"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
Alexandra Jackson lives in London but spends a lot of time with her family in the countryside in Wiltshire. Alexandra’s love of history dates back to her childhood curiosity about the past, and her fascination with stories and legends. “Why?” is probably her most frequently used word. After studying History at Oxford University, she began with a career in finance, first as a stock broker and then as a financial journalist, writing a daily investment column for The Times newspaper. After taking a break in her career to raise four children, Alexandra is now returning to her first love: history and heritage. She particularly enjoys making connections between past and present, using her experience and expertise to retell historic episodes in a fully accessible way. Alexandra is constantly reviewing the narratives she uses to interpret not only Britain's heritage including it's Colonial and Imperial past but also Britain today. She takes care correctly to contextualise the places and people she meets when touring. As an expert guide for Context Travel, Alexandra loves sharing her ideas and works hard to ensure that every client has a memorable experience when visiting the UK.
A graduate of European languages, law and politics, Sue’s professional background is in finance. She worked for many years with the British Council (the UK’s foremost international cultural relations organisation) travelling extensively and making the most of her visits abroad. She’s lived and worked in London for 30 years and has 2 children at University. A qualified Blue Badge Guide with particular expertise in walking tours of the City of London and City of Westminster, 20th Century military history and Winston Churchill. Her tours are fun, relaxed and enjoyable as she brings London to life through stories and experiences.
Ruth is an award winning tourist guide, lecturer and storyteller specialising in London’s political and social history. London born and bred, she is an International History graduate from the London School of Economics and loves sharing her knowledge through tours of First and Second World War sites in London. Before training as a guide Ruth worked in politics for 11 years including working in the House of Commons, House of Lords and in local government.
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