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Sue Bingham

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

0776 967 2159

Contact guide

Introduction:

Greetings! I am so looking forward to welcoming you to London – whether it will be your first or umpteenth visit.

My aim is to ensure you have a thoroughly enjoyable time, seeing what you want to see, doing what you want to do, at the pace you wish to set. My strength lies in being flexible and relaxed whilst maintaining the highest professional standards during our time together.

I offer tours of all the popular London sights but will share with you unusual stories, hidden places, hints and tips on where to eat and drink, whether we are around the Tower of London or checking out the best viewpoint for Guard Change at Buckingham Palace.

Because I have additional accreditations for guiding in the City of London and the City of Westminster I am your ideal choice for walking tours. I really do know how to get from A to B avoiding the crowds and introducing you to the nooks and crannies, back streets and parks, alleys, footpaths and river routes you will never see from a car or a bus.

I can provide off-the-beaten track itineraries, getting away from the hullabaloo of the city for a short while: Hampstead, Kenwood House, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. I also give tours of the quieter galleries and museums: Tate Britain, Courtauld Institute, V&A, RAF Museum, Museum of London, amongst others.

All of my tours are family friendly. Whatever your age or interests there is so much to see and do. I will always endeavour to make your time fun as well as informative.

So please tell me what you would like to do during your precious time in our city and I will be delighted to organise it.

About me:
Born in the Black Country, at the heart of England and university educated in Wales, I have lived and worked in London for over 30 years. I have two children, one a young doctor and one studying for a Masters in archaeology.
My professional background is in finance. A qualified accountant I worked for the British Council, Britain’s leading international cultural relations organisation. I have travelled extensively for work and pleasure, worked closely with people of all cultures and have lived in France, Italy and India.

I am "Good to Go!" This Industry Standard mark (recognised by Visit England, the National Tourist Board of England) means that I follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing

Some client feedback:
"Sue went out of her way to give us a great experience.....just marvelous" (CW, CWR and WW2)
"...Sue goes significantly beyond the average tourist fare..."
"Sue was very informative, helpful and ready to answer all of my questions - highly recommended"
"I wasn't that bothered about visiting the British Museum, it was for my husband, but I am so glad I did!" (KH, USA)
"Thank you for being a most informative and personable guide. Your natural enthusiasm for the subject matter made our visit to the Abbey and the Tower very enjoyable" (PW, Canada)
“I just wanted to follow-up and let you know, again, what a wonderful time we had in London and how much we appreciated and enjoyed your company. Your knowledge and ability to answer all our questions was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide while we were there. St. Paul’s Cathedral was our very favorite and learning so much about it from you made it even better. Thank you again for making our trip better than we had hoped for!”
(C&M S, USA)
“An absolutely delightful person - we learned a lot from Sue on what was our fourth visit to the Abbey (JS, USA)”
And from my specific Churchill War Rooms tours:
“Sue was an amazing guide! Though we thought we came well prepared, we learned so much about the war and Churchill’s contribution from Sue. We highly recommend this tour and are most grateful to Sue for making this such a memorable experience”
“Sue was absolutely amazing. She brought the history of the War Rooms to life. My kids were thoroughly entertained.”
“Sue was great! She was not only very knowledgeable about the subject but also very enthusiastic. She did a great job engaging us.”

Personal Interests:

Literature
World War 1 and 2
Food and Shopping
Royalty
Religious History

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Tower of London
Windsor Castle
Kensington Palace

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
City of London Churches

Galleries

National Gallery
Tate Modern
Victoria and Albert

Museums

British Museum
Churchill War Rooms
London Transport Museum
Imperial War Museum
Natural History Museum

London Areas in Depth

City of London
Westminster
Hampstead
Marylebone
St James's
Mayfair
Bankside, Borough and Bermondsey
Covent Garden
St John's Wood

Walking Tours

City of London Highlights
Hampstead and Kenwood
Winston Churchill and World War 2
Shakespeare's Southwark
Food
Life and Times of Thomas More
Women of Westminster
Harry Potter

Other

Kenwood House
Keats House
2 Willow Road

Regional Tours

Bath
Oxford
Stratford
Windsor

Conferences & Incentives

Yes

Endorsements:

City of London, City of Westminster

Additional Qualifications:

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

Driver Guide:

No