I am a Blue Badge Tour Guide specialising in London and England​.

You can watch the video above to see me in action and being interviewed by The Vintage News.

Since 2015 I have been a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

This is the highest level of guiding qualification in the UK. It is only awarded after an intensive 2 year training and examination process.

I have been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Merit.

A Londoner born and bred, I have a wide and broad ranging knowledge of this amazing city.

At heart I'm a storyteller,

bringing the past to life and opening up your eyes to the sights around you.

Providing context, stories and entertainment in equal measure

are central to the service I offer my clients.

Before becoming a tour guide, I had a varied career.

It ranged from being an actor and puppeteer, through journalism

to being the owner of a chain of jewellery outlets,

I gave it all up to show you London. 

Whether you are a family on holiday, a tour operator or a corporate client,

I can tailor my tours for you.

I have experience guiding groups large and small.

I can guide in a car, taxi, boat, on a luxury coach or on foot.

Let Guide Russell show you London



Please click on the button below for my Terms and Conditions


10 days to 5 days prior to commencement of engagement 50% of fee

4 days (96 hours) or less prior to commencement of engagement 100% of fee 




A half day (0900-1300 or 1400-1800)

is charged from £250

A full day (0900-1700)

is charged from £350

Overtime is charged at £60 per hour. Unsocial hours fees might apply.

See T&C above for details.

My fee is for my time and expertise, regardless of group size.
Not included are:
Entrance charges to any sites or attractions we visit.
Travel costs incurred during the tour
Meals or refreshments

I accept payment by Sterling bank transfer, by PayPal or credit card.

Payment in full is required before the start of any tour.


+44 7958318007

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