- 7 hours
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- Museum of London
- Churchill War Rooms
- 7 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level historian
- Morning coffee
- St Paul’s Cathedral tickets
- Churchill War Rooms tickets
- Transfer in between sites
After a local lunch, we’ll hop in a taxi or take the tube to the Churchill War Rooms to continue our education on the Blitz. In Churchill’s high-security underground bunker office and its maze of other rooms, we’ll learn about the figure of Winston Churchill, the key decisions he made as Prime Minister, and his ability to cement the 'Big Three' Alliance with Russia and the United States. After an in-depth exploration underground, we’ll emerge for a stroll nearby through Whitehall, taking in the Guards Chapel, Buckingham Palace, and discussing the Royal Family during WWII.
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!
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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