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Even 250 years ago only one in 10 residents of London were born Londoners. I came to London 13 years ago and made this city my home. I fell in love with it, became a passionate Londoner and that's why I became a guide. Before becoming a professional tour guide I was taking around my friends and family to share my love, experiences and knowledge of London, its peculiarities, its stories and history. Because I came from elsewhere I can see London and British culture afresh. I am experienced working with private clients and I treat them with a sense of hospitality as if they were my own guests. People love discovering with me not only well known landmarks and museums but also secluded places where only insiders can take them.
I am qualified and licensed to guide not only in London and its museums, galleries, palaces and churches, but also in other amazing parts of England such as Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and others. If you are interested in the Wars of the Roses, Tudors, Stuarts Queen Victoria or other royals, come with me!
Originally, I am from Lithuania's capital city Vilnius and before becoming a guide I was an artist. Art is still a passion of my life. History - is another passion. I enjoy meeting new people, I like walking and travelling, and being a tour guide helps me combine all those great things that I love while bringing enjoyable and informative experience to you. I am looking forward to meeting you in London!
I am a qualified Blue Badge tourist guide in Scotland and member of Scotland Tourists Guide Association. Guiding in English and Mandarin
David in November 2020 launched a new career as a professional London Tour Guide and Magician, having previously worked as a Vice President at Deutsche Bank, in a career of 24 years.
He is currently in the top 20 rankings of all London Tours in Tripadvisor, and as an accomplished magician performs regularly at comedy clubs, corporate events and parties. He also performs at the Glastonbury festival, and has had a show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
He holds a BA Hons Degree in Classics from Bristol University, a post graduate Business Information System qualification from Salford University and is a PMP accredited Project Manager.
He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Stationers Company, and am amateur jazz trumpeter.
A little about me – I am a Londoner (‘born and bred’ as the saying goes) and, following the rigorous training, in March 2005 I qualified as a registered Tourist Guide (with the Blue Badge tourist guiding qualification, the highest guiding qualification in the UK). Since then I have worked exclusively as a professional tourist guide. The Blue Badge qualification allows me to guide in key visitor sites such as Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
I have guided groups of all sizes (from single individual via couples, families and all through to double-decker bus parties of around 60 individuals). Since 2007 I have been personally recommended by American travel writer Rick Steves in his London and European guide books which has led to the opportunity to work with clients in developing the itineraries that best suited their needs and interests (taking into account factors such as venues opening days, dates, times and peak periods).
For me guiding is both a privilege and a great pleasure. The last year has of course been tough for everyone involved in the Travel and Tourism industry and I have truly missed the day to day experience of guiding visitors in and around London and other locations (ie Windsor, Stonehenge). I am able to offer themed tours Iconic London, Shakespeare’s London, Beatles London and Hidden London (to name a few). My ethos is that visitors enjoy and are entertained by what they see and hear (and learn along the way!)