London is a city which is constantly changing so each visit is often a new experience. There are always new places or buildings to explore and different stories to enjoy. Whether it's your first visit or you are a regular visitor, as a Londoner and Blue Badge Guide I can offer an entertaining and interesting tour.
With a degree in English Literature and a background in architectural journalism and PR, I am an enthusiastic and lively communicator, ready to bring to life London in tailor-made walks and tours by private vehicle hire or public transport.
I can take you through the majestic Westminster Abbey or Tower of London, explore the glories of St Paul's cathedral or discover the city's outstanding museums and galleries through a highlights tour. As an accredited City of London guide, I have in-depth knowledge of the so-called Square Mile, London's financial centre and can offer walks for companies, from banks to architectural practices.
If you prefer something off the beaten track or on a theme, I am often asked to devise speciality walks about such topics as London's architecture, churches, the East End and Charles Dickens. I am able to cater for small family groups or larger clubs and associations. I enjoy working with older clients.
I believe my role as a guide is to share a love of London and its architecture, to tell visitors stories and facts about what they see but above all to make sure they have an enjoyable and memorable visit.
|London architecture/Wren churches
|Walking tours of the City of London
|Westminster Abbey/ St Paul's cathedral
|British Museum tours for children
|Royal London/Kensington Palace
|London's East End
|National Gallery/ National Portrait Gallery/ Victoria and Albert Museum/Tate Britain
|Churches & Cathedrals
Visit the masterpieces of English architect Sir Christopher Wren: St Paul's cathedral and the spires of the City of London churches. Or tour Westminster Abbey, built by kings for kings and the scene of coronations for nearly a thousand years.
Walking through London is the best way to discover fascinating facts and stories about its buildings, people and history. Pick a subject, theme or area and turn your visit into an entertaining and fascinating experience.
Charles Dickens said London was a magic lantern for his novels. Walk in his footsteps, see where he lived and worked and discover some of the London scenes at the heart of his novels.
|Castles & Palaces
|Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts
London's architecture spans nearly two thousand years. I can guide you through the city's architectural heritage from roman walls to Norman castles, Elizabethan halls to modern 21st century skyscrapers. Guided walks on the Wren churches or modern architecture is a speciality.
BA Hons English