Anne Gowan

Anne Gowan
Graduating in 2023 as a Blue Badge Guide, I love London and I have lived here for over 30 years. I'm enthusiastic to share my love of London, it's history and culture with visitors to entertain and inform them for their best experience of its highlights. My specialism is in art and design, I can offer tours of the major galleries in London and some of the less frequented ones, my original degree was in History of Art and Design, my first job was for the Arts Council. I am a member of the V&A; Tate and the National Gallery as well as a regular visitor to exhibitions in others. When I moved to London, I started a career in publishing and media, working in the commercial arena for three national newspaper groups, The Financial Times, Telegraph Media Group and The Guardian. I have also consulted for other media and publishing groups - Granta, The Spectator, Apollo, The New Stateman, Which among others. I will be developing some media themed tours for visitors, to make the dynamism of the news media as well as the publishing and literary history of London, come alive. It also makes for great background for other tours. "Green" London was my special project for the BBG course, London has so much beautifully designed green space to enjoy for visitors as well as residents.  I live not far from Kew Gardens where I have membership, I'm a member of the RHS, and visit The Chelsea Flower Show each year. The Royal Parks and the gardens of London are another great aspect of London to explore and helping visitors to London experience to best of them is something I also look forward to.      

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Victoria & Albert Museum Tour

Tate Modern Tour

National Gallery Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

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