Official Guides to the City of Westminster

WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING BOTH REAL WALKS AND VIRTUAL TOURS!

As restrictions start to lift across the UK, many of our members are now returning to the streets of London and are offering wonderful walking doors for you to enjoy this summer. 

However we do realise that some of you might not be ready to come back in person just yet, so many of our members are offering virtual tours as well. Check out some of Westminster’s greatest stories, from the comfort of your living room!

Explore the famous, infamous and surprising with us… Our members are qualified tour guides, dedicated to providing top quality tours of Westminster, London’s most famous and vibrant borough! 

Who are We?

Explore the famous, infamous and surprising with us… Our members are qualified tour guides, dedicated to providing top quality tours of Westminster, London’s most famous and vibrant borough!

What and Where is Westminster?

You can recognise our guides by their distinctive CWGLA badges. We have many varying areas of expertise, why not take a look at our Guides page to find a local expert… 

What and Where is Westminster?

Westminster Guides Emmanuel

Who are our Guides?

You can recognise our guides by their distinctive CWGLA badges. We have many varying areas of expertise, why not take a look at our Guides page to find a local expert… 

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A literary party at Sir Joshua Reynolds', National Portrait Gallery
History

A London peculiarity: men only need apply

The Garrick Club, which has been going for almost two centuries, enabled respectable gentlemen to mix with the acting fraternity, not generally considered reputable members of society in Victorian times

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Sepia illustration of old cinema projector
History

A retro gem in Regent Street

What started out as a pioneering theatre that used optical illusions in its plays became the first cinema in Britain to show films to the paying public in the 1890s. Today, it’s a place to enjoy a good film amid its art deco interior and occasionally listen to a tune played on its unique organ

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Hyde Park Pet Cemetery
History

Faithful friends remembered

Tucked away in a corner of Hyde Park is a patch of green scattered with tiny headstones, a place where well-to-do Victorians commemorated joyful times in the park with their beloved pets Cherry, Spot and dear old Topsy

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