Qualified City of
London Guide

Dragons, gherkins, grasshoppers and gardens... The following case studies give some idea of what we can do and what you might see.

1. Power, religion, globalisation, money
A charity organising a City of London familiarisation course for potential community leaders asked me to take four groups of seven on a 75-minute walking tour of the City, starting from the Globe Theatre in Southwark. Each group’s walk had a theme: power, religion, globalisation and money. I led one of the walks and co-ordinated three other City of London Guides to lead the others.

Feedback from event organiser:

“Thank you so much for organising such a fantastic session. The participants really enjoyed the tours and they added value to the day. I really appreciate all the effort you put into finding the right people for the tours.”

2. A school at the Bank
A school group of 20 from Portsmouth asked me to lead a 2 hour walk in the City of London. After the walk they were going to a lecture in the Bank of England, so they wanted background information to enhance the lecture. The walk touched on the history of the City, from the building of the Roman wall, and included references to the City’s current role as a leading international financial centre. A picnic lunch in Postman’s Park was included.

3. The guide leading the guides
I was asked to deliver a two-hour lecture on the City of London’s role as a leading international financial centre to the City of London Guide Training Course 2006/07 and lead two walks for the trainee guides, to illustrate the themes of the lecture. Each walk to be two hours and to go from the Tower of London to the Bank of England.

4. Russian tales
The task was to accompany a group of Russians with their Russian-speaking City of London guide and at appropriate stops give short explanations of English beer and the criminal activities of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street.

5. Architecture for lunch
I took a group of City of London office workers on a lunchtime history and architecture walking tour lasting 50 minutes.

6. Film for lunch
On another occasion I took a group of City of London office workers on a lunchtime film and TV walking tour lasting 50 minutes.

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