Gail Jones

Gail Jones

I am a Londoner by birth and qualified as a London guide in 1998. I enjoy showing visitors and Londoners parts of London they may never have seen. I am happiest conducting walking tours to parts of London that most tourists don't see, or themed visits. For example I was recently asked to take a group to the British Museum to look at the exhibits from the point of view of the Empire and Influence.

Among the many other walking tours I take here is a selection :

Dickens London, Legal London, Hampstead, Holland Park, Notting Hill, Mayfair, Blackfriars, Smithfield, Clerkenwell, Spitalfields, Hoxton & Shoreditch, Wapping, City of London, Royal London, Southwark (see my website for the full list and tour descriptions).

Before becoming a guide I worked for various tour operators, starting as a holiday representative and tour director in Greece, France and Spain, then moving to UK based Operations, creating holiday itineraries and contracting hotels. My knowledge as a guide and my background in tourism mean that I understand the needs of the tour operator and of their guests.

I have recently passed the Licence Professionelle exams and am qualified to guide in France as well. My speciality is the region of Aquitaine and when I am in France I am based in Bordeaux but I am also familiar with the Midi-Pyrenees as I lived there for three years. In London I work with both English and French speaking people but in France I will be working with English speaking only as although I have fluent French, my accent is British.

Languages

EnglishFrench

Top 5 Specialities

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

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January in London

January is the best month to visit London if you are a bargain hunter.  To start, the shops have sales which usually start a couple of days after Christmas. Plus most ice skating rinks and funfairs are still open during the first week so if you missed out pre Christmas, now is the perfect time to visit as they are less crowded. Most shops and many museums open on New Years Day.

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