Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Russell Grant

Regional Qualification(s):




Phone Number(s):

020-7485-3569, 07768-761302

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I was born and educated in London and although I have travelled extensively, I have always lived in London. After graduating from the Central School of Speech & Drama in 1980, I worked regularly in all mediums - film, television, theatre and radio - as a professional actor not only in Britain, but in many European countries.

With a keen interest in history, I qualified as a London Blue-Badge Guide in 1999 and my work includes private Driver-Guiding, coach, River Thames and walking tours, lecturing, museum, cathedral and gallery visits.

As a tutor at The American Institute of Foreign Studies (UK), Richmond University in London,The Florida State University London Study Centre and the University of the Third Age, I lecture on The English Monarchy, Hampton Court Palace, Winston Churchill, The Battle of Britain and The History of British Theatre as well as conducting day visits to historical sites around the country.

I have worked as a tutor on the London Blue Badge training course on behalf of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and as a City of London Guide, been an Examiner on the City of London Guiding Course.

I have also gained endorsements at The Palace of Westminster, the British Museum, Somerset House, Canterbury Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral and London venues for 2012.

I am member of The Institute of Tourist Guiding, The Association of Professional Tourist Guides, The Guild of Professional Tourist Guides, The City of London Guide Lecturer's Association and British Actors Equity.

Personal Interests:

The Beatles
Churches and Cathedrals
Stonehenge & Avebury
Walking Tours
History & Prehistory
Jewish London
Castles, Palaces & Stately Homes
River Thames
The City of London

Special Interests:

Britain Today
Castles & Palaces

Blenheim Palace
Windsor Castle
Kensington Palace
Dover Castle


History of the British Monarchy


History of the British Theatre

London Areas in Depth
Walking Tours

City of London
Jewish East End

History & Prehistory


Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, City of London churches


City of London, Somerset House, Parliament, Salisbury Cathedral, British Museum, Canterbury Cathedral, 2012 Venues, Virtual Tours

Additional Qualifications:

Diploma in Acting

Driver Guide:



Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Land Rover Discovery 4 SD V6 HSE 6 Yes No