Guiding during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

Sophie Campbell

Profile updated 26/11/21

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Hi, I'm Sophie and I combine guiding with journalism (my book, 'The Season', is published by Quarto.) My real passion is long walks across the capital and digging for specialist information, but that's not everyone's cup of tea and I adjust to whatever's needed, for any age or level of interest. And if I can't help with a particular subject I'll probably know someone who can. I usually offer tours of Hampton Court, Windsor and Runnymede, Bath, Oxford, Salisbury and Stonehenge, but during this period I'm sticking to London, when allowed. If not, just find me online.

COVID-19: I operate fully in line with government advice - please see my website for updates. Physical tours or not, if you prefer to stay online have a look at the new section of my website, The Virtual Guide, where you'll find Virtual Talks (usually on Zoom), Virtual Walks (with my trusty SteadyCam) and vouchers both physical and electronic (great for Christmas and birthdays.) Until then, please just get in touch with your requirements.

Ask about:

Bespoke Tours: created for you from scratch - virtual or real world.
Journalism & Printing: virtual or real world.
Big River Walk: a 4-day monster, and London Hikes, half or full days that are as much about walking as talking.
Urban Redevelopment & Planning: from King's Cross to the Royal Docks.
Corporate, Media and Relocation Tours: Journalist on assignment? Got a group coming in? Planning a move to London?

Call if you'd like a chat.

Personal Interests:

Media, Journalism, Cycling, Swimming
Kids & teenagers tours, Literature
East London, Docklands, Royal Parks, Belgravia
Walking, Nighttime London, Shopping
Shopping, Vintage & Markets
Political Westminster
River Thames
Olympic Park perimeter tours

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces
Churches & Cathedrals
Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts
Walking Tours

Urban Treks: 4-6 hour walks across London including stops, for the very fit! Less demanding Urban Rambles. Also Church to Church, Night Walks, Journalism, Georgian London and Romans in London, Isle of Dogs to Olympic Park and many more. Please see

Art/Paintings & Sculpture


2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

Blue Badge Registered Tourist Guide

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