Catherine Cartwright

Catherine Cartwright

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07771-527-807, 020-8983-6256

Email:

catherine@londonundone.net

Introduction:

I know and love being a part of London and I want to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with you. I live and breathe this great multicultural capital city. I have driven, cycled, walked and run through its streets. I dance, shop, socialise and work here. I want you to enjoy the London experience as much as I do.

I am a qualified Blue Badge Guide, City of London Guide Lecturer and a City of Westminster Guide Lecturer. I also teach people how to be guides on the Westminster Guiding Course at the University of Westminster.

As well as being a guide, I am a broadcast journalist working as part of the team behind ITV London News.

I studied Theatre (BA) and History of Art (MA) but somehow ended up working in a large Investment Bank for over seven years.

In my spare time, I volunteer with children and I dance.

It doesn't matter to me if you're bringing a large group to London to see the main sights, or if you are on a business trip looking to discover the lesser known areas, or a family wanting to be shown the museums, or a group of friends wanting to learn more about your own home town.

I can arrange combination tours using red buses, black taxis, the London Underground and River Thames Boats to see as much of London as possible in the time that you have. I also do extended touring around the country and can take you to some far-away and beautiful parts of the British countryside.

Oh.. and along with two other guides, I lead theatrical tours around London about the suffragettes. Together we're brining a different and exciting sort of guiding to the capital.

Personal Interests:

Dance; Theatre; Art; Food; Shopping
London Transport; River Thames; London's waterways
Monuments; Churches; Architecture
Oxford; Cambridge; Bath; Bristol

Special Interests:

London Areas in Depth

I specialise in East London whose heritage is rich and whose sights and people are diverse. Since the Olympics landed on our doorstep, it's becoming even more of an exciting place to be.

Business & Finance

Having worked at Goldman Sachs on the "Street of Ink" (Fleet St) for over seven years, and as City of London Guide Lecturer, I have an in depth knowledge of and passion for this ancient heart of our capital city which today is our financial centre.

Theatre

If it's drama you want, London is full of it! As a theatre graduate I am keen to introduce you to Shakespeare's Bankside, The West End, the Royal Opera House and Covent Garden's street performers.

Walking Tours

The best way to discover London is on foot. Each and every borough has a wealth of history. Some areas I can explore with you: Bloomsbury, Chelsea, The Temple, Bankside, Clerkenwell, Pimlico, Mayfair... it's never ending.

Galleries

National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Imperial War Museum collection, Wallace Collection, The Courtauld Gallery are among the many places to absorb youself in world renowned masterpieces. I also lead street art, grafitti tours around the East End and organise contemporary art tours for collectors. I have an MA in History of Art with a focus on Victorian social realism and War Art.

Museums

There is an extraordinary range of museums in London all with their own charm and focus. From the Fan Museum in Greenwich to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth and the British Museum in Bloomsbury. Everything is covered and I keen to help you explore them.

Endorsements:

City of London, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA Hons

Driver Guide:

No