A background in classical music tour management equips me to deal passionately, informatively and courteously with a wide range of visitors to London who are especially interested in history, architecture, politics and music.
I am an accredited guide at the Houses of Parliament, Windsor Castle, the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon and for London 2012 venues.
I have also managed the Training Course for London Blue Badge Guides since 2014.
My London walking tours include Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, St James's, Mayfair, Southwark, Hampstead, Soho, Kensington, Clerkenwell and Chelsea, while I can reveal the fascination of the Queen's principal weekend home at Windsor and the mysteries of the English Public School system at Eton.
If history, music and architecture are among your passions too, then Oxford, Cambridge, Canterbury, Salisbury and Bath offer wonderful trips out of London.
|Literature - Conrad, James, Forster, Waugh, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith|
|Architecture - Domestic, Commercial, Institutional, Historic, Contemporary|
|Music - Concerts, Musicians, Composers, Venues, Festivals|
|Walking - Westminster, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Southwark, Greenwich, Hampstead, Soho, Kensington|
|Regeneration - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park|
As a music graduate, manager and lifelong music lover, I can illuminate London's rich musical life, from the imposing Royal Albert Hall to the vibrant South Bank Centre, via Soho night life and tucked away City churches. London is a musical world-city, and so many composers and musicians have based their careers here, from Handel to Elgar to Jimi Hendrix. There is also the uniquely beautiful English choral tradition, with evensong at Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. First feast your eyes, then your ears...
Parliament, Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues