Leila Redpath

Leila Redpath

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

020 86758204, 07791 368134

Email:

leila.redpath@gmail.com

Introduction:

"We had a lovely cruise and will be sure to recommend your services in the future. Specifically, the Blue Badge Tour Guide was incredible."
(Client email to City Cruises re private hire of boat on 17th May 2017)

London is my city. I love showing it to visitors.

Recent clients from Finland gave me 4 reasons why I was an 'excellent' guide. I was told:

- I know my stuff
- I'm easy to understand
- I clearly enjoy my job
- I clearly like people

So join me in 2017.

I specialise in walking tours of London as well as tours of Galleries and Museums - particularly the V&A, the British Museum and the National Gallery. My hobbies include writing and drawing.

I take groups on panoramic coach tours and accompany groups and individuals to Greenwich, Windsor, Oxford, Canterbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as other regional locations on request.

But I also enjoy researching and customising experiences for visitors who want something a little different, more tailor made.

I spent 15 years as an International Tour Director before becoming a Blue Badge Guide. I love working with young people.

I lived in France on and off for about 7 years and worked as a Tour Manager in France over many years. I am bilingual with French.

My calendar here is not always updated so do just pop me an email to check my availability.

Top quote so far in 2017:

'I can't thank you enough. You got it absolutely right for the group. What a star you are. I'm sure we will meet again. ' (Ann, on her privately commissioned tour of the British Museum.)

Personal Interests:

Student groups
Greenwich and Royal Observatory
Tea, Traditions, History and Trade
Art and Sculpture
British Museum
National Gallery
St Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Oxford
Windsor Castle
Walking Tours
Panoramic Coach Tours
The City of London
East India Company

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

I have practised fine art, as well as loving nothing more than time dwelling on the Art of others. London has an unrivalled choice of museums and galleries for every taste. Whether you want highlights at the National Gallery or V&A, a leisurely wander or more in-depth study, let me be your knowledgeable companion. Or join me on a Sketch-and-Study tour in London. See my website for more information.

Museums

One object can be the portal into a much larger story about society or humanity itself. Whether it is the Rosetta stone at the British Museum or Tipu's Tiger at the V&A, armour at the Wallace Collection, or Jewels at the Tower, I can tease out their stories for you and show you why they matter today in 2017.

Maritime Britain

Royal Greenwich, London's Docks and more recently Canary Wharf, are fabulous places to go to hear about Britain's vital connection to the seas. The teeming trade and life on the River Thames from Roman times to now, shaped our nation. From the City to Greenwich World Heritage Site, from pubs to parks, the stories are rich and sometimes raucous. If you are interested in Henry VIII or spices and tea, come with me.

Archaeology

If you are into bits of old mosaic, Assyrian lion hunt reliefs, Roman wall or Saxon treasure - you're in good hands.

Churches & Cathedrals

Let me introduce you to the wonders of St Paul's Cathedral or Westminster Abbey.

Walking Tours

Come on my walking tours of:
-The City of London x 2
-Greenwich from the Pier up to the Royal Observarory
-Westminster to Trafalgar Square via Buckingham and St James' Palaces OR
-My introduction to London starting at the River Thames at Embankment and working our way up to Picadilly Circus via Trafalgar and Leicester Squares.

Driver Guide:

No