Jonathan Fenner

Regional Qualification(s):

South East England


English, French

Phone Number(s):

01732-451183, 07796-320985

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I have an enthusiastic passion for the architecture, countryside and cultural heritage of South East England. I grew up in south-east London and originally qualified and worked as an Architect. As well as being a regional guide for the South East region of England I am also a qualified City of London guide. Now living in West Kent, I am well placed to undertake tours across the region as well as in The City.

Many years experience as an Adult Education tutor underpin the work I currently undertake with educational groups including "bespoke" tours for private groups such as U3A study groups and local history groups. I am often invited to give lectures focusing on architecture and topics of broader regional interest.

It is my privilege to be welcoming many French speaking visitors on a regular basis mainly at Battle Abbey, Hastings, Brighton and the coastal towns of Sussex and Kent.

The rich cultural heritage of South East England, the beauty of its countryside and the diversity of its towns is an endless source of refreshment, fascination and surprise.

Personal Interests:

Cultural heritage of South East England
Regional Architecture of Britain
Walking in town and countryside

Special Interests:

Churches & Cathedrals

Rochester Cathedral, Battle Abbey, Chichester Cathedral and parish churches generally.

As well as offering guided tours of Rochester and its Cathedral, I regularly guide at Battle Abbey.

I can offer a day tour (coach) of selected Romney Marsh Churches

I also offer a study day exploring on foot a selection of City of London Churches


Architecture reflects our identity in a unique way. I particularly enjoy the diversity of regional architecture found in Britain's villages and towns. The magnificent cathedrals, churches, country-houses, stately homes and a healthy legacy of high quality modern architecture are also an endless source of wonder and joy.

Maritime Britain

South East England has a rich maritime history. I frequently undertake walking tours in the coastal towns of Kent and Sussex.

I can undertake guided tours of Chatham Historic Dockyard and am able to offer a bespoke day tour of the Isle of Sheppey.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Chartwell and Churchill

I regularly conduct house and church tours for visitors to Lullingstone Castle in Kent.

Lecture Subjects

Various lectures focusing on architecture and regional interest. Examples include:- Iconic Architecture of London Past and Present, Kent Architecture,The Medway Valley,The Darent Valley, Maritime Kent, lectures focusing on the towns and villages of West Kent . The list is growing all the time - bespoke talks can be undertaken. Contact me for further details

Walking Tours

I particularly enjoy walking tours and regularly lead tours in Brighton and in various towns across South East England and in the City of London. The following lists gives a flavour of the range of towns covered to date:-

Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rye, Faversham, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Rochester,Sandwich, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden, West Malling and Villages of West Kent.

I can also offer half-day country walks exploring the villages of West Kent - beautiful countryside close to London.

City of London walking tours including City Churches and the City from Guildhall to Smithfield.

Bespoke tours by arrangement


2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Architecture, B.Arch, Dip. French, MITG

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