Four long time Londoners with a wealth of knowledge and experience decided to pool their talents and form a tour company. The result? The group you see before you today. Now in their second year of operation, Talk of the Town continue to offer new and exciting tours throughout the year, together with ‘core’ yours such as High Society and Grim Tales tours and seasonal specials like Christmas Unwrapped.
Want to get to know the Talk of the Town team a little better? Read on…
John has been a London tour guide for five years, and a resident for 10. Adored by all who meet him on their travels, John trained to be an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He brings charisma, passion and a unique flair to all of his tours, whether showing you a well known landmark or a hidden gem. John is interested in showing visitors to the capital the real London: going beyond the ordinary to reveal you the undiscovered treasures and the stories of the people who made London the most exciting city in the world. Let the show begin.
Stéph was born near Amsterdam, raised near Vienna and lived briefly in the US and Edinburgh before spending the last few years making London her home. A history buff, Stéph loves writing, singing, acting and discovering parts of London she had no idea existed, especially the hidden, underground secrets lying beneath the old cobbled stones. Stéph can often be found in one of London’s many markets and, as a self-proclaimed connoisseur of street food, is always looking for new tastes to try. Mostly, she is just ridiculously in love with London, and wants you all to be too.
British journo, Kaye, was born in Watford – a town labelled by Lonely Planet as “the kind of place that makes you want to travel.” They weren’t wrong. After a stint at the BBC, Kaye headed overseas to work for Time Out – the ultimate travel guide to some of the world’s greatest cities – in the Middle East, Caribbean, Asia and South America before London’s bright lights and black cabs lured her back in 2012. When she isn’t out and about exploring the capital, Kaye can be found volunteering at Radio Harrow (a London hospital radio station) or following the footballing fortunes of her home team, Watford.
Although born in the UK, David spent most of his life in the Netherlands surrounded by international emigrants. Seeking something new, David begrudgingly moved to London with no intention of liking the city. Little did he realise that within a short period London’s charms would rub off on him, to the point where he cannot imagine living elsewhere. David is responsible for Talk of the Town’s art direction and website – when he’s not he’s building websites for major brands.