Phil Walks London

About Phil Walks London

Experienced Guide

Phil Wright was born and raised in East London. Phil was shown London by his Dad from the top of the number 25 bus. The seeds of a life long love of the City and London were sown.

What will you see?

The City of London and neighbouring Clerkenwell and Islington is jam packed with sites and history. Hidden Roman remains, gardens, award winning modern architecture, medieval guilds and over 20  Wren churches. 

Qualified & Accredited

As an accredited City of London Guide, a Green Badge Guide for the City of London and an accredited guide for Clerkenwell and Islington, you can be assured of Phil's training and experience to provide you with a safe and interesting 90 minute walking tour. 

Where could you go?

If no date is shown for a particular walk,  please do contact me and we can find a date that works.  All walks can be run as a one off or tailored for you.

Gems of the City of London 


A great introduction to the City of London's Roman, Medieval and 20th Century history and sights.

Wren's City Churches


What was the influence and legacy of this extraordinary man? Find out in this 90-minute walk around some of his churches and his pub!

Secret Squares and Gardens


Amidst the throb of the City, discover hidden squares and gardens that provide an oasis of calm and nature. 

Shakespeare's London


Where did Prince Hal drink and how did he get there?  Hear about Shakespeare the unreliable witness for his landlord and the men who saved his works for posterity.

Bodies, blood and burials

London was once called "the city of gallows" and you could travel on the tube to the last public execution.  If you escaped execution you still had regular plagues to contend with.  Hear about the darker side of living and dying in London on this 90 minute walk.

Count the Centuries


From Roman London in the 1st century to the architecture of the 21st.  How many centuries can you spot in this 90 minute walk.  Hear about the fires and catastrophes  which formed the City of today and the people who lived and died here.

Bespoke tours and gift vouchers

Phil brings his passion and love for the City of London into his tours, and we really appreciated the many little touches he did to personalise our experience. 

I would be delighted to design a walk for you.  Celebrate a birthday or anniversary with a gift  of a personalised walk.  

Corporate Events - get your team out of the office!


"We wanted to do something fun and interesting as a team and being based in the heart of the City we thought a city walk might fit the bill. Phil took the trouble to come to our office, meet the team and then carefully tailored our walk, to suit our interests. As a team event I’d really recommend this if you’re looking for something with some fresh air and intellectual fun for your team".  Kate - Director City based company. 

Contact me to find out how this can work for you and your colleagues


Testimonials

Sara

"I’ve worked in the one square mile of the City of London for nearly 20 years. Within 100 metres there is medieval history, buildings, shields, churches I’ve never even noticed. In 90 minutes with Phil I learned so much that I am horrified I’ve missed so much. Even though I didn’t think I’d missed much at all. 90 minutes so well spent. A definite recommend."

Justine

"I organised a walking tour with Phil as a surprise for my husband. We'd met while working in the City of London, and were absolutely blown away by the tour - it was super interesting to hear the rich history of the buildings we'd walked briskly past so many times and how the traditions have weaved their way into our everyday language. Phil brings his passion and love for the City of London into his tours, and we really appreciated the many little touches he did to personalise our experience. "



 Jessica and Kevin

"On a drizzling, quintessential day in London, my husband and I had the pleasure of touring the city with Phil.  In the days leading up to the tour, Phil's thoughtful pre-planning ensured he tailored his tour perfectly to us which made the experience truly memorable. Phil even brought spare umbrellas -- a very thoughtful touch especially for international travelers with limited luggage space.

Throughout the tour, Phil's love of the city and knowledge of its history was undeniable -- allowing us to ask questions on topics not specifically outlined in his tour.  Equal parts informative and entertaining, we look forward to our next tour with Phil."


Walking Group

"I just want to thank you again for a really outstanding walk. Everyone involved has contacted me to say thanks for organising saying how much they enjoyed it.


The comments ranged from how interesting it was, how knowledgeable you are, how clearly you speak, how great the coffee/loo stop and chat was right through to a chorus of“when can we do it again”.


It was perfectly pitched and basically flawless - right down to the weather."


CONTACT - how can I help?

To discuss any of my tours or to talk about something bespoke,  email me via the  link below and we can explore options. 

90 minute walks range between £15 to £20 per person depending on group size or for a minimum of 4 people or £60.  Bespoke tours priced individually .