Ray Sharman

Profile updated 13/05/24

Regional Qualification(s):




Phone Number(s):

+44 (0)7720 296979



Contact guide


Hello and welcome to London.
I was born in London, raised in London and have lived in London all my life and it would be my pleasure to look after you on your chosen tour.
I work as a full time Professional Tour Guide and am qualified to guide in all of the major sites including The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, British Museum, National Gallery as well as other sites within easy reach of London such as Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Oxford, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Canterbury etc.
To add to this I worked as a London Taxi Driver for 20yrs before becoming a Guide, so with the Knowledge of London to add to the Blue Badge guiding qualifications you'll be in safe hands.
I will help you to make the most efficient use of your time here and do my very best to make your visit both enjoyable and memorable.

I have a 5 Star Trip Advisor rating and lots of feedback from past clients (see below)
Feel free to call or email me should you require any additional information.

Please note that I am a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding as well as the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.

A selection of recent feedback
"Ray is the best. He is very knowledgeable and gives a good refresher course in history. But best of all - he is fun and kind. A true British ambassador! Next time l'm in London, I will book a tour with Ray. You should, too!! "
Midge C...New Orleans, Louisiana

"Our first trip to London and we selected Ray for our tour of the countryside. Our ride to our destination with filled with history and points of interest. He was quick to learn our interests and suggest stops. He made lunch reservations at Grand Tew pub. Our tour of Oxford exceeded our expectations. We appreciated the thorough coverage of the universities and traditions of Oxford. Ray was an incredibly knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor."
Annette D...Nashville, United States

"My wife and I were on holiday in London and we decided on a private tour to start our trip. We spent the first day of our holiday with ray touring Tower of London, parliament, Westminster abbey, St. Paul's and other stops along the way. He was very knowledgeable and easy going. He was very accommodating to adjust our day to our interests. We would highly recommend spending time with ray."
Richard R

Personal Interests:

Galleries and Museums, Art, Street markets, Sport
WW2 & Winston Churchill
Royal families past & present
Windsor Castle

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

The Crown Jewels at the Tower, Windsor's State Apartments, Hampton Court's Tudor experience or Blenheim Palace for the birthplace of Winston Churchill.....Just a few of the possibilities

Churches & Cathedrals

From the 11th century Romanesque to the Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages and beyond


Just an overwhelming collection and many of them are completely free to enter!

Walking Tours

Engaging, fun and informative. Probably the best way to see London and yes, London is very walk-able


Windsor & Eton

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