Chris Payne

Chris Payne

I studied foreign languages at Bristol University and then toured parts of Europe while working as a coach tour director for Cosmos Tourama. I settled down in London in 1989 and have enjoyed getting to know this fascinating and varied city.

I OFFER my services as an ENGLISH-SPEAKING guide for:

* TAILOR-MADE or GROUP TOURS, in/by:

  • Coach/minibus
  • Small private vehicles
  • Public transportation
  • On foot

* DAY TRIPS from London to, for example:

  • Windsor
  • Hampton Court
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • Cambridge
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • the Cotswolds
  • Canterbury
  • Leeds Castle
  • Brighton
  • Greenwich
  • Salisbury
  • Dover
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Avebury
  • Warwick
  • Lacock
  • Longleat

*** Note: I have EXPERIENCE of leading tours to ALL the above destinations, including some WALKING TOURS ***

* EXTENDED TOURS:

    • in the UK and
    • abroad

 

* WALKING TOURS in LONDON - for example, around:

  • Westminster
  • St. James
  • Mayfair
  • Soho
  • Bloomsbury
  • Kensington
  • Chelsea
  • the South Bank
  • Southwark and Bankside
  • the City of London

- AND in the COUNTRYSIDE, for example, the Surrey Hills, Kent....

* My “SPECIALIST SUBJECTS” in London include, for example:

  • the Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • the National Gallery
  • the British Museum.....

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A BIT ABOUT ME:

* I'm fit and have plenty of STAMINA.

* I've TRAVELLED WIDELY in the U.K., Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and China, and have also visited parts of North and South America,Thailand and Cambodia.

* I've worked as a COACH TOUR MANAGER in:

  • the UK
  • France
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Portugal

* I'm:

  • WELL ORGANISED
  • FLEXIBLE
  • ENTHUSIASTIC
  • PATIENT
  • GOOD WITH PEOPLE of different types, ages and nationalities.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS (some of them):

  • History
  • Current Affairs
  • Architecture
  • Archaeology
  • Nature/the Environment, including Birdwatching & Wildflowers
  • Cuisine
  • Music

* I've lived in London for over 25 years.

* I'm also a member of the:

  • Institute of Tourist Guiding

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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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