Jackie Rolf

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, French, Italian

Phone Number(s):

07472 239797

Contact guide

Introduction:

I have lived in London for over 40 years, apart from stints in Oxford, Rome & Singapore, & love helping visitors unravel its layers of history and discover the vibrancy that is present-day life in the capital. I guide in English, French and Italian, and would love to take you on personalised tours of top sites such as the Tower of London, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court, & Kensington Palace, as well as walking tours of Southwark, the City, Bloomsbury, Shoreditch etc, and tours of the National Gallery, Tate Britain, & many other fascinating sites. I also offer tours to top destinations outside London such as Oxford, Windsor, Stratford, Bath and Canterbury; and I am qualified to guide inside the beautiful Wells Cathedral.

I specialise in walking tours of the City & Southwark, and themed tours including Ancient Egypt at the British Museum; Medieval London - Brave Knights and Powerful Queens; Music London; Roman London; Medieval London; and Diversity & Inclusion - e.g. Women in London, Multicultural London, LGBT+ London for Allies, Jewish / Multifaith London etc.

I previously worked in International Banking, managing sales teams around the world.

Please feel free to contact me on jackieslondontours@gmail.com and I would be delighted to discuss your requirements with you.

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Medieval London, including Legal London and the Inns of Court; Royal Palaces

Archaeology

Roman and Medieval Britain

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

The National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Wallace Collection, Royal Academy, National Portrait Gallery

Churches & Cathedrals

HIghlights are the spectacular Westminster Abbey & St Paul's Cathedral; Wren churches; City Churches

Education

A tour encompassing some of the most iconic educational establishments in the UK, eg Westminster School, Christ's Hospital's original site at Christchurch Greyfriars, both in London, and of course Oxford University, offering a unique insight into student life there

Architecture

Tiours encompassing some of the most original and striking buildings in the country, covering over a thousand years of architecture, from the revolutionary Tower of London to the most modern skyscrapers being built in the CIty of London

Business & Finance

Come on a walk around the City of London, one of the busiest and most vibrant business districts in the world, and learn how and where the big global deals are done.

Galleries

National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Royal Academy, Courtaulds, Wallace Collection, National Portrait Gallery, etc

Ethnic Britain

Choose from a variety of tours covering the rich multicultural heritage of London, from the Jewish and Huguenot East End, to Chinatown, Edgware Road, Notting Hill & Brixton.

Law

Legal London, including the Temple Church, the Inns of Court & the Royal Courts of Justice

History & Prehistory

London and key sites such as Stonehenge and Bath offer a step back in time to fascinating and ever-mysterious periods of history

Literature

Come visit places where famous writers lived, worked and died - Dickens, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Chaucer, Keats, Tennyson, Lewis Carroll to name just a few.

Media

Walk along Fleet Street, see where printing revolutionised the spread of ideas and thought; then come East to Wapping, to see how it burst into the cokmputer age.

Music

Whether your interest is classical, rock or pop, London offers a wide range of sites to visit where legends like the Beatles, David Bowie and Amy WInehouse played, and were made.

Museums

The British Museum, the Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the NAtural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Museum of London Docklands, and many others await

Royalty

See where the Royal Family live and work, and where their ancestors are enshrined.

Walking Tours

Southwark, the CIty of London, Bloomsbury, Legal London, Fleet Street etc

Agriculture

Endorsements:

Wells Cathedral, Windsor & Eton

Driver Guide:

No