- 3 hours
London Parks and Palaces Tour
At Buckingham Palace
From Hyde Park to Kensington Palace
Following a degree in environmental sciences, Tim became a professional actor and musician working in and around London for many years. So whether it's art galleries, theatre, popular music or science and technology that interests you, Tim is a great companion. . More recently he has been bringing history to life playing historical characters ranging from Charles Dickens to Michael Faraday, Astronomer Royals and Bob Lyons the Rolls Royce engineer at sites across London; including the Science Museum in South Kensington, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Museum of London.
Sarah-Jane Kitching was born and brought up in London. She studied at Cambridge University and qualified as a doctor, working in the NHS initially in Gynaecology and latterly as a General Practitioner. Having gained a First in the History and Philosophy of Medicine as part of her medical training, she has now changed career to pursue her long-standing love of history and of London in particular. After two years of intensive study, Sarah-Jane qualified as a London Blue Badge Guide and was awarded Guide of the Year in 2012. She is passionate about the city she lives in with her family and loves to share its fascinating past and present with others.
Tim Hochstrasser is Associate Professor of International History at LSE where he lectures on early modern European history, culture and political thought. He was educated and has taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. He is particularly interested in the Enlightenment era of European Thought but believes that the relationship between events and ideas can only be fully understood by taking seriously the architecture, town planning, design, art history and music within any period. He tries to reflect this holistic approach to history in his writings and teaching. He has lived and worked in London for many years and regularly takes groups of students out on London walks and expeditions to galleries so that they can experience the material culture of history first hand.
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