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Please note: The Imperial State Crown and Queen Mary’s Crown are not currently on display in the Jewel House. These crowns are being prepared for the King's Coronation Service on 6 May 2023
Early Access Tower of London Tour
Born and raised a Londoner, Mark has been fortunate to live also in Oxford and Dorset, as well as to work overseas in France, United States of America, Czech Republic and Russia. He has enjoyed visiting or living in several great cities but nothing compares with London - quite simply, this is the world's most fascinating city! His personal interests range from the history of the City, to Jewish history, transport and multicultural 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!
With a French mother and Irish father, Suzanne was born and educated in Birmingham. She attended the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and Westfield College London, before working at the V&A, and Hodder Educational and Phaidon Press. She is qualified as a Clerkenwell and Islington Guide, City of London Guide and Blue Badge. Suzanne has lived in London most of her adult life and has cycled, walked and nosed around its streets for 45 years, learning to see and appreciate the many-layered qualities of the city, and getting to know its museums and great buildings. She has studied history and art history all her life. She is deeply passionate about sharing the rich history of the city, how extraordinary human beings can be, and what those human beings can create.
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