Chris Payne

Chris Payne

I’ve had a home in London since 1989 so have had plenty of time to get to know this amazing and varied city .

I offer my guiding services for:

WALKING TOURS, including one featuring some of LONDON’S BEST PHOTO SPOTS, with a flexible, tailor-made itinerary. I have plenty of stamina ( I used to walk about 12 miles a day.)

* ECO TOURS/PUBLIC TRANSPORT (-ATION) TOURS  to places inside and outside of Greater London, using, for example, overground electric trains, London Underground trains, medium/long-distance public coaches, and short-distance public urban buses; as well as walking.

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT  a “driver-guide”. ( I don’t have a private vehicle or driving licence.)

* OUT-OF-LONDON  EXCURSIONS: FULL-DAY and HALF-DAY, to:

        * Bath: my favourite English city, I know it very well…

        * The Cotswolds: my favourite “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”: I will create for you a great itinerary from London 

        * Oxford: another of my favourite historic, quintessential English cities 

        * Greenwich

        * Windsor

        * Stonehenge       

        * Hampton Court Palace

        * Stratford-upon-Avon

        * Salisbury

        * Canterbury

        * Brighton and Hove

        * Leeds Castle

        * Dover

        * Warwick  Castle

        * Blenheim Palace

        * Avebury stone circle

        * Lacock

        * Longleat

        * and more …

I have led tours to ALL the above places.

*  Tours in a chauffeured car, private-hire minibus or coach.

I have TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY: in Europe; Asia; North, Central and South America; the Middle East; and North Africa.

I have worked as a COACH TOUR MANAGER in different parts of the U.K. and  Europe.

I am flexible, enthusiastic, well-organized and patient, and have a very clear speaking voice. I’m good with people - including children - of all ages and nationalities.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Noel and I want to thank you for giving us such great tours of London. And, also so much history of the city and England. I know I'll have to do some reading to refresh my memory of everything you briefed us on.  But it was very enlightening and fun.

We just had a great time with you.

Also enjoyed our lunches at the pubs, just getting to know each other, and discussing our travels around the world. You made it a wonderful trip for us.

Thanks again Chris.  It was outstanding!!

Best regards,

Gene & Noel”

“Our tour guide Chris was excellent. He worked with our schedule and managed to take us to all the sights we wanted to see. He was very accommodating and made our trip very memorable. He showed us not only the sights, but provided a lot of historical background and was very knowledgeable. We had our own private bus, as promised. We definitely recommend to anyone interested in seeing London.”

Daisy

 

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

The City of London Tour

City of Oxford Tour

City of Bath Tour

Classic London Tour

Cotswolds Tour

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