Originally from Cardiff, Wales, I have lived in London all my adult life. I live and breathe London and taking people to see the many things this amazing city has to offer.
I started my professional life as an actor, so I'm passionate about the theatre, particularly Shakespeare, and I use these skills to make my tours lively and entertaining.
Though I qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 2020, I've been guiding London and day-trips from London since 2010. I'm also a qualified City of London Green Badge Guide, so I'm especially passionate about what we call "The Square Mile": the oldest part of London, with its many winding alleyways and passageways, all of which tell a story!
As with all Blue Badge Guides, I can take you around Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and highlights of the British Museum and National Gallery
I'm a huge Harry Potter Fan, and I do Harry Potter Walking Tours, which includes sights from the films, the books, and other movies filmed in London.
I do a Jack the Ripper Tour that will bring to life the gory story that has fascinated people for over 130 years, but also explain the horrific circumstances of the East End of London at the time which brought these terrors about.
Other tours I operate in London include a Rock and Roll tour of Soho, a Wartime London Tour (both by foot and by coach/car) and Shakespeare's London, Royal London, City of London, Westminster, Limehouse and Spitalfields tours. If you have any interesting requests of tailor-made tours, then please ask if I can do this for you.
I have a lot of experience taking tours out of London to many popular sights, including: Windsor Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Canterbury.
What people have said about me:
"Rhys is not only knowledgeable but very entertaining! It’s a pleasure to visit popular sights but even more so with a guide that can tell you extra “goodies” about it. Go find him. You won’t be sorry!" Teresa Hall, Chicago, Illinois.
"We Visited Windsor castle today, Roman baths in Bath and Stonehenge with Rhys as our tour guide. Although the tour was 12 hours,the day flew by. Rhys was very efficient and highly informative. He was great!! Fun and informative packed day!" Dan, Catheline and Alex Crête, Ontario, Canada.
"My family and I did the Harry Potter Walking tour in London with Rhys Thomas yesterday, we had a fantastic morning out. Rhys is a wealth of knowledge not just about Harry Potter but all things London we had a great morning seeing the sites and learning about the history of London." Cheree Reichl, Melbourne, Australia.
"The absolute best time was our bus tour led by Rhys Thomas that included stops at Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s childhood home in Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds." Kim Schoenadel-Thacker, Lanexa, Virginia.