Don Brown

Don Brown

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020 7978 7241, 07480 574544

Email:

don@donbrown.london

Introduction:

Make your time in London enjoyable and entertaining - let me take you round this great city and show you its treasures (and tell you some of its stories - many of which are true!).

Whether you're here for half a day or a week or more, I can put together a tour that includes the sights that every visitor must see, as well as the hidden gems that even most Londoners don't know about.

We can visit some of London's world-class museums and galleries, walk the streets where Dickens and Shakespeare trod, see inside Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral or the Tower of London, and ride on a big red London bus.

If you're interested in culture, I can take you on a walk through Rock 'n' Roll Soho to see the places where the Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Clash, Bowie, the Pistols and countless others made musical history, or we could explore the back alleys in the City, or hear tales of old Fleet Street.

Or perhaps you want to go further afield? Let me show you round my old university at Oxford, or experience the Royal Palaces of Windsor and Hampton Court, and the Georgian and Roman splendours of Bath.

As well as being a Blue Badge Guide I'm also the Director of the London Society, so I'm well placed to help you uncover the capital's architecture, from the Roman amphitheatre to the Shard.

Personal Interests:

History
Architecture
Museums and Galleries
Walking

Special Interests:

Museums

No London visitor should miss the British Museum, but with tens of thousands of objects on display, how do you make the best use of your time? Let me guide you round its treasures, or put together a tour based on what you would like to see.
And then there's the Science Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the V+A,...the list is almost endless.

Castles & Palaces

To the Tower! A UNESCO World Heritage site and a mighty fortress, what stories the Tower of London can tell! We've got beefeaters, Royal executions, Henry VIII's armour, prisoners and ghosts - not to mention the Crown Jewels. Come and discover its wonders.

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey's stones have witnessed 1,000 years of British history, and Christopher Wren's masterpiece of St Paul's Cathedral is one of the iconic London views. Get inside either of these and discover just what makes them great.

Galleries

Housing one of the world's great collections of western art, the National Gallery is another of London's free-to-enter 'unmissables'. Whether you've got an hour or a full day, I can show you some of the most magnificent paintings in the entire history of art.

Walking Tours

The very best way to experience the different aspects of London is by foot - taking the time to see the way past and present are intertwined. Discover the City of London, from Roman walls to 21st century towers; or the history of newspapers along Fleet Street; or the Great Fire of 1666; or a stroll along London's artery, the Thames. We'll see things that the guide books don't mention.

Museums

There are dozens of world-class museums to visit in London. Let me show you around the British Museum, or the Imperial War Museum, the Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum, the Science Museum and others.

Architecture

I'm the director of the London Society, so am in a good position to take you for a walk to show you the new buildings in the City and how they work with the existing historical structures. There are a wealth of architectural gems to be discovered across the capital.

Driver Guide:

No