Sue Grimditch

Profile updated 18/05/24

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Manchester Green Badge

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

UK (44) 7884 001315

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Introduction:

I am a London Guide and qualified in 2008. Originally from Manchester, north-west England.
I've lived here for twenty-five years but still experience a feeling of excitement when my commuter train arrives in the city.
London is brimming with stories of Kings, Queens, Politicians, Architects, Artists, Writers, the Great, the Good and the Oddballs. Intriguing buildings, stunning architecture, pretty parks, and the lifeblood flowing through - the River Thames.

LONDON TOURS
THE CLASSIC A half or full day, an adventure through the two cities of London, yes two!
The City of Westminster is power and playing, the seat of government, theatres, restaurants, art galleries, museums, and shopping. The other city, known simply as The City, is the home of our financial institutions and the magnificent St Paul's Cathedral. Named Londinium by the Romans who founded it in AD43. Taking in the major sites and views, a mix of coach and walking with time for photos and coffee!

WESTMINSTER ABBEY TOUR
One thousand years of history! Burial site of 17 Monarchs including the 1st Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots, and Queen Anne - the Favourite! This is where the Coronation of the late Queen took place in 1953 and where Prince William married Kate in 2011, the most recent
event, the crowning of King Charles 111 and Queen Camilla in 2023.

The TOWER of LONDON
Fortress, Prison, Execution site. Home of the Crown Jewels and the world's largest clear-cut diamond Cullinan 1. Set beside the River Thames and the famous Tower Bridge we can travel there by boat from Westminster.

WINDSOR CASTLE
* The Most Romantique Castle that is in the World - so wrote the diarist Samuel Pepys in 1666. This imposing castle was built by William the Conqueror and used by monarchs continuously since the 11th century. Tour the stunning State Apartments decorated with priceless works of art. Set within the castle grounds you can visit St George's Chapel burial site of Henry V111, his beloved Jane Seymour, wife number three! The chapel is the burial site of the late Queen Elizabeth 11, her husband Prince Phillip, her sister, the Queen Mother, and her father George V1.

STONEHENGE and BATH
The mysterious stones are set in the lovely English countryside with an ever-changing story as archaeologists discover new artifacts and facts with the advancement of scientific technology.
Bath was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1987, visit the stunning Roman Baths so wonderfully preserved. View the elegant 18C architecture built with honey-coloured limestone named after the city - Bath stone. This was the playground of the Georgians, hear all about them on a city tour. Try delicious Bath buns, and tasty pasties - specialties of the area.

MANCHESTER I am a City of Manchester qualified Green Badge Guide

TOURS of MANCHESTER - by coach, boat, and on foot
Stories of the entrepreneurs who forged the age of steam and made Manchester the world centre of cotton production in the 19th century. The Duke of Bridgewater and England's first canal, the building of the Manchester Ship Canal turning a city 35 miles from the coast into a seaport. See the stunning architecture of John Rylands Library the third most important library in the country. The old port is now regenerated and known as Salford Quays with stunning waterside views and is home to Media City and the Coronation Street set also the northern home of the BBC. Hear and see the story of war at Imperial War Museum North built beside the Ship Canal. Not forgetting the great history of Football in the city, Red and Blue, and home to the National Football Museum.

I am an experienced Tour Director for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland and regularly guide tours of these areas.

Personal Interests:

Endorsements:

Manchester Green Badge

Driver Guide:

No