Profile updated 12/02/18
020-8892-7330, 07811-565527, 020-8607-9277
I have over 40 years experience in travel and tourism, having worked for British Airways before qualifying as a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 1984. My tours are usually with individuals, families and small groups to a personal bespoke itinerary. I enjoy the flexibility of this with each tour planned to suit the clients' interests and needs.
No two tours are the same and I will arrange an itinerary specifically aimed at your interests so that you can maximise your stay in England and its great capital city, and hopefully return home with fond memories of your trip!
My interests include country houses, gardens, the arts, and Spencer House in London, the 18th century family home of the Spencer family where I am regular guide.
From 2002/6 I was a trustee of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and in 2004/5 Joint President. I have been involved in guide training, and from 2010-13 was Chief Examiner for the London Blue Badge Guide examinations.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.
|Roman London, London's Villages|
|Art and Architecture, Museums and Galleries|
|Spencer House and other London stately homes|
|London's history and its relationship with Europe|
|Art and Architecture|
|Hadrian's Wall and the Eden Valley|
|Country Houses, Castles and Gardens|
|Lakeland Poets, Beatrix Potter and other writers|
|Castles & Palaces||
Spencer House, Royal Palaces, Castles of Britain.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster, Lincoln Minster, Salisbury Cathedral.
|Conferences & Incentives||
Hospitality and guiding experience with corporate incentive groups.
Speciality gardens tours around England visiting public and many private gardens in the spring and summer.
|History & Prehistory||
Tracing the Roman Heritage of Britain.
|London Areas in Depth||
Tracing London's villages and their development into the metropolitan area of London.
Country Houses and Gardens in the Cotswolds, Cumbria and the South-East of England.
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Tours to the aristocratic homes of England.
Parliament, British Museum, York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Docklands, Somerset House
HND Business Studies with Languages