Robert Woolf

Profile updated 15/01/20

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07740 563799

Contact guide

Introduction:

Come on an entertaining and informative tour with Robert. So much to show you !

The amazing world that is London. And within London, there are two cities - The City of London, the ‘Square Mile’, a global financial centre characterised by its cutting-edge modern architecture, its medieval lanes, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Famous and infamous people have left their mark on the City. And in Westminster, the second city, we can explore palaces, parks and Royalty: pageantry and heritage.

Take a break in a typical English pub and then explore street art in the East End or see London from a different perspective with a cruise on the River Thames. Robert unravels London with organised enthusiasm.

A volunteer at Westminster Abbey, he guides students and children through its awesome interior – a microcosm of English history.

What people say about Robert’s tours:
“Thank you for a fascinating and inspirational morning….” (comment by RE)
“….greatly enjoyed the fascinating and amusing guided tour of the City you gave on Saturday” (Private tour group)
“We had a wonderful day today seeing just the smallest sliver of the rich history of London”. (MT, Connecticut).

To go further afield, jump on a train with Robert to reach places such as Hampton Court Palace with its Tudor history, or Oxford and its colleges, both are locations which Robert knows well.

He is a published author with a book on portraits of Lord Mayors of London.

Oh, and as a Freeman of the City of London he has the symbolic privilege of being allowed to drive sheep across London Bridge!

Talk to Robert about your own a unique tour or the speciality tours below may appeal

Special Interests:

Architecture

Robert leads a walking tour in The City of London seeing and discussing modern architecture – some seeming to be designed to be controversial!

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

See popular paintings in leading London Galleries or the street art in the east end of London. This makes for a very different tour!

Business & Finance

Robert leads a tour focusing on London’s development to becoming a world financial centre including how it all started and the role of coffee!

Churches & Cathedrals

St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey - 2 contrasting Christian buildings with wonderfully different histories. Around St Paul's are many parish churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London.

Shopping

A West End of London retail tour caters for all desires. From the fashions of Carnaby Street to Regent Street and the up-market chocolatiers of Piccadilly, including Fortnum & Mason, there is something for everyone. James Bond shopped nearby!

Castles & Palaces

A jewel in the crown of palaces has to be the Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are kept and can be seen. A royal palace, prison, armoury, an architectural feast: there is so much to see. Hampton Court Palace is a complete contrast with architecture from different periods and formal gardens to enjoy.

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