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Vicky Bailey

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07879-426747

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Introduction:

I passed my Blue Badge exams in 2005, receiving an award for the best guide in gallery exams.  I've been famous for my enthusiasm ever since!  London is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and I love showing it to you.

I qualified as a City of London guide in 2006 and regularly lead walking tours on such subjects as Jack the Ripper, Dickens and Shakespeare, ghosts, legal London, the 2012 Olympic Games and the historic City.

My areas of special interest in guiding are the Tower of London, which is packed with royal history; and the British Museum as I can read quite a few Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and can show you the real people behind statues of rulers and gods of ancient civilisations.

Highlights of my guiding career have included giving a talk on BBC Radio 4 about the execution site of Tyburn and writing a book on the British monarchy.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, I've entered the world of virtual guiding and can offer bespoke tours of London online.

Personal Interests:

Royal History
Literature
Ancient Egypt
Jack the Ripper
Historical City of London

Special Interests:

History & Prehistory

I am absolutely addicted to English royal history! I have recently written a short book on kings and queens and have created several walking tours on this subject.

Literature

Walking tours I have led around London include the novels of Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and the plays of Shakespeare; and how London affected their lives and work.

Museums

British Museum: I have studied Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and have led several tours around the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum.

London Areas in Depth

I qualified as a City of London guide in 2006 and have led several walks around the City, based on its history and hidden areas

Walking Tours

Guided walks include the 2012 Olympic Games site, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, ghost walks and historical walks around London.

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

I regularly lead ghost tours and Jack the Ripper walks in the City of London and the East End.

Sports & Pastimes

I am a qualified London 2012 guide for the 2012 Olympic Games and lead tours around the Olympic sites by coach and on foot.

History & Prehistory

I have always loved the royal history of England and have recently written a book on Britain's kings and queens.

Literature

I regularly lead tours on Charles Dickens' novels and Shakespeare's plays in central London.

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues, Parliament, Virtual Tours

Driver Guide:

No