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 of course real ale.
We specialise in immersive cultural experiences and private London tours for curious travellers and groups.
We believe in celebrating British eccentricities and support sustainable transport. It's our passion to create remarkable memories of London & the UK.
We're 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to join us?
If you've got stacks of personality, impeccable customer service, and love London -
draft an intro to cc.ohyllat@werc