Veena Chawla

Profile updated 22/01/20

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, Punjabi

Phone Number(s):

020-8579-2073, 07968-777565

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Introduction:

As would be expected from an experienced London Blue Badge Guide I offer guided tours of some of the major sites and attractions in London.

I enjoy offering panoramic sightseeing coach tours (pano) of London. I can tailor my tour for all type of groups whether large or small, students or senior citizens, individuals and families, let me be your guide.

For history enthusiasts the British Museum and the Tower of London are a must during your visit. A half day or full day tour is available.

For a day out of London we can visit William Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon home of his Birthplace and his wife Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

As well as being a working guide I also volunteer in the Learning Department of Westminster Abbey. I enjoy sharing the stories and secrets of the Abbey with visiting children of all ages from schools throughout London and UK. From infants in the Early Years stages through Primary School KS1, KS2 and Secondary School KS3 and KS4. I never cease to be amazed at their reactions.

I am happy to offer extended tours in the South of France. Contact me to discuss your requirements.

Read some of the comments I have received from previous guests below:

"The depth of knowledge and our tour experience was outstanding"

"We had a wonderful guide by the name of Veena; she was articulate and answered questions and was a wealth of information. I would definitely recommend a tour guide"

"Our guide, Veena Chawla was really information and helpful. She even continuously made sure the group stayed together although the area was extremely busy on the day we visited. Veena gave a great commentary throughout the tour, carefully explaining the most important parts through history and answering any questions along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed this."

Personal Interests:

Shakespeare
Literary Tours
Ethnic London
English Literature
Theatre/Ballet/opera

Special Interests:

Britain Today

I enjoy putting into context all the rich culture and history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Churches & Cathedrals

I have endorsements for York Minster, Wells Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral. I am a volunteer in the education department of Westminster Abbey.

Conferences & Incentives

Interested in working on Conferences and also for Incentives both for delegates and partner programmes.

Ethnic Britain

The Hindu Temple in Neasden. South West ethnic London

Food & Drink

London's Indian restaurants aren't all in Brick Lane. Let me show you the authentic dining scene in Wembley and Southall.

Lecture Subjects

Jane Austen's Novels and Bath. Immigration and ethnic Britain. British newspapers. The Language - communication and information

Literature

Stratford and Shakespeare's plays. The Brontes and Haworth. Thomas Hardy and Stonehenge. William Wordsworth and the Lake District.

Media

British TV - popularity of soaps. View of life in Modern Britain

Museums

British Museum

Agriculture

Students on cultural visits. Senior citizens

Endorsements:

British Museum, York Minster, Wells Cathedral, Somerset House, Salisbury Cathedral, 2012 Venues, Parliament

Additional Qualifications:

BA MA Cert Ed TEFL

Driver Guide:

No