Elizabeth Newport

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, German

Phone Number(s):

07763 985056

Contact guide

Introduction:

Welcome to London.

Before becoming a London guide, I was a teacher, an RAF officer and a research linguist and I hold Postgraduate Diplomas in African Studies and Charity Management. I’ve always been passionately interested in British culture and history and enjoy working with visitors from all over the world.

London and the Home Counties have so much to offer. I can take you to see famous attractions such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Churchill War Rooms and Greenwich World Heritage Site (best approached on a river cruise).

Further afield, you can enjoy Winchester (I'm a Winchester Green Badge guide and voluntary Cathedral guide, so I have very in-depth knowledge), Oxford, Bath, Windsor, Stonehenge and Salisbury, Blenheim Palace, Kensington Palace (home of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge), Canterbury, the Cotswolds, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, or Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The best way to see London is on a walking tour: Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks, Chelsea, the City of London, Fitzrovia, Docklands, Soho or Westminster with the recently renovated Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Themed tours are enjoyable: Legal London, Covent Garden and the World of Theatre, Literary London, and Biblical Archaeology in the British Museum.

I have a very wide range of interests and am happy to arrange bespoke tours, on foot or using public or private transport, to meet your particular needs.

Personal Interests:

History and Pre-history
Winchester

Special Interests:

Architecture

In particular church architecture, but also all pre-20th century architecture.

Churches & Cathedrals

Winchester Cathedral (I'm a volunteer guide once a week)
Canterbury, Salisbury Cathedrals
Telling the stories of our churches and Cathedrals is something I love.

Conferences & Incentives
Castles & Palaces

One of the joys of Britain are its wealth of stately homes and medieval castles, abounding with stories.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Gallery tours or public art; Pre-Raphaelites or medieval craftsmanship. I will provide context and tailor a tour to meet your interests.

Genealogy

With a bit of research, it may be possible to identify and visit the villages that your ancestors lived in.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

England's stately homes and country houses, some still privately owned and some in the care of the National Trust, are spectacular sites to visit. Let your imagination run wild!

Royalty

I met the Queen (VERY briefly) while acting as an English/German interpreter when I was serving in the RAF. See the Changing of the Guard, or the 'Punishment Parade' at Horse Guards and hear about our enduring love for our Queen

Museums

Churchill War Rooms
RAF Museum, Hendon
Bank of England Museum
National Portrait Gallery
Museum of London in the City
Museum of London in Docklands
V&A
Bletchley Park

Galleries

For art lovers, we can visit the National Gallery, Tate Britain or Tate Modern, the Courtauld Gallery, the Wallace Collection or the Guildhall Art Gallery. Each is a unique delight.

London Areas in Depth

West End & Theatreland
Chelsea
London Docklands
City of London
Legal London, including the Inns of Court
Clerkenwell
Piccadilly & St James's

Regional Tours

Bath
Canterbury
Cotswold
Oxford
Portsmouth
Salisbury
Southampton
Stonehenge
Stratford-upon-Avon
Winchester
Windsor

Theatre

The history of the West End and its theatres

Driver Guide:

No