Sue Gil

Sue Gil

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, Hebrew

Phone Number(s):

020-8420-4544, 07932-682324

Email:

suedevonsgil@yahoo.co.uk

Introduction:

I am so lucky
I live in one of the most interesting cities in the world ..London ..and I love my job as a registered blue badge guide

You can find me on Trip Advisor under attractions!! LONDON PRIVATE GUIDE SUE GIL

Having a degree in history and an outgoing personality plus many years teaching people of all ages and nationalities help me to become the excellent guide I aspire to be

Do you hate waiting in traffic jams and standing in lines? If so I am probably the guide for you
I lead tailor made walking tours around London to suit all ages and most interest
I can guide individuals couples or groups of up to 24 people
We can cover distances decided by you
We can hop on buses with a one day travel pass or go into buildings of your choice without waiting in long lines if you buy a London pass
Once you have made your booking I can contact you by telephone e mail or Skype to discuss your exact requirements
I have more than 40 years experience in guiding
I have lived in USA and have contacts in many countries all over the world
You can read feedback from many of my former clients on Trip Advisor I offer personalised tailor made half day tours lasting three to four hours and full day tours lasting around eight hours. I will reply to all e mails and will try to design a personal tour to suit you or your group

I work for several well known agencies as well as working free lance ,offering private walking tours, chauffeur driven tours and visits to museums and art galleries as well as taking tours out of London

I am happy to discuss your needs and find something which suits your interests

Having set up and administered tours as well as working as a blue badge guide since 1976 has given me the experience to deal with all kinds of situations

I love art and have studied art history too

In addition I lead guided walking tours of London, villages and places which are off the beaten track and tours of Harry Potter sites in London
I even have the witch's costume !!!

Region for which accredited: London
London sites for which accredited: British Library, British Museum, City of London, Docklands, Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, National Gallery, Somerset House, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tower of London, Victoria & Albert Museum., Westminster Abbey
I also can guide in the Wallace Collection and Courtauld Gallery and am particularly interested in Dutch seventeenth century and Impressionist paintings

Sites outside London for which accredited: Bath, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Winchester Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Cambridge ( outside colleges )

Special interests: I have experience guiding all ages .I guide groups but can also arrange walking or chauffeured tours for individuals and families or small groups

I am qualified to guide in English and Hebrew but can converse fluently in Spanish and French and speak some Italian too

I have given lectures at Regents University and at Columbia University in New York as well as to various organisations mainly in Hertfordshire area

I have lectured in English for Business and English for Tourism at a university (part time)but am free most of the year to guide

Walking tours:
SOHO ( worked in area for 25 years!!)
Bankside
Bushey Village and its artists
Charles Dickens
Georgian London
Golders Green ( lived in area )
Hammersmith and Chiswick
Hampstead( lived and went to school in area )
HARRY POTTER ( including costume!)
Jewish London
Kenwood and Kenwood House
Legal London
Marylebone to Trafalgar Square
Royal London and the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
St James and aristocratic connections
Southwark
TUDOR LONDON

Visits to one of the the following museums and art galleries can be combined with a walk or tour or be visited separately

National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery/Victoria and Albert Museum/Somerset House/Tate Britain/Natural History Museum/Wallace Collection/Science Museum/ Courtauld collection

Extended tours: As a child I lived in Cambridge and my father taught at the university there and worked in the Cavendish laboratories .where Stephen Hawking also worked
Dad studied nuclear physics under Rutherford and JJ Thompson

I have organised, escorted and guided tours all around Britain and have also worked as a tour escort in France, Spain, Holland, Eire, Belgium, Portugal and Italy.
I lived on a kibbutz in Israel when i was a student
I lived and taught in the USA for several years too.

Am available for lectures on a wide variety of subjects including the British Monarchy

Personal Interests:

tailor made tours
history
art architecture and sculpture
harry potter
walking tours
Tudor England
Jewish interest tours

Special Interests:

Galleries

National Portrait Gallery
National Gallery
Tate Britain
Museum of London
Courtauld Gallery and Somerset House
Wallace Collection
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Kenwood House

History & Prehistory

Tudor England. Henry VIII and his six wives. Stuarts. Victorians
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
Windsor Castle
Bath and Stonehenge
Stratford upon Avon ,Shakespeare and Warwick
Dickens walks

Museums

British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum
Science museum

Science

Science Museum, Cambridge and Cavendish Laboratories, Natural History Museum

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Sudeley Castle

Walking Tours

Hampstead, Soho, EAST END,Royal London,
Harry Potter sites, River Thames,Legal London, Churchill, Golders Green,Bankside,Bushey Village and Herkomer school of art,Golders Green, Jewish London
Georgian London,Charles Dickens, Constable and Romney,Kenwood and Kenwood house,Hammersmith and Chiswick,Marylebone Village, Trafalgar Square to Parliament, Royal London and Guard Change, St James and Aristocracy

Essential London
TUDOR LONDON
JEWISH EAST END

Endorsements:

Somerset House

Additional Qualifications:

BA Hons History and Biology French subsid. PGCE Dip TEFL MITG

Driver Guide:

No