Piper Tours is run by Caroline, a proud Londoner. I am a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest tourist guiding qualification available, and a Cambridge University history graduate. Let me show you the places that have shaped London’s history and explore the London of today.
I am a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding (MITG), the Association of Professional Tourist Guides and the British Guild of Tourist Guides, where I am on the Executive Council.
I enjoy showing my home town to people from all around the world. My background is in history and I have a particular interest in the Tudors and Stuarts and World War 2. I also like exploring “off the beaten track” parts of London from bustling markets to quirky shops and restaurants and striking contemporary architecture. I spent my childhood in the countryside walking dogs across muddy fields and across country estates, so when not in London I love to visit some of England’s great stately homes and gardens, especially in Kent and the Cotswolds. When relaxing I am often to be found with my nose in a book, especially anything by Jane Austen and Agatha Christie. Before becoming a guide I spent many years in law enforcement and I remain a fan of detective and spy novels, dramas and films.
I provide a friendly and knowledgeable service to my clients, but you don’t need to take my word for it! Since January 2015 Piper Tours has been listed on Tripadvisor – please click on the link in the sidebar on the right to access my reviews.