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.


  • Golf and Guns: London's Rooftop Playground in the 1930s

    Golf and Guns: London's Rooftop Playground in the 1930s

    High above London, men and women were at play in 1938. Back then one could shoot guns and play golf on a rooftop.  Here are some un-splayed women: "Above we see an office Rifle Club on ...

  • 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...

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