Geoffrey Marshall

Geoffrey Marshall

I was born in the West Midlands and as a small child made annual visits to London with my parents. From an early age, I was fascinated with London and have been ever since! History and chemistry were my best subjects. They were difficult to combine and so my first career choice was chemistry. For many years I worked as a research scientist, in the electricity supply industry, specialising in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. I received the Royal Society of Chemistry's Distinguished Service Award. A complete career change beckoned and I trained for the coveted Blue Badge in 1996 and have never looked back. As well as guiding I have written five books including “By Way Travels South of London” published by Sigma in 1993, the award winning, “The Story of Bankside” published by Southwark Council in 2001 and “London's Docklands – A Illustrated Guide”, published by The History Press. My interests are listening to jazz, genealogy, Grand Prix motor racing, watching football and local history. I am always happy to tailor tours to your specification and enjoy the challenge of something different. I would be delighted to share my love of London with you.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

London Canary Wharf & Docklands Tour

Houses of Parliament Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

British Museum Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 17th of May, 2016

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Blog Posts

Top 10 Facts about London's Canary Wharf and Docklands

The Port of London has changed beyond all recognition in the past four decades. Once the docks teemed with men and ships from all over the world, now all is transformed and a new and vibrant area has grown up with commerce, stylish housing, fashionable shops and restaurants. Here are my Top Ten Facts about London’s Docklands.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court is a magnificent palace, standing on the banks of the river Thames, just a short drive from London. It has everything. The palace is a harmonious blend of Tudor and Neo-Classical architecture set in glorious gardens. And there is history, lots of it, from Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII to William and Mary. Its rooms are packed with splendid paintings. There is something for everyone, kids included and here are 10 of my favourite reasons to visit Hampton Court Palace.

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