Colin Street

London Registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide

I’m a friendly and enthusiastic guide offering a range of flexible tours in this great city. Wherever we explore we will also be travelling back into its absorbing history, while not forgetting the contemporary London scene.

I was awarded the London Blue Badge while already guiding at Shakespeare’s Globe on Bankside (Shakespeare studies have featured prominently throughout my life). Before this I was an experienced teacher and lecturer so am very much at home with student groups, but equally I have conducted many successful tours for a diversity of people from around the world.

Having lived in the London area most of my life, I take pleasure in sharing with visitors its fascinating past and present. My main ‘specialist’ topic is Literature (see some of my walking tours listed below), but I’m far from limited to that subject! I aim to cover in a lively and engaging way anything that may interest you, and to show you aspects of London you might not otherwise discover…


Sightseeing tours
Walks in the Cities of London and Westminster; Bankside. Back streets and alleys as well as ‘must see’ locations. People, history, culture, buildings, government, ghosts…
Literary walks: William Shakespeare; Charles Dickens; Bloomsbury; Historic Fleet Street; Covent Garden and theatre history; customised tours on specific writers.
Tours inside great London buildings: The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace.
Highlight tours (e.g. The British Museum, the National Gallery).

Royal Palaces and Castles: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace
Great English Cities and Towns: Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Salisbury, Bath…

. Languages Spoken ENGLISH .
Personal Interests
English literature.
Further Guiding Qualifications
City of London
2012 Venues
Salisbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral
Additional Services
Walking Tours Students, families, birthdays…
Contact Information
Telephone Numbers 020-8524 5470 - Telephone
07944-811295 - Mobile
Professional Associations
I am a member of:
Institute of Tourist Guiding
Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
Association of Professional Tourist Guides
University and College Union
City of London Guide Lecturers Association
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