Alex Lacey
London Tour Guide

Explore the best of London with a fun, qualified

Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Walking tours, private tours and virtual tours of

London and beyond

Guiding in English, French and Dutch

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"Oh my! Can we bottle this tour guide?! I took a tour of an area I’ve visited regularly for the last decade. When I return, everything will feel new & undiscovered again because Alex really opened my eyes to what was around me. Her knowledge brings the surroundings alive and her passion leaves you energised & hopeful for the future of culture in this country - even during a pandemic! A brilliant person you want with you everywhere. I hope I get to do more tours with her"

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Next Virtual Tours

  • 05 Apr, 21:00 – 31 May, 01:00
    Zoom & Facebook
    Back for a 5th series, these virtual tours are available to book individually, but also as a series for a hefty 25% discount. IN ADDITION - if you can't watch live, you will have access to the tour recordings for 1 month on a private Facebook group (or alternative), only with series membership
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  • 25 Apr, 20:00 – 21:00
    Zoom
    One of the most intriguing places in London is Bankside. It is home to a whole variety of secret little spots, nods to history and stories from years past. We're going to be retracing the steps of Shakespeare and bishops, women and workers, and showing you the little details of the area.
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  • 02 May, 20:00 – 21:00
    Zoom
    The City of London is a warren of tiny alleyways, secret history and stories of ancient institutions and trade. We are going to use these little sections of the City to explore the kind of things that are usually overlooked by people rushing past on their way to work.
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  • 09 May, 20:00 – 21:00
    Zoom
    One of London's most overlooked areas, Bermondsey is teeming with stories. Once a thriving industrial centre, the area is now very desirable, but it still wears its past openly even today. We are taking a virtual stroll through centuries of history in one of my local areas.
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  • 18 Apr, 20:00 – 21:00
    Zoom
    Camden is so much more than just a canal and a market. There is an awful lot of history here that most people don't spot. On this tour we are looking at cats and prats, loos and shoes, and picking out some of the different things that you walk past every day but never see. Come and join us for more!
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Next Walking Tours

  • 01 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    Covent Garden, Long Acre, Charing Cross, London WC2E 9JT, UK
    On this walking tour, we take a look at the world of the 18thC sex and brothel trade, finding out how a certain little book governed the fortunes of the women who worked in the oldest profession.
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  • 02 May, 11:00 – 13:00
    Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR, UK
    We're in the footsteps of Harry Potter on this tour - visiting filming sites from the movies, and hearing about all the inspirations for the books. Accio broomstick!
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  • Sat, 08 May
    Bishopsgate Exit, Liverpool Street Stn
    08 May, 11:00 – 13:00
    Bishopsgate Exit, Liverpool Street Stn, Brick Ln, London, UK
    Explore the ever changing world of London's street art, looking at some of the major artists on the scene, and discovering some lesser known gems. We will talk about some of the biggest stunts, feuds and statements that these versatile artists have undergone.
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  • 09 May, 14:00 – 15:30
    St. Paul's, Cheapside, London EC1A 7HL, UK
    For centuries the area around Smithfields has been home to gory goings-on. We are on the trail of martyrs and murderers, body snatchers and severed limbs, plague pits and martyrs, rebels and revolutionaries. And we're in luck, because they are plentiful!
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  • 15 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    Greater London, Greenwich Foot Tunnel, London, UK
    Heave ho, me hearties. The naval area of London is home to centuries of seafaring and the gateway to adventure on the high seas. Some of the most exquisite buildings sit alongside the famed meridian line, and the place oozes with history.
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  • 16 May, 15:00 – 16:30
    St. Paul's, Cheapside, London EC1A 7HL, UK
    London is a powerhouse. A financial centre, a history of wealth and importance. But where was this status built on? We take a look at how the City of London was implicated in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and what part it played, in order to secure its own position.
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  • 22 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    Covent Garden, Long Acre, Charing Cross, London WC2E 9JT, UK
    On this walking tour, we take a look at the world of the 18thC sex and brothel trade, finding out how a certain little book governed the fortunes of the women who worked in the oldest profession.
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  • Sun, 23 May
    Leicester Square
    23 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    Leicester Square, Leicester Square, West End, London, UK
    London's history would seem on the surface to be almost exclusively white. This is far from the reality. People of colour have been present in the UK since Roman times, and there are so many who have been part British history. Join me to uncover some of these people and tell their stories.
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  • Sat, 29 May
    Shoreditch High Street statio
    29 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    Shoreditch High Street statio, Shoreditch High Street Station
    Explore the ever changing world of London's street art, looking at some of the major artists on the scene, and discovering some lesser known gems. Heading north from Shoreditch, we will go towards Old Street and look at some other pieces which we don't cover on the usual south route
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  • Sun, 30 May
    Westminster tube station, exit 2
    30 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    Westminster tube station, exit 2, Westminster, London, UK
    Westminster is known for its men, their power and influence. There were, however, a lot of women who shaped this city and country, and we are here to uncover them. Join me on a discovery of the women whose stories often go untold.
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  • Sat, 12 Jun
    St Paul's tube, outside exit
    12 Jun, 11:00 – 12:30
    St Paul's tube, outside exit, City of London, London, UK
    Hidden in the City of London are all manner of nooks, crannies, secret alleyways, intrigue, odd characters and strange charm. From hidden churches to secret gin, parrots to phoenixes, we're going to lift the lid on the City of London's weird and wonderful history.
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  • 12 Jun, 14:00 – 15:30
    Zoom
    One of London's most overlooked areas, Bermondsey is teeming with stories. Once a thriving industrial centre, the area is now very desirable, but it still wears its past openly even today. We are taking a virtual stroll through centuries of history in one of my local areas.
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  • 13 Jun, 14:00 – 15:30
    Covent Garden, Long Acre, Charing Cross, London WC2E 9JT, UK
    On this walking tour, we take a look at the world of the 18thC sex and brothel trade, finding out how a certain little book governed the fortunes of the women who worked in the oldest profession.
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Covid-19

Resuming private and public tours

The UK government has confirmed that we are allowed to conduct tours in person, provided a full risk assessment is completed. Having looked carefully at the risks, I have decided to limit the size of all groups to 12 participants, whether public or private groups.

The new 'rule of six' does not affect businesses or outdoor walking tours, so long as they have been planned in a Covid-19 secure manner. Therefore I am continuing to offer tours with a maximum of 12 participants. This is in connection with a completed risk assessment which you can find by clicking here

I am dedicated to keeping you and me as safe as possible on our tour, and am adhering to the Visit England safety guidelines. I am 'Good To Go'!

 

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