Hello, and welcome to Historic London Tours! I’m Tom Currie, an accredited London Borough of Islington and London Borough of Camden tour guide, having successfully passed each association's training course. I'm an experienced guide, having led thousands of both tourists and locals on guided London walking tours.
After several years in an office job, I left in order to pursue my love of London's history. Many of my friends had suggested to me over time that I take up guiding as it was clearly my passion; whenever I visit a new area I love to soak up the local history - to the point where one friend of twenty years told me “Tom, will you stop making me learn!”
London has such a rich and vibrant history, but much of it has been hidden away from plain view. As your guide, I’ll uncover those forgotten stories for you: by the end of the tour, you’ll be guaranteed to say “I never knew that!”
My guided walking tours cost from just £18 per person, and last two hours. I also offer private London walking tours which can be arranged for a time and date to suit you. Click here to read past reviews of my tours, and see why so many customers have described Historic London Tours as the best walking tour they've ever been on!
Scheduled guided walking tours are £18 per person.
Scheduled guided walking tours are two hours.
Scheduled guided walking tours begin at 11am.
I limit the number of attendees on guided walking tours to fifteen people, to ensure maximum enjoyment for everybody on the tour.
Yes, a private walking tour can be booked for a time and date to suit you! Private walking tours are £18 per person, with a minimum charge of £180.
As an accredited Borough of Camden and Borough of Islington tour guide, walking tours are my vocation and my passion - this isn't something I'm doing temporarily to make ends meet in between acting gigs, as is the case with many of the large 'free' tour companies. 'Free' tours may be marketed as such, but you will be expected to make a contribution at the end of the tour, as this is the only way the guides are paid. Because of this system, the 'free' tours will allow huge numbers of people to join each tour, making it difficult for everyone to hear and see what is happening - I cap my walking tours at circa ten attendees to ensure maximum enjoyment for everybody on the tour.
Bus tours are ok if you want a brief overview of a large area, but they only provide a few sentences of pre-recorded information as you shoot past an historic landmark, meaning you are unable to fully appreciate the site or ask questions. Bus tours also tend to be extortionately priced. A walking tour allows for a fully interactive experience with the guide, with a chance to properly view each location and hear its full, fascinating history from a guide who can answer any of your questions.
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