Geoffrey Levett

Geoffrey Levett

I am an enthusiastic guide who loves London. I want to help people make the most of our city during their time here, whether visitors or residents. I have lived and worked in London all my adult life, first as a broker in the City and latterly in the hospitality industry, where I have gained plenty of hands on experience with groups and their needs.

I also write and teach history, specialising in the history of Britain and its Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I have also taught on the history of London during the Blitz and appeared on a recent episode of the BBC's Heir Hunters. I am very encouraged by the recent resurgence of interest in history and strongly believe that books cannot substitute for the experience of standing in a place where the actual events have happened.

I have a keen interest in art, being a member of most of the large galleries and museums (Tate, Royal Academy, British Museum ) and would be very happy to organise tours on specialised themes.

Sport is also a subject on which I have written and presented extensively and being a keen sportsman myself I know a lot of the nooks and crannies of sporting London. I can organise specialist sporting tours to suit your interest.

If you want a flavour of what I offer each November I do a themed walking tour for the charity Movember in which I work for donations only. Previously year's walks have included a Beatles/60s tour of Chelsea, a Sherlock tour of the City and Marylebone, and Blitz tours of the East and West Ends.

I blog regularly on cultural events in London and Paris and also review every restaurant I go to. Maybe you'll find one of your favourites in there!

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

National Gallery Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

British Museum Tour

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