Rob Humphreys

Profile updated 11/07/24

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07952 906703

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Author of the best-selling travel guide, “The Rough Guide to London” (now in its 10th edition), I know pretty much every museum, gallery and hidden nook and cranny of this incredible city and can help you get the most out of your visit to London.

With a degree from Cambridge, a background in theatre and 20 years’ experience visiting and writing about the sights of London, you can be sure that my tours will be informative, engaging and enthusiastic.

“Rob’s presentation was excellent, full of interesting facts and delivered with great humour. He really made the visit very enjoyable.” Brian & Judy, London.

Personal Interests:

Art Galleries, Architecture, Museums, Traditional Pubs, River Walks, contemporary London, Political London, Trains & Trams, Wildlife London

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Highlights tours available for:
British Museum
London Transport Museum
Museum of Docklands
Natural History Museum
Postal Museum
Science Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
Wallace Collection


Highlights tours available for:
Courtauld Gallery
National Gallery
Tate Britain
Tate Modern

Walking Tours

Royal London in Westminster & St James's, Bankside, Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell, Regent's Canal, Royal London, City of London, King's Cross, Trains & Trams, Street Art, Shoreditch & Spitalfields, Whitechapel, Islington, Stoke Newington


In the Middle Ages, there were over 100 religious houses in London – I can take you on a sleuthing trail to uncover traces of the city’s great monastries from the Carthusians to the Carmelites.


I am involved in running the Puppet Theatre Barge, a unique 55-seat marionette theatre on a converted Thames barge, moored at Little Venice and (in August & September) in Richmond. I can offer a walking tour/narrowboat trip on the Regent’s Canal followed by a performance at this atmospheric venue – the only theatre in London specializing in traditional string marionettes.

Birds & Animals

There’s more wildlife in London than you’d expect. As a volunteer bird counter for of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) I’m happy to lead birdwatching walks, offer an introduction to birdsong, or simply tell you the difference between a coot and a moorhen.

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