David Gray

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020 8265 3664, 07786 347454

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Introduction:

Hi, I’m David Gray, I have been a qualified Blue Badge London Guide for thirteen years. However, I worked for Transport for London during most of this time for their travel information service and so have an excellent understanding of public transport throughout the London area; including routing and ticketing options. I’m happy to take you on tours using the many public transport options from one venue to another: saving you valuable time during your visit and the frustration of sitting in London traffic as well as the added expenses of taxis and private hire costs. London Underground is the oldest and most extensive in the world and is a destination in its own right and there is nothing like travelling the streets of London on a double decker bus.

I studied at the University of London as a mature student gaining a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and then a Master of Arts in London Studies with a final dissertation on water supply to the capital.

I have an interest in transport in the capital but also public health issues: water supply, sewerage and sanitation, the spread of disease and those that sought to improve and resolve such issues: the Victorian engineer Joseph Bazalgette, doctor John Snow, the Metropolitan drinking fountain and cattle trough association supported by Angela Burdett-Coutts and social housing reforms by Octavia Hill.

I can guide a number of venues: Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey, Greenwich and the Docklands and the 2012 Olympic site.

I currently work part time for the Houses of Parliament. Access to the Palace of Westminster for tours or to watch a debate in the House of Commons Public Gallery or the House of Lords Stranger's Gallery can change at short notice. Please contact me for up-to-date details.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Personal Interests:

Architecture
Public Health Engineering
Industrial
Maritime
Houses of Parliament

Special Interests:

Architecture
Environment
Gay Tours
Geography & Geology
Industry
Industrial Heritage
Maritime Britain
Medicine
Museums
Politics & Government
Science
Transport
Walking Tours

Driver Guide:

No