There’s London

And then… there’s London

Let me show you the London beyond the obvious. Let me be your insider guide to a city with over two thousand years of history that is just around the corner, just above street level or underneath your feet.

About Me

About Me

My name is Rob Welsford. I’m a retired policeman with a passion for this magnificent, intriguing and beautiful city that is just waiting to be discovered in the best way - on foot.

I studied history at university and my curiosity for London has never abated. Let me walk you through this stunning place and reveal the secrets that are waiting for you.

I have a selection of walks that help you unpack the city and let your understanding blossom of why London has survived fire, flood, famine and war and remains the unique, complex, strange and indomitable City of Cities.

What I offer:

  • A personalised, friendly, safe walking guide bespoke to your needs.
  • A menu of established walks to take in the most of a particular locality.
  • Personal recommendations of where is good to eat, drink or the places that the guidebooks frequently miss.
  • Access to establishments only available to small groups by prior arrangements.
  • Small groups, never more than fourteen in number – you’ll never be lost in a herd of touroids and you’ll never have to follow me waving an umbrella above my head!
  • My brain for picking! I am cursed with an apparently bottomless well of London trivia so please… Dive in!
  • The confidence of knowing your guide is a retired policeman, fully trained in first aid and used to dealing with any mishaps that may (but almost certainly won’t!) occur.
  • If you wish, I can provide a bespoke, personal door-to-door service, meeting you at your Central London hotel for a day of touring the things you most want to see.
  • A different and diverting corporate or team building event.


All walks are £30 per person and approximately five hours in duration - this includes time to stop and buy yourselves some light refreshments and comfort breaks.

Personal central London door to door service cost is £290 for two persons for the day.

Corporate rates are £350 for three hours or £500 for five hours. Maximum twenty persons in the group.

Unless otherwise stated all other costs for travel or (rare) entrance fees will be borne by yourself.

Please remember - these tours avoid the obvious Big Hitters on the London Touring Landscape that frequently include a tour guide as part of their entrance fee. We will go past - but not into - places like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral etc.

Contact me to arrange a tour on a time and day that suits your party.

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