Katreya Somerville

Profile updated 15/10/18

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07973 482722

Contact guide

Introduction:

A guided tour should, above all, be fun and enjoyable. I'm brimming with enthusiasm and give lively, entertaining tours. Yes, you'll get facts, but lightly laced into riveting stories.

I hope it will seem effortless to you; you don't have to know about my careful and conscientious behind-the-scenes research and planning.

My guiding experience is varied, although I specialise in STUDENT GROUPS, SPECIAL-INTEREST GROUPS, and CORPORATE GROUPS. (But if you're not in that category, please feel welcome - I'm sure we'll get on very well!)

I was born in London, and as I opened my eyes I fell in love with the place and have never strayed! The rest of England is pretty fantastic too. I was always a communicator. I've worked as an English teacher, journalist, editorial director, complementary health therapist, and managed a tour operating company before finding my 'vocation' as a tourist guide.

My past life has helped. Studying for my teaching degree allowed me to study English literature in depth (what pleasure!). I also taught English as a Foreign Language, and can quite happily guide people with limited English, and with virtually no knowledge of Britain, its culture or its history. I speak clearly and tell lots of great stories (so they tell me)!

Walking tours, coach panoramics, day trips out of London, gallery tours; what fun they've all been! I've learned that despite the most careful planning, surprises will always occur, but I manage to stay unphased and always cheerful.

Interested? Please get in touch through the link provided by The Guild for my best rates.

Personal Interests:

Customised London walking tours
Museum & Art Gallery tours - All major sites
Literary tours:Shakespeare, Dickens, Bloomsbury Gp
Royalty
City of London tours
Greenwich walking tour.
Churchill War Rooms
East end of London

Special Interests:

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts
Folklore & Traditions
Galleries
Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

Highlights tours of V&A Museum

Walking Tours

Wide range of walks - tailored to suit you - or contact me for list of ready-made walks, including Greenwich, City of London, East London, Bloomsbury, literary themes. Suitable for Corporate Groups, Students, Special & General Interest groups.

Churches & Cathedrals

Highlights tours of St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral, Wren churches in the City of London.

Museums

British Museum, V&A

Literature

English literature degree

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Highlights tours of major art galleries including National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Courtauld, Wallace Collection, Guildhall Art Gallery, Kenwood House.

Endorsements:

Salisbury Cathedral, City of London, Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

B.Ed

Driver Guide:

No