Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Christopher Hayden

Profile updated 4/10/21

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, Italian, Spanish

Phone Number(s):

07969 544837

Contact guide

Introduction:

Hi there,

Thinking about visiting London? I can't wait to show you around this magnificent city.

I find myself roaming around the capital and always wondering at its dynamism, culture, people and I love sharing its secrets with my guests. I can help you get the most out of your visit, wether you want a general overview of its iconic sites and venues, head to its popular shopping districts, eat out in style or explore London's cultural wealth: its museums, galleries and heritage.

I have much experience working with children as an educator and guide and can ensure all members of the family will enjoy their stay. I believe my job as a guide is to give my guests the best time possible and leave London wanting to come back for more!

I  regular heritage walks in south west of London: Wandsworth, Battersea, Putney, Fulham, Chelsea, Richmond, Barnes, Mortlake, with more added regularly, in which we explore the rich history and contemporary development of the suburbs. I can also run specialised bespoke walks: art, architecture, infrastructure (sewers, railways etc).

About myself:

After completing a degree in History and Art History I signed up for the BB course recently qualifying in 2020. I am fluent and qualified to guide in English, Spanish and Italian. I am specialised in art history and history, and can take clients to other cities including: Bath, Oxford, Windsor, Canterbury, Salisbury (Stonehenge), Stratford Upon Avon and more. I also run regular local heritage walks in the suburbs.

Just before the turn of the century I was commissioned as an Air Force pilot aviator in El Salvador and the US.

Back in London I embarked on a career as a guitarist, author and illustrator for children.

I have been heavily involved in music education running my own School of Rock in South London, working with children and young musicians. I published in 2015 a children's fiction novel on iTunes: The Rock Adventures of Rocky Rocks, which I also illustrated and wrote music for.

I am a keen sportsman having recently won at Henley Masters Regatta, rowing with my club Putney Town Rowing Club.

Personal Interests:

As an artist myself I am very passionate in music and art. I have obtained a BA (Hons) in Arts and Humanities.

Driver Guide:

No