Wendy Hammerston

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+44 (0) 7729-244024

Contact guide

Introduction:

I am lucky enough live in the heart of London and would love to share my wonderful city with you - sites, coach or walking tours. With a BA Hons in Literature, I was a teacher for 26 years before becoming a Blue Badge Guide in 2006 - so I find lots of my clients are school children or families. I also help to organise events for a club for over 50s, so it is a joy to work with all different age groups.

I am happy to show you all the major sites in London that you may have read about in your guide books, whether it's Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain or the British Museum to name some of the most popular. I also enjoy leading guided tours of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), Apsley House (the home of the Duke of Wellington), the Wallace Collection and the Banqueting House,

You might be interested in a walking tour of London and I can offer you specialist literary walks including Dickens, Shakespeare and the Bloomsbury area. Also, the City of London, the City of Westminster (including St James's).

If you prefer your walk to have a focus on legal London my favourite include the Inns of Court.

If you want to go a little further afield - the Royal Palaces of Windsor Castle (where the Queen lives when not in Buckingham Palace) and Hampton Court are within easy reach of central London.

In addition to guiding, for 7 years I was the administrator for the London Blue Badge Training course and I continue to be involved in developing and supporting our new and upcoming Blue Badge Guides.

Personal Interests:

Education, School, Student, University and Children's Groups
Family Groups, Senior Groups
Walking tours
Literature, Museums, Galleries and the Arts

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Apsley House and the Wallace Collection as well as the major art galleries in London.

Churches & Cathedrals

All Saint's Margaret Street and All Soul's Langham Place as well as Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.

Castles & Palaces

Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Tower of London

Walking Tours

Walking tours include Literary London, e.g.Dickens, Shakespeare, Blake, Bloomsbury Group.
St James's, Spitalfields, City of Westminster, Southwark, City of London, Samuel Pepys and Ghosts of the City.

Galleries

Tate Britaian, Tate Modern in addition to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.

Museums

British Museum incl "100 Objects"
Victoria and Albert Museum
Soane Museum

Endorsements:

2012 Venues, Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BA Hons, PGCE, MITG

Driver Guide:

No