Hi there and welcome to

Miss Magpie Tours. 

 

My name is Charlotte, I'm a fully qualified Blue Badge Guide and I create and lead walking tours for groups and individuals. 

 

I'm also a Londoner, through and through - the perfect person to show you the best bits of the City! 

Current Public Tours

 
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Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

The Hunt for the King's Lost Jewels - Treasure Hunt

Rock and Roll Through London

The Changing of the Guard is coming back and oh how we have missed it! 

Join us on a walk through central London's Royal neighbourhood and let us guide you through this military ceremony, which sees The Queen's Guard hands over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace to the New Guard.

You'll hear stories about the Royal family over the years, have an encounter with possibly the most beloved King and Queen in our history and, of course, march alongside the soldiers up The Mall. 

The tour will start at 10am and last for around 2 hours. 

Tickets are £12pp

*Please note: If it is wet weather, the Guard Change is sometimes cancelled. If this is the case we will watch the Changing The Life Guard Ceremony (the soldiers on horseback) instead.

This summer join Miss Magpie Tours for a brand new educational treasure hunt around the beautiful town of Greenwich. This hunt will have you chasing a pesky pirate who has made off with some of the Kings most precious belongings and, by mixing together the wonders of technology with the fun of discovering an area in real life, you'll experience Greenwich like never before.  

All you need is a working camera phone with 4G connection. 

Suitable for families or groups with children aged 6-11

Tickets: £15pp OR £12pp for groups of 4 or more 

Join musician and guide Pete on a walk through some of London's Rock history.

Drool over some tasty guitars sold in the iconic music shops of Tin Pan Alley, see the last place Jimi Hendrix played in public, and stand in the street where The Beatles could have been heard playing live on the rooftop. 

This walking tour will delight music fans and show you a different side to London's story.

This tour will start at 2pm and last for around 1hr 30. 

Tickets are £12pp 

OTHER AVAILABLE TOURS

 Contact me for more details and to book

 
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The Songs of London 

Inspired by our lockdown Instagram series 'Musical Interlude' musician Pete House & London Guide Charlotte Thurlow give a tour of London with a musical twist.  

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From Gravel to Glory

VIRTUAL TOUR  

The London Bridge area is often seen as a place that commuters, traders, businessmen simply pass through on their way to the City or London's West End

However it has a history of human activity going back around 10,000Join me to journey through time in one of the most historic parts of the capital. 

Glorious Greenwich  

 

Fancy getting out of Central London for a bit? 

Let me show you to an often neglected, yet thoroughly beautiful part of town. 

Join me on a stroll through London's newest Royal Borough to see famous ships and the site of the Palace where King Henry VIII was born. 

The Miss Magpie Motor Tour of London

LIVE STREAMED

Have you been missing London, or are you curious to see how the capital is looking as we ease out of Lockdown? Join us as we head out onto the roads for a 1 hour driving tour of central London.

 Wonderful Westminster

So many of London's most known sites are in Westminster. Join me and discover London's second City. 

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East End Now and Then
 
 

As London grows, many of the authentic parts of its East End are being swallowed up by the development of the City.

 Join Pete, a real Eastender, on a walk through one of the areas where history and modernity are still co-exsistng.

Come and feel the beating heart of East London

 

Bespoke Tours

If you would prefer to have me all to yourself then I do offer private, bespoke tours. 

One of the advantages of a private tour is that we can change things to suit you.

I can also take you inside and guide you through some of London's best known locations, such as The Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace and The Churchill War Rooms.

Don't fancy London? No problemwe could always head to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, Canterbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle or Leeds Castle.

Lets make your visit one to remember.

Please contact me for prices. 

 

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Support Miss Magpie Tours

Even though it's a tricky time for the tourism industry right now, we guides won't let it deter us from showing off our amazing city.

 

I offer ticketed virtual tours as well as videos on Instagram and YouTube.

These videos are totally free to watch, however if you would like to buy us a virtual cup of coffee all donations are gratefully received. 

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Thank you

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Blue Badge guides are experts across English history and virtuosos in the art of guiding!

Gaining this qualification makes you, officially, one of the best tour guides in the country.

The training process is very thorough and sees candidates not only studying but taking 12 exams. 

Blue Badge Guides are at the top of their game and are continually learning and honing their craft. 

We know how to inform, educate and entertain and if you would like to see some guides in action please take a look at the video. 

What is a Blue Badge Guide?

Meet The Team

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Charlotte Thurlow

Hi there, I'm Charlotte, the founder of Miss Magpie Tours.

I love my city and would describe myself as a proper Londoner, born and raised here but with mixed heritage.

I have been a tour guide for 11 years and am also a qualified London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

I specialise in tours of Greenwich but as a Blue Badge I am also able to guide you inside places like The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral - Blue Badge Guides are the ONLY external guides that are allowed to do this. 

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Pete House

Hi, i'm Pete.

I'm a native Londoner and my family have lived in this city for 500+ years. Having said that I would say i'm fairly well travelled and have an abiding interest in history and culture. I specialise in art tours, music tours and tours of the east end of London.