I came to London after graduating with a law degree and have worked here for many years in global professional services firms. Now, as a prize-winning London Blue Badge tourist guide, I delight in sharing my love and deep knowledge of the city with those who want to learn its history and secrets and with those who just want to enjoy the best of what it has to offer.
Karen Dawson Tour Guide
'London, my home since 1985 and one of the great cities of the world, is quite simply the one city which I have come to love more and more over the years. Every chapter in London’s history, ancient or modern, is still there to be read in the London you see today: you just have to know where to look.
London is a city best enjoyed on foot. Whatever your interests, my walking tours will aim to offer something to amaze, inspire and entertain.
My own interests are eclectic, ranging from art through history, music, fashion and textiles to food and dining, science, sport and urban regeneration.
Join me and let my love of London develop yours.
A walking tour through the heart of London to hear about the scientific discoveries which took place here and shaped the world we know today.
Old London’s fairytale Christmas tour
A walking tour through London’s West End to hear how London created the Christmas we know today and to see the best of the capital’s world-famous Christmas lights displays.
Monks, Mayhem, Meat and Marx - The Hidden Gems of Clerkenwell
A walking tour around what has been London’s creative heart for more than three hundred years.
Royal parks, squares, markets and canals - full day west to east trail
A West to East London walking trail majoring on green spaces. An excellent way to see how London developed and how it all fits together.
Monks, markets and regeneration: the earthy, edgy east end of town - half day central to east trail
A Central to East London walking trail majoring on green spaces. An excellent way to see how London developed and how it all fits together.
Royal parks, royal palaces and neighbourhood squares: the fashionable west end of town - half day west to central trail
A West to Central London walking trail majoring on green spaces. An excellent way to see how London developed and how it all fits together.
Living in squares, moving in circles and loving in triangles - a literary tour of Bloomsbury
A walking tour which explores the authors and poets who lived and worked in one of London’s most attractive leafy suburbs.
Traders, barrow-boys and grafters - life on the edge in Spitalfields
A walking tour which highlights London’s ability to continually reinvent itself by embracing its multicultural heritage.