Dave Marshall

Dave Marshall

I qualified as a Blue Badge guide in April 2014, winning the Best Coach Pano award. I am originally from Newcastle on Tyne but have lived and worked in London for over 40 years. I was a secondary school history teacher in south-east London for 20 years, then retrained as a journalist and worked as a freelance on national magazines and newspapers. I am married with three children and three grandchildren. My main interest for many years has been music, especially folk and bluegrass. I have run two folk-song clubs in south-east London and have performed as a solo singer/guitarist and in bands for many years. I currently run a monthly bluegrass session once a month in a pub near where I live in Forest Hill in south-east London.
Guiding specialities I offer include Beatles-themed walks and pano tours; World War II themed walks and pano tours; and crime & punishment-themed walks + more general walks in the City. In addition I offer tours of St Paul's, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, British Museum as well as pano tours of central London, Wapping and Docklands & Kensington and Chelsea.
On 24 June 2014 I received the following commendation from a tour director for an American group that I took on a tour of World War 2 related sites in London:'Dave Marshall was an excellent tour guide today. He was informative, funny and rolled with punches. He also knew his way around the city and fielded a ton of questions from my clients. I highly recommend him in the future. If there is a central officer for Blue Badgers, please pass along my compliments on his professionalism.'

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Beatles London Tour

National Gallery Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

British Museum Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 7th of August, 2018

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