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"We had a lovely cruise and will be sure to recommend your services in the future. Specifically, the Blue Badge Tour Guide was incredible.'
(Client email to City Cruises re private cruise.)
London is my city. I love showing it to visitors.
Recent clients from Finland gave me 4 reasons why I was an 'excellent' guide. I was told:
- I know my stuff
- I'm easy to understand
- I clearly enjoy my job
- I clearly like people
So join me in 2018.
I specialise in private tours of London, as well as Galleries and Museums - particularly the V&A, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, The Tower of London and River cruises. My hobbies include writing and drawing.
I take groups on panoramic coach tours and accompany groups and individuals to Greenwich, Windsor, Oxford, Canterbury, Salisbury and Stonehenge, as well as other regional locations on request.
But I also enjoy researching and customising experiences for visitors who want something a little different, more tailor made.
I spent 15 years as an International Tour Director before becoming a Blue Badge Guide. I love working with young people.
I lived in France on and off for about 7 years and worked as a Tour Manager in France over many years. I am bilingual with French.
My calendar here is not always updated so do just pop me an email to check my availability.
Recent Feedback in 2017:
'Thank you so much for a wonderful morning yesterday... You showed us such beautiful things, and it felt like a real privilege having someone with your depth of knowledge and understanding to explain them to us.' (Maria R on her private birthday tour of the British Museum)
'I can't thank you enough. You got it absolutely right for the group. What a star you are. I'm sure we will meet again. ' (Ann on their private small group tour of the British Museum)
|Greenwich and Royal Observatory|
|Tea, Traditions, History and Trade|
|Art and Sculpture|
|St Paul's Cathedral|
|Tower of London|
|Panoramic Coach Tours|
|The City of London|
|East India Company|
|Art/Paintings & Sculpture||
I have practised fine art, as well as loving nothing more than time dwelling on the Art of others. London has an unrivalled choice of museums and galleries for every taste. Whether you want highlights at the National Gallery or V&A, a leisurely wander or more in-depth study, let me be your knowledgeable companion. Or join me on a Sketch-and-Study tour in London. See my website for more information.
One object can be the portal into a much larger story about society or humanity itself. Whether it is the Rosetta stone at the British Museum or Tipu's Tiger at the V&A, armour at the Wallace Collection, or Jewels at the Tower, I can tease out their stories for you and show you why they matter today in 2017.
Royal Greenwich, London's Docks and more recently Canary Wharf, are fabulous places to go to hear about Britain's vital connection to the seas. The teeming trade and life on the River Thames from Roman times to now, shaped our nation. From the City to Greenwich World Heritage Site, from pubs to parks, the stories are rich and sometimes raucous. If you are interested in Henry VIII or spices and tea, come with me.
If you are into bits of old mosaic, Assyrian lion hunt reliefs, Roman wall or Saxon treasure - you're in good hands.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Let me introduce you to the wonders of St Paul's Cathedral or Westminster Abbey.
Come on my walking tours of: