Angela Akehurst

Profile updated 19/06/22

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07889-657773

Contact guide

Introduction:

I work mainly as a private guide or driver-guide, with people who are looking for a more personalised travel experience.

I have a luxury car, a VW Caravelle Executive, that will seat six people and carry mountains of luggage. I also lead walking tours, and can take you on public transport if you wish.

You can choose a standard itinerary, or I can help you design your own tour, following your own interests. It could be a day out from London, a day exploring London on foot, a gallery or museum tour, or a longer tour around the UK.

I particularly enjoy guiding special interest tours, focusing on art, architecture, gardens, needlecrafts including costume and quilting, and family history. See much more detail below, or on my website http://tourlondonandbeyond.com

Personal Interests:

UK tours, Walking tours
Garden Design
Medieval Architecture, Cathedrals & Monasteries
Art & Artists, Sculpture, Manuscript Illumination

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

I am particularly interested in medieval art and British art, the subject of my BA (Hons). I have also taught Art History. I can conduct walking tours in London based on artists or art movements, eg �Walter Sickert�s Camden Town�, and �The Camden Town Group and the Vorticists�.

Castles & Palaces

One of the most specialised tours I have ever guided visited 3 castles a day for 18 days! I�m not a military historian, but I do find the architecture of castles interesting, and the aspirations of the kings and architects who built them fascinating.

Churches & Cathedrals

My degree covered medieval architecture and sculpture ie churches and cathedrals. I can also guide tours looking at the religious history of Britain & Ireland, eg monasticism, the Reformation, Methodism.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Britain's grand houses offer such a glimpse into the past and into our social history, as well as being great treasure houses full of magnificent collections of art and craftsmanship.

Regional Tours

I have many years experience touring in every corner of the UK and Ireland, and will never get bored with it - so many beautiful landscapes, so many interesting towns and villages, so many good tea shops and pubs!

Gardens

I am interested in the history of garden design and contemporary designers. I offer garden walks and tours in London.

Architecture

BA (Hons) History of Art & Architecture (University of East Anglia)

I am interested in the architecture of the British Isles. I can conduct tours that take an overview of London�s architecture, eg �London�s Contemporary Architecture�.

Galleries

Alongside the major national galleries, London has numerous smaller collections, as well as artists� houses open to the public. I am happy to prepare gallery tours to suit a client�s particular requirements.

Walking Tours

In London, I can offer general walking tours of most central areas, and special interest walks focusing on artists, architecture, and gardens.

Museums

British Museum, �Art in the British Museum�,

Endorsements:

Salisbury Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, British Museum, York Minster

Additional Qualifications:

BA(Hons)History of Art, Dip.Heritage Interpretation

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

TypeMake / ModelPassengersAir ConditioningDisabled Access
CarVW Caravelle6YesNo