Profile updated 10/12/19
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Steve can’t remember a time when he was not obsessed with travel, other cultures and languages. He lived in Paris as a student, taught English in Poland before the Berlin Wall came a-tumbling down, worked as a journalist for a dozen years in Hong Kong and then moved to Budapest, from where he wrote Lonely Planet's first guidebooks to Hungary and Slovenia. Steve moved to London in the mid-1990s and has written or contributed to almost 100 guidebooks, including five editions of Lonely Planet’s guide to London. He is a dual USA-Ireland national, but London is home and Steve's extensive travel experience and knowledge gained from decades of writing guidebooks makes him the perfect escort for London and destinations farther afield in the UK and abroad.
|Art & Architecture (Historical and Contemporary Architecture)|
Thorough knowledge of London's diverse architecture through researching and writing guidebooks.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
London's wonderful houses of worship are legion, from medieval St Dunstan and All Saints and Bevis Marks Synagogue to glorious St Paul's Cathedral.
|Food & Drink||
As a food reviewer for a number of publications I am very knowledgeable about London's restaurants, food shops and markets.
A special interest and a veritable goldmine in London, especially in the East End.
|London Areas in Depth||
There are wonderful excursions from the capital, many just on London's doorstep and others farther afield: regal Windsor, civilised Bath, literary Stratford, raucous Brighton, the postcard Cotswolds.
London's is the epicentre of the English language and its literature and there is no end to the places visited and lived in by local as well as American, Canadian and Australian writers and poets.
2012 Venues, Canterbury Cathedral
BSc Modern Languages (Georgetown University, Washington DC), Master of Journalism (Temple University, Philadelphia PA), CELTA (Cambridge University)