The Great Fire of London
Churches of Christopher Wren
The Legacy of Wren
This walk covers about 1 mile overall. There are occasional opportunities to sit if needed.
Although raised in the quintessential English picture postcard village, David has lived in London for over half of his life, and now considers himself very much a ‘City Slicker’. Fine Art trained and a former magazine art editor, David brings together all previous experience into guiding the quirky, beautiful, mysterious and thought-provoking within London. A life-long love and understanding of buildings enables David to offer specialist tours of both historic and contemporary architecture. The urban fabric of our multifaceted capital, and how it came to be, provides David with endless fascination, surprise and delight, and is his passion in guiding visitors.
Jane Hickey is a prize winning Blue Badge guide for London and day trips out of London. She grew up in her father’s hotel in Dublin, Ireland and despite early attempts to branch out she has consistently returned to the hospitality industry in various guises. She has lived in London all her adult life, qualifying as a chartered accountant with PWC where her clients included the InterContinental Hotel Group. Following a spell in finance with Trusthouse Forte Hotels she returned to the consultancy arm of PWC working in the Tourism & Leisure Group, looking at investment opportunities in the industry. She spent time in Hungary and Poland with PWC in the 90s privatizing state owned hotel and leisure groups. Having taken a break to raise her 3 children she then undertook an intensive 2 year course in London launching her guiding career. Since qualifying as a guide she has undertaken further courses in the City of London, Windsor & Eton, and she is currently studying for a Certificate in Early Medieval Art and Architecture at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Jane very much looks forward to showing her London to Context Travel visitors and particularly enjoys looking after family groups.
Peter is a London native whose biography reads like a picture postcard book of the capital. Born ‘within the sound of the Bow Bells’, he spent his formative years as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, was a John Carpenter scholar at the City of London School, and went on to complete two degrees at the London School of Economics. While studying for the ‘Knowledge of London’, London’s legendary taxi-driver test, he worked as a driver on the city’s iconic red Heatherwick buses. He loves sharing his unique insights and observations of his home town with visitors from around the world.
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