Mark Godowski

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, Italian

Phone Number(s):

07971 203052

Contact guide

Introduction:

As a Londoner born and bred, I offer a bespoke experience of my home town and surrounding areas. I have been a teacher of language and drama; flexibility and versatility are my key aims: to respect the client’s enthusiasms and to offer great tourist experiences and hidden gems, within a broader picture of my city.

Westminster Abbey Student of the Year 2018, for storytelling and interpretation of the spirit of the Church.

My current enthusiasms in Spring 2018 are Churchill, London’s big architectural regeneration projects, and the stories of migrants. That’s on a foundation of art history and social history – as well as a family history of Polish, Irish and Italian migrants, with a cockney thread too.

Though I'm a Londoner, I have lived and studied in Oxford, and love guiding there; my degree from Cambridge is in English Language and Literature, so Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen and the London writers are always there in the background.

Latest new walks:
Jewish and Bangladeshi Immigration in Spitalfield
New developments in architecture at Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf
The development of education: a walk through Southwark
London in Modern Literature: Monica Ali's "Brick Lane; Zadie Smith's "NW"

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Un benvenuto ai clienti italiani. Sono un londinese ma mia famiglia ha vissuto parecchi anni nella capitale lombarda. Credo di capire bene le aspettative e i gusti degli italiani e posso aiutarvi nella scoperta di Londra e del nostro bel paese.

Personal Interests:

Social History; Art and Architecture; the Second World War

Special Interests:

Ethnic Britain
London Areas in Depth
Literature
Religion

Driver Guide:

No