Felicity Whittle

Felicity Whittle

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Email:

goldstarguides@gmail.com

Introduction:

Passionate about people and places, the stories of past and present, I'm intrigued by the way we use the environments we have created and live in. According to Carolyn from Texas: 'Felicity was the best guide we've ever had'! Direct, perceptive and lively in passing on information, my enthusiasm and enjoyment of guiding ensures that my listeners stay interested and want to hear more.

After my education at two English universities I lived in London for over 25 years and worked in the British Houses of Parliament before training to be a guide. I am now proud to be guiding in both the beautiful Heart of England and in Nottingham as well as in London.

Personal Interests:

Women in the First World War
Country walks
Jane Austen in London and Bath
Harry Potter
Conference and corporate events
Parliament
Women's history

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

You'll never see a place in quite the same way as you do on a walking tour. Hidden alleyways, unexpected gardens and a ruined church or two... Or maybe a guided walk with a difference in the English countryside? Gentle strolls along established paths, to see an England most visitors never see.

Literature

Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Emma - I am a huge Jane Austen fan and delight in guiding other Austen fans around London and the elegant city of Bath.
Or maybe Harry Potter is more to your taste - one of my proudest achievements is to have read the books in French, but guided tours in English around Harry Potter London locations are my speciality.
Downton Abbey has captured all our imaginations, and our hearts, so why not take a Downton Abbey themed tour?

Countryside

The countryside around London is a fascinating place for a rural ramble. And what better way to see the English countryside than a guide-led, gentle walk through some of it? Maybe combine with a visit to a stately home, and a pub lunch but definitely see England as most tourists never see it.

Conferences & Incentives

Experienced in working with conference and incentive groups, taking guided visits or guided walks around town. If you have a conference or social venue with a spectacular view, how about a 'guiding the view' session to add interest?

Lecture Subjects

Women in the First World War - how the war affected women, what work women did and how it changed their lives.
Parliament - what it does and how it works.
Political women - from Nell Gwynne to Margaret Thatcher, looking at the challenges facing women in the complicated world of politics.

Castles & Palaces

Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Tower of London, Windsor Castle plus many other castles and palaces in and around London - these stately buildings have a wealth of stories waiting to be told.

Politics & Government

Explore the 'corridors of power' with a knowledgeable guide who has worked in the UK Parliament. Statesmen and women, those who had political power and those who didn't; there are interesting stories to discover in both Westminster and Whitehall.

Endorsements:

2012 Venues, Parliament

Additional Qualifications:

BA Hons, MA

Driver Guide:

No