About author

Felicity Hughes is a British writer and tour guide based in Madrid. Her work has appeared in a variety of different publications including The Guardian, Al Jazeera, the Financial Times and Time Out. She writes extensively for Lonely Planet and is the author of several of their new guides.  

She began this blog as a passion project. The idea was to get to know her adoptive city better and share her enthusiasm for its history with other inquisitive individuals. With a wealth of knowledge at her fingertips, she now runs unique walking tours exploring another side of Spain’s capital.


Felicity is the author of several Lonely Planet guidebooks to Madrid, including Pocket Madrid. She’s also the author of The Secret Kingdoms’ A Guide to Madrid’s Literary District. You can hear her and David Price talking about the project for World Book Day 2024 on RTVE’s English Language Broadcast.