Katherine Alcock

Katherine Alcock

I am a born and bred Londoner with a passion for the past.

Having studied history at Cambridge University all the way back in 2008, I turned my back on the world of academia to go and follow my theatrical dreams, and trained to be an actor at the Oxford School of Drama. Soon, however, my love of the past was luring me back, and I found I could resist the call of Stonehenge and the streets of London no longer.

As a qualified London Blue Badge Guide, and a City of Westminster Guide, I offer tours on every single part of London, and much of the South of England, with my specialities outside of London including Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford and Oxford. Here in London I offer tours on the British Museum, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Pauls, film locations, art galleries, and pretty much everything in between! Something you're keen to explore or know more about? Get in touch! I can arrange a tour around any niche interest or particular passion you have, and designing a bespoke day out for a family or group is something I relish.

Particular passions include Stonehenge and our ancient monuments, Shakespeare, medieval history, churches and castles, and the British Museum.

As a historian, I am able to bring a deep understanding of Britain's history to my work as a guide, but my training as an actor means I can always present with some flair, and I always aim to bring my tours to life in as vivid a way as possible.

Alongside my work as a guide, I have also featured on radio and television, and am a regular contributor to the Travel Channel’s ‘Mysteries at the Museum’.

When not guiding I still act, and am a writer and photographer . Get in touch if you’d like me to show you around!

 

What people have had to say about me;

 

Virtual Tours

"Brilliant to learn some fascinating detail of somewhere that I have always wanted to visit! I could have listened for at least another hour. I wondered if I might be able to stay awake for such a late night tour but Katherine kept me enthralled and left me wanting more, thank you very much."

Angela, Virtual Tour, May 2020

"I have always loved reading about England's history so this tour was wonderful. Katie was so well informed and I loved hearing all the stories!"

Judy, Virtual Tour, May 2020

"The tour was wonderful and Katie did a wonderful job still keeping the tour information interesting during these crazy times."

Mikayla, Virtual Tour, May 2020

 

Tours in Person

"Katie was a wonderful tour guide who had so much historical knowledge to offer! I feel like I got so much more out of this experience thanks to her... we left with such a great understanding of the history behind the place which made the day so much more statisfying, when I come back to London I'll come with her!"

Tracey, tour of Windso,r 2019

"Katie was wonderful. So knowledgable and passionate about the history and the engineering marvels of Stonehenge and Bath. This tour was so much better than a double-decker tourist bus could ever have been. Thanks!"

William, tour of Stonehenge, 2019

"Our guide Katie was AMAZING! Katie has so much knowledge and passion about the Royals and Windsor, Bath, and my new favourite, Stonehenge!"

Jessica, tour of Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath, 2019

"Katie was so engaged and passionate about sharing her knowlegde. The whole day she provided lots of historical information and personal knowledge. I learned new things and myself and my mother thoroughly enjoyed the day - thank you!"

Alison, tour of Oxford and Stratford, 2019

"After previous tours on my trip that weren't so amazing, travelling with Katie was definitely a step up! My awesome tour guide knew so much about everything that she was teaching and showing to us. She was so enthusiastic that I was pretty sure that she was more excited to see Stonehenge than some of my family members! It was an incredible tour that I am so grateful to have experienced. The highlight of our trip!"

Sam, Stonehenge tour, 2019.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Stonehenge Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour

Changing of the Guard Tour

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