Gregor Laing

Profile updated 27/05/24

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01462 455859, 07929-824607



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As a former member of the Band of the Scots Guards and a professional musician you will appreciate that I am well placed to tell the inside story of London`s pomp and circumstance and of London as an international music centre. Tours on foot cover subjects as diverse as London as Handel and Haydn knew it, the Jewish East End, Royal London, Notting Hill/Portobello Road, London`s Dockland and many others.

Having worked at the National Gallery, one of the World`s great art galleries, I would be delighted to guide you around the Nation`s picture collection! The `National` contains work by European masters from the 13th to early 20th centuries. As well as paintings by artists such as Monet, Rembrandt, Turner and Van Gogh, the Gallery also houses what has been described as the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance paintings in the World.

I have a broad knowledge of both world wars so whether you want to visit one of London`s military museums, the Imperial War Museum, a Blitz themed walk, the Churchill War Rooms. I also lead tours further afield to Essex and Suffolk where there
are numerous links to the Apple TV Series `Masters of The Air` about the experience of young 8th USAAF bomber crews based in the UK during WW2 .

The recent coronavirus lock down whilst unfortunate, has enabled me to work on new tours and upgrade my knowledge. I am happy to offer tours to Suffolk, Essex and my native Hertfordshire. Wonderful countryside, picturesque towns and villages and magnificent churches, stately homes and castles.

Personal Interests:

Classical Music
Military especially the 2nd World War
Food & Drink
History, countryside, churches
Sir Winston Churchill
Medical history
The National Gallery
London`s East End and Dockland

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace, Castle Hedingham, Dover Castle.

Maritime Britain

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital, includes, the National Maritime Museum, Royal observatory and when restored the Cutty Sark. HMS Victory, HMS Warrior.

HMS Belfast


Coach tours of rural Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire.


The Imperial War Museum London and Duxford, HMS Belfast and the Churchill War Rooms. Bletchley Park. National Army Museum.

Former 8th USAAF airfields in East Anglia, the subject of an upcoming HBO mini series `Masters of The Air`, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks.

RAF Museum Hendon.

Guards and Household Cavalry Museums

Bletchley Park

Apsley House, once home to the 1st Duke of Wellington, victor at the Battle of Waterloo. Especially relevant in 2015, the bicentenary of Waterloo!


Beatles tour.

Classical music walks in Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho or Covent Garden.

Royal Acadamy of Music and Royal College of Music museums.

Walking Tours

Jack the Ripper, The Krays, medical, classical music, Beatles, The City, South Bank, Greenwich, East London and the Olympics. Central London war memorial tour, Docklands, Blackfriars to Barbican

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St.Paul`s Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, City of London Churches. Hertfordshire parish churches.

History & Prehistory

Stonehenge, Hughenden Manor, Hatfield House, Audley End. Chartwell, Knebworth House.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

National Gallery, Wallace Collection, Courtauld Collection, Tate Britain.


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