Kevin is a true-born Londoner. Few know the city better and take more seriously the mission to make your trip fascinating, fantastic and fun! Kevin is especially good with kids.
Professional knowledge: Kevin's expertise stretches from history (Masters degree in London History), to art & literature (he has lectured for the James Joyce Society in Dublin ), music (lectured on the 'Swinging 60s' for the National Portrait Gallery; producer of the official soundtrack to Ulysses), and football (he has worked within the professional game; member of the Football Writers' Association). Kevin also writes on these subjects as a accredited journalist.
Professional qualifications: Apart from the Blue Badge, Kevin is qualified as a City of London Guide allowing him exclusive access to places of interest in the heart of the capital, and a Westminster Guide, with a focus on the West End. He is also an accredited Canterbury Cathedral Guide. In addition, he is an accredited examiner for the Institute of Tour Guides.
Kevin is a fully-licensed driver-guide offering private tours for up to 7 people in and from London and has the very latest top-spec vehicle available to conduct these tours. He is also registered to conduct coach & walking tours. Kevin holds a London taxi licence and also holds the WCHCD guide badge. A Freeman of the City of London, Kevin is the ONLY London guide to hold all these relevant qualifications.
Tours: Kevin covers all the standard day tours in and from London, but has a very good reputation for his family versions.
History & culture tours: Jane Austen, Winston Churchill, Shakespeare, Magna Carta, Henry VIII, The Bible, TV & Movie locations.
London walks: The Original Rock 'n' Roll Pub walk, French Flavoured London, Churchill's London, All the Kings' Women, All the Queen's Men, Shakespeare's London, Tales from the South Side, Soul City Walking, Temple Mysteries, 2000 Years in 2 Hours.
Classical, jazz, popular. Classical CD compiler and publisher. Previously a London club DJ.
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Football: Editor of football magazines. Member of the Football Writers' Association. Worked as media consultant for Britain's football biggest clubs.
Qualified journalist. Published and edited magazines. Designs and builds websites. Written for several magazines and newspapers.
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Licensed London Black Cab driver having done 'The Knowledge'.
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London & English history. Has written magazine articles on the subject.
English literature 1200-1900 esp James Joyce.
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European art 1200-1900.
The original Rock 'n' Roll Pub walk, French London, Churchill's London, All the Kings' Women, All the Queen's Men, Shakespeare's London, Tales from the South Side, Soul City Walking, Temple mysteries and 2000 Years in 2 Hours.
Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues, Canterbury Cathedral
MA (London History); MITG
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