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Last updated 12/03/2013
Address: Flat D, 45 Belmont Road London N153LU
Year qualified: 2011
Native language: English
Biography: I have had a passion for London since I was 3 years old, when I was determined to be a taxi driver. Instead I am now a 46-year old Blue Badge guide still in love with London's diversity and vibrancy. After almost two decades tour-managing throughout Europe, with both school and adult groups, I can relate to visitors of all ages and nationalities - and can deal with the technical problems and emergencies that might arise.
While at present my guiding qualifications are exclusively in English, I find my extensive knowledge of Spanish, French, Italian and Czech very helpful with a range of groups.
Region for which accredited: London
London sites for which accredited: British Museum, City of 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, Winchester Cathedral, Windsor Castle
Special interests: Sport - especially football - and music (especially rock) are my favourite themes. But with an unusually wide store of general knowledge and the willingness to research and prepare, I feel that I can turn my hand to most topics. Lately I have conducted tours themed around the Beatles, Harry Potter, and historic pubs of Mayfair.
Jon will do walking tours.
Extended tours: I enjoy being "on the road" and will happily tour pretty much anywhere - including France and Spain (and their neighbours) where I have spent much of my working life.
Regions offered as British Isles Tour Manager: South East England (Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire)
Countries offered: France, Spain