Anna Targett

Anna Targett

I love London, its palaces, museums, galleries, parks and gardens. I am excited every day to show off its pageantry, traditions and also to fill you in on what it is like to live here. Where do people go, what do Londoners do? There is so much to experience!

Every area of the city has its own character. Day to day I find myself telling stories of fascinating characters, pioneers, trend setters, artists and music makers. I also describe the events that have taken place behind the walls of the many buildings in the city, historic and modern, and the way in which these events and people have changed our world. Another great joy for me is to explain the fabulous artefacts in our museums - the cultures of the British Museum, the art of the National Gallery or Tate Britain and the exquisite design of pieces in the Victoria & Albert Museum.

I can tell you what is going on behind the walls of our Royal residences... Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace and for the more adventurous ...lets take a trip to Hampton Court Palace which is less crowded and so rewarding.  There are any other areas outside London which are accessible on a day trip ... Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford are all easy to do in a day and if you don't have transport then let me know - I can also organise this for you. I would love to bring London and the area around to life for you - do get in touch.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Greenwich Tour

Windsor Castle Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Kensington Palace Tour

British Museum Tour

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Leonardo da Vinci In London - 500 Years On From His Death

This year marks 500 years since the death of the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci in May 1519. Although he was born in the heart of Tuscany in Italy, Leonardo had a profound influence on art the world over. You can see evidence of this right here in London. Leonardo's image features in mosaics decorating the National Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. We are also lucky to have several works in London by the great master. These display not only his creative genius but also his intellect and huge appetite for knowledge.

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Best Places To Stop And Catch Your Breath Along The London Marathon Route

The London Marathon starts and finishes in two of London’s most beautiful areas. The starting point is a wide-open expanse of grassland lined by historic houses and cottages on the edge of the pretty village of Blackheath itself. The London marathon route then winds its way past some of our most recognised historic sites, and some of its newer attractions, before finishing near to Buckingham Palace on The Mall.

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A Tale Of Three Paintings – Where To Start At The National Gallery In London

When visitors come to London’s National Gallery it is an overload to the senses. There are so many styles, so many characters, so many stories. There is too much to take in! Well, let me tell you where you might start…. As the famous song says… ‘Start at the very beginning…!’ When entering via the modern Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery you are introduced to some of the earliest paintings.

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