I have had a passion for London since I was 3 years old, when I was determined to be a taxi driver. Instead I am now a Blue Badge guide still in love with London's diversity and vibrancy. After two decades tour-managing throughout Europe, with both school and adult groups, I can relate to visitors of all ages and nationalities - and can deal with the technical problems and emergencies that might arise.
While at present my guiding qualifications are exclusively in English, I can communicate in most European languages and have travelled extensively myself - both of which can be very helpful to connect with a range of individuals, families and small groups. I of course enjoy guiding in our great churches (Westminster Abbey, St Paul's), art galleries (The National Gallery is without equal) and naturally the Tower of London - as well as uncovering the secret back streets that even many Londoners have yet to discover. Excursions to our most worthwhile out-of-London cities (especially Oxford, Stratford and Bath) are a regular and fabulous feature.
Music is a major theme for me; I specialise in Rock Tours of London. But with an unusually wide store of general knowledge and the willingness to research and prepare, I can turn my hand to most topics. Lately I have conducted tours themed around World War II, Hidden historic pubs of London, The Beatles, and London's Theatreland.
|Global Cultures, Rock Music|
|Food, More Travel|
|Castles & Palaces|
|Sports & Pastimes|
Sport - especially football - and music (especially rock) are my favourite themes. But with an unusually wide store of general knowledge, I feel that I can turn my hand to most topics.
BA (Contemporary European Studies)