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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  • When Madame Tussaud's Tested A Commando

    When Madame Tussaud's Tested A Commando

    In 1947, 110 would be Royal Marine Commandos embarked upon a nationwide, five day long, “personal initiative” test. Taking the initiative test was a very serious matter for the men, p...

  • When Soho Local Post - Issued Its Own Stamps

    When Soho Local Post - Issued Its Own Stamps

    In 1971 the first national postal strike took place in the UK. In those days the Post Office had an absolute monopoly on the delivery of mail. In response to the strike the government suspended this m...

  • Plans for a Charing Cross Bridge Without Trains

    Plans for a Charing Cross Bridge Without Trains

    Less than fifty years after the opening of Charing Cross, there were plans to close the station and replace its rail bridge with a grand new road bridge. The station opened in 1864 but by1908 Thomas ...

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