Jo Baddeley

Jo Baddeley

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020-8670-3682, 07703-538904

Email:

j.baddeley@btopenworld.com

Introduction:

"You have such a perfect way of making people feel at ease" wrote Sara Peterson from California. "We so enjoyed our visit - your expertise and knowledge was exceptional" said Whit Robbins from Georgia.

I work primarily as a driver-guide, taking people around London or on day trips to Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford on Avon, Canterbury, WIndsor, the Cotswolds and more .... Harry Potter tours are a speciality! I love my job because I love my country and its incredible history - and I particularly love sharing my knowledge with visitors. Whether you're on your own, a couple or with family or friends I can promise you an entertaining and informative day.

Here's what Nancy Enns from Ontario wrote:
"Well, it feels like you were just a huge part of a fabulous dream I've just had about an incredible trip to England. I can't thank you enough for everything. We would not have been able to pack in as much if it wasn't for you chauffeuring us and getting us where we wanted to go, and most definitely, with your knowledge, allowing us to "creep" on the
Royals and see things we wouldn't have found on our own! You were instrumental in making my very first travel experience in London an absolute pleasure. "

I can do all the regular sites but also pride myself on my flexibility and my aim is always to give you the day you want, whether it's a particular part of the British Museum, the Changing of the Guard or a good pub lunch!

As a mother, I'm always very happy to cater for the needs of families. Ellen Oland from New York wrote
"I know that having four children you were well prepared to relate to a five year old, however, you were exceptional. It is amazing, and a credit to you, how much she remembers from that day. "

Please don't hesitate to get in touch and let me help you get the most from your holiday.

Special Interests:

Sports & Pastimes

Harry Potter tours a speciality - I can take you to the sites where filming took place in and around London. Very popular with families!
Sport: I'm qualified to take you around the 2012 venues and explain what went on in the fabulous summer of 2012

Galleries

For art lovers, we can visit the National Gallery, Tate Britain or Tate Modern, 3 very different art expereinces - and they're all free!

Castles & Palaces

Westminster Abbey, the royal church, scene of royal weddings, funerals and burials or St Paul's Cathedral, the people's church. I can also take you to Salisbury Cathedral to see the best surviving copy of the Magna Carta, or to Bath Abbey, the lantern of the West.

Museums

The Queen's favourite castle, Windsor or Blenheim Palace - not even royal but built to rival Versailles! Not to mention Hampton Court, stately homes and gardens or the Royal Palace and Fortress of The Tower of London ... let me tell you about their history, their secrets, their ghosts ....

Churches & Cathedrals

London has such incredible museums - notably the British Museum, described as the world in a box. I can take you on a tour through history, starting 1.6 milion years ago (I promise to do the short version!) We can also visit the Victoria and Albert, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Imperial War Museum or, a personal favourite, the Cabinet War Rooms.

Endorsements:

2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons)

Driver Guide:

Yes

Vehicles:

Type Make / Model Passengers Air Conditioning Disabled Access
Car Audi A6 Estate 4 Yes No