Diane Burstein

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020 8445 0159, 07956 108863

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Diane is one of London's best known tour guides as a result of six years of radio broadcasts on the subject of "Secret London" on LBC 97.3fm's Steve Allen Show and current contributions to BBC London's Saturday Breakfast Show. She loves to show both visitors and Londoners the hidden corners, courtyards, alleyways and lesser known sites of her native city. Diane is known for her wide range of walking tours which are listed on her personal website http://www.secretlondonwalkingtours.co.uk
and she is always happy to prepare bespoke tours for clients. In addition to walking tours, she offers the full range of Blue Badge Guiding services in museums, on coaches and at historic sites. She has extensive experience with corporate conference and incentive groups and has been involved in planning programmes for these groups. As a Tour Manager she has specialised in leading extended tours for Theatre and Choir groups. As a Further Education Lecturer, Diane teaches "Discovering London" courses at two respected adult colleges. Diane's special interests are Literary and Theatrical London. She leads Theatreland Walking Tours for the Society of London Theatre and, as a regular theatregoer, is well placed to advise clients on the best shows to see in town. Her interest in literature has led her to devise tours which show the homes, work places and drinking haunts of a variety of famous writers. An interest in film has led her to devise London Film Location tours, a subject which is proving increasingly popular with visiting groups. As a Jewish Londoner Diane leads Old Jewish East End Tours showing groups the sites associated with the history of Jewish immigration in London. With nearly 20 years of guiding experience, Diane is just as enthusiastic about London as she was on the day she qualifed and is looking forward to introducing you or your clients to her native city. An accomplished speaker Diane is available for talks for groups and has now introduced virtual talks via zoom for those who would like to explore London from the comfort of home.

Personal Interests:

Social History
London's 'Villages'
Film Locations
London Theatre
Literary London
Jewish London
Multicultural London
Haunted and Sinister London

Special Interests:

Conferences & Incentives

Experienced provider of hospitality, information services and tours for conference and incentive groups.

Ethnic Britain

The Jewish East End of London

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Haunted London walking and coach tours. 'Sinister London' tours. Jack the Ripper walks.


Coach and walking tours in Literary London. The Bloomsbury Set, Charles Dicken's London, Oscar Wilde's London, Shakespeare's London and Stratford, Dr Johnson's London.

Lecture Subjects

Theatrical London, Literary London, Artists in London, London on Film, Sinister London. Shopping in London, and most London areas.


London Film Locations. Experienced broadcaster.


Sunday Morning Markets
History of Shopping in St James's, Bond Street and Oxford Street.


London Theatre from Shakespeare to contemporary and fringe. Shakespeare's Bankside & Stratford. Theatreland walking tours in London's West End a speciality.

London Areas in Depth

Covent Garden, Soho, City, Islington, Clerkenwell, Southwark, Mayfair, St James's, Kensington, Chelsea, Camden, Hampstead, Greenwich, Bloomsbury + Fitzrovia, Westminster, Spitalfields,Stepney Green, Mile End, Poplar, Whitechapel, Docklands, Jewish London, Belgravia, Notting Hill, Highgate, Brixton,Vauxhall, Kennington, Streatham, Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Brook Green, Greenwich, Wimbledon, Blackheath,Hampstead Garden Suburb and many more. See website for further details www.secretlondonwalkingtours.co.uk

Walking Tours

Dickens' London, Virginia Woolf's London, Literary London, Theatrical London, Old Jewish East End, Haunted and Sinister London, Jack the Ripper, Sherlock Holmes' London,Most London districts including Westminster, Kensington, City of London, Marylebone, Mayfair, Belgravia, Islington, Clerkenwell, Camden, Greenwich etc. Full details on secretlondonwalkingtours.co.uk and click on GROUPS for descriptions.


Parliament, City of London, Docklands, 2012 Venues, Virtual Tours

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