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.

Guide Calendar Last Update: 19th of March, 2018

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Blog Posts

Shopping In London For Valentine's Day Gifts Of Love

Why is February 14th the most romantic day of the year? According to legend, Valentine was a Roman priest who defied Emperor Claudius. The emperor believed that single soldiers were more effective than married ones, but Valentine challenged the ban and continued to help young lovers, and he paid for his defiance with his life on this very day.

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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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