Important information 2022: Due to COVID related changes at the entry gates at Westminster Abbey, there is currently no skip-the-line availability for tickets. Lines for entry could be long on peak days.
- Westminster Abbey
- 2.5 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level historian
- Pre-purchased tickets into Westminster Abbey
Yes! We have some excellent family-friendly guides who can appeal to the learning styles of children. Please book privately if you have children under 13. Feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies. This way we can match you with the best possible guide.
Although raised in the quintessential English picture postcard village, David has lived in London for over half of his life, and now considers himself very much a ‘City Slicker’. Fine Art trained and a former magazine art editor, David brings together all previous experience into guiding the quirky, beautiful, mysterious and thought-provoking within London. A life-long love and understanding of buildings enables David to offer specialist tours of both historic and contemporary architecture. The urban fabric of our multifaceted capital, and how it came to be, provides David with endless fascination, surprise and delight, and is his passion in guiding visitors.
Born and raised a Londoner, Mark has been fortunate to live also in Oxford and Dorset, as well as to work overseas in France, United States of America, Czech Republic and Russia. He has enjoyed visiting or living in several great cities but nothing compares with London - quite simply, this is the world's most fascinating city! His personal interests range from the history of the City, to Jewish history, transport and multicultural London.
Jane Hickey is a prize winning Blue Badge guide for London and day trips out of London. She grew up in her father’s hotel in Dublin, Ireland and despite early attempts to branch out she has consistently returned to the hospitality industry in various guises. She has lived in London all her adult life, qualifying as a chartered accountant with PWC where her clients included the InterContinental Hotel Group. Following a spell in finance with Trusthouse Forte Hotels she returned to the consultancy arm of PWC working in the Tourism & Leisure Group, looking at investment opportunities in the industry. She spent time in Hungary and Poland with PWC in the 90s privatizing state owned hotel and leisure groups. Having taken a break to raise her 3 children she then undertook an intensive 2 year course in London launching her guiding career. Since qualifying as a guide she has undertaken further courses in the City of London, Windsor & Eton, and she is currently studying for a Certificate in Early Medieval Art and Architecture at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Jane very much looks forward to showing her London to Context Travel visitors and particularly enjoys looking after family groups.
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