Mark Stakem

Mark Stakem

Profile updated 16/04/18

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+44 (0) 773 429 7821

Email:

mark.stakem@icloud.com

Introduction:

Hello, I’m Mark. I run London walking tours for individuals, families and small groups, as well as hosting panoramic coach tours of the city.

Having lived in London for over thirty years, I enjoy almost everything this great metropolis has to offer. I look forward to introducing London to first-time visitors, or perhaps exploring new areas and neighbourhoods with locals and frequent visitors.

I have lived in the United States (New York, Arizona and Florida) and am particularly keen to introduce American tourists to London. I’ll explain the city’s quirks and eccentricities but also show you how much the British and Americans have in common. We can explore our shared history…from the Founding Fathers to the G.I. experience in London during the Second World War.

Formerly a financier in the City of London, I am also keen to introduce the Square Mile to new visitors and describe its history and what happens there today.

Listed below are some of my special interests. The list is not exhaustive, however, so do please let me know if there is something else that you would like to explore.

Mark

- Special Interests -

Churches:

Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Churches by Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir Christopher Wren

Museums:

British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Britain, Imperial War Museum, National Army Museum, Royal Air Force Museum

Second World War/Military History:

Churchill War Rooms, Walking Tours: “The G.I. Experience in London, 1942 – 1945”, “Military Statues & Memorials”, Changing the Guard

Neighbourhoods & Sites:

The City of London (Square Mile), The Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster & Whitehall, Southwark, Whitechapel & Spitalfields, Wapping & Limehouse (Docklands), Legal London

Themes:

Royal London, The Second World War, The London Docks, East End History, General London (Panoramas)

Driver Guide:

No