Guide at a Glance
Jolly Good Tours
London, England, United Kingdom
Private Tour, Sightseeing
I am a sightseeing tour guide and owner of my own agency. I know the best times to visit even the busiest places, the shortcuts, the interesting detours and some of the best places to eat to suit your time, palate and budget. As a Blue Badge guide, I have priority booking at the major London sights and can save you lots of time in queue or waiting in line. I guide on foot, on coach, by public transport or in a car. Most of my work starts in London, but I will meet you anywhere that suits you. I am very happy to meet you your hotel or at any train station in the southeast to start a tour. This can save at least three hours time getting in and out of London.
I’m British and was born in Portsmouth with a grandfather from Wales and a grandmother from Ireland. I moved to London in 1981 and spent the next 30 years policing the capital before deciding on a change of career. In 2012, I retired from the police and concentrated on studying for my London Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualification, which I was awarded in 2013.
I live on the outskirts of London with my wife and two daughters. I live near a 500-year-old palace made famous by one of the former occupants who had a propensity for changing wives, under 15 miles from Trafalgar Square. I live less than an hour some of the most famous sights in Britain in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Close to me are the southern Home Counties of England, each with its own character and a host of local landmarks.
My interests are varied, mostly arts side, including music, theatre, London history, food and local beers. I also have interest in the world wars, country houses, stately homes and more importantly, the stories of the people who lived in them.