David Poyser

David Poyser

David has twice been to the Queen's tea party at Buckingham Palace and has visited 10 Downing St both on official business and on an information trip for tour guides. He is a guide because he's keen to share his inside knowledge of London with visitors to a city he loves.

David produced, scripted, managed and Directed award-winning fact-based TV programmes for 20 years for the BBC, the other UK channels, NBC and Discovery – and he became a guide to share the TV Producer’s eye for making our complicated world accessible and interesting.

Tell him your needs, and he can create a specialist guiding programme for you.

Recent comments about David include -

David is an AMAZING tour guide!!” (Trevor, Canada)

“I'm not one for participating in organised events with people I don't know, so I was slightly dragged along to this guided walk by my more enthusiastic wife and daughter - it was just the three of us plus our guide, David. However, as soon as David approach us at the rendezvous, I had a good feeling and the next two hours were a pure delight. The tour was informal, but well-prepared and informative, …. I was sorry it had to come to an end and left David with a reignited faith in society and optimism for a better collective future” (Roy, Yorkshire)

"I did just want to follow up and tell you how much we enjoyed our day with David.  David was great, very knowledgeable, and willing to answer all our questions!  While we do wish we could have had better weather, we all loved our visit to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge and the day was a highlight of our trip." ( family of four, Georgia, USA)

"This tour had good information, a friendly and enthusiastic tour guide with a sense of humor, lovely sites in central London and it was fun. Would recommend” (Will P, US)

Brilliant day. We made a spur of the moment decision to go on the tour and we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised! David is a fantastic, friendly guide and a true .. expert.

Interesting Walking Tour of London. David gave an informative, yet friendly tour of a number of Orwell's spots, along with paired readings by Orwell. In addition, he emailed us an article that directly related to my interest in Orwell. As a local politician, he also had a unique perspective on the UK political scene...(NbptUH, Newburyport, Massachusetts)

Very informative- recommended!This was a very informative and enjoyable tour. David is a friendly and knowledgeable guide and along with the interesting information …. we learnt a lot about the areas of London we passed through. We also now have lots of ideas for further reading...(Rob, Inverness, Scotland)         From https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-d4520972-Reviews-George_Orwell_s_London_A_Walking_Tour-London_England.html

David is qualified to guide you around

  • Westminster Abbey, the church where the British Kings and Queens have been crowned for a thousand years
  • St Pauls – Prince Charles and Lady Diana married here, Winston Churchill, Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Margaret Thatcher had funerals here
  • The British Museum, the world’s largest collection, and the National Gallery for a tour of artists from Da Vinci to Van Gogh
  • Walks around the 2000 year old City of London, from Roman settlement to Europe’s largest finance centre
  • Windsor Castle – the home of the Queen, and the Tower of London home to the world’s finest Crown Jewels and 1000 years of torture, rebellion and execution of beautiful young queens

Though 100% Brit, and the outgoing Mayor of Islington the historic central London Borough where he lives with his family, David likes to think he can see Britain as outsiders would see it. After working in TV, he spent many years working in Brussels for international organisations.

 

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Charles Dickens London Tour

City of Oxford Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

Churchill War Rooms Tour

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