Ben Alderton is a born and bred Londoner and very proud of its wonderful heritage and rich history and takes great pride in showing guests the city he’s grown up in as well as sharing humorous fascinating stories. Ben is quite often mistaken for his HRH Prince William but has to remind people he is not his Royal Highness casually strolling around London. Ben specialises in Military history, Victorian, Jack the Ripper and of course Harry Potter! Ben is also a professional actor and writer, often found in café’s around London writing commissions and new works.
As we love creating new and exciting tours, our tours are labours of love. A value we built upon is that we want everyone to be able to attend and enjoy our tours.
As a result we settled on a Free Pay What You Can method (like Radiohead did with one of their albums; they are a band some us hate). This means, barring certain fees like entry into attractions such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey (when specified) etc, our walking tours will always be FREE. Should you enjoy our tours and be able to, we wish to encourage you to tip or make a donation of any amount you like to our guides so we can continue to create wonderful tours. We are, however and unfortunately, not funded by governmental or private organisations, or local councils. Any tips or donations you are able to make will help us to create and offer more tours and grow. We also want people to know that save for superbly terrible weather, travel conditions or circumstances beyond our control, all of our tours will always run.
One of our specialities is creating tailor made tours. A venture we are currently working on that ties into our founding values is called Equal Opportunity Tours. These tours aimed at providing tours for families or groups that have members who may have auditory or mobility impairments. We are working on creating tours and versions of some of our current tours that are 100% accessible to people with mobility issues and tours including sign language interpreters for people with auditory impairments.
We believe that this will open the wonders of London to everyone.