Diane Burstein

Diane Burstein

Diane  is one of London's best known tourist guides as a result of her radio broadcasts on the subject of "Secret London" on LBC 97.3fm's Steve Allen Show and current contributions to BBC London's Saturday Breakfast Show. She loves to show both visitors and Londoners the hidden corners, courtyards, alleyways and lesser known sites of her native City. Diane is known for her wide range of walking tours which are listed on her personal website www.secretlondonwalkingtours.co.uk and she is always happy to prepare bespoke tours for clients. In addition to walking tours, she offers the full range of Blue Badge Guiding services in museums, on coaches and at historic sites. She has extensive experience with corporate conference and incentive groups and has been involved in planning programmes for these groups. As a Tour Manager she has specialised in leading extended tours for Theatre and Choir groups. As a Further Education Lecturer, Diane teaches "Discovering London" courses at a respected  adult college. Diane's special interests are Literary and Theatrical London and ,as a regular theatregoer,  is well placed to advise clients on the best shows to see in town. Her interest in literature has led her to devise tours which show the homes, work places and drinking haunts of a variety of famous writers. An interest in film has led her to devise London Film Location tours, a subject which is proving increasingly popular with visiting groups. As a Jewish Londoner Diane leads Old Jewish East End Tours showing groups the sites associated with the history of Jewish immigration in London. In recent months she's been leading Virtual Tours which she runs for the public to join and also for private booked groups. With over 20 years of guiding experience, Diane is just as enthusiastic about London as she was on the day she qualifed and is looking forward to introducing you or your clients to her native city.

This is what people have been saying about Diane's Guided Tours:

“Combines an excellent knowledge of her subject matter with a friendly and engaging approach”
Emma De Souza, Society of London Theatre

“Her infinite patience knowledge and kindness will be a cherished part of our trip to England”
Paul Lindblad, Choir Director, Paul Lindblad Choristers, Chicago

“A great tour host and guide who helped us appreciate this fine country a lot more”
David Judd, Choir Director, W F West High School Choir, Seattle..

"Thank you so much for the tour last week! Everyone enjoyed it and commented afterwards on your amazing knowledge of many London subjects, not just Dickens. In short - the day was judged a great success by all. We were blessed with brilliant weather! and an even more brilliant guide! Thank you for making this event really special." -
Stuart Lothian, Lothian Associates

This is what people have been saying about Diane's Virtual Tours and Talks:

“Diane, I thought you were marvellous, to speak from memory for an hour, knowledgeably and keeping the attention of everyone is a wonderful skill to have. Thank you.”

KERRI MANSFIELD , WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGISTS commenting on the “HIDDEN HOLBORN and LITTLE ITALY” talk.

Over 60 of us tuned in to the equivalent of a dozen walks in less than an hour, punctuated with a story at every corner, by a truly professional historian. A wonderfully fascinating talk.

 NEIL AND ANN WATSON , U3A GROUP commenting on the “LONDON FILM LOCATIONS” talk

Thanks for your talk to The Finchley Society just now. I learnt a huge amount and you kept up the pace, links and interest levels superbly well.

 HOWARD D , FINCHLEY SOCIETY MEMBER  commenting on  the “LITERARY LONDON” talk

 

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

London Southwark & South Bank Tour

Charles Dickens London Tour

London Bloomsbury Midtown Tour

London East End Tour

London Notting Hill Tour

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