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.
Simon Dormandy is a freelance theatre director and teacher of English and Drama. Between 1997 and 2012 he was Head of Theatre Studies at Eton College, where his pupils included actors such as Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Lloyd. Before turning to teaching he was an actor, spending five years with The Royal Shakespeare Company, two with Cheek By Jowl, and playing leading roles in major British theatres – including The Old Vic, The Chichester Festival Theatre, The Manchester Royal Exchange, and the Donmar Warehouse – as well as well as on television and film. He is a graduate of Oxford University with an MA in English Language and Literature.
Since leaving university in 1982 Sean has lived and worked across the globe in a near 30 year career as a senior executive in financial services. He put his skills and knowledge to work in the Charity Sector in the UK for 7 years but decided life was too short to not focus entirely on his passions for people , history, art and architecture. When not guiding Sean is restoring a Georgian House and serving as a Parish Councillor. He is a freeman of the City of London and a freeman of the City Livery company of Clockmakers. He lives in London and Wiltshire.
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