merchant, shop manager, comedian and magician, in 2013 I fancied a change. I had always enjoyed history, and I loved exploring London – being a tour guide seemed a good fit.

After a few seasons on the open top buses around London I started to diversify – when I’m not leading tours around the country (Stonehenge is quickly becoming my second home) you’ll find me guiding a walking tour around London.

In my free time I love travel, theatre and going to comedy gigs. I love music, and sometimes co-host a music show on a community radio station. I also used to have a regular slot on BBC London performing magic on the radio. If you’re wondering how magic works on the radio, the answer is “surprisingly well”.

Above all else I enjoy exploring London, this magnificent city that’s been my home for the last twenty years.

rozie

Tour Guide Rozie

Hello, I’m Rozie!  I studied tourism which inspired me to leave my home in Somerset and travel the world – I am now up to 81 countries across all 7 continents and have no plans to slow down anytime soon.

Before becoming a tour guide I would do almost any job that would take me somewhere new – I have worked as a tractor driver, a piranha keeper and I even ran away with a circus!

I fell into tour guiding when I realised someone was willing to pay me to travel and spent a year leading tours across Europe before settling in London where I have now been guiding for 7 years by foot, bus and boat.  I spend my days off amongst London’s amazing museums and attractions, attending a show at one of our many theatres or daydreaming about where in the world I want to visit next.  Wherever I go, London is my home and I am love sharing it with our visitors.

andy

Andy Tour Guide

Andy has been working as a guide and historian for over six years. His specialist subject is 20th Century conflict, he has a Masters degree in British History specialised in the First World War, and he regularly takes school and adult groups to battlefield and historically significant sites across Europe.

As a former pub manager, he is intimately acquainted with London’s best historic drinking establishments, sometimes being harassed by the low beams and doorframes in some of the older venues, on account of his 6’8″ height!

Katie

katie tour guide

I got my degree in history from Cambridge University back in 2011, before deciding to try something completely different and go to drama school in Oxford to train as a professional actor. After a few years on the theatre circuit, I realised that I was hankering to let a little more history back in my life, and turned to tour guiding to get my fix.

In 2018 I became an accredited Westminster Guide, and always relish the opportunity to show people around my favourite parts of London. The capital has over 2000 years of history and I’m endlessly fascinated by it all!

Outside of tour guiding I still work as an actor and television presenter, and enjoy folk music, rugby and knitting. Three very diverse hobbies!

Jan

tour guide jan

My name is Jan (pronounced as if spelled with a „Y“) and I am a professional Brit. After 1 year in the German army I moved from Germany to London in 2015 to further my acting career and have been pretending to be from these parts ever since (although my family is originally from Russia, confusing I know).
6 Months into living in London I discovered that being a tour guide was the perfect job for me, since I like to talk and people actually come on tours to listen to what I have to say.
Originally I specialised in guiding film location tours but soon after realised that I enjoyed guiding so much that I could branch out a bit more and my army background gave me a great insight for leading changing the guard tours.
Apart from guiding I am the Fun London Tours Administrator. I am also still active as an actor (whenever casting directors decide to give my ethnically ambiguous face a chance) and recently started working on becoming a theatre producer and setting up my own theatre company.

Scott

Hello, I’m Scott (the one on the left 😉 

I enjoy making people laugh, telling random stories, and generally having fun, so being a tour guide is great.

Other than that, I love to travel as much as I can, I’m an avid gamer, and love my pop culture references (watch how excited I get when the guard band plays Star Wars)
 
Hopefully I can help show you just how FUN London can be.

TOM

Tour Guide Tom

I consider myself one of life’s mavens and have tried to cultivate a somewhat exhausting interest in everything interesting. My background in illustration, design and bookbinding lends itself well to tour guiding, helping me to find illumination in the small details of our city and vivid colour in the stories it has to tell.

The scope and scale of London, modern and old, fuels my energetic enthusiasm for the various subjects I cover as a guide, helped somewhat by my love of long distance swimming. As a born and bred Londoner it’s a real pleasure to meet those who are visiting and show them just how marvellous this city can be.