Vanessa Silcock

Profile updated 23/01/20

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Phone Number(s):

07983 400649

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Thank you for choosing me as your guide today!

In 2014, I won the London Blue Badge exam award, for the best overall site presentations.

I am also a qualified City of London and Winchester City guide.

Personal Interests:

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral
British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum
Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court
City walks including Legal London walk, and Royal London including guard changing
Shoreditch and Street Art
Winchester Cathedral and City, Jane Austen

Special Interests:

History & Prehistory

Stonehenge is an amazing place to visit with the new visitor centre

Regional Tours

Why not visit Oxford, Bath, Canterbury, Stratford or Salisbury for wonderful walking tours taking in the highlights

Castles & Palaces

Let me show you Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace or Hampton Court for an amazing Royal experience. Buckingham Palace is such a wonderful centrepiece for the guard change too
The Tower of London will come alive with all the history and stories associated with this royal palace and fortress.

Churches & Cathedrals

The City of London is full of pretty and historic churches which can be enjoyed to the full on a walking tour
Westminster Abbey has a vast history and is full of royal stories. I have enjoyed a special family link with the Abbey and it has played an important part in my life for many years.
Visit St Pauls Cathedral in the City of London
Winchester Cathedral with its superb architecture, chantry chapels and Jane Austen

Walking Tours

A gentle walk around London is one of the loveliest ways to absorb its history.
For something different, let me show you Spitalfields; not only does this area have a wonderful history, but we can discover the street art too!
If you like Jane Austen then we can walk round Bath or Winchester to find out about her life and how these two beautiful cities influenced her writing.
I can also guide you through Legal London, from the Temple Gardens to Gray's Inn

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

London has an array of galleries to tempt you.
A highlights visit to the National Gallery is always amazing and I also have a particular interest in the Victoria and Albert Museum. In V and A we can either do a highlights tour, or look at developing fashions in the British Galleries.
You may also be amazed to see the portraits of characters you have read about in the history books during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery.


A visit to the British Museum will be a highlight of any visit to London


London is full of parks and hidden gardens - no better way to spend a warm summer day than discovering these lovely spaces


I have recently finished a super City of London walk celebrating the life of Charles Dickens, just one of the great literary figures associated with London...


Windsor & Eton, Winchester Green Badge

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