FUN LONDON TOURS' GUIDES
“You know you’re with the right tour guide when other tour guides are asking him what is going on.”
Matt is 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.
He qualified as an associate of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, is a member of the City of London Guiding Association and has completed the Diploma of Special Study in Tour Guiding at Westminster University.
Matt has spent a long time researching and developing the walks advertised on these pages, and hopes his enthusiasm for them rubs off on you! Matt’s passion lies in the more quirky and unknown side of London’s history.
Outside of this, he is a keen Arsenal FC fan, plays squash and bar sports, enjoys a real ale, and has written and directed a short film.
“Guide Jess is a legend! Very knowledgeable, passionate and witty.”
Jess has been a tour guide for over a decade now, but the buzz of London and the wonder of its hidden corners remains fresh and exciting. He especially loves the more weird and bizarre stories of London life and legends, ones that make you smile or question what you thought you knew.
Aside from pacing the streets and pointing at old buildings, Jess enjoys listening to music and podcasts, writing and living in a housing co-op. As well as tour guiding, he works as a volunteer coordinator for an East London community centre. As far as Jess knows, he has not been abducted by aliens, yet.
Rozie studied tourism, which inspired her to leave her home in Somerset and travel the world – she is now up to 81 countries across all 7 continents and has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
Before becoming a tour guide she would do almost any job that would take her somewhere new – she has worked as a tractor driver, a piranha keeper and even ran away with a circus!
Rozie fell into tour guiding when she realised someone was willing to pay her to travel and spent a year leading tours across Europe before settling in London where she has now been guiding for over a decade by foot, bus and boat.
She spends her days off at London’s amazing museums and attractions, attending a show at one of our many theatres or daydreaming about where in the world she want to visit next. Wherever Rozie goes, she feels that London is her home and she loves sharing it with our visitors.
When not guiding she can often be found morris dancing with the Belles of London City or attempting to keep up with her toddler, who takes after her by being into everything all at once.
Meet Joe, a London Tour Guide and former Black Cabbie for 27 years.
Joe is a true Londoner, having spent all his life in this amazing city. To become a London Taxi driver, he passed The Knowledge, an incredibly detailed exam all on the streets of London, so Joe knows the streets like the back of his hand!
Joe has many years of experience leading groups around London, on tours as diverse as Beer & Food walks, Football stadium tours, and Changing the Guard, and loves sharing his knowledge and passion with people in a fun way.
Over the years Alex has led tours about Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, the history of Rock and Roll, the Changing of the Guard, and many more. All this experience means that he can add a little sprinkle of something to a tour if it’s of particular interest to you.
He’s an actor too, which most people figure out by the end of the tour. Alex loves to bring high energy and storytelling skills to make tours fun and accessible. And be aware – he’s a great lover of Sleight of Hand Magic… Alex has yet to find a way to put that into a tour, so he’s open to suggestions!
Paul has been a tour guide for long enough that he can’t quite remember how it all started but it definitely had something to do with falling head over heels in love with London and feeling he had to walk everywhere so as not to miss a single thing. If he wasn’t a tour guide he would essentially be doing it anyway so it only makes sense for him to be a tour guide.
He’s guided through almost every corner of Central London and says that it’s an honour for people to want to come to London, let alone for them to want to spend their hard earned time with him during their visit. To get across even just a small percentage of all he loves about London would be a joy and a job well done.
When he’s not walking London’s streets as a tour guide, Paul is out and about as a keen street photographer.
Paul is the one in green.
She has lived all over the UK before settling in London to study technical theatre, and has spent the last 10 years working extensively in the West End and across the live entertainment industry.