bar picturesDetail on front of Bracken House, City of London; Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell; Portobello Road, Notting Hill; Whitechapel Bell Foundry; Leadenhall Market, City of London; Water Pump on Cornhill, City of London; Trinity Green, Mile End Road; Cabmens' Shelter, Hanover Square
Diane Burstein has a BA Honours degree in English Literature and History and is one of London’s best known and most versatile tour guides. She has made a name for herself with her Secret London feature on London’s principal talk radio station LBC 97.3 FM and she is the author of a successful book "London Then and Now" which featured in BBC History magazine's Top Ten Best Seller.

Diane holds the prestigious London Blue Badge ( the principal London Guiding qualification).

As a theatre specialist Diane is a lecturer for the current London Blue Badge course on the subject of the Performing Arts.

As a Further Education Lecturer, Diane teaches “Discovering London” courses for four Adult Education Colleges and has extensive experience with adult and student groups.

In addition to this, Diane is an accomplished speaker and has given talks on London related subjects to numerous groups in the Greater London area.

A specialist in London Theatre, Diane has led a number of tailor made tours for international Theatrical and Choral Groups and is looking forward to introducing you to the delights of her native City

This is what some past clients have said about Diane’s tours and talks:

I have always found her to be in a class of her own”
Sheila Clamp, Welwyn and Hatfield Council Leisure Services

“Combines an excellent knowledge of her subject matter with a friendly and engaging approach”
Emma De Souza, Society of London Theatre

“Her infinite patience knowledge and kindness will be a cherished part of our trip to England”
Paul Lindblad, Choir Director, Paul Lindblad Choristers, Chicago

“Diane gave our group a super talk. She set a very high standard for our future speakers”
Josephine Offin, Chiswick Townswomens Guild

“Diane’s depth of knowledge always astounds me”
Joan Brown, LBC Listener
“In spite of being a mixed language group, there was no problem in understanding Diane’s knowledgeable and entertaining commentary, due in the main to her precise diction which was favourably commented on by our French colleagues”.
Susan Ward, Matra Marconi

“We enjoyed the Old Jewish East End Walk and felt that we had learned a lot about our heritage”
Bernice Monty, Wanstead and Woodford Synagogue

“ A super day. The timing and arrangements were just right”
Pauline Bell, Chandlers Ford U3A

“We learned so much from our tour and our members were unanimous in their praises”
Betty Cossey. Twyford and Ruscombe History Society.

“A great tour host and guide who helped us appreciate this fine country a lot more”
David Judd, Choir Director, W F West High School Choir, Seattle.

"Thank you so much for the tour last week! Everyone enjoyed it and commented afterwards on your amazing knowledge of many London subjects, not just Dickens. In short - the day was judged a great success by all. We were blessed with brilliant weather! and an even more brilliant guide! Thank you for making this event really special." -
Stuart Lothian, Lothian Associates.

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London has an endless choice of vibrant and historically interesting districts to visit and explore. Diane has the in–depth knowledge to bring the magic, tradition and hidden corners of this exceptional city to life in an original and entertaining manner.

Walks in London often require the personal touch. Diane prides herself on having a flexible approach to clients’ requirements and she would love to advise and recommend guided tours in London which can be tailor made to suit your individual interests.
These tours are suitable for visitors and Londoners alike. It might be your first time in London or you could have lived here all your life.

However well acquainted you are with the city, you'll leave Diane's London walks having discovered some hidden corners you didn’t know existed. This is why we use the title 'Secret London!'

There are special customised guided tours in London for groups and London walks which members of the public can join so click on one of the bars at the top of this window to find the tourfor you.

London walks are an original way to discover the hidden and secret parts of this famous city. Diane Burstein, professional London Blue Badge and City of London Guide and LBC 97.3FM Broadcaster is the best person to help you explore on a Guided London walking Tour.
  • Educating London - Bloomsbury's Places of Learning
  • Green Spaces, Good Schools Gothic Splendour and The Gallows - A Wandsworth Common Ramble
Go To The Tours

+44 20 8445 0159

As a qualified Blue Badge Guide, Diane is able to provide all the usual services to Tour Operators and Conference Organisers. If you need a guide to lead a London Panoramic Coach tour or tour of any of the major London tourist sites such as The Tower of  London, Westminster Abbey or St Paul's Cathedral Diane will be happy to guide your  group.

Diane has provided Tour Managing services for a variety of US Groups and has Conference and Incentive experience,having manned information desks providing a comprehensive information service on London.  If you require several guides for your tours, Diane works with some excellent Blue Badge colleagues and can arrange for additional guides with the qualities and experience you require.

If your group has been to London before and wants a more unusual view of the City please check out our"walks and tours for groups" section to see a selection of the tours Diane can offer.

Diane is always happy to tailor make a tour to suit your clients' requirements and can make suggestions on suitable tours for special interest groups so please get in touch if you want some help with your group intineraries.

+44 20 8445 0159
FAX: 44 0208 888 1826


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