Profile updated 27/11/18
Hello, my name is Don Whitfield, and I am a qualified London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. I have worked and lived in various parts of London over the years. I love my city and country; I would love to show you their best treasures and places.
I can show you around the sites of London whether by foot, car, coach or public transport. Tours can be standard or tailor-made to your requirements.
Sites that I guide in include Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tower of London and the National Gallery.
Walking tours include the financial and historical centre - the City of London, Westminster, St James's, Mayfair, Soho, Spitalfields, Southwark/the South Bank, the old Jewish East End, Shakespeare's London, Royal London.
If you are keen to venture out of London, I can show you around the beautiful Cotswolds, ancient Stonehenge, magnificent Bath, the cathedral cities of Canterbury and Salisbury, the dreaming spires of the university city of Oxford, Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon or Royal Windsor.
|Tower of London|
|St Paul's Cathedral|
|Natural History Museum|
|Victoria and Alfred Museum (V&A)|
|Walking tours of the City of London, Westminster, St James's, Mayfair, Soho, Bloomsbury, Camden Town and Hampstead|
|Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory|
|National Portrait Gallery|
Tours of various areas of London; architecture from Roman times till present -
|Castles & Palaces||
Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court palace, Banqueting House
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and City of London churches.
Educational walk around Bloomsbury, visit Oxford and visits to educational institutions.
National Gallery, Tate Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Wallace Collection, Tate Modern, Courtauld Gallery
|History & Prehistory||
British History, Archaeological finds at various museum and sites.
William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and the fictional Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter
|London Areas in Depth||
City of London, Westminster, St James's, Mayfair, Marylebone, Soho, Bloomsbury, Hampstead, Camden Town, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Kensington and Chelsea, Covent Garden, Holborn, Chelsea, Kensington
Imperial War Museum, Churchill War Rooms, HMS Belfast, Army Museum, National Maritime Museum, RAF Museum
British Museum, Natural History, Science, Victoria and Albert (V&A), Imperial War Museum, John Soane Museum
Cotswolds, Oxford, Canterbury, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge
Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Science themed walks and tours in various areas and museums
Oxford Street, Knightbridge, Camden Town, local markets, famous departmental stores - Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols
Walking tours of the West End theatre district, Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde's London.
Various themed tours (including Shakespeare, Dickens, Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes) and areas in London (including the City of London, Westminster, St James's, Mayfair, Soho, Bloomsbury, Hampstead, Camden Town). Also walking tours of Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Canterbury.
Visit the royal palaces from the ancient Tower of London to the present palaces - St James's, Buckingham and Kensington palaces. See the Changing of the Guard. Visit Royal Windsor or Henry VIII's palace at Hampton Court
Genealogy and Family History
Bespoke tours or walking tours of Soho or themed tours eg Oscar Wilde.
|Food & Drink||
Would you like to explore foodie London? Try the different cuisines and markets throughout the metropolis. Explore the distilleries and breweries in London and the new wine area to the south. Experience the many traditional pubs, trendy wine bars or experimental cocktail bars.
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Visit the real Downton Abbey, the homes of the Rothschilds or the historical country seats of the English aristocracy.
Visit the sites of lost monasteries and convents in London and beyond, see the birthplace of Methodism, visit a Nonconformist graveyard. Bespoke tours on specific denominations or general religious tours of London.