John Blakey

John Blakey

Katey Hartwell, named Top Travel Specialist for 14 years, 2000 - 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, says of John:

"I have been in the business now for more than 30 years, and have spent a lot of time sourcing guides for clients. At the end of the day, I find that is what people most remember about their trip - their time with a wonderful guide. John is perfect. You will be wowed.”  

A professional guide, John is also a writer and former television and film actor with a 20 year career - so he likes to concentrate on the great stories and characters associated with any particular place.

'Bring it to life, is my motto. Everywhere has a history and history is made of real flesh and blood people of all shapes and personalities both noble and ignoble. Wars, love affairs, treachery, sacrifice, avarice, ego, greatness - it's all here and I like to make sure my clients are taken to the heart of it - whatever their interest might be, and WHEREVER it might be. London, Oxford, The Cotswolds, Canterbury, Windsor Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, Hampton Court, Stratford, The Tower of London, The British Museum, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral... If I can inform AND entertain - I love to make people laugh - I've done my job.'

One happy client says, "A thousand thank yous John, for all your insight and experience. We had such an enlightening and unforgettable time. We could never begin to peel as much skin off of London if we were not guided by such a wise and eloquent companion. You made London come alive for us, and I will never forget these days." Janet Dahl, Chicago

But it's not all ancient history... the London of today is bursting with fascinating things and John can show you places that you might not find yourself. 'It's the extraordinary out of the way places - pubs, shops, restaurants, parks, architectural gems - that capture the imagination. And London is full of them!'

I really want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for showing Kris and me around Hampton Court Palace, and the “nooks & crannies” of London.  Not that I ever doubted it, but a group tour doesn’t begin to do justice to sightseeing the way your personal service does.

Debbie Daly –  American Express 'Insider' Travel Agent, 'The Travel Authority'

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

Churchill War Rooms Tour

Classic London Tour

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