Hello there 👋
This is who we are and what we do.
Be curious. Go local. Tally ho!
Tally Ho! is a London based tours and events company. We specialise in immersive cultural experiences for discerning travellers and groups.
We are chuffed to be one of the highest rated companies on TripAdvisor, and have been awarded their Certificate of Excellence for 7 years.
We design multi-sensory experiences that celebrate British culture, support sustainable transport, and create lasting memories of London & the UK.
We’re not everyones cup of tea…
But, if you like the idea of cycling along in the fresh air with a bunch of fellow explorers…
Seeking out quirky history and monuments…
Sipping on a pint of craft beer in a cosy pub surrounded by eccentric local characters…
Sampling tasty treats at street food markets…
Or wobbling between distilleries in search of the best London Dry Gin…
Well, we’d probably get on famously!
Meet Our Team
Jack Oliver Harris
Founder, aka. Chief Tweedy Beard
Jack is a keen explorer with a passion for mythology, philosophy and story telling. He has spent over 12 years working in Travel & Tourism with a focus on technology and customer service. In 2011, Jack founded Tally Ho!, believing that the commercial tourism offerings that were available in London at the time did not meet the needs of intrepid travellers with a sense of adventure. Today, he also runs travel incubator tourstartups.com that supports creative experience concepts.
You can message him direct here.
Bike Tour Guide & Folk Musician
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.
Bike Tour Guide & Dandy
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.
Jennifer El Gammal
Bike Tour Guide & Musician
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!
Bike Tour Guide & Actor
Rarely seen without a hat and quite possibly the second best dressed guide in London (after Whiskey Mick), Tristan is an actor by trade and a poet at heart. He enjoys very dark chocolate, devouring books, and is fiendishly interested in epistemology – which, aided by an ale or two, can lead to some rather long discussions well into the night. He lives on a canal boat on London’s Regents Canal.
Blue Badge Guide
A Londoner born and bred, Russel has a broad portfolio of interesting facts, tidbits and curious tales. And, as he is a qualified Blue Badge Guide too, 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.
Bike Tour Guide & Sports Historian
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.
Blue Badge Guide
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.
Bike Tour Guide & Actor
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.
Bike Tour Guide & Rugby Star
Representing England in both rugby union and rugby league, light-footed Harry is also a national hurdle champion! Looking for a fresh challenge, Harry returned to university where he is currently studying economics and embracing London life. He keeps his legs stretched by guiding moderately paced bike tours for Tally Ho. His dream is to one day ride a green Triumph Scrambler motorcycle across South America.
HR & Mensware Tailor
With a background in management and recruitment for Paul Smith and Apple, Jonathan has a passion for people and ensuing impeccable service. He also has a love of tailoring which began as a teenager when he inherited his grandfather’s Harris tweed blazer. This inspired Jonathan to launch his own bespoke mens fashion brand called Faustus, which you can find located in Covent Garden.
Like what we do?
We are constantly on the look out for interesting Londoners to join our team.