Richard Palmer

Regional Qualification(s):



English, French

Phone Number(s):

020 8994 2658, 07931 369 151

Contact guide


Former Diplomat and Civil Servant with Middle East experience;lifelong interest in our landscape and heritage;keen walker;member of National Trust & English Heritage.
Former Hon Steward Westminster Abbey; Chiswick House and Gardens guide; life Fellow & former Chairman of the Guild.

Particularly comfortable with smaller groups of professional and business people. Tours of sites (churches,museums, galleries etc), walks and guiding small groups in chauffeur driven car or by public transport only. Particular interests are Westminster Abbey, British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Britain, Chiswick House, Windsor Castle and Walking Tours of Chiswick, Hammersmith Mall and Westminster St James's.

Personal Interests:

History including Ancient
Churches & Cathedrals
Chiswick House & Mall
Walking Tours

Special Interests:


Especially National Gallery,
National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain

Churches & Cathedrals

Especially Westminster Abbey (where I was for 26 years an Honorary Steward), Canterbury and Salisbury.

History & Prehistory

Especially the Graeco-Roman, Tudor and Georgian Periods.


Friend of the British Museum

Politics & Government

Especially Parliamentary History & Procedure and the Workings of Government.


Walking tours of war memorials in Central London.

Walking Tours

Especially of Westminster and St James's, Chiswick and Hammersmith.

Castles & Palaces

Especially Windsor Castle

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Especially Chiswick House & Gardens where I am an English Heritage guide


Parliament, British Museum, York Minster, Salisbury Cathedral, Somerset House, Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

LFGRTG, M.A. (Cantab)

Driver Guide: