A background in music management equips me to deal enthusiastically, informatively and courteously with a range of must-sees, from the Palace of Westminster to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and London 2012 venues. Passionate especially about music, literature and architecture, my London walking tours include Westminster, St James's, Mayfair, Southwark, Hampstead, Soho, Kensington, Clerkenwell and Chelsea, while as an endorsed Windsor & Eton guide I can reveal the fascination of the Queen's weekend home for much of the year, and the mysteries of the English Public School system. If music, literature and architecture are your passions too, then Oxford, Cambridge, Salisbury, Winchester and Bath also beckon.
|Literature - Conrad, James, Forster, Waugh, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith|
|Architecture - Domestic, Commercial, Institutional, Historic, Contemporary|
|Music - Concerts, Musicians, Composers, Venues, Festivals|
|Walking - Westminster, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Southwark, Greenwich, Hampstead, Soho, Kensington|
|Regeneration - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park|
As a music graduate, manager and lifelong music lover, I can illuminate London's rich musical life, from the imposing Royal Albert Hall to the vibrant South Bank Centre, via Soho night life and tucked away City churches. London is a musical world-city, and so many composers and musicians have based their careers here, from Handel to Elgar to Jimi Hendrix. There is also the uniquely beautiful English choral tradition, with evensong at Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. First feast your eyes, then your ears...
Parliament, Windsor & Eton, 2012 Venues