Karen Dawson - Curated London Walking Tours
Bright Sparks, Genius Plots and Historic Spots
However well you know London, there’s always something new to discover. If you have someone in the know to help you look, the experience is all the richer.
From the capital’s famous sights to its hidden treasures, whatever your interests, whatever parts of London you want to explore and however much time you have, I’ll ensure you have a wonderfully memorable adventure.
Here are a few tours to whet your appetite...
On the Bright Sparks, Genious Plots and Historic Spots tour, you’ll be inspired by stories of the courage, tenacity and boundless imagination of those at the forefront of scientific endeavour over the last 300 years.
The Hidden Gems of Clerkenwell tour reveals the many sides of a district once on the fringes of the City, in more ways than one, and now a vibrant urban oasis.
Authors and their lives make colourful subject matter for a tour anywhere in London. Here’s just one example: the Literary tour of Bloomsbury.
See two worlds collide, the financial centre of the City of London and those who make a living on its fringes, in the Traders, Barrow Boys and Grafters tour.
Join me on my Old London’s fairytale Christmas Central London tour where you’ll hear how London invented many of our Christmas traditions and be dazzled by some of the most stunning Christmas light displays in the capital.
The longer Greeenground trails are an excellent way to appreciate how London expanded and to discern the wildly different characters of adjacent neighbourhoods. I have a full day west to east trail Royal parks, squares, markets and canals and two shorter half day trails. The first explores the fashionable west end of town Royal parks, royal palaces and neighbourhood squares and the second the earthy, edgy east end of town Monks, markets and regeneration.
Guided tours with a Blue Badge tourist guide
Enjoy the benefits and expertise of a Blue Badge tourist guide. We are the only external guides permitted in the major sites of the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, the British Museum and the National Gallery. Read more about me...