Alison Brooke-Turner

Alison Brooke-Turner

Profile updated 25/04/18

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07961-890901, 020-8671 4176

Email:

alib.t@btinternet.com

Introduction:

I have lived and worked in London all my life as a Teacher, a Nurse and a Blue Badge Guide.
I have a passion for its history, culture, art and architecture which I would love to share with you. London is a vibrant city with a diverse culture which I can help you explore.
I have brought up my four children in London and worked with children for many years so am the ideal guide for your family if you have a wide age range to be considered. I am equally happy to guide senior members as well as the youngest visitor.
London is brimful of history and buildings that continually surprise the viewer. The juxtaposition of 17th century churches, 18th century town houses and 21st century steel and glass structures built along the medieval street plan will delight and amaze you. Hear about the changing and developing landscape that is London.
Walk in the footsteps of famous Londoners such as the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens or see the house where Dr Johnson wrote the first dictionary. Visit famous pubs such as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese or indulge your love of Sherlock by lunching in the Sherlock Holmes pub with memorabilia of the famous literary detective.
My tours can be tailor made to cater to your individual needs and pace and as I am a Blue Badge guide we will get priority entrance to most of the sites and so will avoid long sightseeing lines..
Whatever your interests whether it is Royal London, Palaces, Castles, Cathedrals, Museums or Art Galleries let me help you enjoy the best London has to offer in a fun, informal yet highly informative way.

Personal Interests:

London Walks and Tours
Museums and Galleries
Families,Students,Children
Royalty
Art and Architecture
Churches and Cathedrals
City of London
Westminster
Castles and Palaces
History and Prehistory
Gardens
Literary London

Special Interests:

History & Prehistory

Whether it is 1000, 2000, or millions of years in the past I can help you explore the history of London. I can show you the well known sites and the hidden gems that tell the stories of the past. After years of experience of working with children I can tailor your tour to specific needs of all ages. Let me enhance your experience with my knowledge and enthusiasm.

Museums

British Museum
Tower of London
Science Museum
Natural History Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
London Aquarium
Wallace Collection
Museum of London
HMS Belfast
Churchill War Museum
Imperial War Museum
Apsley House
Old Operating theatre
Hunterian Museum
Freud Museum

Castles & Palaces

Allow me to show you the Magnificent Royal Palaces, see the splendour of the architecture and marvel at the ceremonies and traditions.
Windsor Castle
Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace
Greenwich Palace
Buckingham Palace
Kensington Palace

Churches & Cathedrals

Let me show you the wonders of our beautiful Religious buildings,Westminster Abbey and the glorious King Henry VII Chapel only matched by St George's Chapel Windsor.
St Paul's Cathedral- see the famous whispering gallery and the tombs of Lord Nelson and The Duke of Wellington, heroes of our nation.
Wren's City Churches: St Brides, St Mary le Bow and many more!

Royalty

Let me take you on a Royal walking tour in London-Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, St James's Palace, Horse Guards- see the soldiers on horses guarding the Queen and Royal Residences,see Banqueting House-the site of the execution of King Charles I in 1649,Westminster Abbey-the Coronation church and the resting place of Many Royal Kings and Queens, The Royal parks, Kensington Palace- where Queen Victoria lived and now
the home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Let me escort you around the Royal Mews where you can see the magnificent Gold State Coach and the Limousines that provide transport for the Royal Family.

Walking Tours

Hear the stories and see the buildings, alleyways and nooks and crannies that hold the secrets of many years of history and events. Take a walking tour of Royal London, Mayfair,Westminster,The City of London founded by the Romans. Take a walking tour of Wren's City churches or the Highlights of the City such as The Bank of England, St Paul's Cathedral. Follow the route that Dickens knew well. What about Murder, Mayhem and Monasteries- a tour around Historic Smithfield. If it's your first time to London how about a highlights tour taking in Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square,The River Thames, London Eye, Whitehall, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James's Park, Buckingham Palace and much more.

Galleries

With Art and Architecture courses behind me and years of experience let me be your expert guide inside the splendid Art Galleries of in London. The National Gallery of Art,
Tate Britain,
Tate Modern,
The Wallace Collection,
Victoria and Albert Museum.
National Portrait Gallery
Let me enhance your experience with my knowledge and enthusiasm.

Gardens

Kew Gardens
Hidden Gardens of the City of London

Other

As an Olympic 2012 acredited guide I can show you you sights where medals were won in the Amazing London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Find out the history of the Olympics and hear about the development of the site and view the Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Orbit. Relive the 2012 experience on a guided tour around the perimeter of the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park

Endorsements:

City of London, Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Cert ED

Driver Guide:

No