Gavin Skerritt

Profile updated 8/06/24

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07963 800 860

Contact guide

Introduction:

"Gavin is funny, knowledgeable and everything comes out as a memory story. He goes from royal chatter to the latest news of locals events and all the details of the monuments and churches. It was like reading a fast turning page of history books, with a 3D explanation." TripAdvisor

"I can say that having a knowledgeable, energetic and flexible tour guide who can truly engage you and your children in a way that is joyful and effortless is a RARE and meaningful experience. I wish we could take Gavin with us on every family trip!" TripAdvisor

"Gavin is exceptional. His humour, his attitude and knowledge of the history and facts of the area made the day a 5 star one." TripAdvisor

Award winning guide Gavin is a 5th generation Londoner who wants to share with you one of the greatest cities in the world!

Whether you are after a day out exploring the streets, sites and attractions of London or looking for an afternoon delving into a particular aspect of London's history, Gavin is the guide for you.

Before becoming a guide, Gavin was involved in theatre. He trained as an actor at one of the top drama schools of London before becoming a "jobbing" actor. His career changed directions when he got involved in the world of puppetry, as both a performer and maker of traditional string marionettes.

The skills he acquired as a performer, he now brings to his tours and is able to create experiences that are enjoyable for people of all ages. He is a guide that always looks for new and innovative ways to present London's history, which is engaging, informative and fun!

His touring repertoire covers the whole of London and includes many different aspects of London's rich history past, present and future. From the Old Jewish Quarter of the East End, to the Old Bohemian Artist's of Chelsea. From Royal London, to London's underbelly of criminals and legends. Maybe art and culture is more your thing, then why not let Gavin lead you on a street art tour or through the grand galleries of the National Gallery to see the great European artists. Touring a big city always builds up a strong appetite and thirst, so what better way of finishing your day than with a London food & pub tour, where you can discover the wonderfully delicious foodie delights that London has to offer, washed down with a pint of local ale!

Gavin can also take you on daytrips out of London to places like, Stonehenge, Bath, Canterbury, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswold where you can experience life outside of the "Big Smoke" and discover a different pace and rhythm of life.

So let Gavin know what you are interested in seeing and doing and let him create a day or days that fit all of your interests, passions and curiosities, making your time in London and England a memorable experience, created especially for you!

Personal Interests:

Theatre & The West End
Art (Painting & Sculpture)
Myths, Ghosts and Legends
The East End and Docklands
The Jewish History of London

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

The National Gallery
Tate Modern

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle
Kensington Palace
Warwick Castle
The Tower of London
Hampton Court Palace

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral
St Bartholomew-the-Great

Folklore & Traditions

Customs, ceremonies and rituals of London and England

Food & Drink

Southwark & Borough Market
Shoreditch & Brick Lane
Pubs of the City of London

Galleries

National Gallery
Tate Britain
Tate Modern
Guildhall Art Gallery

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Criminals and Legends
Crime and Punishment
Jack the Ripper 1888

London Areas in Depth

Chelsea
London Docklands
The West End & Theatreland
City of London
Clerkenwell
Picaddilly & St James's
The East End

Museums

British Museum
Natural History Museum
Churchill War Rooms
V&A Theatre Tour

Regional Tours

Stonehenge
Salisbury
The City of Bath
The Cotswold, Including Lacock (For my Harry Potter Fans!)
The City of Oxford
Canterbury
Stratford-Upon-Avon
The Town of Windsor

Royalty

The Changing of the Guard
Royal London

Shopping

Piccadilly & St James
Notting Hill & Portobello Road
Brick Lane & Shoreditch
Camden Market
Carnaby Street & Soho

Theatre

The History of the West End and Theatreland

Walking Tours

Highlights of London
City of London Criminals & Legends
Westminster Highlights
The Old Jewish Quarter
Greenwich
The Royals & Bohemians of Chelsea
The West End & Theatreland
Jack the Ripper
London Docklands
Secret London
Piccadilly Aristocrats & Shopping
Street Art & Food of Shoreditch
Brixton Street Art & Music
Southwark Food Tour
A Pub Tour of London

Driver Guide:

No