Jeanie Carmichael

Jeanie Carmichael

For 25 years I have enjoyed guiding a variety of guests, both individuals and groups, mainly in London but also in the UK, Eire and Europe. I am proud to have won the BITOA award for Guide of the Year. I have conducted a number of special interest groups, from literary and gardens to orchestras and teddy bear collectors. I like to work with guests of all nationalities and ages, but especially enjoy working with the elderly and students. I have also worked extensively on incentive and conference events, and regularly help to organize programmes of visits for large groups of theatre lovers. I look forward to welcoming you to London! My interests are British history and art, theatre, travel and fine food and wine. I am particularly interested in the Tudor period. I am a qualified Somerset House guide, and also have a degree from the Institute of Gemmologists as I am fascinated by jewels! I also specialize in walking tours off the beaten track, exploring London's hidden corners.

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Blog Posts

APTG Silver Jubilee Christmas Party

Guide London is the public/brand name for the Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG) and last December, about 125 of its 500 Blue Badge Tourist Guide members came to the University Women's Club for the annual Christmas Party. We started with a cocktail reception, quaffing Cranberry Gin Fizzes and White Chocolate Martinis, chatting and catching up with everyone's news. Then we enjoyed a turkey and salmon buffet meal, followed by Eton Mess and Fruit Salad.

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Crocker's Folly Restored

The fabulous Grade II-listed gin palace Crocker’s Folly in St John’s Wood has been beautifully restored as a restaurant and bar.  The establishment has 50 kinds of marble, Romanesque columns, cut glass chandeliers and carved mahogany. 

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The 2012 Olympic Cauldron at the Museum of London

For all of the Blue Badge Tourist Guides who led tours around and in the London Olympic Park, one of the most frequently asked questions was 'Who will be chosen to light the Olympic Flame? How will it work on the night?' But of course, it was as much of a mystery to us, as to everyone else!

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