Hi! I am Sue Jackson, a Londoner, Blue Badge Guide and Freeman of the City of London who loves to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for my city and its history.
As a LONDON BLUE BADGE GUIDE, I lead walks and tours all around London, with a wide variety of themes.
I am a LECTURER, giving illustrated talks to a variety of audiences such the National Trust, decorative and fine arts societies (NADFAS), and historical societies.
A HISTORY graduate, I am a Fellow of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain. With a background also in ART and ART HISTORY, I lead visits to to many of London’s most important museums and art galleries.
On this page I summarise many of the different ways in which I communicate my passion, with further details available on linked pages. If you think I can help, please dive in and learn more!
TALKS AND LECTURES
I lecture to organisations such as NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), the National Trust, U3A and other historical and arts societies.
I offer a diverse range of lectures. The lives and cultural heritage of London’s Huguenots; perspectives on London and its architecture; art historical subjects; social history, and more. Please visit my Talks and Lectures page for more details.
I also lead a number of walks that complement my lectures and talks.
London is a delight for walkers. At every turn, it reveals new facets of its fascinating history and character.
My walks cover all London and many themes. From the Square Mile to Kew Gardens; from darkest Victorian London to gardens of the City; from London’s pubs to the Huguenot silk weavers & immigrants’ London .
Why are London’s central areas so different from each other? I delight in drawing out the history and atmosphere of these areas, the characters who lived there and whose legacies live on.
Below you can see my walks schedule for the coming season. More details are available by clicking on the walk title. Visit my London Walks page for further details.
London Walks Schedule
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
London has a wealth of art galleries, catering for all tastes: Old Masters, Impressionists, modern paintings and sculpture. From the great national collections to the more eclectic, London has something for everyone.
Whether you want a highlights tour or one geared to your personal interests or specific themes, I can bring knowledge, enthusiasm and insight to your visit.
THEMED TRIPS IN LONDON & FURTHER AFIELD
Special tours and visits, generally of a half-day or day’s duration. Visit a weaver’s house in Spitalfields and experience history: see and feel the surroundings in which Huguenot immigrants settled, prospered and ultimately suffered. Or let me share different perspectives on London, with a classic London tour, the East End and Docklands, or Royal Palaces on the Thames.
Further afield, enjoy the glories of England’s gardens, with trips to the Cotswolds or Kent.