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.

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.

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!

pepe

Born and bred in London, I have worked for over twenty years in the ever unfolding cultural hub of Bankside in Southwark, working at the internationally historical sites of The Rose Playhouse (Bankside’s First Theatre) and Shakespeare’s Globe. I have a special interest in the area around the theatres of Bankside – past and present.
 
I have led many tours across London and some of England’s most iconic attractions. I have given presentations and lectures across the UK, Europe, North America and Canada as an invited guest at many universities, education institutions and societies. 
 
My knowledge is much broader than just Elizabethan history and I have a good grasp of the history of London offering all the popular tours but with a bit of a twist and a special insight. I have worked with some of the largest names in UK tourism but I love working with small groups and private tours where I can be your London expert. 
 

mike

Mike has several years of tour guiding experience, having worked for years as one of the premier history tour guides in Dublin. Having moved to London he has immersed himself in the history of the city, and combines a historical knowledge with an Irish flair for storytelling.