"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.
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.
Fiona is an English Literature graduate, with a background combining theatre, teaching and circus skills. She is enthusiastic, charming and friendly. Over the last 15 years she has qualified as a City of London guide, a Westminster Guide and a London Blue Badge guide – winning awards each time! She is a native Londoner who can decode today’s streets to unlock the story of this great city.
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