Hello, I'm Martin, a youthful, engaging Blue Badge Guide with a insatiable curiosity for London. Stepping onto the streets of this city is to enter a novel: a 2000-year-old novel. My aim is to bring London's rich, extraordinary, and often dark past to life and use it to explain the London that we live in TODAY.
|Art and Architecture|
|Food and Drink|
|London at War, WW1 & WW2|
|History of London Crime|
|Jack the Ripper|
From gargoyles to girders and Gothic to glass, London is architectural anarchy. Why not join me on a walk through the City of London, where gleaming skyscrapers tower over centuries-old churches and monuments.
|Art/Paintings & Sculpture||
London hosts a great collection of European masters: da Vinci, Caravaggio, Rubens, Turner and Vincent van Gogh. We're not short of such classics at the National Gallery and the beautiful Wallace Collection, but if you fancy something a little more off-the-wall why not come to Tate Modern?
There everywhere and everything. Discover the history of humankind in the British Museum, re-live the experiences of Londoners during World War II at the Imperial War Museum, travel back in time at the Transport Museum, or catch a glimpse of the future at the Design Museum. Many more besides!
|Sports & Pastimes||
London is sport mad. Our football teams are exported all over the world: Chelsea, Arsenal, the mighty Crystal Palace. In the Summer it's all about Lord's: the home of cricket. What about London's status as the only three-time host of the Olympic Games.
Come and explore the old docklands in the East End. See how they shaped Britain's commercial status and how they powered and supplied an empire. Get a feel for the rapid regeneration of the East in the past 20 years.