Brian Cookson

Profile updated 7/06/24

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Phone Number(s):

020-8654-4370, 07447676601

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After obtaining a BA at Oxford, I worked as an IBM consultant for several years. As a Blue Badge Guide, I specialise in London walks, including Literary London and architecture walks. I also do museum and gallery tours and have been a Wallace Collection guide for 20 years. I have written two book on London's River Thames published by Random House. Recently three companies have recorded audio visual tours of my walks, avalable on smart phones.

Personal Interests:

London Walks
River Thames
Literary London

Special Interests:


I do a number of architecture walks. The most popular are 'The City, ancient and modern', and 'Modern City architecture'

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and City churches

History & Prehistory

The History of London's River Thames. Roman London Walk


Walk through the Inns of Court

Lecture Subjects

The History of London's River Thames


Shakespeare in London. Dicken's London. Oscar Wilde's London. Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf

Politics & Government

Walking tour of Westminster and Whitehall


Walk around Covent Garden

Walking Tours

The City ancient and modern, Bloomsbury Literary London, Southwark, Legal London, Roman London, Westminster, South Bank, Covent Garden, Docklands, 2012 sites

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

I do in depth guided tours of the V&A, Wallace Collection and National Gallery for Sutton College


British Museum, Docklands, Somerset House, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA Oxford

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