Jan Poole

Profile updated 17/05/24

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I have a passion for the wonders this city has to offer and would be delighted to share with you my enthusiasm and my knowledge. London is the most exciting city in the world! Just let me show you....
I have lived and worked in London all of my adult life and can help you explore some of the lesser known treasures as well as our more famous landmarks.
My background is in HR Management with a variety of organisations however I have now become a full time guide - an occupation I love!
I can adapt my tours to suit your needs as a family, a group or individually. I fully appreciate the interests of children and teenagers - my two sons giving me first hand experience! Having also worked in management for over 25 years I can pitch my tours to fit the requirements of your corporate events.
I am a regular guide at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, have a special interest in literature, the Elizabethan South Bank and Royalty.

Personal Interests:

Westminster,royalty, coronations, executions and scandal
Galleries, museums, exhibitions
Lets explore the fabulous markets, shops, theatres and historic pubs
I can offer walking tours, site visits, coach trips, or a chauffeur driven car
Families, teenagers, corporate clients and partners, young at heart and not so young - I will ensure you have a time to remember!

Special Interests:


London has many literary links and perhaps most celebrated are its associations with Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. A walk along the south bank of the Thames will give you a wonderful flavour of this literary history.
Or lets stroll through Bloomsbury. So many literary links and not only those in the Bloomsbury Group


The British Museum, the Museum of London, the Docklands Museum, the V & A, Natural History Museum, The Science Museum
What I love about guiding in museums is the story I can tell using beautiful objects and exhibits - children and adults alike, we all love a good story

Conferences & Incentives

I have a business background having worked for many years in HR Management. I have first hand experience of the requirements of corporate groups.
I have varied experience of reward conventions, international conferences and company social events


I can offer highlights tours of the following: The National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. Lets also explore the fascinating Cabinet War Rooms

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey - one thousand years of our history in one building, St Paul's Cathedral - Wren's masterpiece and walking tours around the old City churches looking at their architecture and history

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Gardens, the Tower of London and the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Walking Tours

I can offer tailor made walking tours taking in major London landmarks or for special interest groups

London Areas in Depth

I have a particular interest in: Greenwich, Bloomsbury; Hampstead; Chelsea; the development of the Docklands; Little Venice; Southwark


walking tours and site tours with a focus on Royal history

Britain Today

Shopping trips, visits to some of Londons fabulous markets or perhaps a pint of ale in an historic pub.
Harry Potter fans - let me show you the film locations or accompany you to the Warner Bros Studio tour

Special Needs

I can offer tours to accomodate your special needs, ensuring that you get the most out of your trip,that entries to locations are handled sensitively and any special arrangements are booked in advance

Additional Qualifications:

BSc (Hons)/GradIPD

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