About Our London Tour Guides
Free Tours by Foot – London is a group of young (and young at heart), fun-loving London tour guides who have come together for a common cause: To teach history and entertain guests with creative tours of London. We offer free tours for one very important reason, so that everyone can enjoy a fun, creative and educational walking tour experience for any budget. With our “pay-what-you-like” model, our tour guests determine what they think the tour was worth at no upfront cost. Our tour guides love what they do and will make sure they provide you with the best sightseeing experience possible.
We are always on the lookout for great talent. We promote the tours of our independent London tour guides and allow them to offer up their skills and their experiences to our guests on a pay-what-you-like basis. Do you have a tour of London that you would promote through Free Tours by Foot? Then drop us a line and let us know about it.
Meet the Crew:
Margaret: An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 14 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries, and a major focus on the loves, lives, and losses of all our greatest (and some not so great…) Kings and Queens. American friendliness, a flair for the dramatic, a good sense of humo(u)r, and an unending love affair with King Charles II, all come together to help Margaret make you fall in love with London just like she did.
Jessica: A travel writer, tour guide and doctoral student (in Cultural Heritage), Jessica loves living in London, a city she’ll argue is the most interesting in the world. She is fascinated by art deco architecture, the Tudor era and the dark side of English history, and fancies herself an expert on craft beer, strange museums and the best Sunday roasts. In addition to guiding tours, Jess works and volunteers in numerous London museums and is an award-winning storyteller – and she hopes to see you on tour!
Greg: Born-and-raised in London, a guide by profession, and an entertainer by calling, Greg is an observer of all that goes on around eccentric, unpredictable London. Greg is also a bon vivant, who will not look down on a pint, and who feels that first and foremost a tour needs to be fun and vibrant. Imagine a walking-talking encyclopedia, History, art, music, contemporary issues and everything in between – he is London.
Muhsin: Born in Cyprus, Muhsin has lived in London for over 30 years. He is very passionate about London’s history, architecture, royalty and people. Muhsin enjoys sharing his knowledge of English history with others. He is particularly interested in its ancient customs and ceremonies, as well as quirky, strange and funny stories from the medieval times to present. He has a good sense of humour and a friendly approach, making visitors’ experience very entertaining and lots of fun. Muhsin is an enthusiastic ambassador to London promoting the city’s historic and new buildings, pubs, gardens and many other interesting attractions. A true Londoner!
Sinead: Sinead – originally from Ireland – has lived in New York, Boston, and Tenerife, but she calls London her home. She has a degree in Sociology and Psychology and over fifteen years of tour guiding experience. Her passion is for the eccentric side of London and the secret life and hidden treasures London affords people every day. Her tours are an eclectic mix of the royals, the Victorian era, London’s art and nightlife, as well as the good and the chillingly dark historic side of London. Sinead considers herself an ambassador – albeit a wild one – to one of the greatest cities in the world and she looks forward to showing her guests what London has to offer.
Matt: Born in a small village in Poland, Matt spent much of his childhood reading stories about olden times and dreaming about life in a country that still has a monarchy. With this romantic inclination towards all things royal, an incurable curiosity for unknown lands and a fascination with English comedy, there could only be one homeland of choice. Equipped with a small suitcase and Master Degree in Art History, Matt landed on English shores in 2005 and immediately started immersing himself into everyday Britishness: travelling on double-decker buses, watching TV he hardly understood and exploring the city he knew only from books. Now, after ten years, buses and TV seem pretty common but London still amazes and fascinates him just as on that first day. Every time when passing the entrance to Westminster Abbey he gasps as he did the first time – “OMG, it’s Richard II!” With a passion for telling stories, for royal gossip and for hidden little treasure Matt leads tourists through the streets of London to the point where they say – “WOW, I had no idea these things happened in London.”
Jess: Jess is a big Harry Potter fan and loves a good geek out. Originally from the north of England, Jess moved to London 7 years ago after finishing her degree in Social Policy and Criminology. Jess’ love of London comes from it’s vibrancy, the People, the Arts and especially the food!! Currently, leading the fabulous Harry Potter tours, Jess gets on with people of all ages and backgrounds with her relaxed and happy approach. Her claim to fame is that Jess was born and grew up in the real life Hogsmeade, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Diane: Diane is our polyglot. Originally from America, “Wanderlust” brought her across the big pond to Europe, where she travelled widely and picked up a language or two. She leads our German language tours as well as English ones and can happily have a little chat in Spanish along the way should the need arise. Resident in London now since the turn of the century (back when the London Eye was the Millennium Wheel and the O2 was the Millennium Dome), Diane enjoys making history fun for our visitors with her easy going manner.