London - There is nowhere else like London... :)

London is one of the world’s great cities – a place everyone should visit at least once.  But many visitors are daunted by its sheer size and the huge number of highlights.


Your time in London is precious, so don’t waste it.

London is one of the great cities of the world, and I can paint a vivid picture and give you so much more than a guidebook.
As your personal tourist guide, I’ll show you the celebrated sights – St. Paul’s Cathedral; the Tower of London; Buckingham Palace; Westminster Abbey.
And add all the details that most visitors don’t see, and the stories they don’t hear…

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    London is one of the world’s great cities – a place everyone should visit at least once.But many visitors are daunted by its sheer size and the huge number of highlights.
    I can show you the things YOU want to see.
    - all the famous sights, telling you the stories that don’t get told
    - quiet places in Central London that visitors don’t see and many Londoners don’t know about
    - the pageantry and history of the Guard change
    - the highlights of some of the best museums and galleries in the world

    The British Museum
    The National Gallery
    The Natural History and the Science Museum
    Tate Modern
    - The Imperial War Museum
    As well as less well known ones like
    - an operating theatre from the 1820s, lost for nearly a hundred years
    - Kensington Palace – a hidden Georgian palace set in Kensington Gardens
  • London at War

    In 1940 and early 1941 London was at the centre of world events, as Britain stood alone facing the imminent threat of invasion. London was subjected to the most sustained bombing attack - the whole world was watching.
    And from 1942 there was a friendlier invasion as the US forces built up in Britain, prior to the D Day landings. The traces of the blitz can still be seen after 70 years, from forgotten blemishes on some of London’s most famous buildings to faded signs directing Londoners to air raid shelters. Let me tell you the story of Britain’s darkest but finest hour.
    I can reveal where the Normandy landings were planned, and take you to places where the US forces worked and relaxed, while forging the most successful military alliance in history. And I can even show you the graffiti left by a bored GI on sentry duty. I can guide you around several fantastic war museums
    - The Churchill War Rooms
    - HMS Belfast and of course
    - The Imperial War Museum or a little further afield, but still on the Underground, the RAF Museum at Hendon

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  • London on foot

    The best way to see this fascinating city is by getting out and wearing out some shoe leather. You have time to see the sights, and soak up the atmosphere – not just snatching a quick glimpse while driving past.
    As well as carrying out some of the Essential Westminster Walks for the Association of Professional Tour Guides I have carried out planned walks for a wide variety of clients:
    - A full day London highlights tour with emphasis on street markets & the Beatles for two ladies from South Africa.
    - A half day tour of Westminster and Whitehall for business studies students from a US university.
    - A tour around Royal London for a gentleman from the North of England, bringing his granddaughter to London for the first time.
    - I took a delegation of visiting police officers on a walk through three Royal Parks.
    - I guided year three children around Hampton Court Palace covering curriculum items on the Tudors and Christianity.

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See the architecture of this city –

  •     modern, exciting steel and glass constructionslondon-mike
  •     white stone edifices, built by a confident world power
  •     black brick houses of Georgian London, quiet streets of iron railings and colourful windowboxes
  •     red, or black and white buildings from the time of King Henry VIII and William Shakespeare
  •     grey stone churches, dating back to the middle ages containing tombs of knights and aristocrats
  •     even glimpses of Roman London

In the middle of the buildings are the Royal Parks, a chunk of green in the middle of this city, tree-lined and open to everyone.

And of course London is the Olympic city proud to host the 2012 games.

If we need to move between parts of the city we can take a trip using London’s public transport - its famous red buses, black taxis, and silver and red Underground. Or we can take a river boat.

So what would you like to see?

  •     A general introduction to London. .
  •     Traces of the dark days of the Blitz of World War II – the scars still visible after 70 years.
  •     Royal London.

Or maybe a pre-dinner walk.

  •     Tell me where you are staying, and where you’re intending to eat and I can organise an hour and a half walk, finishing at your restaurant. You’ll have an appetite!!

Tell me what YOU want to see.
I’ll plan it, time it and organise it, so you don’t have to, and you’ll see all you want and lots more besides.