Gregor Laing

Gregor Laing

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01438-814052, 07929-824607

Email:

enigmalaing@btinternet.com

Introduction:

As a former member of the Band of the Scots Guards and a professional musician you will appreciate that I am well placed to tell the inside story of London`s pomp and circumstance and of London as an international music centre. Tours on foot cover subjects as diverse as the Beatles, Bethnal Green and the Krays, Royal London, and many others, just ask!

2014 is the centenary of the First World War and 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. I have a broad knowledge of both so whether you want to visit one of London`s military museums, the newly re-opened Imperial War Museum, the Churchill War Rooms or even take a trip out to East Anglia to see some of the many former WW2 8th AAF airfields, I am happy to discuss your itinerary.

Personal Interests:

Classical Music
Military especially the 2nd World War
Food & Drink
History, countryside, churches
Sir Winston Churchill
Medical history

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Windsor Castle, The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Blenheim Palace, Castle Hedingham, Dover Castle.

Maritime Britain

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital, includes, the National Maritime Museum, Royal observatory and when restored the Cutty Sark. HMS Victory, HMS Warrior.

HMS Belfast

Countryside

Coach tours of rural Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Military

The Imperial War Museum London and Duxford, HMS Belfast and the Churchill War Rooms. Bletchley Park. National Army Museum.

Former 8th USAAF airfields in East Anglia, the subject of an upcoming HBO mini series `Masters of The Air`, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks.

RAF Museum Hendon.

Guards and Household Cavalry Museums

Bletchley Park

Apsley House, once home to the 1st Duke of Wellington, victor at the Battle of Waterloo. Especially relevant in 2015, the bicentenary of Waterloo!

Music

Beatles tour.

Classical music walks in Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho or Covent Garden.

Royal Acadamy of Music and Royal College of Music museums.

Walking Tours

Jack the Ripper, The Krays, medical, classical music, Beatles, The City, South Bank, Greenwich, East London and the Olympics. Central London war memorial tour, Docklands.

Churches & Cathedrals

Westminster Abbey, St.Paul`s Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, City of London Churches.

History & Prehistory

Stonehenge, Hughenden Manor, Hatfield House, Audley End.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

National Gallery, Wallace Collection, Courtauld Collection, Tate Britain.

Endorsements:

2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

FTCL. GTCL. ARCM. MITG

Driver Guide:

No