Russell is a qualified City of Westminster and City of London guide and, although originally from the East End, has lived in Shepherd's Bush in West London for over 20 years. As a trained actor and fluent German speaker, he particularly enjoys leading tours on the topics of theater and the Second World War, and thanks to a 13-year career in health promotion, also on medicine. Of course, he is also happy to offer general tours of the highlights for newcomers to London. His main job is as a travel manager for a large tour operator that takes students from North America on tours across the UK and Europe.