Maureen Corcoran

Maureen Corcoran

Hello. I am a qualified English speaking London Blue Badge Guide providing tours to individuals, families, students and groups.
Welcome to London. So much to see and do here.
But, how do you decide where to go? What to do? How to make the most of your precious time here?
Choose me!
I will show you the very best that London has to offer - the famous sites as well as its secret corners.
London has something for everyone - fascinating history, major sights and secret corners, world class galleries, museums, theatre and entertainment plus shopping for all tastes.
I can show you the sights, the secrets and the real London.
I can help you see Royal pageantry such as the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Beat the queues by fast tracking you at major sites such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Pauls Cathedral and Windsor Castle. Guide you through famous galleries and museums and show you great places to shop, wine and dine, have fun and make the most of your stay.
I have lots of experience with teenagers and children and can gear tours to your particular interests.
Whether you're a first time visitor or returning and looking for a new and updated insights let me show you around and make the most of your time in the UK. I also have over 20 years experience in housing, community regeneration and training and use this to help design bespoke activities for corporate clients and events.
I am a Londoner, born and bred, and would love to show you the sights and secrets of this fantastic city and major tourist sites such as Bath, Canterbury, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Stonehenge and Windsor.
Groups can include students, tourists, special interest groups, corporate clients and speciality tours.

Walking tours
Coach panoramics
Guided tours of major sites including – Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor and St Paul’s Cathedral
Gallery and museum tours including British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. I am an official accredited guide at Tate so can guide knowledgeably in both Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Specialist walking tours, including

Walking Westminster - discover Royal secrets in Palaces, parks, cellars and even lamposts! Parliament - its privileges and personalities. The powers behind the throne and the world of wartime plus places to eat, drink and party.
Suffragette City - walk in the footsteps of women who campaigned for the vote and learn more about the passions and personalities in the shadow of Parliament. See the real story behind the film ’Suffragettes’ starring Meryl Streep, Helen Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan.

Rock and Shop - discover the hidden streets of Soho and Mayfair where pop music and fashion was born. Visit the haunts frequented by the Beatles, Bowie, the Rolling Stones Hendrix and Handel. See where the first catwalk show happened and discover quirky shops and bars in this fascinating area.
Housing and immigration – see where successive newcomers to London’s East End lived and worked from the Huguenots to High Tech, where social housing started and developed, plus a place of worship that was a chapel, synagogue and now a mosque and much more…
Behind Blackheath –find out the secret history and surprising present behind this picturesque south London village – across the Heath from Greenwich Park.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Beatles London Tour

London Southwark & South Bank Tour

Greenwich Tour

Tate Modern Tour

Classic London Tour

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