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A New Tour
I have devised a new Walking The London Blitz Tour. It takes about 2 1/2 hours (there is room for a pit stop!) and uses the landscape of the City of London finance district to tell the story of the sustained bombing of of London (and other British cities) between September 1940 and May 1941. It is great for schools, students and private groups alike and offers a different aspect to an already fascinating and beatiful area.
Similar tours can also be done in Southwark and The City of Westminster.
The River Thames is an under used resource yet boats can be hired. Someone, get together a group, hire a boat and cruise with me to guide! We could do the development of London's modern architecture on the way down river, and the history of London on the return. There are all sorts of possibilities.
First World War Anniversary:
The 100th anniversary looms in 2014. Hugh is working on a number of tours and events both in the lead up in 2013 as well as in 2014. So keep in touch.
Calling Napoleonic War enthusiasts:
It is the 200th anniversary of the British Army's great achievements in the Peninsular, closing with Waterloo in 2015! So browse the Napoleonic War section. Tours to the Peninsular can be wonderful short holidays with a point of interest, while the Battlefield of Waterloo is only a short hop away.
Another new Military History walking tour in London:
I use the landscape of Whitehall from Trafalgar Square to Westminster to bring alive different aspects of our Military History. There is an astonishing range of memorials, statues, government buildings, pub names, museums, shrapnel scars and bomb sites that help tell the story. We can also link up with a Guard change at Horse Guards.
Terrific trip to North West Spain with a small group in May to visit the scene of Wellington's brilliant victories at Vittoria and Sorauren (1813) We also took in the battlefields of the Pyrenees and San Sebastien where the original fort stormed by the British remains. Spectacular scenery, and wonderful places to stay and eat.
The London Blitz Tours are proving very poular. They can be either a half day, or a full day with a visit to the splendid Docklands Museum to see the exhibition of the London Docks in World War 2.
Spent the Summer working with a team of guides for clients and employees of an United States Corporate who were in town for the Olympics. They had a heady blend of world class sport and universe class sightseeing.
Conducted the new Whtehall Military History Walk for the Association of Professional Tour Guides on a beautiful November day in the company of wonderful colleagues all of whom are Blue Badge guides (see Blue Badge).
Many happy tours throughout the year for Inktal, superbly managed by Sarah Tillie. Some new ideas coming up for 2013.