South East England, London
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I provide customised tours in London & South East England exploring the highlights & the hidden gems to give you a real feel for England past & present. From the Tower of London to London's newest icon The Shard, there is so much history about kings, queens & ordinary people who shaped the country & the world condensed into such a small area.
It's the social history that is so exciting; how others lived, historical gossip & the contrast with today’s lifestyle-all delivered in an entertaining & informative style.
My favourites are English Royalty - especially the lives & times of King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn; the wonderful castles, palaces & iconic sights of London that provide the background to make the capital what it is today.
There are good transport links out of London, Kent has many more castles & cathedrals (some are UNESCO World Heritage Sites) to explore, plus as a keen gardener, I love to guide the glorious gardens of the South East.
|Great Garden tours|
|Social history of England|
|English Landscape Gardens|
|The Pilgrims route to Canterbury|
|Personal Heritage - tracing family tree locations|
|UNESCO World Heritage sites|
|Hastings, Battle & Rye|
|Food & Drink||
The Garden of England's food & culture are interwoven, absorb one whist sampling the other! We tour the award winning vineyards & breweries; meet regional artisans & their foods - perhaps have a go at making some yourself!
The best way to discover any town or city. Walk a Talk with me through London, viewing the iconic sights and following literary & historical tracks on & off the main tourist trail. Walks also offered in Canterbury, Rye, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Windsor & many others.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
From ancient Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey & St Paul's Cathedral all UNESCO world heritage sites through to modern Guildford Cathedral & tiny parish churches; all with their own stories to tell; all are inspiring in very different ways.
As a keen gardener I love to guide England's glorious gardens, from small cottage gardens to grandiose formal gardens designed to impress. Many world famous gardeners have honed their skills in the Garden of England; their legacy is for all to enjoy. Your green fingers will be itching to try out new ideas inspired by these beautiful displays.
I specialise in the lives of King Henry VIII & his wives, particularly his intriguing relationship with Anne Boleyn. It goes without saying that the lives & homes of the current Royal family are of great interest.
|Castles & Palaces||
From Windsor Castle in the west to Dover Castle in the east; trace the path of royalty through the centuries. Hampton Court Palace, Hever Castle & Penshurst Place are all easily accessible from London
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Every aristocrat had their town house in London & their country seat in the Shires. Kent has more stately homes & castles than any other county,all within easy reach of London; come & live the Grand Life for a day! Contrast these with the characterful cottages of Kent or the Cotswolds
Private touring is ideal way to explore the countryside and see the region's culture; cathedrals, castles, coastline & countryside; so many contrasts in just one region; from the White Cliffs of Dover to exciting and historic London.
From Charles Dickens & Ian Fleming via HG Wells & Virginia Woolf to Winnie the Pooh and many others, the region has a vivid literary heritage just waiting to be explored.
2012 Venues, Canterbury Cathedral
ITG Tourist Guide of the Year
BSc Hospitality Mana