Aaron Hunter

Profile updated 20/04/19

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

44 (0)7751 810690

Contact guide

Introduction:

Hello, my name is Dr Aaron Hunter and I am a qualified London Blue Badge Guide, with a passion for this city and the UK and I would love to show you the treasures and places that Great Britain has to offer. I come from a London family and know every museum, gallery and the hidden corner of this great global city and I hope to help you get the most out of your visit. My tours have been described as “informative and engaging” and I am “humorous and passionate” about history, architecture and art as well as science which is my speciality.

I am a professional scientist, researcher and lecturer. As a palaeontologist, I am an expert on fossils, prehistoric life including dinosaurs, and the natural world. I can offer specialist tours in these areas, especially the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, scientific London, and urban geology and I am happy to work with families and school groups.

As well as walking tours around London, I provide tours of numerous sites including but not limited to Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Maritime Greenwich, the National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and Hampton Court.

If you are keen to venture out of London, I have lived in the west of England for over 3 years and lead regular walking tours around the amazing City of Bath, can take you to Lacock, Salisbury, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds and Oxford and further north to Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon and I am happy to show you these wonderful regions of England. Originally from Kent, I am also happy to lead tours to my home county and the cities of Canterbury and Rochester. I have extensive experience leading field trips on the geology and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain & Ireland.

Here are a few comments from some of my tours:

"Aaron our guide was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge and sense of humour kept everyone enthralled. I would definitely do this tour again"

"The guided walking tour was brilliant. Aaron our guide was fantastic - informative, engaging and had a strong voice - very well done"

"Dr. Aaron was simply fantastic and the students enjoyed a lot and learnt a lot as well from him. He was extremely professional, highly knowledgeable"

"I really cannot praise or thank Aaron Hunter more..our London guide who was just so entertaining, understanding, helpful and kind and made certain we were all completely looked after...and it was quite a challenge to navigate 36 teenagers walking at and going in all directions through crowded London streets"

Personal Interests:

Palaeontology (Dinosaurs, Prehistoric life, Fossils), Natural History, Natural World, Scientific London, Urban Geology, Education, Guest Lectures, University & School Groups

Special Interests:

Museums

Highlights or specialist tours available for: Natural History Museum, Science Museum, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), Imperial War Museum, Churchill War Rooms, John Soane Museum, London Transport Museum,
Postal Museum, Museum of London, Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory), Zoological Museum, Tring.

Galleries

Highlights tours available for: National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Wallace Collection, National Portrait Gallery

Walking Tours

Royal London & Westminster, Covent Garden & the West End, from Romans to Skyscrapers - City of London, Great Exhibition 1851 South Kensington ‘Albertopolis’, London “City of Scientific Discovery”, Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.

Castles & Palaces

Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Banqueting House and the lost Palace of Whitehall.

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Wren’s City of London Churches, Salisbury Cathedral

Sports & Pastimes

Sporting London: Football (Old Highbury & Arsenal Stadium) Historic Rugby & Cricket Grounds.

Regional Tours

Out of London: I can give tours of the Beautiful Georgian City of Bath, towns and villages of the Cotswolds, Salisbury, Old Sarum, the Prehistoric UNESCO World Heritage Stonehenge & Avebury, Canterbury, Rochester, Dover Castle and the Garden of England, University City of Oxford – Colleges, Museums and University Life, William Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.

Education

I am an award winning educator who specialises in tours for families, school and university groups. I enjoy making my tours both fun and educational, bringing the learning experience into museums and galleries.

Lecture Subjects

I am happy to give guest lectures on Palaeontology, Geology, Natural History, and the History of Science.

Additional Qualifications:

PhD Palaeontology

Driver Guide:

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