Join me on Sunday 23rd April for my "Happy Birthday Bill" walk. To celebrate the birthday of the Bard himself which happens to fall on St George's Day.
Join us as we follow his footsteps around Bankside and Borough on this light-hearted stroll.
We'll encounter rogues, vagabonds, boatmen, bears, bishops and 'geese'.
We will be quoting his works and audience participation is definitely encouraged.
No previous acting experience is necessary but enthusiasm and a sense of the ridiculous are welcome.
Meet at the steps of Bankside Pier opposite Shakespeare's Globe Theatre at 3pm. Our walk will last for around 2 hours finishing in a suitable watering hole (drinks not included)
£10 per person payable on the day
As they say in the Music Hall "Ladies and Gentlemen, this time, chiefly yourselves!"
I have 200 plus walks in London under my belt covering most London boroughs. They are in depth and on every theme you can think of - as you can see from the above. But don't worry - it's nothing strenuous - just a gentle stroll of discovery to bring alive London areas you may have passed by every day and not given a second thought.
We don't have to restrict ourselves to walking alone. Many of my tours incorporate tube, rail and bus journeys so we can cover a wider area without tiring you out! And more than that, I am a fan of tube station architecture and do tours which highlight the work of the most famous architects who helped make the London tube and rail network the best in the world!
So who am I? I am an actress, director and singer in amateur theatre. I particularly enjoy Gilbert & Sullivan, music hall, opera and classical music of all kinds. I am very interested in London songs and when travelling like to discover the music of the area.
Some of my favourite and most popular walks are the themed walks in costume such as Peter Pan, Queen Victoria, Goodbye Picadilly -Farewell Leicester Square (see the area in song!).
I previously ran a children's drama school so have plenty of experience with children from pre-schoolers upwards! I have been conducting school trips to London for the past 30 years.
If you are looking for something different for your group let me arrange a quiz or even a treasure hunt for you.
If you have your own ideas or would like me to share some of mine with you, why not drop me a line and we can tailor make an event just for you.
|Music Hall, Gilbert & Sullivan|
|Children's Tours, Singing London|
|Conferences & Incentives||
Cryptic quizzes/treasure hunts arranged for pre/post conferences, corporate meetings, etc. Lectures/walks/visits - theatres and restaurants booked.
|Folklore & Traditions||
Singalong the songs of Music Hall London. Walks and coach tours in Edwardian costume. Visits in London and UK, discovering customs, ceremonies, etc.
|Food & Drink||
From London's jellied eels to Bath buns; Bara brith, haggis, neaps and tatties, clotted cream, Kent apples, fish and chips, cream teas. Days out and extended tours.
|Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries||
Jack the Ripper/Dr Crippen/Sweeny Todd/The Krays/The man in Grey/The Woman in White. Tours compiled for fact or fiction
The English Way of Life. Gunpowder plot. Architectural curiosities. London for the First Time Visitor. Theatres of London. American/English Gentlemen's Clubs. Livery Companies Kings and Queens, London's Lost Rivers & many more.
Charles Dickens trails in London/Kent/Yorkshire. Shakespeare in London/Stratford. Visits to writers' houses and locations of great novels and poetry.
|London Areas in Depth||
City of London, Docklands, Nursery Rhyme Churches, Cemeteries, London 'Vilages', All areas of central and outer London, frozen north, deep south, way out west and far east.
English Counties in Depth, Battlefields, Food and Folklore tours, Dickens/Shakespeare/Theatre/Literary/History tours in UK.
Great Theatres: Walks, lectures in London or extended tours. Discover architects, impresarios, actors, great performances, songs and quotations, including Gilbert & Sullivan, Shakespeare, Music Hall.
Dozens of titles all over London, bookable for groups of all ages. Children's tours a speciality. History/churches/theatre/literature/detective stories/ghosts/pubs/murder. A walk with Queen Victoria - in costume.
City of London, Docklands, Somerset House, Parliament, 2012 Venues