“Saira has a wonderful way of re-enchanting London. She brings to life the places we often fail to notice and helps you to discover new delights along the way.

As a supporter of early stage entrepreneurs, I am always looking for new ways of getting entrepreneurs to connect to their own stories so they can spread the mission of what they do with more impact. Living London crafted a great experience providing entrepreneurs with a fresh perspective on place, connection and story”. -Caesar Gordon, Social Lab, 3Space


We were delighted to work with Saira on our local heritage project. She was able to research and plan a tour that supported our aims and engaged people from across the community. She has a great rapport with diverse audiences and we had nothing but positive feedback for her work. Thanks again, Saira!
— Sorcha, Ashford Place (Generations of Learning)

"What an inspiring and uplifting evening talk from David Lindo, hosted by the equally inspiring Saira. Looking forward to cracking the spine on David’s new book!" - W.T, Citizens of London

"Feeling inspired (and even more curious about the city, if that’s possible) after Rachel Wang talk tonight. Thanks Living London!" -E.P, Citizens of London


Saira is a brilliant guide and an excellent host. I’ve done many guided walks in London and hers was unique - she has boundless curiosity and was able to show me places that I’ve never heard of, let alone been to! Her love of London is also infectious and I left feeling inspired to venture out on my own wanderings more often. If you want to get to know the real London, from a Londoner, I’d highly recommend Saira’s walks.
— Charlotte

"Saira's walk through Dalston was absolutely great!! She knows her stuff and showed me lots of really fascinating and beautiful places you wouldn't see if you were just walking through Dalston on your own. Besides her knowledge, Saira is super friendly and funny – so I'll definitely come back for more tours!" -Marion, Secret Dalston Wandering

Fascinating project built up over the years showing some of the hidden glories of our great city.
— Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

"I bought Saira's Secret Dalston Wandering experience as a birthday gift to my friend and she really loved it. Saira was an excellent guide and we had so much fun together. She showed us to some of the coolest and most unknown places around Dalston and Stoke Newington and we got the chance to experience prayer in the Aziziye Mosque. I really recommend her!" - Maria, Airbnb Experience Guest


 "Saira knows the city inside out and has a real talent for emboldening people to explore spaces which they might feel are somehow 'not for them', something which can hold students back when they are new to the country. She also leads walks which ask those on her tours to respond to what they see through images and writing--and lots more besides!  If you're planning any events for new students, Saira's tours are really something special -and great value too!" - Bianca, Resident Director, Cornell- Brown-Penn


Thanks so much for yesterday evening. Flanneur under the stars, possibly illegal acrobatics, oratory and a glimpse of Russia, a temple and a story half forgotten from childhood- perfect!
— N.K, Darkness Storytelling walk with London Dreamtime/ Vanessa Woolf

"This tour is for anyone who wishes to explore non-touristy areas in London (particularly Hackney). My favourite activity was the picnic we had in the cemetery. Made some new friends and Saira (tour guide now turned friend) made sure everyone felt included and comfortable. She's knowledgable, charismatic and does her best to fit everyone's request( for e.g. slower walking pace esp for ppl with bad knees). Thank you Saira!"  -Syakila, Secret Dalston Wandering


“Living London wanderings have given me the opportunity to discover the city I live in. I’ve re-established what a truly stunning, diverse and fascinating city London is. Saira is a wonderful guide who, despite the number of attendee’s manages to make you feel like a good friend. You can definitely grasp how hard Saira works to scout out new locations, both popular and obscure, providing us with little anecdotes, as well as intriguing mini-history lessons. It’s also been a great opportunity to socialise with like-minded people who share an appetite for learning and discovery. I think it’s a brilliant concept and I’m delighted to have stumbled upon it.“ -Sarah, Secret Walworth Wandering