Isabel Wrench

Isabel Wrench

British born but also fluent in Spanish and Italian, I spent some years as a European Tour Manager before qualifying as a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. I grew up in the South West of England and I love Britain's countryside as much as I love my adopted city of over 30 years, London.

There are more than 1000 qualified Blue Badge Tourist guides in London and we all have different guiding styles and personalities! I like to think of myself as easy going with a very relaxed and light hearted approach to guiding - more like seeing the city with a friend really! In my opinion, giving the clients in my care a good time is every bit as important as the information they hear. I'm very lucky that my profession allows me to share my sincere enthusiasm for the city and country I love with those who come to see it!

With so much experience, I suppose I am an 'all rounder' kind of guide however I am also a garden specialist and for the past 20 years I have lead garden tours for various nationalities. I have a very keen interest in horticulture and design and I'm also a qualified Landscape Architect and I love showing visitors our countryside, villages and landscape, particularly off the beaten track. I'd be delighted to show you around my childhood home and garden - Stourhead House and garden in Wiltshire!

There is a lot more to a good guided tour than ticking off the monuments and sites you want to see. It's about the special bits in between. The unexpected, the hidden and surprising: an old oak-panelled pub for lunch or perhaps a chic roof top bar for cocktails, maybe you seek an oasis of cool-garden calm in a fast paced city or would be fascinated to discover a medieval dining hall in a steel and glass metropolis. London is full of surprises and I would love to share those with you.

Let's not forget, a good guided tour is also about careful itinerary planning so in order to maximise your precious time, contact me to discuss your ideas.  You can also find more biographical details about me on my website or for my full Resume/CV or further information please email me via the link on the right.

Languages

EnglishItalianSpanishFrench

Top 5 Specialities

London Royal Parks Tour

Houses of Parliament Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

British Museum Tour

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