Heritage and Arts have a team of top Blue Badge quaified guides. They provide a depth of knowledge and experience of London which cannot be beaten. Whether you are looking for a tour of the major sites, hidden parts of London or a day trip to explore the surrounding area, our guides will put together a package just for you.
CHRIS studied Archaeology, Ancient History and Classics at the University of Bristol, and followed on with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. She then taught Classics at various schools around the UK, including the prestigious Heathfield Public School for Girls. Some ten years ago she changed direction, and using her knowledge of history and archaeology, trained as a Blue Badge Guide and has worked in the tourism profession ever since. She maintains an enormous network of contacts in the cultural life of the country. Chris is an examiner for the Institute of Tourist Guiding in the UK and has been involved in guide training as part of a bid for the European city of culture. Chris’s interests include travel, the theatre, history, spinning and weaving, and practical archaeology in Greece.
GILLIAN is a linguist and has led more tours than the rest of the team put together. As well as being a Blue Badge Guide accredited for London and the south east of England, she has led tours throughout Europe and in the Far East, Nepal, Egypt, and South Africa. She spent several years organising ski travel, and when she is not skiing or dancing her passions are theatre and cookery.
ISOBEL studied French and now teaches part time at the Guys Evelina Hospital school for sick children, where she can indulge her passions for London by taking her students out into the city. In her spare time, Isobel is a rabid mosaicist, a convert to pilates, and an expert on Charlie Chaplin having developed walking tours of his times in South London . She claims aristocratic connections and a relative who first introduced the Waltz to this country. Isobel is a prize winning Blue Badge Guide and a City of London Guide.
TONY studied English Literature as a mature student and is currently taking a further degree in Irish studies to take him back to his roots in rural Southern Ireland. He has recently become a TV celebrity appearing on the highly intellectual quiz programme, a University Challenge. He is of course a qualified Blue Badge Guide, a past chairman of the Association of Professional Tourist Guides and is still an active member of the committee.