Sue Bingham

Profile updated 23/06/22

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

0776 967 2159

Contact guide

Introduction:

Hello! I so look forward to welcoming you to London – whether it's your first visit or you have been before. I want you to have a thoroughly enjoyable time, seeing what you want to see, doing what you want to do, at the pace you wish to set. I am good humoured, flexible and relaxed whilst being highly professional.

I offer tours of the major galleries and museums but, because I have additional accreditations for guiding in the City of London and the City of Westminster, I am a great choice for walking tours. I really know how to get from A to B avoiding crowds, introducing you to London's secret spots. Walking is a great way to see and understand London, its people, its history.

Themed walks/tours include: Winston Churchill's London; World War II in London, The Battle of Britain, The Blitz; History of the City of London; A Bloomsbury Literary Tour; Sherlock Holmes' London;

My tours are family friendly, especially the Churchill War Rooms, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the Guard Change at Buckingham Palace. At Tate Modern and Tate Britain I give" introduction to art" tours. Whatever your age or interests there is much to appreciate and I will always endeavour to make your time fun, relaxed and informative.

Let me how you wish to spend your time here and I will be delighted to help you make the most of your visit.

About me: I have lived and worked in London for over 30 years with my family - I have two children, a young doctor and an archaeologist. Before guiding, my professional background was in finance - as a regional head for 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.

Some client feedback:
"Sue went out of her way to give us a great experience.....just marvelous" (CW, CWR and WW2)
"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)”
"...Sue goes significantly beyond the average tourist fare..."

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
Highclere

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
City of London Churches
Westminster Cathedral

Galleries

National Gallery
Tate Modern
Victoria and Albert
Tate Britain

Museums

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