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I qualified as a City of London Guide in 1988 and conducted my own walking tours around the financial heart of the capital. From 2000 to 2002 I worked for the Original Tour. During this period I studied for the Blue Badge which I obtained in 2003. Since then I have conducted panoramic tours around London and to Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford and other destinations within a day's journey of London.
Private Tutor in English and History
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
2012-date Private Tutor in English and History.
I have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the history of London and Great Britain as well as 25 years experience of working within the Tourist Industry. I ran conducted tours for the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn (1988-91) and, after graduating from university, (1995-2000) my own walking tours of the financial heart of the City of London ('Money Talks').
I have a sound working knowledge and understanding of the French language.
You are welcome to take up references with those companies who give me regular employment. They are
Travelstyle: 01246 224411.
Sherwood Travel: 01469 571140.
Freelance Tourist Guide
My self employment consisted largely of delivering a running commentary on places of interest while conducting coach tours across England, and guided walks at destinations such as Oxford, Stratford on Avon, Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor, etc.
Central School of Counselling and Therapy
I worked as an administrator at the Central School of Counselling and Therapy and, although I never took one of their courses, I absorbed a great deal of information about the various forms of counselling. I broadened my understanding of psychology and its application to effective personal communication.
University of North London
This university is now called London Metropolitan. When I entered, it was still the Polytechnic of North London. I studied Classical Civilisation and received a BA Hons degree. During my final year, I was Vice-President of the Students' Union.
Administrator/ Trainer 'Trafalgar Square Information Project
This project was set up by Sir Richard Branson to provide visitors to tourists and other visitors to London and to provide work experience for young people seeking employment in the Tourist Industry. During my time as Administrator, I delivered the a formal training in Tourism at 'City and Guilds' Level.
I have been a self-employed Tourist Guide (Blue-Badge trained) since 2003. This training involves a comprehensive knowledge of British history, culture and traditions together with an in-depth knowledge of important sites such as City of London, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, British Museum, Stonehenge, Stratford on Avon, Bath, Oxford etc.
Television Accounts, BBC
I was employed as a clerk for BBC TV Accounts
Front of House Manager
Qualifications & Certifications
Humanities (Classical Civilisation and Theatre Studies) Combined Honours BA
North London University (now London Metropolitan University)
English, Maths, English Literature, French and Latin
University of North London
City and Guilds
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