About us


To make your London tour unforgettable. 

With years of experience in the industry, we want to invite you to experience a tour of London, Urban Saunters-style.

As our guest, we want to bring you the most authentic and immersive experience possible. Our small group sizes allow for that personal touch which makes it easier for you to get the inside scoop on our culture, history, and daily lives.

Our tours are designed with you in mind, bringing you closer and showing you more, with a friendly (and expert) local guide to lead the way.


When the world stopped. We started. 

A global pandemic with closed borders across much of the world might seem like an unusual time to launch a tour company offering unforgettable experiences to international visitors.

And you’d be right.

But never ones to stick to the status quo, we realised that there would never be a better time. Our busy schedules usually would not have allowed for the time it takes to launch your own company from scratch.

So we hunkered down. Took what we’d learned over a collective 25 years in the tourism industry as guides, operation managers and product developers – the good, the great and the truly magical – and used it to found the tour company of our dreams in our home city of London.

Able to fully launch in April 2022, our lovingly curated collection of incredible London tours welcomed a whopping number of guests in our first season, inspired a whole host of very kind words in various places, bagged us a spot in the new London Lonely Planet guide and even a coveted Traveller’s Choice award on Tripadvisor. Not bad, eh?

The desire to travel was back with a bang and we were here to host you.

Classic itinerary including Changing of the Guard and Tower of London private tour or something a little more unusual like a deep dive into the herstory of Queen Elizabeth and a Crime tour with a retired police sergeant, our fantastic gang of guides are here to help you explore like a royal, see life through the eyes of a local and get closer to the action in one of the most fantastic cities in the world.

Love London like we do.

Come Saunter With Us

Meet Our Team 

Slawek Kukielka

CEO & Co-Founder

Born and bred in Poland, Slawek has called London his home for over a decade. Having spent half of his life working for some of the biggest names in American and European tourism and a couple of enjoyable summers showing groups around London, he still loves taking friends to explore the East End. Through his previous experiences, Slawek also counts himself lucky to have worked with some of the best guides in the industry, bringing them along on the Urban Saunters' journey. Likes- Cycling, basketball, documenting the amazing street art he has seen in his travels, decent jazz music, baking sourdough bread, and enjoying good food (Thai, Sicilian and Japanese to name but a few)


Shabby Flanders

CMO & Co-Founder

Hailing from a rock ‘n’ roll background and living in the East End of the city, 2013 saw Shabby make an unexpected move into tourism, working as a London guide (for Slawek, serendipitously). Since then, this 19th-century-loving urchin has gone on to tour guide in 38 countries across Europe, curate travel products, craft itineraries for an array of fantastic companies in the industry, and head up the London arm of an award-winning food tour operator. Likes- the history of British & European food, klezmer music, tour guiding folks from all walks of life, Charles Dickens, TS Eliot, dreaming big, long sunny days in Southern Italy, and eating her way around the world.



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Why us? 

Our small group sizes allow for a more personal experience with your tour guide. For private tours, this also means a more customised experience, with your lovely guide tailoring the tour to your specific interests.

There are many good reasons to take our London tours. But if we had to pick just three…

Expert Local Guides

Our valued guides are passionate locals who want to share the most extraordinary experiences with you. Always unscripted, always paid fairly.

Handpicked Experiences

Specialising in both traditional and local cultural tours, you’ll be constantly surprised as we take you on a journey through the layers of London.

Small and Private Groups

With small groups of no more than 10 people alongside private experiences, our tours are small, immersive, and authentic.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes. Both small group and private tours will be led by a local (and rather lovely) tour guide.

Most of our tours involve a reasonable amount of walking so please wear comfortable shoes and ‘weatherproof’ clothing.

Yes. Definitely bring your camera or phone to get snaps of the best places in London.