Tim Barron

Tim Barron

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

020 7639 6753, 07951 638402

Email:

timprods@hotmail.co.uk

Introduction:

As a Blue Badge guide, I have a broad range of interests across the arts and sciences. Following a degree in environmental sciences, I became a professional actor and musician working in and around London for many years. So whether it's art galleries, theatre, popular music or science and technology that interests you, I would love to show you London and all it has to offer. More recently I have been bringing history to life playing historical characters ranging from Charles Dickens to Michael Faraday, Astronomer Royals and Bob Lyons the Rolls Royce engineer at sites across London; including the Science Museum in South Kensington, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Museum of London. If you choose to visit outside London; then Stratford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath and Canterbury are all possibilities. I am happy to work with all ages; individuals, families or groups. A special interest of mine is the history of transport; cars, buses, planes, the military and our industrial heritage.

Personal Interests:

Aviation history
Greenwich
Theatre history
Industrial heritage
Charles Dickens
William Shakespeare
Transport (cars, buses, trams and planes)

Special Interests:

Walking Tours

Enjoy a guided walk to take in the rich history of the city of London, its architecture, its Livery companies, St Paul's Cathedral and the churches of Sir Christopher Wren. Did you know there is a Roman amphitheatre to explore under Guildhall?

Industrial Heritage

Join me in a tour of the Science museum in Kensigton, to see our marvellous industrial heritage. Whether it is, cars, planes or rockets (the original George Stephenson rocket, a V2 or the Moon Landings) that interest you, we've got them all. Let me guide you through some of the extraordinary exhibits.

Museums

Enjoy a guided visit to a selection of London museums. Choose from the Science Museum, The Royal Observatory Greenwich, the London Transport Museum. The Imperial War Museum or the Museum of London. Out of town, we can explore the RAF Museum at Hendon or the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in the New Forest.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

We can explore the highlights of the National Gallery (from the Wilton Diptych to Van Gogh's Sunflowers), Tate Modern with its eclectic mix, or the British Museum; taking in the Rosetta stone, the Parthenon Marbles, the Egyptian Mummies and so much more!

Military

A guided walking tour of the aviation history of London, centered around Mayfair. From ballooning in Hyde Park to Harrier Jump Jets at the Post office Tower. From the monuments of the Eagle Squadron at Grosvenor Square to Bomber Command on Piccadilly.

Additional Qualifications:

BSc Environmental Sciences, Assoc CIPD

Driver Guide:

No