Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Chris O’Donnell

Profile updated 25/11/21

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07876 885224

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Introduction:

London. Where do we start with this amazing city? I love doing my Tours in the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and at the Changing of the Guard. But I also like taking people off the beaten track. Around the West End and Soho, South Bank, and especially the old City of London looking at pubs, the stories, and things Hidden in Plain Sight to the everyday visitor. I also offer , Windsor, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Canterbury and Oxford as day trips from the capital.

I absolutely love Guiding. I used to be in Advertising, so am used to being on my feet and explaining sometimes complex subjects in an entertaining way. It is my first 'job' that really isn't a job; it's just what I do with my life. I will walk clients, morning, noon and night on any day of the week that suits them.

I have lived here for over 30 years, married a London girl, have London daughters and love the greatest city in the world. I have worked in New York, Europe and lived 5 years in Asia, which helps me in bringing London things to life for visitors coming from overseas. I can deliver serious historical tours of the City, its Wren churches or in the Abbey. But generally I find people just want to be entertained. Why do we say things like 'one for the road'? Where is the best free view of London for my Instagram?!

I have been commissioned to do a number of Slavery Walks around the City of London for companies keen to bring an understanding of Black Lives Matter and why after centuries these big issues still resonate. If it is bespoke work you need, then please do drop me a line

Driver Guide:

No