Anne Heaton-Armstrong

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Phone Number(s):

07931-399725, 0208 789 3789

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Welcome to London, one of the best cities in the world! My name is Anne and I would be absolutely delighted to be your guide while you are here.

Two of my greater passions came together: English (and Scottish…) history and art history, with an emphasis on London where I have lived all my adult life and which I love. (My other passion is cricket but this mainly induces incredulity.)

While you are visiting, we can do highlight and themed tours or plan a day which covers your wish list if it's your first trip to London and, even if you are a hardened London visitor, then we can still find something to excite you! London doesn't really stand still...

Tours with small groups and families are my speciality.

We shall have a fast, furious and fun day's (or days') touring and you will have a greater knowledge of our history and present culture. No need to worry: there will be 'pitstops' along the way so that we can fortify ourselves.

Take a look at some of the walking tours listed in Specialities below! Some will take you off the 'beaten track'.

And, of course, there are walking tours based on "The Crown" AND Downton Abbey!

Personal Interests:

History; Castles, Cathedrals; Museums and Galleries
cricket; opera; family groups

Special Interests:

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral

Out of London:
Canterbury Cathedral
Ely Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral


I offer highlight tours of:
the National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Tate Modern and Tate Britain
Dulwich Art Gallery
Independent art galleries in London


Overview and specialist tours of:
the British Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum

And :
Apsley House (the London home of the Dukes of Wellington)
Chiswick House (the 18th 'gambling' villa of the 3rd Earl of Burlington set in landscaped gardens
Sir John Soane's House (the architect of the Bank of England, the house itself an architectural curio)
Leighton House (home of Lord Leighton, the first artist peer and President of the Royal Academy)
Linley Sambourne House (the beautifully preserved late Victorian home of the famed Punch magazine cartoonist)
Wallace Collection (one of two private art collections in London)

Walking Tours

Join me for half- or day -long walking tours:
the Westminster/Whitehall area takes in England's history and architecture from the Normans to the present; includes Royal history;
Secret Walk in the City of London includes plagues, bombs, executions, fires and other delights spanning 2,000 years from the foundation of London by the Romans - there are two: one in the west and another in the eastern part of the City;

More specialist is a walk around the Legal quarter of London - home of barristers, burial place of Crusaders, one of the last areas of the City which retains a genuine 18th Century atmosphere in great part; the four Inns of Court, the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice

"The Crown" walk in the footsteps of the Royal Family

Downton Abbey sites in London

Castles & Palaces

Fulham Palace
Hever Castle
Kensington Palace
Leeds Castle
Hampton Court Palace
Waddesdon Manor (home of the Rothschilds)
Windsor Castle


Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons) History; PGCE

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