Gail Jones

Gail Jones

I really do love London town, maybe its because I was born here. I enjoy being with tourists and locals and showing them as much as I can. I take all kinds of tours but I especially like walking tours visiting parts of London most tourists miss, or themed walks such as Legal London or Artist's Hampstead. I qualified in 1998 so I am a very experienced guide and I work with groups and individuals, holiday makers and business people.  For a list of the walking tours I take please see my website.

Before becoming a guide I worked for various tour operators in Greece, France, Spain and the UK so I know how much work has gone into organising your client's tour and that you need a good guide who is reliable, flexible, easy to work with and who will take good care of your customers.

In 2016 I trained in France to qualify as a Guide-conferencier, the official guides there who are the equivalent to UK Blue Badge Tourist Guides. My speciality region is Nouvelle Aquitaine  with Bordeaux as  a base when I am there. I lived there and in the Pyrenees for a few years and I love being back there.

2020 was a disaster as far as guiding is concerned but the spare time during lockdowns gave me the chance to get to grips with new technologies and I now offer virtual tours and lectures on Zoom.  The virtual tour lasts about 45 minutes and there is time afterwards for Q&A and a chat.  It is called A Walk Around the Gherkin, and its about the buildings, sculpture and history of the area.

The lectures are inspired by my WWII walk in Bordeaux. One is the development of the Secret Services  and its called Top Secret London. The other, called Espionage, The French Connection investigates the creation of the Vichy based government in France during WWII, the French resistance and their relationship with the SOE (Special Operations Executive).

Languages

EnglishFrench

Top 5 Specialities

London Southwark & South Bank Tour

Legal London Tour

London Bloomsbury Midtown Tour

Tate Britain Tour

British Museum Tour

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