Julie Kershaw

Profile updated 17/12/18

Regional Qualification(s):

Liverpool City Region / Merseyside

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

07944 617477

Contact guide

Introduction:

ABOUT ME: Graduated as Guide of the Year in 2013, the Institute of Tourist Guiding's prestigious prize given to one student in each cohort. Passionate about my city of Liverpool where I was raised and keen to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Been guiding in Liverpool since 2006 and also worked as a Tour Manager in France and England. I trade as "Liverpool Entente Cordiale Tours" and also "Peaky Location Tours" for specialist Peaky Blinders filming locations tours.
I trained as a linguist (graduate in French with Japanese) with a background in University teaching of English in France and Japan and held the Cambridge University CELTA qualification for Teaching English to non-English speakers so sympathetic to the needs of non-native speakers.

COACH TOURS: As well as coach tours of Liverpool, I also offer tours to Southport, Port Sunlight and Chester (must start in Liverpool) as well as Beatles tours.

WALKS: I offer an introductory walk to the city along the World Heritage waterfront called "Historical Liverpool Walk" as well as 25 more detailed guided walks for groups. Winner of a prize for creating a walk in a contest held by Liverpool RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

SITE VISITS: I also offer guided tours of both cathedrals in Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Speke Hall.

PEAKY BLINDERS: As a huge fan of the BBC drama show Peaky Blinders, who has seen filming, attended premieres and met most the cast, I offer Peaky Blinders filming location tours for groups and on behalf of coach operators, viewing at least 15 sites on my full-day tour. See my reviews and press articles on my dedicated website: https:// http://www.peakylocationstours.com

Personal Interests:

France and the French Language
Architecture, Culture and Heritage of Liverpool
Maritime, Emigration, Titanic
Peaky Blinders Location Tours, Beatles Tours, Walking Tours
Albert Dock, Liverpool Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral, Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery
Liverpool Coach Tours, Southport Coach Tours, Port Sunlight Coach Tours
- See my website for more details

Special Interests:

Media

Peaky Blinders location tours in Liverpool and the North-West. See www.peakylocationstours.com

Industrial Heritage

Liverpool is the ideal city to experience Britain's industrial heritage and to see how it has been regenerated in recent years. Learn about our crucial role in the Industrial Revolution.

History & Prehistory

From the granting of our charter by King John in 1207 through the Slave Trade, King Cotton, Emigration, Luxury Liners and WW2 experiences right up to the latest developments in the region, Liverpool's history is the history of her river.

Walking Tours

Over 25 walking tours are offered by Julie, trading as Liverpool Entente Cordiale Tours. From the Titanic, Port Sunlight, Beatles, and City Centre areas to the popular "Historical Walk" for newcomers to the city, they can all be found on the website.

Churches & Cathedrals

Guided Tours of both cathedrals offered.

Architecture

As European Capital of Culture in 2008 and UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004, Liverpool is one of the most architecturally interesting cities in Europe.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Guided tours of the Walker and Lady Lever Art Galleries offered.

Conferences & Incentives

Walks, Tours and Itineraries arranged for conference delegates or for partners' programmes.

Music

Your visit wouldn't be complete without a Beatles Tour. Go on - you know you want to!

Literature

Literary walk includes Charles Dickens, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Daniel Defoe and Bill Bryson!

Additional Qualifications:

B.A. Hons in French with Japanese

Driver Guide:

No