Our Tour Guides
We are so happy to introduce you to our team of tour guides. All our guides are fully insured, they are also qualified and accredited through Morley College in partnership with the Borough of Lambeth and come with a vast amount of experience and passion for the history of South London and Lambeth.
Alison is a Tour Guide with a background in performance and venue management, and abiding interest in Theatre, Architecture and the area south of the Thames, inherited from her past role as Head of Toursand Vising at the Naonal Theatre, London. A graduate of Open City's Golden Key Academy she has taken part in the Open House Fesval as well as Open City's year round programme. She has also devised tours and events for the London Fesval of Architecture. A former Trustee of Poet in the City, Alison is Chair or Visit Theatres, the Channel Route of European Historic Theatres, and holds an MA in Cultural Leadership from City, University of London. She lives in South London and has been accredited to Lambeth Tour Guiding Associaon since 2023
Amber, the American Tour Guide in London
A professional tour guide with a dynamic presentation style, Amber can often be seen strolling the streets of London in costume. She loves to bring history to life! Originally born in Texas, she has called London home since 2001. Cutting her tour guiding teeth of the double decker buses of London, she is also a guide for City of London, Westminster, Camden, St Paul’s Cathedral, All Hallows by the Tower, Guildhall Art Gallery and Westminster Abbey. When she isn’t guiding, she is teaching online history classes to kids who homeschool. Amber graduated from the Lambeth guiding course with distinction and loves to explore this vibrant area. Her tours often highlight hidden gems and people that time forgot, shining a spotlight on parts of the past that will move you.
Angela B Morgan
Angela is proud to be a member and Guide of Lambeth Tour Guides Association, she is also a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. “I first qualified as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2013. In the same year my second guiding job was in Brixton! Over the years, I have come to appreciate Brixton and Lambeth as an area that really has a rich and extensive store of history that has been created over the centuries by the people who lived and worked in the borough. I am excited to start developing walking tours in Lambeth that reflect my interest in social history and things that I discover along the way. I look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of Lambeth!”
Since passing the Knowledge of London to become a licensed London Taxi driver, I have also qualified as a City of London guide, a Lambeth Tour Guides Association Guide, and a London cab Guide. I am also a member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association. I am an active member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and was proud to be the 'Master of the Company' in 2017/18 - a very prestigious position to hold in the City of London. I also participate in the drive to Disney Land Paris along with around 100 taxi drivers, the police, ambulance, and paramedics along with support staff. For a once in a lifetime trip for children with severe medical conditions and life-threatening conditions. One of my roles within the Company is to be part of the education committee and this includes instructing fellow Taxi Drivers to become guides. I am also a keen supporter of 'Help for Heroes' and 'English Heritage'. My tours in London start with the Highlights or Classic Tour, showing the main tourist sites and places of interest for our many visitors to London. I can also offer tours including Harry Potter, Jack the Ripper including the old East end, Greenwich, The London Docks, Movie Locations and then there's Roman, Medieval and London as the financial district. As a Black Cab Heritage Guide, I also take tours to Canterbury, Rochester and the Medway Towns (Charles Dickens), Dover and the Cinque ports of Kent. I can also include tours of Windsor, Stonehenge, Oxford and Bath. I can also now take up to 6 passengers on tour! The London Black Cab is a global icon and my new Electric vehicle is the most customer-friendly taxi ever built - with a range of features to improve your touring experience including the see-through panoramic roof which is perfect for sightseeing! (Please note that for the longer journeys to Stonehenge and Bath I will be using the larger Mercedes London Black Cab and we have a driver as well as the myself the Guide).
David is a former chef who once worked in the kitchens of Waterloo's Union Jack Club. He lived in the staff accommodation on the 24th floor which allowed him, in the words of a famous song, to gaze on Waterloo sunset each evening. He was, for many years, an official for Unite the Union, responsible for the rights of migrant and low paid hospitality workers including those in many of the hotels and restaurants in Lambeth. He is also a published author in speculative fiction and a founding member of Clockhouse London Writers. His walks explore the fantastical side of Lambeth and it's links to authors, novels, movies and classic TV shows in the scifi, horror and fantasy genres. Boldly go with him if you want to seek out undiscovered new worlds. His blog, Lambeth Fantastical, can be found here https://lambethfantastical.blogspot.com/
Elaine is a City of Westminster Guide, a City of London Guide, a Freeman of the City of London and a Founder Member and Guide of both Camden Guides Association and Lambeth Tour Guides Association. Born and bred in London, Elaine left corporate life after 25 years in the IT industry having worked across the world, to concentrate on her love of London. After studying London at the University of London, she has now focused that passion into helping others discover this fascinating city. Born and bred in Lambeth and educated in Streatham, Elaine has now developed several walks in this fascinating area ranging from Brixton to Kennington and Stockwell.
