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, Cambodia and Malaysia.
* 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 30 years.
* I'm also a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding: https://www.itg.org.uk/our-guides

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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