Gail Jones

Gail Jones

I love London and sharing my knowledge of it with visitors. My clients are groups and individuals, holiday makers and business people.  I'm very adaptable and happy to tailor make your tour to suit your wishes. Walking tours and art galleries are my specialities, see my website for a list of them.

If you are a tour operator I know how much work has gone into organising your client's tour. Before becoming a guide I worked in different parts of Europe as a tour operator and I understand that you need an experienced guide who is reliable, flexible, easy to work with and who will take good care of your customers.

In 2016 I trained in France to qualify as a Guide-conferencier, the official guides there who are the equivalent to UK Blue Badge Tourist Guides. My speciality region is Nouvelle Aquitaine  with Bordeaux as  a base when I am there. I lived there and in the Pyrenees for a few years and I love being back there.

2020 was a disaster as far as guiding is concerned but the spare time during lockdowns gave me the chance to get to grips with new technologies and I now offer virtual tours and lectures on Zoom.  The virtual tour lasts about 45 minutes and there is time afterwards for Q&A and a chat.  It is called A Walk Around the Gherkin, and its about the buildings, sculpture and history of the area.

The lectures are inspired by my WWII walk in Bordeaux. One is the development of the Secret Services  and its called Top Secret London. The other, called Espionage, The French Connection investigates the creation of the Vichy based government in France during WWII, the French resistance and their relationship with the SOE (Special Operations Executive).

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