I enjoy showing people not only the major and significant aspects of Lambeth’s considerable historical heritage but also the smaller details, and I unearth the long-forgotten stories that are to be told in the otherwise apparently unremarkable corners within the borough. Have you heard about the man who died laughing whilst waiting for his pint to be poured? It’s not a joke (or a comment on that pub’s service); it happened in 1899. You’ll have to be on the right tour to learn more, but there’s plenty of unknown and unsuspected history on every tour.
Hi, I’m Geoff. I am a retired teacher and I have been leading and organising trips and walks for longer than I care to remember! I have spent much of the ten years since I retired studying and exploring London and its surroundings. I have lived in the London area for nearly fifty years, and I now devise and lead walks on a weekly basis. I have recently become one of the founding members of the Lambeth Tour Guides Association. I have a virtually boundless curiosity about anything in Greater London, but among my biggest interests are churches and other religious buildings, places of entertainment, lost buildings and rivers, the river Thames and its crossings, and famous and not so famous Londoners and where they lived. I really love showing London to people of all ages and backgrounds, so if there is any aspect of this great city that you are keen to explore further then I should be delighted to be your guide!
Jenni is an enthusiastic tour guide who loves showing people some of the hidden corners of London and telling the stories of the people who have lived here over the centuries. She is a founder member of Lambeth Tour Guides Association, believing that the vibrant and diverse borough of Lambeth should have the same dedicated, professional guides as other areas of London. She has a large portfolio of walks, including an exploration of Lambeth’s industrial past, an all-day walk along the route of the lost river Effra and a walk around Waterloo. Jenni is also a qualified City of London guide, Clerkenwell and Islington guide and Camden guide and is a founder member of Footprints of London. She is also one of the tutors on “Become a Lambeth Guide” so get in touch if you are interested in becoming a professional tour guide and joining the Lambeth team!
I was born and raised in Lambeth, so I was thrilled to be able to complete the first ever tour guide accredited course. As a Londoner, I am very interested in the history of London and I was very keen to explore a borough in great depth to unearth all of the history that is not commonly known. I have a passion for the Arts & Leisure and I like the diversity of the Lambeth Borough as it offers such a wealth of culture. My walking tours will bring an eclectic mix of art and culture, fashion, food, history and architecture.
Robert has lived and worked in the borough for most of his life. He has used many of the facilities and is passionate about the communities Lambeth serves. He has a keen interest in history and all that London and Lambeth have to offer. He has led numerous walking tours for many years. Robert is still discovering hidden gems of interest, both current and historic, which reflect the identity of Lambeth. The borough is a treasure trove of stories, locations and artefacts touching the lives of its diverse population. Robert was pleased and excited to become a qualified and accredited Lambeth tour guide. He would enjoy sharing a tour which will undoubtedly bring new experiences and knowledge to all who participate.
I love exploring areas, discovering how communities evolve and understanding the milestones of development that together with the influence of prominent people shape an area. Having a strong interest in the applied arts, I particularly enjoy the decorative details in what we see together and its place within the evolution of design. I love the way that there are often links between the stops on my walks and some of the discoveries generate a lasting impression and a passion for an area. Having enjoyed walking tours in London for many years I recently found time to become a qualified Lambeth guide myself. I’m a member of the Streatham Society, a local history group, it’s an area where I ran a furniture business for many years and is just one of Lambeth’s many vibrant places to explore. Come and join the fun and explore some of those hidden gems with Roger & Out!
Selina has a degree in History and is fascinated by our towns, cities, societies and how places and communities develop and change over time. Understanding and reflecting how the small scale and bigger picture events shape and inform how are urban and green spaces look, have come about and how they reflect our society, its values and the needs of our communities. Her love of history, particularly the Tudor period , Victorian period and 20th century London informs her consideration of our buildings, cityscape and the people who have and still live there. She teaches for the W.E.A delivering a course on research your house and has developed walking tours in Lambeth and Bromley. As a qualified graduate of the Lambeth Tour Guide Association, she now works with them in the growth of tours for the borough and in the tour guiding community in London. She is passionate about the outdoors, swimming, cycling, sport and local history. She is an active member of the Norwood Society in South London and is involved in the street histories research group.
Sue is a Londoner born and bred who loves exploring lesser-known parts of London and sharing their hidden histories. Her walks usually have a social history or literary focus and she has a particular interest in the stories of London’s women. After an eclectic career in adult and community education and charities Sue trained as a tour guide: she is a qualified Camden Guide, Clerkenwell and Islington Guide and delighted to now be a Lambeth Guide.