Tourist Guide in London ~ Walking Tours in London ~ Walking Tourist Guide in London

Top Tourist Sights


London is a vibrant, dynamic World City with Royal palaces, a fascinating culture, gorgeous boutiques and galleries gallore - but it can all be a bit daunting for the tourist. London will also be busy hosting the Royal Wedding of the Year in April and the 2012 Olympics in less than 20 months time. So to get the most out of your holiday, you'll need an informed, qualified, professional guide to explain how it all fits together- a Blue Badge Tourist Guide!

Whether you have a few hours or several days, your stay will be enhanced by me walking and talking you through the highlights. I have the highest level of accreditation available from the Institute of Tourist Guiding, I have undergone a thorough training and examination process and I am a fully insured member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and the Association of Professional Tourist Guides.

Top Tourist Sights

A city of contrasts, London is both the cradle of pomp, pagentry and history and all things groundbreaking and cutting edge. It is a chameleon city, constantly reinventing itself and during this coming year, it will be preening itself in the global spotlight as it gets ready to host the Olympic Games. So get here first and see the best, "MUST SEE" sights with me!

Westminster Abbey

The largest British church, over 700 years old and the final resting place of British Monarchs. Come and see the Coronation Chair (yes, as seen in "The King's Speech"!) and the venue for THAT wedding. Half National church, half museum, the Abbey contains the largest collection of monumental sculpute in the World. Blue Badge Guides are the only private guides allowed in the Abbey and accompanied groups receive a discount upon entry.

The Tower of London

Come a see London's oldest complete building, nearly 1,000 years old and home to one of the largest diamonds in the World! A fortress and a Royal Palace, a prison, an execution site and now home to the fabulous Crown Jewels.

The British Museum

See the World in a morning on my "Highlights Tour! With 2.5 miles of galleries and free admission, get ahead of the crowds and see the Rosetta stone, the Parthenon Marbles and the Egyptian Mummies with me, your Blue Badge Guide.

Hampton Court

Less than half an hour from central London, Hampton Court is two royal palaces in one, combining Henry VIII's Tudor home and Sir Christopher Wren's Baroque extravaganza . The estate offers a 300 year old maze in the world, the oldest vine in the World and gorgeous 16th and 17th century gardens, plus a restaurant on the site of a 16th century jousting yard!

Windsor Castle

Just a quick train journey from central London, Windsor Castle is the favourite home of Her Majesty the Queen, the oldest continually inhabited Royal Palace in the World and contains fabulous works of art. Blue Badge Tourist Guides are the only guides allowed in Windsor Castle!

London 2012 Olympics Walk

I've passed the Institute's exam enabling me to guide the Olympic Site! Walk with me along the Greenway and see the Stadium and the Aquatics centre. Hear all the latest on the London 2012 Games, the different venues, the athletes, "Olympic Legacy" and the Sustainable plans for the site after 2012!

Westminster Walk

Come on my 2 hour walking tour of Westminster, the centre of Royalty and Government for 1,000 years! You'll see the Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, St. James Park, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard. You'll hear the Royal stories, enjoy the history and the children will not be bored!

What tourists don't see!

The Wallace Collection

Be different to other tourists and visit a unique collection of one family's obsession with all thinks gorgeous and exotic! The Wallace is a "cultural oasis" amidst the shopping frenzy of Oxford Street - you will be transported to another world!. Admission is free and there's also a rather lovely restaurant in the courtyard!

Galleries

One of the World's best art collections, the National Gallery has paintings from the 13th century to 1900. With my 2 four Highlights Tour, you'll see the famous works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Turner, Constable, Monet and Van Gogh and admission is free! And why not visit Tate Britain and Tate Modern with me - where you'll find British and World Contemporary Art at its best!

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The largest collection of decorative arts in the World, with works from all periods and all continents . My Highlights Tour includes the best collection of Italian sculpture outside Italy, the amazing British Galleries (16th to 19th century) and not forgetting the Fashion section, with 17th Court dresses, 1920's Chanel evening wear and the inimitable Vivienne Westwood!