Dafydd Phillips

Profile updated 18/05/24

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Wales

Language(s):

Welsh, English

Phone Number(s):

07899 778169

Website:

http://

Contact guide

Introduction:

"an affable Welshman with an encyclopaedic knowledge of almost everything....[with]... enough information to fill a mighty leather bound tome and .... enough facts to look smart in front of friends for many a year." - Islington Gazette.

Born and bred in North Wales, bilingual in Welsh and English. Graduated with a BA Hons in German with French (London), followed by five years studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. Guiding since 2007. Offering tours in and around London. I also lead tours at the Fuller's Brewery in Chiswick.

Also a qualified Wales Blue Badge Tourist Guide with an in-depth knowledge of the language and culture of this beautiful land of song and legends.

Served as Director of the Institute of Tourist Guiding from 2016 - 2022 and appointed Fellow of the Institute in November 2022.

Personal Interests:

Postal History
Family History
Classical Music
Maritime Britain
Pubs & beer
Welsh Connections
Religion

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

National Gallery; Courtauld Gallery; Wallace Collection; Tate Britain; Tate Modern

Museums

British Museum; British Library; Sir John Soane; Victoria & Albert Museum; National History Museum; London Transport Museum.

Music

Various musical themed walking tours in London such as Moments Musicaux in Marylebone; Handel in the Strand

Walking Tours

City of London; Clerkenwell; Islington; Westminster; Marylebone; Mayfair; St James; Little Venice & Maida Vale; Pimlico;St John's Wood; Bayswater & Padington; Southwark; Bloomsbury; Docklands

Churches & Cathedrals

St Paul's Cathedral; City of London Churches; St George's Windsor; Westminster Abbey; Monasteries & priories of medieval London.

Religion

Non-conformity; John & Charles Wesley; George Whitefield; Monasteries & priories of medieval London
"We thoroughly enjoyed Dafydd's Wesley Walk especially as he put his own stamp on it with examples from his family history. Thank you for your help in arranging this and please tell Dafydd that his efforts were much appreciated"

Rev Mary Dow, Ware

Regional Tours

Bath; Canterbury; Cotswolds; Oxford; Salisbury, Stonehenge & Old Sarum; Stratford-upon-Avon; Runnymede & Windsor.

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton, City of Westminster, Clerkenwell & Islington

Additional Qualifications:

City of London; City of Westminster; Clerkenwell

Driver Guide:

No