Marc Zakian

Profile updated 13/06/24

Regional Qualification(s):



English, Italian

Phone Number(s):

+ 44(0)7956-268060

Read more about me:

Contact guide


Join me for a fun and informative tour.

I am Blue Badge Guide.

I am also a writer and journalist (The Telegraph, Guardian, The Times) and podcaster.

I write and edit the "Extraordinary Stories of Britain Podcast". LIsten

Let me show you my city: London.

We can do a panoramic tour of London, by coach, in the comfort of a private car, or on foot or by bike.

I run regular tours at the British Museum the Tower of London, and the National Gallery.

I run tours in National Portrait Gallery, including highlights tours on the Tudors, Georgians and Victorians.

I am an expert on William Shakespeare; so if you have a private group, school, student party or study group who want to follow the Bard's trail, I am your man. If your group wants a Shakespeare tour please contact me.

And if you have cycling group, why not join me for a bike tour of London.

Or come out of London to Oxford, Stratford or Bath.

Marc is also a 2012 Olympics guide. And specialises in walks around Spitalfields, Brick Lane, Hoxton and the Olympic Park area.

I specialise in architecture tours, and guide tours for New London Architecture on the Olympic Park, Spitalfields, and Kings Cross.

I do walking tours of Spitalfields, Hoxton, Brick Lane. For students and study groups, I can focus on immigration and social change

I am an experienced photographer: so join me for a photography tour.

Personal Interests:

Galleries, British Museum
Westminster Abbey.
Cycle Tours
2012 tours
photography tours

Special Interests:


I specialise in tours of the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery.


I am an expert in Shakespeare - let me take you on a Shakespeare Tour in London and Stratford.


As well as being a Guide, Marc is a journalist for The Times, Telegraph and The Guardian.

Join me for a film and theatre tour.

London Areas in Depth

I offer walking tours in Soho - from Constable to Damien Hirst.

Spitalfields, Hoxton and Brick Lane - from Jack the Ripper to Jewish London and Tracey Emin.

I am a 2012 Olympics guide and, as am a local resident of the area.

Regional Tours

Join me for a day out in Oxford, Stratford or Bath.

I can arrange a coach or mini-bus for your group, or take you by private car

Churches & Cathedrals

Marc's tours of Westminster Abbey bring to life the Kings, Queens writers and poets who are buried there.


I am an in-house guide at the National Portrait Gallery, and run tours in The National Gallery.


For schools and study groups Marc also runs educational and amusing tours including Kings and Queens Tour in the National Portrait Gallery, for more information:

History & Prehistory

Join me to discover the lives of the Tudors, Queen Elizabeth I, the Georgians and Victorians.


I am a professional photographer, I run photo tours and took all the photos for this book


2012 Venues, British Museum

Additional Qualifications:

BA Birmingham University, MA University of London

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