Erica Moss

Erica Moss

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

0044 (0) 7796 208696, 0044 (0) 1895 822464

Email:

ericacmoss@gmail.com

Introduction:

So you’ve chosen to visit London – but how do you choose the right guide? Whether you’re a first-time visitor daunted by all there is to see and do, or an old friend exploring in more depth, I can help you make the most of your stay. I specialise in small groups – often couples and families – and offer a very personalised service to my visitors.

I can explain the pageantry of the world-famous Changing of the Guard, and reveal the secret histories of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London (I was one of the volunteers who helped 'plant' the amazing poppy art installation to commemorate the start of the First World War); I can also show you the highlights of St Paul’s Cathedral and the British Museum. For art lovers, I can trace the development of western art at the National Gallery, share our collection of British art at Tate Britain, make sense of modern art at Tate Modern and help you negotiate the vast number of art and design treasures at the Victoria & Albert Museum. I also offer personal tours of the National History and Science Museums.

You can come with me on fascinating walking tours of areas such as the City of London or Notting Hill & Kensington, plus thematic tours exploring the medieval or legal areas of the city – even rock and pop London. Further afield, I can bring to life the rich history of Hampton Court, Windsor, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Cambridge, Salisbury and Stonehenge.

London is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city, and I am a typical Londoner - both my parents were immigrants, my mother from France and my father from New Zealand. I have also spent much of my working life among the international community here – for many years I was a BBC World Service studio manager, in both radio and television, before moving into print journalism. I am still a working journalist, nowadays specialising in finance.

London is not a museum. This is a modern, living city – one that’s both fascinating and fun. I take pride in looking after my guests and making sure you have a wonderful time.

Personal Interests:

History in depth – (Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle); literature; music (from church music and opera to rock and pop); art (National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern) and design (the V&A); walking and speciality tours

Special Interests:

Countryside

The beautiful and historic area of the Cotswolds
Oxford
Cambridge
Stonehenge & Salisbury
Lacock & Bath
Stratford upon Avon

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
Canterbury
London's churches

Castles & Palaces

Tower of London
Kensington Palace
Hampton Court Palace
Windsor Castle
Buckingham Palace/St James’s Palace for the Changing of the Guard

Business & Finance

The Square Mile and its financial institutions
Docklands – London’s new business district

Museums

Highlights: National Gallery, Tate Britain & Tate Modern

The Victoria & Albert Museum – highlights, Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and the British Galleries

Highlights: British Museum, Natural History & Science museums

Music

Rock and pop – discover London’s amazing modern musical heritage, on foot and public transport or by car (by arrangement)

Walking Tours

Architecture of the city – from medieval to modern
Medieval London
Westminster & St James
Notting Hill & Kensington
South Kensington & the Museum district
Legal London, Fleet Street & St Paul's
The City of London
Southwark & Shakespeare
Finance is Fun (and Business is Brilliant)

Driver Guide:

No