Spitalfields houses

Look closely at these early 17C houses in Spitalfields – they look so solid, don’t they? But some were built only one brick deep, some only one room deep. They [More…]

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On these pages I feature a number of special tours and visits, generally of a half-day or day’s duration. These tours and visits are suitable for groups, societies and schools [More…]

Spitalfields and the Huguenot Silk Weavers

Spitalfields, just outside the old City of London, is one of the most fascinating areas of London. Nearly two thousand years ago, the Romans buried their dead here; then came [More…]

Royal Palaces on the Thames

Royal Palaces on the Thames We visit Windsor Castle, the great romantic castle perched high above the River Thames and looking down to Eton College. This is the Queen’s favourite [More…]

The East End and Beyond

London’s East End and Beyond We will be exploring what was historically London’s immigrant area, where Huguenots, Irish and East European Jews have settled, made their mark, and moved on. [More…]

Discovering London

Discovering London While you are in London – may be for the Olympic Games – why not take a panoramic tour of the old City of London, the West End [More…]

Garden Tours – Cotswolds

Garden Tours: The Cotswolds One of the loveliest areas of England – picture-perfect villages of thatched cottages, rolling hills and grazing sheep. Meadows and ancient dry stone walling and gliding [More…]

Garden Tours – Kent

Garden Tours: Kent – the Garden of England Kent is not only renowned for its many castles and manor houses but also its cherry and apple orchards and glorious gardens. [More…]

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