Joanne Bramley

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Cumbria



Phone Number(s):

020-8892-7330, 07811-565527, 020-8607-9277

Contact guide


I have over 40 years experience in travel and tourism, having worked for British Airways before qualifying as a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 1984. My tours are usually with individuals, families and small groups to a personal bespoke itinerary. I enjoy the flexibility of this with each tour planned to suit the clients' interests and needs.
No two tours are the same and I will arrange an itinerary specifically aimed at your interests so that you can maximise your stay in England and its great capital city, and hopefully return home with fond memories of your trip!
My interests include country houses, gardens, the arts, and Spencer House in London, the 18th century family home of the Spencer family where I am regular guide.
From 2002/6 I was a trustee of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and in 2004/5 Joint President. I have been involved in guide training, and from 2010-13 was Chief Examiner for the London Blue Badge Guide examinations.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

Personal Interests:

Roman London, London's Villages
Art and Architecture, Museums and Galleries
Spencer House and other London stately homes
London's history and its relationship with Europe
Art and Architecture
Hadrian's Wall and the Eden Valley
Country Houses, Castles and Gardens
Lakeland Poets, Beatrix Potter and other writers

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Spencer House, Royal Palaces, Castles of Britain.

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, York Minster, Lincoln Minster, Salisbury Cathedral.

Conferences & Incentives

Hospitality and guiding experience with corporate incentive groups.


Speciality gardens tours around England visiting public and many private gardens in the spring and summer.

History & Prehistory

Tracing the Roman Heritage of Britain.
Medieval England.
Life in 18thC England.

Lecture Subjects

Roman Britain.
Spencer House.
18th century country houses and gardens.

London Areas in Depth

Tracing London's villages and their development into the metropolitan area of London.

Regional Tours

Country Houses and Gardens in the Cotswolds, Cumbria and the South-East of England.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Tours to the aristocratic homes of England.
Specialist tours of Spencer House in London.


Parliament, British Museum, York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral, Docklands, Somerset House

Additional Qualifications:

HND Business Studies with Languages

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