Profile updated 27/01/20
Hello I’m Michael Robinson, a Londoner through and through. I cannot remember a time when my own natural curiosity was not evident, exploring the history and culture of the city, leading inevitably to a passion for it which I still retain today. I am a freelance writer and lecturer on art and design history, which I am also passionate about. I have truly found my vocation in guiding, sharing those passions with tourists to this wonderful country, with its historical heritage and eccentric traditions.
Let me show you my city.
London is arguably the most vibrant, multicultural city in the world. It is a place that has continued to reinvent itself during its history of almost 2000 years. As a qualified and experienced Blue Badge tourist guide, I will reveal both its historical past, and its status as a modern economic hub and worldwide cultural icon. As your London guide, I will use my knowledge and experience to find the best places for you to visit, bringing everything to life sharing the excitement of discovery and new experiences with you on your tour. There are so many incredible places to visit in London, but why not let me take you to the ones that interest you the most, and some that you might not know about. Most tours are flexible enough to make them bespoke to your requirements. All of them are FUN!
|Art & Architecture - historian & lecturer|
|The novels of Jane Austen|
|Gardens of England|
Royal tours catered for- walks, coach and car
|Art/Paintings & Sculpture||
Lectures and visits to galleries on all aspects of art and design history
All aspects of architecture explored
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Touring of Christian sites and extensive knowledge of Christian history in England
|Sports & Pastimes||
Most spectator sports catered for - tours of stadia etc
The novels of Jane Austen - extended tours to see Austen sites and film locations
Although I am a Christian,with extensive knowledge of this faith in London, I am also interested in the city as a site of multiculturalism and multi faith and am willing to conduct tours that look at this aspect too. I can also cater for faith tours arou
I teach art and design history at post-graduate level and have extensive knowledge of the galleries in London
|Castles & Palaces||
The Tudors is a speciality
Visits to some of the many gardens open to the public at most times of the year. I am a keen gardener myself and enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for the subject
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
There are just so many wonderful houses open to the public across the UK, from modest country cottages that belonged for example to the writer Virginia Woolf to the stately homes such as Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. These homes are filled with many momentos of the residents life and are often presented as though they have just 'popped out' for a while and will entertain us on their return.