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John Renshaw

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020-8686-0540, 07890-952188

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London has been named the best city to visit in the world, according to TripAdvisor. As a Londoner I agree - London is a beautiful, exciting city: a truly unique global destination. It is a fascinating city with so much to see and do.

Remember though - it’s not what you see, but how you see it. Tourists have been coming to London for years to enjoy the city’s historic buildings, pageantry, rich cultural treasures, markets, shops and pubs. They take photos, visit museums, cruise the River Thames and walk the winding streets. But looking is not experiencing and seeing is not understanding. Join one of my tours and I’ll help you with context and provide some insight into what really makes London one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Whether it’s your first trip to London or your tenth, I will show you a side of the city you’ve never seen before on my friendly and relaxed tours. I’ll not only guide you through some of the most charming hidden corners of the city but I will also shed new light and understanding on the most famous and iconic monuments of London. My walking tours are educational, entertaining, eye-opening and, most importantly, fun!

Over the years I have developed a list of London tour ideas and itineraries to help you experience the city's most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Let me be your host during your time in London and share with you some of the magic of our great city.

I am a professionally qualified Blue Badge and City of London guide and was awarded a prize for being the "Best Tower of London Guide". I am also a member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association.

Personal Interests:

Stately Houses, Museums & Galleries
Walking - cities & countryside

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces
Stately Homes & Country Houses
Walking Tours

My walks include Royal London, Legal London (Wigs & the Inns of Court), Shakespeare's London, Notting Hill, Tea & Coffee, Soho, St Paul’s to the Tower, Chelsea, Little Venice, Knightsbridge, Old Kensington, London Blitz and Roman London



2012 Venues, City of London

Additional Qualifications:

B.Sc (Hons) Physics

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