Leila Sukiur

Profile updated 13/08/18

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

Lithuanian, English

Phone Number(s):

+44(0)7432 003305

Email:

leiladzeiran@yahoo.co.uk

Introduction:

I am an artist and guide with an insider's knowledge of Kensington Palace and the British Museum where I still work. History and The Royal Family are my special interests (inescapable at Kensington and Windsor – and everywhere I guide) while storytelling and art are my guiding passions.

I can take you on a walking tour or arrange a comfortable ride with a chauffeur: from most popular sites, to hidden views and exclusive experience – bespoke tours. Westminster Abbey, for instance, is a quintessence of the nation - condensed history, a time machine bringing together ancient monks with the glamour of royal weddings and regal pomp. What I always remind you of when guiding is that in London the modern is interwoven with the ancient.

Since childhood I have loved storytelling and myth, so as a guide I find stories in all sorts of artefacts, from Van Gogh’s Sunflowers to Mayan masks; from the Raphael Cartoons to Rameses II: I love to make our great collections accessible and fun. And I know my collections from the inside, having even enjoyed spooky sleepovers in the Egyptian Galleries; while as regards the National Gallery - I would want to spend all my life there and it wouldn't be enough.

It's not only London! I can take you to Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon,
Windsor and Eton.

I aim to share a warmth of response to a town and country I love, and I am here for you, to offer an enjoyable experience with an educational twist!

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture
History & Prehistory
Castles & Palaces
Churches & Cathedrals
Museums
Walking Tours

Driver Guide:

No