Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Jackie Clare

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, Dutch / Flemish

Phone Number(s):

+44 (0) 7580305941, +32 (0) 493060754

Contact guide

Introduction:

IN-PERSON TOUR REVIEWS

On behalf of our family I want to sincerely thank you for making our recent trip to London such a special time. You were the perfect tour guide. We all loved seeing London and the special care you took with us was greatly appreciated.. We were fortunate to have two other exceptional tour guides when we got to Paris but our family voted you our trip's BEST tour guide. Thank you for making our trip an unforgettable experience.

.. this walk was over-the-top wonderful. Our guide, Jackie, was exceptional. She is incredibly knowledgeable about street art, filling us in with information about the artists and their various styles and techniques, and her enthusiasm for her subject is delightful. Subsequent to the walk, I did some research to learn a little more about some of the work, and I came away feeling that we had gotten an extremely thorough tour of the street art scene in the East End plus tips on other places to look for interesting work. ... We would definitely do it again next year.

The tourists wrote us that they LOVED the London tours (thank you so much :)

I am writing to thank Jackie for her fascinating tour last Friday of Canada Water/ Rotherhithe. She was warm and welcoming and her knowledge of this wonderful area of London was prodigious. I look forward to booking future tours !

We would like to thank you for the very interesting guided walk through the unknown part of London last week.

We have such good memories of your guiding tour in London!

The best London walk I've been on in ages !

VIRTUAL TOUR REVIEWS

“Thank you once again for the Riverside Adventures tour; It was brilliant and colleagues and students raved over it.”
Marleen Vanderheiden – Assistant Principal, Centre for Living Languages (CLT), University of Leuven, Belgium

“Legal London virtual tour highly recommended! The worries of Covid 19 and the looming likelihood of another national lockdown were forgotten briefly yesterday as I spent a fascinating hour exploring Legal London on the virtual tour led by Jackie Clare. Wow! What a treat! Jackie used superb visuals, was very clear in her explanations and showed us the route as we progressed through this huge, mysterious and largely hidden but expansive corner of London. The history of the Inns of Court, the role of the Knights Templar, the growth of the legal system, training of barristers (and we got to hear about how women were eventually, albeit very reluctantly, admitted), centuries old traditions still observed today and some of the famous personalities who have been part of this area since it’s inception, were all included. Just the right mix of fact and anecdote. Thankyou very much Jackie, it was great exactly how I hoped it would be. Looking forward to the next!”
Via Tripadvisor

“It is a sad reflection on modern times that I tend to discount any “5 star / over-glowing” reviews, however, in the hope that there are others less-jaundiced than myself, I’m submitting my own genuine “outstanding” review.

I have lived in SE London for most of my life, and have walked the Thames path from Greenwich to London Bridge many times. I was therefore doubtful that Jackie Clare’s on-line talk on “Riverside Rotherhithe” would add any new knowledge. I’m delighted to admit that I was totally mistaken, and the hour long talk was truly outstanding, both informative and entertaining. Jackie covered a vast amount of current and historical information on Rotherhithe, and was able to provide instant answers to any questions that were raised. The talk included an excellent mix of media – with maps, photo’s and videos in addition to the live commentary, and was perfectly paced, giving time to absorb new information without the need for repetition.

As soon as the restrictions are lifted I hope to be able to re-book and walk the route described so well.”
Via Tripadvisor

Personal Interests:

The English Language / Dr Johnson's House
Sir Christopher Wren

Special Interests:

Street Art

East End of London

Churches & Cathedrals

St Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey

Castles & Palaces

Tower of London
Banqueting House
Windsor Castle

Special Needs

Jackie worked for the Royal National Institute for the Blind, was a board member of the Belgian Centre for Guide Dogs and has close friends who are blind or partially sighted. She'd be delighted to guide anyone with a visual impairment.

International Links

Belgium/UK
ELT/CEFR A1 - C2

Walking Tours

City of London
Westminster
Greenwich
Marylebone Village
Isle of Dogs/Canary Wharf
Rotherhithe
Hatton Garden/Clerkenwell

Museums

Museum of London Docklands
The British Museum

Driver Guide:

No