Welcome to London.
I specialize in:
Highlight and in-depth tours of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, National Gallery, V&A Museum, Tate Britain, British Museum, National Gallery, the Petrie Museum, Leighton House, Kensington Palace, Churchill War Rooms, Kew Gardens, etc.
My RAF background and fascination with the history of the Second World War inform my special interest in the Churchill Cabinet War rooms and RAF Museum.
Walking tours of the City of London, Westminster, Greenwich World Heritage Site, Chelsea, Kensington, Southwark and the South Bank, Covent Garden, Docklands and Canary Wharf, St James's.
Themed tours such as Legal London, Literary London, architectural tours, garden tours, Jane Austen, etc.
Beyond London, I love visiting Winchester, Windsor, Hampton Court Palace, Bath, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, the Cotswolds, Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Canterbury. My Jane Austen tour to Steventon, Chawton, Winchester and/or Bath is popular.
Tour managing faith-based and religious heritage tours. Shore excursions for the cruise industry out of London, Southampton and Portsmouth.
Extended tours of the south-central area of England, including the Jurassic Coast, Dorset, the New Forest, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Garden tours.
Before becoming a London guide, I was a teacher, an RAF officer and a research linguist for a faith-based organization. I hold Postgraduate Diplomas in African Studies and Charity Management. I’ve always been passionately interested in interpreting British culture and history and enjoy working with visitors from all over the world.
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.
|History and Pre-history|
In particular church architecture, but also all pre-20th century architecture.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Winchester Cathedral (I'm a volunteer guide once a week)
|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.
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!
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
Churchill War Rooms
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
The history of the West End and its theatres