Royal Parks Tour
St. James's, The Mall, and Green Park
Buckingham Palace Tour
Please note: Due to the seasonal scheduling at Buckingham Palace, this experience is only available for a limited period each summer. We can only visit when the Queen is out of town! Tickets to Buckingham Palace are in high demand and we cannot always guarantee availability. Booking ahead of time is important.
Born in London, Ruth has also lived in Israel for many years. She trained at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, where she studied Voice and Piano and received a degree in performance in both instruments. She is a qualified music teacher and for many years taught music to children and adults of all ages. Returning to London in 2000, Ruth undertook a number of intensive courses learning about the history of this great city which she loves. She has recently earned an MA in Art History and enrolled in a Ph.D. program. Ruth also has a particular interest in Jewish London and a keen interest in the artistic and musical history of London.
Imogen Rumbold is a retired solicitor living in London. She is the mother of 3 children, now grown up, but not so long ago that she cannot remember what it is like to be in children’s company! Originally called to the Bar in 1979, she then swapped sides to become a solicitor and partner in the law firm of Lawrence Graham (now Gowlings WLG), and thereafter as a partner in the niche City shipping practice of Lax & Co. Practising as a shipping litigator led to quite a lot of travel, to such places as Russia, Bulgaria and land-locked Switzerland. In 2018, Imogen retired to devote herself to guiding, thus indulging her interests in history without quite abandoning the law. She is a fully qualified tourist guide and holds the coveted Blue Badge, which permits her to lead tours in London, the Cotswolds, Bath and Stonehenge, amongst other sites. She loves sharing London with visitors, the capital city where she has lived and worked for over 40 years. She gets just as much pleasure from guiding children as she does from guiding grown-ups. Come and visit!
Paul was one of the youngest ever Blue Badge Guides to qualify since the profession of Blue Badge Guiding began. He is a descendant of the Shaw & Hardwick family of architects who worked in London throughout the entire 19th century and his father's family worked on the Thames for over 150 years. He loves to share the history with modern day London as much as possible in all of his tours.
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