A Londoner for twenty five years, with Scots/Irish roots: efficient and fun, I've a flair for story-telling - ready to help you have a fantastic vacation. I offer walking tours, chauffeur tours, coach or public transport.
I love vacations myself, have lived and travelled all over Britain, and recognise that visitors need a flexible and intelligent guide to get the most out of their trip.From palaces to museums, I use my love of literature and history to bring Britain to life.
I am also qualified as a City of London guide, York Minster guide, and have extra qualifications for Windsor and Eton and Salisbury Cathedral.
I studied at Oxford university and have an Honours degree in Politics and Philosophy.
As a parent of three children, I enjoy guiding family groups, and the challenge of helping you to choose activities and venues that are of interest to children, from toddlers to teenagers as well as the adults! I also have experience with school groups and educational programmes.
I am happy to take you on buses, the tube,by taxi, or on walking tours of any length.
Should you wish a longer tour out of London I can create a package of several days for you and guide you through your own unique experience of old English towns, castles and countryside.
|Theatre; literary walks and tours|
|Families, children and school bookings|
|Castles, palaces & Stately Homes|
|walking tours a speciality!|
|Castles & Palaces||
From the Tower of London to a hidden Norman castle in a field; add gardens or guards for your personal mix!
|History & Prehistory||
Try my "2000 years of British History" days - one for tempting taster; five for an in-depth exploration of the past covering London & Southern England
|London Areas in Depth||
A qualified City of London guide and a "Freeman". Explore with me little alleyways to find hidden gems like gardens & old Roman Walls
Explore hidden London - alleyways, pubs, churches, gardens; from modern Docklands & Canary Wharf to remains of Roman marketplace in basement of a barber's shop!
A comfortable car, experienced Driver-Guide, flexible plans and "England's green and pleasant land" - experience a magical day out.
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
For Downton Abbey fans, I can combine a visit to Highclere Castle with Jane Austen's home and a cream tea!
York Minster, Windsor & Eton, Salisbury Cathedral, 2012 Venues