Robert Woolf

Robert Woolf

Come on an entertaining and informative tour with Robert. So much to show you !

I am a Londoner and I have worked in the capital all of my career, except for 2 years overseas. I have travelled widely and I appreciate what appeals to visitors to London.

Within London, there are two cities - The City of London, the ‘Square Mile’, a global financial centre characterised by its cutting-edge modern architecture, its medieval lanes, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Famous and infamous people have left their mark on the City.

And in Westminster, the second city with its Royal heritage we can explore palaces, parks and pageantry. I volunteer at Westminster Abbey, guiding families, students and children through its wonderful interior – all English history is there.

London is exciting with a huge variety of places to visit and events to experience and I offer enthusiasm and organisation to bring you memorable tours.  And as a Freeman of the City of London I have the symbolic privilege of being allowed to drive sheep across London Bridge! There are many unique background features and stories I can amuse you with.

Further afield, using a private hire vehicle or public transport I can take you to places including Hampton Court Palace with its Tudor history or Oxford, both are locations which I know well.

What people say about my tours:

“Thank you for a fascinating and inspirational morning….” (comment by RE)

“….greatly enjoyed the fascinating and amusing guided tour of the City you gave on Saturday” (Private tour group)

“We had a wonderful day today seeing just the smallest sliver of the rich history of London”. (MT, Connecticut).

I can create a unique tour for you or the specialty tours below can be tailored to your wishes.

Modern Architecture - a walking tour in The City of London some buildings seem to be designed to be controversial!

Art – paintings in leading London Galleries or the street art in the east end of London.

Business and Finance – The City of London, a world financial centre and just what was the role of coffee in its development?

St Peter and St Paul – the Abbey and a Cathedral - 2 contrasting Christian historic buildings. Around St Paul's are many parish churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London.

Shopping – A West End of London retail tour caters for all desires. From fashions in Carnaby Street to the up-market chocolatiers of Piccadilly, and James Bond shopped nearby!

Castles and Palaces – Her Majesty’s royal palace and fortress: The Tower of London with her Crown Jewels. Buckingham Palace and surrounding town palaces offer a complete contrast.

 

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

The City of London Tour

Hampton Court Palace Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

British Museum Tour

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