Emily Laurence Baker

Profile updated 20/06/19

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07770 612244

Contact guide

Introduction:

This is your holiday; let's have FUN! I'll show you London from an historic, current and just plain entertaining perspective - aspects you might miss as a visitor or even as a UK resident.

I have lived in central London since 1991, working as a travel writer.

I have an unusual advantage. I grew up in America (just like Meghan!) but knew when I first visited London as a teenager that this was my home. I still view London with the enthusiasm of a newcomer but I have the added knowledge and wisdom of a longtime resident. My dual British/American nationality and world-wide travel experience helps too; I see London within the context of the wider world.

I specialise in bespoke walking tours, arranging a day tailored to your wishes. I've written a walking guide for families (Chronicle Books) that caters to mixed-age groups. I raised two children in central London so I know how to make the city come alive for children and teens. I'll create a day that will be as fun for grandparents as it will be for youngsters. Let's go!

WHAT CLIENTS SAY

"I have christened Emily "the queen of guides." Her knowledge and fun tales brought the London sites alive. She continually included our two grandchildren and yet kept the day on track - she was our own personal Mary Poppins. I had secretly hired a limo as a 40th birthday surprise for my son and when it didn't turn up, the day could have been ruined. But Emily quickly negotiated a great rate with a black cab and soon we were whizzing around town. We have all taken away happy, lasting memories and hope to make another visit when Emily can show us more." -Kevan Prescott, NW England

"Emily was extremely knowledgeable and could answer all our questions, including detailed history about Britain. She was like a great friend taking us around the city; she and our driver even found the highlight that my daughter wanted to see from her favourite film. It was an awesome and memorable experience being with Emily for the day." CM, Canada

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

City of London
Royal London
London Highlights (including guard change)
Kensington and Chelsea (where I lived for many years)
Southwark

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
City of London churches

Castles & Palaces

Kensington Palace
The Tower of London
Windsor Castle
Hampton Court Palace

Museums

British Museum
Museum of London
British Library

Regional Tours

Bath: Jane Austen walk; Highlights and History
Windsor: Windsor Castle and town highlights
Stonehenge
Hampton Court

Driver Guide:

No