"I ended the tour having walked the Blitz, felt inspired by the resilience of the British population."
London WWII Tour
After the Blitz
At St. Paul's
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 nearly 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.
Peter is a working London black cab driver whose biography reads like a picture postcard book of the Capital. Born ‘within the sound of the Bow Bells’, he has spent his whole life living and working in London. He spent his formative years as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, later graduating with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Social Policy from 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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