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Marc Zakian

Profile updated 27/02/21

Regional Qualification(s):



English, Italian

Phone Number(s):

+ 44(0)7956-268060

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Join me for a fun and informative tour.

I am Blue Badge Guide and a journalist (The Telegraph, Guardian, The Times). I am the editor of The Guild's magazine The Guide (you can read the content on this site)
Let me show you my city: London.

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

I run regular tours in the British Museum and the Tower of London. And free tours as an in-house guide for National Portrait Gallery, including highlights tours on the Tudors, Georgians and Victorians. I often take family tours of the gallery.

I am an expert on William Shakespeare; so if you have a school or 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.

I also run tours in Italian.

I can arrange coaches for your groups from 10 to 40 visitors.

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

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

Parlo italiano. Offro visite guidate di Londra, Windsor, Stonehenge, Oxford, Bath, sia con la machina, che con un mini-pullman con 15 posti

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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