Last updated 19/02/2012
Address: 4 Pryce House 51 Campbell Road London E3 3GF
Mobile: 07956 919 229
Year qualified: 2011
Native language: English
Biography: A Londoner, born and bred, I originally worked in theatre Stage Management. For the last 15 years I have also been a Tour Manager leading tours of the UK, Ireland and Europe. I have also led tours to the USA, Canada, New Zealand, The Middle and Far East.
Having lived in London all my life I love nothing more than showing visitors around this amazing city.
Today I live in Hackney, East London and am very proud to be living in one of the Olympic boroughs. I am very excited about the transformation occurring in the area and would love to show you around the East End.
If you want to explore the Spitalfields, Columbia Road or Broadway Markets I would be happy to help you explore.
Or perhaps a walk in one of London’s many Royal Parks.
From large groups to individuals I can organise any combination of tours. If your dream is to travel on one of London’s famous red double-decker buses or perhaps a Taxi or maybe a Thames river boat or even by bike, it would be my honour to show you around.
I specialize in Street Art tours.
I was privileged to receive the award for Best Practical Exam Guide 2011
Region for which accredited: London
London sites for which accredited: British Museum, City of London, Docklands, East London, Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, National Gallery, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey
Sites outside London for which accredited: Bath, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle
Special interests: I love the theatre and try to attend at least one show a week. I am a keen cyclist. I love the outdoors and walking. The best way to see a city is on foot in my opinion.
The Street Art and Graffiti of Shoreditch and Spitalfields - On this walk we will see work by Banksy, quite possibly the most famous living street artist in the world, as well as street art by Ben Eine whose piece “Twenty First Century City” was recently presented by Prime Minister David Cameron to Barrack Obama. We will also see work by Shepherd Fairey the most celebrated street artist working in the US today.
We will get up close and personal with the dynamic east London street art
scene and witness the incredible transformation of Spitalfields and Shoreditch from a once seedy and deprived area into one of the most vibrant, fashionable and happening districts in London.
Time allowing, we will finish with a visit to a street artist’s studio and gallery.
Walking tours: I can do a walk of the City of London, including the financial area, livery halls, Roman Wall and the Bank of England.
I can also lead a fashion walk which includes a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum fashion collection, a walk through Knightsbridge and a workshop with a London design house (extra cost). The walk can also be extended to include Mayfair, Bond Street, Carnaby Street and Saville Row.
Cycling tours: I am a keen cyclist. I can lead cycling tours through Royal London, the West End, the financial district and the Markets of East London.
Extended tours: I have toured extensively in the UK and Ireland over the last 15 years, inc Ireland, Wales (mostly Snowdonia National Park), England and Scotland.
Regions offered as British Isles Tour Manager: South East England (Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire), Midlands (Cotswolds, Coventry, Black Country, The Potteries, Peak District, Chester, Robin Hood Country), West Country (Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, King Arthur Country), Yorkshire (Brontë Country), North West (Cumbria, Lake District, Manchester, Liverpool, Carlisle), Northumbria, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
Countries offered: Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, United States