Vivien Schrager-Powell

Profile updated 22/04/19

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07974 925852, 01923 896198

Contact guide

Introduction:

Hello...

Guiding is my passion!

It would be my pleasure to show you around London; the sights, delights and especially the bits you probably never even knew existed.

As a proud holder of the London Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualification I am able to take you to places such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral (a speciality of mine), the British Museum, Windsor Castle, the galleries.... plus many other wonderful London locations, both well-known and obscure.

I also specialise in themed walking tours of Royal London featuring Buckingham Palace and the surrounding area with lots of history, stories and scandals along the way. If you only have a half day to tour London, this walk ticks all the boxes.

Another favourite area is the City of London, founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago. It's crammed full with rich history and all sorts of quirky stuff but so often even folks who are familiar with the area just don't know what's hidden there. It's my job and my pleasure to reveal all this to you.

I've been guiding for a number of years now, and I specialise in exclusive private tours for individuals, couples, families and friends wanting a very personal service from someone who can relate to their requirements. I'm also very happy with large and small groups.

I can arrange private transport for a panoramic tour of London, or for a trip to areas such as Bath and the Cotswolds.

I'd love to hear from you - so please drop me a line and I'll create a unique touring experience to give you memories to cherish forever!

With warmest wishes
Vivien

TESTIMONIALS

How she did it, I'll never know! Vivien guided three generations of my family's women (ages 11 to 75) around London on a lovely summer afternoon. Bless her heart, Vivien answered endless silly questions, kept the wanderers from getting lost, and did all this with a smile on her face. She is knowledgeable, professional, and charming. If there were ten stars on the rating form, I would give Vivien all ten of those.
Rene - Baton Rouge, LA, United States

My family of 6 just spent 8 days in London where we were fortunate to spend 4 amazing days with Vivien seeing the rich history of London. Vivien took us through Buckingham Palace, Windsor Palace, The Tower of London, and Hampton Court. Vivien has Blue Badge tour guide credentials which means she has extensive training and certifications. My family had an experience in London we will always remember, and we owe that all to Vivien. We highly recommend you choose Vivien for your London visit
Guy - United States

Vivien deserves a 5 plus rating! She and made London come alive for us with her historical background, current knowledge and delightful anecdotes. Vivien went out of her way to make our time together special and memorable. She even split our walking tour into two days due to rainy weather. She is fun, gracious and shared a wealth of information about London and all of England. She gave us several recommendations which were all terrific We saw London at her best thanks to Vivien. She's the best!!!
Susan - Geenwich, CT, United States

Look no further than Vivienne when looking for a guide for London. Her love and knowledge for London is abundant. if we had a question, Vivienne had the answer! She took my family of 6 around London for a 4 hour tour and she kept as all interested throughout the 4 hours. From the moment we met her she felt like family and treated us as royals. Thanks Vivienne for giving us the tour of a lifetime. Cheers!!
Charlie and Family, United States

Vivien is absolutely amazing and delightful! Her knowledge, experience and fun spirit ensured that my family of 4 (two teenagers) enjoyed a full day of exploration and sightseeing, which included many interesting surprises along the way. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Vivien and how important she was in making our first trip to London truly amazing.
Nathan - United Kingdom

BOOK VIVIEN for your tours! She was the best. We customized our tour before leaving the U.S. using some, but not all of her advice. Her motto was "this is your adventure." She was perfect for our family and I appreciated she could guide us into many sites as a blue badge. She uses public transportation, so we learned all the ins & outs of the Tube. It made the rest of our time in London a breeze... when we return, we will BOOK more tours with her.
Shelley - United States

This was tour #2 of 3 with Vivien during our week in London. We had been to London previously but had not seen St. Paul's or the City of London, so we requested this tour specifically. Vivien's trove of knowledge and her marvelous personality were sunshine on a rainy day and we enjoyed spending the better part of the day learning from Vivien and experiencing St. Paul's, the marvelous Museum of London,and exploring the City with Vivien. So glad we took a full day for this experience!
Bettina - United States

Personal Interests:

History
Architecture
The Arts and Theatre

Special Interests:

Architecture

Buildings old and new, especially the architecture of Sir Christopher Wren.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London is a speciality. Public sculpture in London.

Business & Finance

The City of London - the history of trade in the City, from the Romans to global market.

Churches & Cathedrals

Church architecture - Sir Christopher Wren a speciality.

St Paul's Catherdral
Westminster Abbey

History & Prehistory

Love history - love bringing it alive! The story of London.

London Areas in Depth

The City of London a speciality.

Royalty

Royal London tours. History, stories, scandals....

Street Art

Sculpture on the street. In depth tours of public art.

Theatre

London's West End.... theatre with fascinating history.

Walking Tours

Themed walking tours...Time to ask about my Clockology tour!

Shopping

Let me show you some of the best shops in London.

London Areas in Depth

City of London

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Driver Guide:

No