Meet your London Tour Guides

Hazel Baker, Company Director

Simply put... I love London; its architecture, its history and its people. After nearly 20 years I still enjoy what this amazing city has to offer.

I am active Londoner, a keen theatre-goer and foodie.

I am available for event, restaurant, afternoon tea and book reviews, plus radio and TV interviews. Get in touch.

I'm Hazel, a qualified CIGA London tour guide. I set up London Guided Walks as a website for those who love London to come together, be it passionate and experienced guides or those living or visiting the city who want to get to know it better. 

For over four years I have been delivering walking tours and treasure hunts in London to Londoners, visitors and  corporates. 

Factual storytelling is at the heart of what I do. Aiming to deliver a unique experience to all.

In this time I have delivered over 600 guidedwalks and treasure hunts in London.

My private walking tours explore hidden places which many guidebooks simply just don't cover.

Contact Hazel:

Twitter: @Guided_Walks           

Mobile: 07545 020406


Ian McD - City of London Tour Guide & Lecturer

I qualified as a City of London tour guide (2017) and have a particular passion for Roman and Medieval history having previously done a degree in History at Cambridge University and an MA in London History at Birkbeck University.

Having begun work in the City of London in the mid 80's  I have an inherent knowledge of its working and teach Business on the City of London Guiding course.

Being fluent in Italian, I like to visit different parts of Italy each year but cannot fail to keep returning to my cultural home, Florence.

Private tours unique to me:

Diamonds, Dockers and Deadmen

Cash, Coffee and Commerce

Email to learn more


Ian McDowell - City of London Tour Guide

Ian McDowell is a qualified City of London tour guide specialising in crazy-but-true facts and secret locations. At University Ian acted with comedian and Spitting Image writer Andy Parsons, and founded a Ghost Club dedicated to touring haunted houses in a vintage car.

A writer and broadcaster for BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and The Londonist, Ian's tours include a Damsels in Distress Tour, an All You Want To Know About The Middle Ages But Were Afraid To Ask Tour, plus his celebrated and carefully researched Tour Of Places That Have Never Been Harry Potter Locations.

Apart from cocktails, Ian likes nothing more than relaxing with a good book. He lives less than a quarter of a mile from the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, which proves that dome is where the heart is.  Ian's tours may contain nuts. 

Private tours unique to me:

Medicine, Murder and Mayhem

Haunted London Pub Tour

Walking London in the Middle Ages (All You Wanted To Know About The Middle Ages But Were Afraid To Ask)

I am also able to offer:

Heretics and Horrors

Victorian Covent Garden



You can book our guided walks, private tours and treasure hunts online 24/7.






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