Sarah Ciacci

Sarah Ciacci

Welcome to London! I would love to show you my city and introduce you to the wonderful sites like the beautiful Westminster Abbey steeped in history; the terrifying Tower of London; or the awe-inspiring British Museum full of antiquities. To get an overview of the history of London a walking tour of Royal Westminster or the Ancient City of London will let you discover the Romans, the Great Fire of London of 1666 or the more modern workings of the country - just let me know what you are interested in and we can work out an itinerary that suits you.

I have two main areas of specialisation, one in high quality, engaging tours for young people and families (although the approach works for just adults as well!), and the other in providing in-depth or introductory tours of art in our wonderful art galleries and museums, although I also do all the things in between!

If you are looking for exceptional quality, professionalism, and an award-winning guide (Best Tower of London Guide, 2008) and some fun as well, you have come to the right place. do get in tour to arrange you perfect London tours.

Are you looking for a kid-friendly guide?

If you are looking for a guide who can engage young people and bring a dusty old castle or ‘boring’ paintings to life, hopefully distract them from jet-lag or make them realise that history or art can actually be quite interesting, then I might be the right guide for you. Tours are full of storytelling, and always interactive with lots of questions and answers which are often challenging and stimulating for all ages. So do get in touch and we can discuss your requirements.

Kid-Friendly qualifications:

I have been guiding young people, families and student groups for the past nine years, since I qualified as a guide, and I have also taught at Richmond University for the past 8 years, so I am used to teenagers. In 2015 I had my first (and so far only) daughter and have been enjoying exploring London with her (if you want to know where to let a crawler crawl on a rainy day, or which galleries let you leave your buggy in the cloakroom I can advise!)

Are you looking for an art guide?

If you are looking for a specialist highlights tour of the National Gallery, an introduction to the Italian Renaissance, or someone to help you get your head around Modern Art at Tate Modern then please email me. My approach is very much object-based – I feel it is important to really look at the paintings and objects we are talking about, because it might be the only time you ever get to see it in the flesh, so by the time we have finished with it I would like you to be able to shut your eyes and picture it there in front of you!<br />
I can cover all periods from Renaissance to today whether you would like an introduction or a more in-depth exploration of a period or artist. I cover all the major galleries as well as some of the smaller historic houses like the John Soane Museum and Leighton House. I can also give lectures if of interest.

Art Historical Qualifications

I have a BA in History of Art and Italian from University College London, and an MA in Modernism and Subjectivities: Late 19th Century French Painting and 20th Century Abstract Art also from UCL. After working in the art world for a few years I decided I didn’t know enough history to really understand art, so I trained to become a Blue Badge Guide for London, which gave me the knowledge I needed. Since I qualified I have worked as a specialist art guide, as well as a gallery educator at the National Portrait Gallery, The Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, I teach history of art for Richmond University and I run introductory courses to art historical periods.

 

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Tate Modern Tour

Tate Britain Tour

National Gallery Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

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