Brian Cookson

Brian Cookson

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020-8654-4370

Introduction:

After obtaining a BA at Oxford, I worked as an IBM consultant for several years. As a Blue Badge Guide, I specialise in London walks, including Literary London and architecture walks. I have written two book on London's River Thames published by Mainstream. I also lecture on London history at the City Literary Institute and Sutton College.

Personal Interests:

Architecture
London Walks
River Thames
Literary London

Special Interests:

Architecture

I do a number of architecture walks. The most popular are 'The City, ancient and modern', and 'Modern City architecture'

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and City churches

History & Prehistory

The History of London's River Thames. Roman London Walk

Law

Walk through the Inns of Court

Lecture Subjects

The History of London's River Thames

Literature

Shakespeare in London. Dicken's London. Oscar Wilde's London. Bloomsbury and Virginia Woolf

Politics & Government

Walking tour of Westminster and Whitehall

Theatre

Walk around Covent Garden

Walking Tours

The City ancient and modern, Bloomsbury Literary London, Southwark, Legal London, Roman London, Westminster, South Bank, Covent Garden, Docklands, 2012 sites

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

I do in depth guided tours of the V&A, Wallace Collection and National Gallery for Sutton College

Endorsements:

British Museum, Docklands, Somerset House, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA Oxford

Driver Guide:

No