About Caroline

Caroline Piper 5Piper 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.