Alex Hetherington

Profile updated 8/12/19

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07876 282225

Contact guide

Introduction:

"Alex was funny and interesting and the best tour guide we have ever had. We learned SO much and he made it really interesting for the kids. Thank you Alex!" Carol, London in a day, April 2019

"On behalf of our U3A I would like to say thank you for yesterday. Please convey our thanks to Alex. He was so very good with his knowledge, and taking care of us. All thought he was wonderful and may we please have him again.  All Blue Badge Guides and been very informative and helpful but it seems they took a ‘shine’ to Alex." Chris, Saffron Walden U3A, Churchill's Westminster, March 2019

"You really love your job, Alex. It makes such a difference!" Leah, America's Clogging All Stars, January 2019

"You get top honors in your ideas on where to go, historic and city knowledge as well as the best ways to see the sites, but more importantly, you were FUN! We didn't feel like we had a tour guide, we actually felt like we had a well loved member of the family showing us around town." Matt R, Two days, three generations, everywhere! June 2018

"Absolutely amazing. My daughters felt that they were on a genuine mission, coming to the aid of Professor Alexander.  They got to see and know three amazing parts of London in a great adventure. The way that Alex put the day together felt like an Escape Room experience, but one which is perfect for younger children!" Jon, Escaped Magical Creatures interactive adventure across London, May 2018

"Amazing tour, our guide Alex was incredibly knowledgeable. He went above and beyond, I would recommend Alex to anyone. Great full day trip to hit all the sights." Matt, London Highlights, April 2018

"A brilliant day, a cracking tour... very chuffed." James, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, December 2017

"It was one of the best walking tours I have ever been on, really enjoyable and informative." Judy, St Pancras: Generation, Exhumation and Regeneration tour, April 2017

"Amazing how much you know and how you interweave all the various strands into a seamless tapestry." Mary, Bloomsbury walking tour, June 2016

Alex is an experienced guide. He leads groups around Britain and to Europe. First and foremost Alex is a Londoner. He grew up in the capital. He knows London and he loves it. Alex wants to share his sense of excitement with you.

Get a taste of Alex's 'Darkest Hour' tour of Winston Churchill sites in and around London: https://vimeo.com/260681082

Personal Interests:

Military history: controversial figures and campaigns from world wars one and two. Haig, Trenchard, Harris, Churchill all deserve the microscope.
Children's and family tours. Scavenger hunts
Bespoke tours
Royal family
Film Locations: Bond, Sherlock, Poppins, Fast & Furious
Art & Architecture

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Buildings have stories to tell. Blood-curdling, eye-popping stories. Alex will be your interpreter.
The Tower of London
Kensington Palace
Buckingham Palace
Windsor Castle

London Areas in Depth

Royal Greenwich; Ceremony and the City; Saucy Southwark; Shakespeare and shopping; Westminster, Literary Bloomsbury, Shakespeare's London.

Churches & Cathedrals

Many of the most inspiring, astonishingly beautiful places and spaces were built on faith: mighty abbeys, tiny vibrant churches and shells that are the shadows of communities lost.

Education

Alex's experiences as creative arts educator, secondary school teacher and museums' informal learning officer are gifts for you to draw upon.

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Alex is a story teller. The ghosts of Arbella Stuart and the 'She-Wolf of France' will be conjured in your mind's eye. Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes will dash down streets ahead of you. The bitter cries of outcast London will echo in your ears.

Military

Alex is a battlefields guide in France and Belgium and an educator with the Holocaust Educational Trust. He brings his knowledge and experience to walks and museum visits across the capital.
Alex will take you on Winston Churchill, the Unknown Warrior, World War One or World War Two.

Walking Tours

Film Locations:
Darkest hour
James Bond 007
Fast & Furious
Harry Potter
Mary Poppins

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Tate Britain
Tate Modern
The National Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery

Industrial Heritage

Isambard Kingdom Brunel. What a guy!

Museums

Science Museum
Natural History Museum
British Museum
Imperial War Museum
Duxford
HMS Belfast
Churchill War Rooms
Tower of London

Law

The Inns of Court
Royal Courts of Justice
Temple Church

Driver Guide:

No