Debbie Pearson and Julie Chandler are experienced London tour guides. They have collaborated on guiding matters over many years, but this is their first venture into book publishing.

Julie worked with the Florence Nightingale Museum to devise their Florence Nightingale’s London walking tour, which she has been leading with Debbie since 2019. During the pandemic, the walks were suspended, but Debbie and Julie’s interest in Florence continued. When Debbie thought of writing this book, Julie was the obvious choice as co-author. 

Debbie Pearson is a London tour guide who has been creating and leading guided walks and tours for many years. She qualified as a City of London Guide in 1999 and as a City of Westminster Guide in 2011. She also guides in the Guildhall Art Gallery. Debbie is an experienced lecturer, and has given illustrated talks on a variety of subjects, including wine, women and steamships. More recently she has ventured into the virtual realm, giving lectures online.

Julie Chandler is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and founded London Town Tours,, in 2010. She is also a specialist City of London and City of Westminster Guide and a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and the British Guild of Tourist Guides. Julie regularly leads tours for visitors and Londoners in historic attractions and museums and on guided walks. She was delighted to feature in the BBC documentary The Stuarts delivering her walk on Charles I and the Civil War. Julie also gives lectures on a wide range of historical subjects and trains guides to deliver tours in a number of London visitor attractions.

If you would like a walking tour or talk (either in real-life or virtual), both Debbie and Julie can be contacted by email: