Tally Ho! is a London tours and events company with panache. 🎉
We are big fans of tweed, classic bicycles, quirky London history, interesting facial hair, and real ale.
We specialise in immersive London bike tours and cultural experiences for travellers and groups. We like to celebrate British eccentricities and promote cycling as the best way to discover London.
Bicycles are all about freedom, empowerment, and feeling the thrill of being immersed in your environment. We want to share our love of adventures on two-wheels with people all over the world.
We're also chuffed to be in the TripAdvisor Hall Of Fame, and have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year for 7 years. Huzzah! 🙌
Meet our team
Founder, aka. Chief Tweedy Beard
Jack Oliver Harris
Jack is a keen explorer with a passion for mythology, story telling, and old English pubs. He has spent over 14 years working in Travel & Tourism with a focus on technology and delivering events. After living in the UK, UAE, Japan and New Zealand, he's firmly decided that British beer is the best. In 2011, Jack founded Tally Ho! in order to share his love of urban adventures and British eccentricities with visitors to London.
Never seen without a hat and quite possibly the best dressed cyclist in London, Mick was once a Tally Ho customer who loved the tour so much he applied for a job! He is now in his 5th season guiding with Tally Ho! In addition to guiding bike tours, Mick is a professional musician who plays mandolin for a number of bands including the Popes. Those inclined for a wild night out should follow him up to Camden Town for one of his regular pub music sessions.
A lover of gin and French literature, Shibby will lead you through the streets of London with a twinkle in his eye and a flair for knowledge. He studied Film Studies and Comparative Literature, spent time living in Paris and arranging Hemingway literary walks. An amateur Dandy at heart, he regularly marshal’s the annual Tweed Run. Shibby also works in Higher Education and is currently researching the realities and representations of London in film and literature.
Renowned for wearing the boldest outfits on tour, James is a scream with Tally Ho! hen parties. When not sporting sequins, pouring out gin, and keeping his wobbly flock of cyclists together, James loves to act on stage in theatre and pano where he has recently made a name for himself playing Hook in Peter Pan.
Brian originates from King’s Lynn, Norfolk but left in 1973 to join the London Metropolitan Police. Although obviously not a trained actor, he has appeared on television in Police 5 (if anyone can remember that far back). Whilst on an undercover operation in a house of ill repute, he was able to obtain a refund from the madam prior to anything improper occurring. Possibly the only person ever to have been refunded from such an establishment. Brian retired from the police in 2008 and went to work with children with special educational needs and disabilities. He has a keen interest in sport, anything vintage, and can often be spotted riding his penny farthing around town.
A southern girl through and through, Ros is originally from the south coast but has lived and worked in London for nearly 10 years. A lover of theatre, pre-raphelite art and of course gin! She has worked and volunteered for Open House London, National Trust and Hackney Historic Building Trust. During the week you might catch Ros dashing from one archaeological site to another as she switches her tweed hat to a hard hat, working for the Museum of London Archaeology. The city’s heritage and what lies beneath its streets is not just a career to her, but a passion!
Jennifer El Gammel
Jennifer has more bubbles than Bucks Fizz. She is an accomplished musician (saxophone, trombone, melodeon, voice), writer, comedian, sociologist and magician. As if that wasn’t enough, she is currently working towards the Blue Badge guiding qualification. She’s originally from Belgium, and she fell in love with the UK as a teenager. Now she’s a Londoner and an expert guide, in both English and French. Tres bien!
David is a genuine Bermondsey Boy who grew up in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Having lived and worked his whole life in the capital, there’s not much that he hasn’t witnessed in London in the last 50 years. Which means that in between tales of historical importance he has been known to let slip yarns of celebrity impropriety from his years working in Soho night clubs. More recently he has been employed in the marginally more respected profession of editor and journalist. His hobbies include listing things that were invented in London that you never might have guessed. Like Champagne, Guinness and roller skates.
Tomas hails from the seaside town Brighton and now resides in London. He's an avid fan of history, theatre, folklore, great stories and real ale. He graduated from drama school in east London just in time for the epic financial crash of 2008! Since then he's worked as an actor in Europe, Asia and the middle east. Playing a range of characters from Macbeth to Hamlet to Shaggy in Scooby Doo. Detours along the way have led to teaching English in India and farming down under. While adventures in tour guiding have taken him up the Swiss Alps and down into vaults beneath Edinburgh's old town.
A Londoner born and bred, Russell has a broad portfolio of interesting facts, tidbits and curious tales. And, as he is a qualified Blue Badge Guide*, everything he says is probable true..! Russel has a keen interest in menswear and sartorial fashion that enables him to deliver a tiptop tour of Mayfair & Belgravia. He also enjoys trips to the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels.
Tom knows everything about sport. Seriously, you can ask him anything! He is currently completing a Phd in Sports History and also in his third season as a Tally Ho guide. He is often found hanging out at the British Library where he is penning his first book on Englands first black rugby player James Peters. His specialist walking or cycling ‘sports history tours’ are perfect for sports fans visiting London.
Trained in musical theatre and with a background in high-end corporate hospitality, Leo is now a qualified Blue Badge Guide with a passion for street art and guiding families with kids. Her fun presentation style is always accurately pitched to the vibe and interests of her tour groups. Whats more, Leo was the winner of the prestigious ‘ITG London Blue Badge Guide of the Year’ in 2016.
Want to join us?
If you've got stacks of personality, impeccable customer service, and love London -
draft an intro to cc.ohyllat@werc