Jon Blanchard

Jon Blanchard

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020-8686-1715, 07932-647598

Email:

jonblanchard88@yahoo.com

Introduction:

I worked over 20 years in social housing. My 1st degree was in Eng Lit, & I have a dip. in Religious Studies. While I am fascinated by the churches, galleries & historic buildings of London, I also enjoy living in the world's most ethnically diverse city.

I am happy to wear my kilt working as a guide in any weather!

Personal Interests:

Literature
Religion
Architecture

Special Interests:

Architecture
Art/Paintings & Sculpture
Churches & Cathedrals

I have been an avid church trotter ever since my teens visiting country churches in Devon. I have visited every ancient English and Welsh cathedral, except Chester, which I mean to put right. I know the Wren churches of the City of London very well. Whatever your own beliefs, I am sure you will be interested if I can show you how these spaces have been in continual community use over the generations.

Galleries
History & Prehistory
Literature

When I was growing up in Devon and thought of London as the place where things happened in books. Both as the home of writers and the setting of books, London is fascinating. I would be happy to show you round.

Religion
Walking Tours

I really enjoy taking walking tours. At street level you can see and experience what the environment is like, and with my help, use your imagination to see what it was like in maybe very different circumstances in the past. I have particular experience in the City of London, and can show 2000 years of history in under 2 hours, plus at least something from Charles Dickens and Christopher Wren.

Endorsements:

Salisbury Cathedral, City of London, Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

MA (Oxon), Dip. Religious Studies

Driver Guide:

No