Leo Heaton

Leo Heaton

**ITG London Blue Badge Guide of the Year 2016**

A very warm welcome back to London!

After the downright bizarre experience that was 2020, I am so glad we can finally start to welcome visitors back to all our favourite places.

I am an award-winning guide offering fun and informative tours of some of London's most memorable and famous sites, including Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, The British Museum and The National Gallery.  I also have a wide range of walking tours available: whether you want to know more about the City of London, Bloomsbury, Greenwich, the Docklands, Covent Garden, the South Bank, the vibrant West End or the hip East End, I can show you hidden corners and architectural or historical gems you might not otherwise notice.  Further afield I can make arrangements for a private car to take us to explore Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Stratford, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Canterbury, Oxford, Bath or even the beautiful Cotswolds.

I have a great 'mixed bag' of a background - I originally trained in musical theatre and performed professionally for several years, then spent a decade working in very corporate environments - in high-end hospitality and as a Private PA and Executive Assistant. This cross over of both my theatrical and corporate backgrounds with the guiding world gives the perfect mix for companies looking for someone who can accurately pitch their style of commentary for their groups, or who can offer something out of the ordinary as a team-building exercise. I'm just as happy exploring with small private groups or families, and I especially love guiding children - their enthusiasm and excitement for things grown ups often take for granted is always a joy to see. Daunted by the thought of spending a day trying to get your children or grandchildren enthused by the museums you want to visit? With me as part of your gang we will bring everything to life, make the day a treasure hunt, play games to get them looking for things in exchange for points and prizes, and entertain them with tales covering everything from princesses to prisoners!

My particular specialisms include contemporary and street art, London's archaeology, 'foodie' London and our amazing markets, and all things film and television - from Potter to Paddington to Bond!

Most importantly, and whatever your group size or family dynamic, I can help you to really enjoy planning your trip. A tour with me or one of my other Blue Badge Guide colleagues should prove to be a valuable and memorable part of your visit and I look forward to meeting you.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

London Virtual Tour

London Southwark & South Bank Tour

London Street Art Tour

The City of London Tour

Classic London Tour

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