My name is Pete Berthoud and I am an award-winning, professional London Tour Guide. I specialise in highly personalised, small group, private tours in London based around the interests of my guests.

Past tours have been tailored to include subjects as diverse as The Beatles, Harry Potter, Churchill, World War II, Grinling Gibbons, Sherlock Holmes, Alice in Wonderland, Royalty, American links in London, theatre, shopping, food and drink, pubs, architecture, transport, street art and the quirky, hidden places 'off the beaten path'.

Whatever your interests I'd like to show you some of the city I love.

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  • Hyde Park: Shepherd and His Sheep

    Hyde Park: Shepherd and His Sheep

    In the 1920s and 30s a Scottish shepherd grazed his sheep in Hyde Park. George Donald travelled down each year from Aberdeen together with his dog and his flock. The park authorities had introduce...

  • 1930s Advertising in Holborn

    1930s Advertising in Holborn

    A selection of adverts from The Official Guide to Holborn 3re 1931 (published by J. Burrow & Co, Cheltenham). I enjoy the insights these old adverts provide into the everyday social & commerc...

  • Time Out London will be 50 this August

    Time Out London will be 50 this August

    Time Out reaches its Golden Jubilee on 12th August 2018. On this day back in 1968 the first edition was published in London. A radical affair, put together in a kitchen, it was just a single sheet ...

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