Mary Sewell

Mary Sewell

Since qualifying as a London guide in 1971, I have guided groups locally in London and escorted many groups in the British Isles and on the Continent. I am especially qualified to guide in the City, Clerkenwell and Islington. Living in East London, I enjoy this rapidly-developing area - the City, East End, Olympic sites, Docklands and Greenwich where I was a part-time Promotions Consultant for the Thames Barrier Visitors Centre. I have conducted regular "Regeneration" and "Olympics" tours of Stratford, site of the 2012 Olympic Games, and the Royal Docks.

I have a Diploma in Garden History from Birkbeck College, London University. As a member of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust, I take great interest in the research and restoration of London's historic gardens and the creation of new parks. Many of my British tours are to the South of England, particularly to Cornwall, but I also love to visit other English regions, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. I am a qualified York Minster and Wells Cathedral guide. I enjoy special interest groups, especially architects, town planners, garden lovers and D-Day veterans. I have accompanied groups further afield - to China and India. I spent two years travelling around the world as a Woman Assistant Purser for P & O, mainly on board ss Oriana. Previously, I worked in tourism in Switzerland, and as an Information Officer at the London Tourist Board. When at home, I enjoy London entertainments such as the theatre, cinema, concerts, restaurants, art galleries and exhibitions and always take every opportunity when abroad to discover new art galleries and gardens, or to revisit those I already know. I often cycle in London, and am happy to conduct tours of London by bicycle.

Languages

EnglishFrenchGerman

Top 5 Specialities

London Royal Parks Tour

London Canary Wharf & Docklands Tour

London East End Tour

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour

Greenwich Tour

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