Cathy Bayly

Cathy Bayly

My name is Cathy and I have been a resident of London for the past 30 years and I love it here.  It's a city that is busy, diverse, vibrant, fun and packed with fantastic culture and a history that dates back 2,000 years.   Exploring London with me as your guide is a briliant way to make the most of your visit and for you to see the real London.   I would love to share both my local knowledge and enthusiasm for London with you and to unlock this wonderful city for you.
After 25 years in financial services, I wanted to combine my passions: English history, our countryside, literature, culture, monarchy, walking the city and meeting new people; guiding has provided me with that opportunity.   I'm a warm, friendly guide, and my aim will be to make your tour not long fun and enjoyable, but interesting and informative too.  I love working with couples, inviduals, and with family groups.   It's fabulous to be able to bring history, culture and art to life for children, making the tours interactive and with fun stories to engage them.   Your tour will be structured to suit you and at the pace you want.  With me as your guide, the places we visit and things we see will come to life as you hear some of the entertaining stories behind them.
You may want to spend time exploring historic buildings such as the majestic Westminster Abbey, or the Tower of London with its intriguing past and current role as the home of the Crown Jewels, or a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms, Churchill's secret WW2 underground bunker.   There's royal London to explore: Kensington Palace, both a historic and current royal home, and watch the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace.  You may want to dip into our amazing and free galleries and museums:the National Gallery, British Museum and the Victoria & Albert fine art museum.    Perhaps there is also time during your visit to kick back and enjoy a more leisurely pace at Notting Hill's Portobello Market or Chelsea, areas where Londoner's live, shop and relax.
With me as your guide these and so many other options are possible.
 
 

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Windsor Castle Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

Kensington Palace Tour

Changing of the Guard Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 23rd of January, 2017

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