Tim Barron

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020 7639 6753, 07951 638402

Contact guide

Introduction:

Hello there.

I have been a London Blue Badge tourist guide for the last 8 years and I love my job! I have a broad range of interests across the arts and sciences. For many years I was a professional actor and rock musician, working in both the West End & on TV, as well as gigging throughout Europe. My degree however is in environmental sciences, so I have a great working knowledge of the natural environment, archaeology & geology.
My specialty walks include Rock 'n' Roll tours, Theatre history, Shakespeare & Charles Dickens walks, as well as walks on the life & times of Winston Churchill and the Great Fire of 1666. I would love to show you London and all it has to offer, it's my favourite city! Having played a variety of historical characters in London museums, I am experienced in bringing major sites to life especially the Royal Observatory Greenwich, The Science Museum, The London Transport Museum, the Museum of London and the Imperial War museum. Another passion of mine is the history of transport; cars, buses, planes, the military and our industrial heritage.
If you choose to visit outside the Capital then Stratford on Avon, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and Canterbury are all possibilities. I am happy to work with all ages; individuals, families or groups.

Please get in touch, I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Tim.

Personal Interests:

Greenwich
Theatre history walks
Industrial heritage
Charles Dickens walks
William Shakespeare walks
Transport (cars, buses, trams and planes)
Rock 'n' Roll walks
Fire of London Walks
Churchill walks

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

Enjoy a guided walk to take in the rich history of the city of London, its architecture, its Livery companies, St Paul's Cathedral and the churches of Sir Christopher Wren. Did you know there is a Roman amphitheatre to explore under Guildhall?

Industrial Heritage

Join me in a tour of the Science museum in Kensigton, to see our marvellous industrial heritage. Whether it is, cars, planes or rockets (the original George Stephenson rocket, a V2 or the Moon Landings) that interest you, we've got them all. Let me guide you through some of the extraordinary exhibits.

Museums

Enjoy a guided visit to a selection of London museums. Choose from the Science Museum, The Royal Observatory Greenwich, the London Transport Museum. The Imperial War Museum or the Museum of London. Out of town, we can explore the RAF Museum at Hendon or the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in the New Forest.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

We can explore the highlights of the National Gallery (from the Wilton Diptych to Van Gogh's Sunflowers), Tate Modern with its eclectic mix, or the British Museum; taking in the Rosetta stone, the Parthenon Marbles, the Egyptian Mummies and so much more!

Military

A guided walking tour of the aviation history of London, centered around Mayfair. From ballooning in Hyde Park to Harrier Jump Jets at the Post office Tower. From the monuments of the Eagle Squadron at Grosvenor Square to Bomber Command on Piccadilly.

Additional Qualifications:

BSc Environmental Sciences, Assoc CIPD

Driver Guide:

No