Martin Hill

Martin Hill

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07415 242407

Email:

martins.hill@btinternet.com

Introduction:

Hello, I'm Martin, a youthful, engaging Blue Badge Guide with a insatiable curiosity for London. Stepping onto the streets of this city is to enter a novel: a 2000-year-old novel. My aim is to bring London's rich, extraordinary, and often dark past to life and use it to explain the London that we live in TODAY.

Personal Interests:

Sport
Medical History
Walking Tours
Art and Architecture
Docklands
Food and Drink
London at War, WW1 & WW2
Transport
History of London Crime
Harry Potter
Jack the Ripper

Special Interests:

Architecture

From gargoyles to girders and Gothic to glass, London is architectural anarchy. Why not join me on a walk through the City of London, where gleaming skyscrapers tower over centuries-old churches and monuments.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

London hosts a great collection of European masters: da Vinci, Caravaggio, Rubens, Turner and Vincent van Gogh. We're not short of such classics at the National Gallery and the beautiful Wallace Collection, but if you fancy something a little more off-the-wall why not come to Tate Modern?

Museums

There everywhere and everything. Discover the history of humankind in the British Museum, re-live the experiences of Londoners during World War II at the Imperial War Museum, travel back in time at the Transport Museum, or catch a glimpse of the future at the Design Museum. Many more besides!

Sports & Pastimes

London is sport mad. Our football teams are exported all over the world: Chelsea, Arsenal, the mighty Crystal Palace. In the Summer it's all about Lord's: the home of cricket. What about London's status as the only three-time host of the Olympic Games.

Maritime Britain

Come and explore the old docklands in the East End. See how they shaped Britain's commercial status and how they powered and supplied an empire. Get a feel for the rapid regeneration of the East in the past 20 years.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Visit the film sets for Downton Abbey, many of which are nestled deep in glorious Cotswolds countryside.

Driver Guide:

No