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...

  • 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 ...

  • A Grim View Inside Newgate Prison in the 1890s

    A Grim View Inside Newgate Prison in the 1890s

    There are very few photos of Newgate prison on the net. The most commonly reproduced ones come from a late Victorian book, Queen’s London, Anon, Cassell, 1897. But three of the most striking an...

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