Mason McQueen

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

077881 70219

Contact guide

Introduction:

Follow me on Instagram @masonmcqueentours

Hello, I'm Mason and welcome to one of the worlds greatest Cities; London. I was born and raised in London's East End and also spent some of my childhood in France and the States. 

Before becoming a Blue Badge Guide I worked in the Hospitality Industry for 10 years as a Doorman at two of London's most prestigious hotels - The Berkeley and The Dorchester. I then went onto study The Knowledge, becoming a licenced London Taxi Driver; this lead to presenting a series of documentaries for the BBC called 'Toughest Place to be a Taxi Driver' and 'A Cabbie Abroad'. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience - from meeting new people, discovering new cultures and highlighting the struggles of people less fortunate than myself. 

I was also lucky enough to work with the legendary broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan as we toured the country on our culinary road trip in 'Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip'. 

My love for London combined with a thirst for knowledge and meeting new people lead to a natural progression in becoming a Blue Badge Guide. I look forward to welcoming and showing you what this fantastic City has to offer with its major attractions. 

As well as London, we can also visit other great Landmarks the UK has to offer such as Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Blenheim Palace, Bath, The Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon etc. All tours are Bespoke depending on your itinerary and your interests. 

I also do Meet & Greets at all London Airports in my luxurious Mercedes V Class (people carrier, 7 seats) I specialise in Individuals or small groups, with a relaxed and entertaining approach to guiding. I hope that you learn new and interesting things but most importantly, we have fun on the day!

Personal Interests:

History
Sport
Reading
Art & Film
Music
London

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

The Tower of London, our Majesty's Royal palace and fortress. Boasting almost 1000 years of history & the majestic crown jewels.

Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Experience the changing of the guard!

Blenheim Palace & grounds, home to the Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of the great Sir Winston Churchill.

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, one of the world's greatest churches with a history spanning almost 1000 years. Coronation Church to Monarchy and final resting place of British Royalty such as Queen Elizabeth I & Mary Queen of Scots.Other notable people include Sir Isaac Newton & Charles Dickens

St Pauls Cathedral, Christopher Wrens baroque masterpiece. Awe inspiring interiors. Discover the tombs and memorials of some of the Nations greatest heroes such as Admiral Lord Nelson & The Duke of Wellington.

Food & Drink

Sample exciting flavours at Borough Market with food from all over the world! Maybe the authentic food from the East End is more your thing, pie and mash, beigals, & jellied eels to name a few.

Walking Tours

I offer bespoke tours to suit your interests. From the City of London & Spitalfields, Greenwich and its maritime history or the bustling streets of Westminster

Shopping

Explore the street markets of East London with it's vintage & antique curiosities. Or Sample something more luxurious with high end retail therapy in St James' & Mayfair.

Regional Tours

Visit the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, historical stone built villages & towns, an area of true natural beauty

Experience the wonder of Bath, World Heritage site of Roman Baths & splendid Georgian architecture.

Take a trip to Oxford, home of the second oldest University in the world Oxford University. Famed for its architectural beauty.

Museums

The British Museum. Housing a collection of over 13 million objects, telling the story of human history, art & culture. Home to the Rosetta Stone, The Elgin Marbles & Egyptian Mummies.

The National Gallery, one of the greatest assemblies of Western European Art in the world. Over 2,300 paintings dating back to the 13th Century. Treasures from the likes of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Velázque, Van Gogh & Monet.

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Mercedez V Class People Carrier 7 Yes No