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.
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
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.