Janet Robinson

Janet Robinson

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07778 562751

Email:

janet.robinson.bb@outlook.com

Introduction:

I was delighted to qualify as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide for London in March last year and also receive the coveted award for Best Guide at St Paul's Cathedral.

" My goodness, what an outstanding performance she gave at every single exam. She is a thoroughly deserving prize-winner".

I am also a City of London Guide, where I was awarded the Katrine Prince Prize for the highest mark in the written examination. I have been coming to London since I was a small child and my fascination for this amazing city continues to grow.

I have always considered myself a 'people person' and worked as a State registered nurse for 20 years and have also worked for many years in education with children of primary school age (4-11). I would be happy to guide family groups, large groups or couples.

I have a long standing passion for history, royalty, myth, legend and folklore and a growing passion for Art history. I would be delighted to plan a tour for you in one of our museums, galleries or churches including Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral,the Tower of London, the British Museum or the National Gallery.

Perhaps you would like to walk around London, discovering hidden alleyways,maybe you would prefer a walk along the banks of the River Thames or a Royal London walk taking in Buckingham Palace, Changing the Guard, Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.

Harry Potter fan? Come for a Walk and discover hidden alleyways said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley, recreate some of the scenes from the blockbuster films as we visit actual filming sites, stand on the Millenium Bridge, but watch out for Death Eaters!

Whatever your interests, why not join me in London and Come For a Walk.

I look forward to seeing you!

Personal Interests:

The Blitz
Roman London, Museum of London
Art- Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelite, Turner, WWI/II
River Thames
Royal London
Statues and Memorials
Military
Great Fire of London
Cathedrals and Churches
Harry Potter
British Museum/London Transport Museum

Special Interests:

Military

With much focus on commemorating WWI, visit the Imperial War museum's newly arranged WWI galleries and see the largest collection of Victoria and George crosses anywhere in the World.
Visit the Churchill War Rooms where Britain's wartime Prime Minister directed operations in WW2 or Come for a Walk to see many important military statues and memorials.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

London has some of the best collections of art anywhere, so from Titian to Turner,Velazquez to Van Gogh, I can provide a tailor made tour to suit your interests.
Tate Britain houses many works of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and also fine examples from the War Artists, I would be happy to show you these incredible works and share their history.

Royalty

Come for a Walk along the Mall and see Palaces, statues and memorials associated with Britain's monarchy. Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London also have very strong connections with our Royal Family.See where Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII was beheaded and also visit the Crown Jewels and Royal Armouries.

London Areas in Depth

Areas covered include, Mayfair, City of London, Covent Garden,Piccadilly and St James, Chelsea.

History & Prehistory

The City of London was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans. Why not Come for a Walk and explore Roman London. See the Roman Wall, site of the Amphitheatre and Basilica, finishing at the fantastic Museum of London and the exhibition of many exciting finds.
Or go back in time to 1666 and hear the tale of destruction as we visit sites associated with the Great Fire of London.

Museums

If its history and culture you want, then look no further than the British Museum. Packed full of exhibits such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Sculptures and the Sutton Hoo Treasure. Let me guide you through several thousand years of history via some incredible and world famous artefacts.
Or why not go back 200 years to see the development of Transport in London at the London Transport Museum. See full size, trams, trains and buses and learn how the London Underground developed, the First underground railway anywhere in the World.

Churches & Cathedrals

Whether it is our Coronation church, Westminster Abbey or St Paul's Cathedral, the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren, Come for a Walk and discover the history of these iconic buildings. Or walk around the City of London visiting some of Wren's smaller City churches, each with a different story to tell.

Literature

Harry Potter fan? Come for a Walk in this 20th year since the first book was published, and tread in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione as we visit sites where scenes were actually filmed.
We'll also visit some hidden away places said to be the inspiration for Diagonally and Knockturn Alley.
Finally visit Platform 9 3/4
where the journey to Hogwarts begins. Walking plus London Underground.

Endorsements:

City of Westminster, City of London

Driver Guide:

No