Jonathan Pinkess

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

020-8789-5027, 07944-133861

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Introduction:

A driver guide or a group guide who started his guiding experience whilst studying European language, history and culture at Oxford University Jonathan has a great deal of experience at all sorts of tours.

Whether visiting London for the 1st time or whether you have made countless visits he will have all sorts of interesting suggestions.

Jonathan has a wealth of interesting stories in Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. He always has a new angle on all sorts of different sections of the British Museum. Or go with him outside London to the royal homes of Windsor & Hampton Court, back to his University at Oxford, tour the Cotswolds or even use his French and have him fly you over to the D-Day beaches in Normandy or even to Paris.

Harry Potter fans should note that Jonathan has made a television film about all the Harry Potter film sites in Oxford and London and he is always enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with you!

Personal Interests:

Westminster Abbey -1000 years of British History
Tower of London - 1000 years as a Royal Residence
British Museum - Countless years of World History
St Paul's Cathedral - Wren's Masterpiece
Tower of London - 1000 years as a Royal Residence
British Museum - Countless years of World History
St Paul's Cathedral - Wren's Masterpiece

Special Interests:

Sports & Pastimes

Tour the Premier League Football grounds in London, the tennis at Wimbledon or the Olympic stadiums.

Countryside

Jonathan is extremely proud of the countryside that surrounds London. Try his tour of the Cotswold Villages or the Somerset hills on the way to Bath.

Gardens

Once Winter has passed Jonathan knows all the best gardens in London and loves stopping in Kew on the way out to Wisley or on to the castles and palaces in Kent.

Churches & Cathedrals

After Jonathan's tour of the site of the latest royal wedding and 1000 years of history at Westminster Abbey, he will take you to Wren's masterpiece of St Paul's and then out to Canterbury, Winchester or Salisbury Cathedrals outside London.

Business & Finance

Anyone in business will be facinated to hear how the British squeeze 500,000 workers, fabulous modern architecture plus huge legal, financial and insurance centres into one square mile known as The City!

Museums

Whether you want to see the Greek and Egyptian memorials at the British Museum, the British Galleries at the V&A or the dinosaurs and antartic explorers at the Natural History, Jonathan will have the tour for you.

Castles & Palaces

Whether you want to visit Windsor Castle and Eton College, The Tower of London or Hampton Court Palace Jonathan can offer the perfect tour.

History & Prehistory

From Stonehenge to the Romans, from the Normans throughout Medieval history to the Tudors or from the Stuarts to the current Royal Family - Jonathan can entertain you with stories from every period!

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Blenheim Palace just outside Oxford is a favourite of Jonathan's and he loves showing his favourite country houses in the Cotswolds.

Architecture

Not only does Jonathan enjoy showing his favourite Victorian Palaces from the Houses of Parliament to the Natural History Museum & St Pancras station but he loves his Norman Foster bridges and glasswork and Piano's new Shard building.

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Mitsubishi Grandis 6 Yes No