As a guide and historian
my work focuses on London, England, the capital of the
This great city with its roots in the ancient world
– it was founded by the Romans in the first century
AD – has so much to teach us about the past and
the present, and also about the future.
For years I have been exploring London, learning about
its history and heritage and finding out about what’s
going on in the city today and what may or may not happen
here in the future. This has been as much a labour of
love as of profit.
Through sharing what I have learnt in books and guided
walks, I know – because I’ve been told –
that many other people have been enabled or
to begin their own journeys of discovery in the capital.
This knowledge is incredibly rewarding to me because
my main mission is to introduce as many people as possible
to the history and heritage of this wonderful city of
Exploring London is a slow process which can’t
be rushed. But that doesn’t matter because with
each step you take, you advance your under-
of the city and you increase the total sum of your happiness
as a resident of – or visitor to – this
sometimes overwhelming metropolis. Well, that’s
what I think anyway.
My father used to say you needed money to enjoy
London. I disagree. It’s not money you need, it’s
knowledge, and that’s easily and cheaply acquired
– especially if you do it on foot!
‘Andrew Duncan…has a feel
for the city and a knack of finding (and linking) major
sights and forgotten corners which few can match.’
JOURNAL OF THE LONDON SOCIETY