Vanessa Silcock

Vanessa Silcock

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07983 400649

Email:

vanessasilcock@gmail.com

Introduction:

Thank you for choosing me as your guide today!

Please do contact me to arrange an exciting visit to London.

In 2014, I won the London Blue Badge exam award, for the best overall site presentations.

I am also a qualified Winchester City guide.

Personal Interests:

Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, city churches
British Museum, National Gallery
Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Greenwich
City walks and Royal London including guard changing
Shoreditch history and Street Art
Shopping, fashion and gardens too!

Special Interests:

History & Prehistory

Stonehenge is an amazing place to visit with the new visitor centre

Regional Tours

Why not visit Oxford, Bath, Canterbury, Stratford or Salisbury for wonderful walking tours taking in the highlights

Castles & Palaces

Let me show you Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace or Hampton Court for an amazing Royal experience. Buckingham Palace is such a wonderful centrepiece for the guard change too
The Tower of London will come alive with all the history and stories associated with this royal palace and fortress.

Churches & Cathedrals

The City of London is full of pretty and historic churches which can be enjoyed to the full on a walking tour
Westminster Abbey has a vast history and is full of royal stories. I have enjoyed a special family link with the Abbey and it has played an important part in my life for many years.
Visit St Pauls Cathedral in the City of London
Winchester Cathedral

Walking Tours

A gentle walk around London is one of the loveliest ways to absorb its history.
For something different, let me show you Spitalfields; not only does this area have a wonderful history, but we can discover the street art too!
2017 is the anniversary of Jane Austen's death - walk round Bath or Winchester with me to find out about her life and how these two beautiful cities influenced her writing.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

London has an array of galleries to tempt you.
A highlights visit to the National Gallery is always amazing and I also have a particular interest in the Victoria and Albert Museum. In V and A we can either do a highlights tour, or look at developing fashions in the British Galleries.
You may also be amazed to see the portraits of characters you have read about in the history books during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery.

Museums

A visit to the British Museum will be a highlight of any visit to London

Gardens

London is full of parks and hidden gardens - no better way to spend a warm summer day than discovering these lovely spaces

Literature

I have recently finished a super City of London walk celebrating the life of Charles Dickens, just one of the great literary figures associated with London...

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Driver Guide:

No