James Hamill

Profile updated 30/05/24

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0781 806 2788

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I would like to take you on a tour of London - one of the most exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Let me introduce you to the majesty of Westminster Abbey and the splendour of St Paul's Cathedral, bring you the stories behind the Tower of London with its dazzling collection of Crown Jewels, make a visit to the British Museum with objects dating back 2 million years or take in some of the breathtaking collection of art in the world famous National Gallery or Tate Modern.

And if like me, you love to explore on foot and find out about the real 'everyday' London, we could take a walking tour and discover some of our most famous streets and areas as well as those smaller, unknown passages and alleyways that are often missed by visitors.

Weaving anecdotes, historical facts and fun stories, explore the famous landmarks that define this wonderful city as part of a private, individually crafted tour or a larger coach panoramic experience.

Or perhaps you would like to visit outside of London, taking in such famous places as Bath, Canterbury, Salisbury and nearby Stonehenge.

Maybe the dreaming spires of Oxford or Windsor Castle, the weekend retreat of The King are more in line with what you are looking for.

Whilst these are just some of the suggestions that you may like to explore with me as your guide, I appreciate that this is your tour and I would relish the opportunity to craft something more bespoke for you.

So please do get in contact and allow me to help you create some amazing memories!

'James is among the best guides we have had the chance to work with. He is extremely knowledgeable but also flexible and has a way of explaining things that keeps a couple of teenagers interested. Great mix of stories and detail, making sure we were always engaged. He is also a very nice person, you want to hang out with him...'

'I have been arranging similar visits for years and I can tell with no doubt James was the best guide ever.'

Personal Interests:

Royalty and historical perspectives
Contemporary Culture
Researching Specific Subjects & Areas
Riverside and nature walks
Street art

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Discover more about how the royal family and members of the English aristocracy lived in their many palatial residences including Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Leeds Castle and Warwick Castle.

Churches & Cathedrals

Religion, tradition and history collide in some of Britain's greatest churches and cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Medieval city churches and others built by one of Englands' greatest architects, Sir Christopher Wren.


Highlights and more specialised tours of the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the Saatchi Gallery, the Courtauld Gallery, the Wallace Collection as well as smaller, private contemporary galleries.


Highlight tours including The British Museum, Victoria and Albert, the Museum of London and the Imperial War Museum.

Walking Tours

Find out more about the well trodden pathways and less well known areas of this intriguing city. Walks include the City of London, the City of Westminster, the Royal boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, maritime Greenwich and literary Bloomsbury.


London is made up of almost 50% parks and green spaces. Take some time out at the Royal Parks of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, St James Park, Green Park, Richmond Park or other less well known places such as Chiswick House


Windsor & Eton

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