Sue Hyde

Sue Hyde

I am Sue Hyde - The Guide! Let me show you London. It’s an amazing city and there really is something for everyone to discover by foot or with transport.

If you want that close-up and personal picture of London, let’s do a walking tour: What London do you want to see? The River Thames and its magnificent bridges? Old historic alleyways that Charles Dickens knew? Royal parks and royal palaces? Have you loved watching The Crown TV series? Then I'd love to take you on a tour of the key London locations and scenes from The Crown - let's find out how much is fact and fiction!

Foodie London? Elegant shops and Georgian squares of the West End? Architecture - modern skyscrapers next to a medieval castle in the City of London? There are endless possibilities on the streets of London.

I can bring to life London's rich pickings of museums and art galleries: the history of European art in the National Gallery; Twentieth Century art wonders in Tate Modern; the wonders of civilisation in the British Museum; let me reveal gorgeous treasures of art and design in the Victoria and Albert Museum and tell the story of how London became London in the Museum of London. For fans of World War II history, a visit to the Churchill War Rooms, the fascinating hidden bunker where Sir Winston Churchill directed the war, is a must.

Want to see what is outside London? Not a problem as Britain is truly great! Let’s visit magnificent royal palaces by the river Thames at Hampton Court or the Queen’s favourite weekend home at Windsor Castle.  Let’s drive past the rolling green fields of England on the way to the stunning cathedrals of Canterbury or Salisbury, the ancient spiritual site of Stonehenge, historic Bath, academic Oxford or Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.

I can design a tour to match your group’s special interest such as food, art, literature, a special commemoration etc. Why not consider a guided tour as a personalised gift for a family member or friend?

I'm a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG), the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and the Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG).

Come – let me show you London and beyond!

Here are a few recent comments:

"We had such a wonderful experience with you!!!  Weather aside, we got so so much out of our time with you.  Touring the Tower of London solo would have been nowhere close to as memorable of an experience.  We got back to the US on Sunday and girls went to school on Monday.  On Monday morning in N’s (13 yr old) History class, they were speaking of Rome’s relationship with London, etc and N said she knew more than the teacher!!!  She actually corrected him based on YOUR teachings!!  Her teacher asked her after class how she knew all of this, and she said Sue Hyde!!  She was thrilled!!!!"  Karen - Nov 2018

"Thank you for inspiring Ava and Sara and delighting and informing us for a day....Your capacity for storytelling and turning history into a fascinating mystery to be solved enhance their interest in what otherwise might have been a dull day. Juliette also was delighted and deepening her interest in an area that already interested her greatly." Judith - July 2018

"Sue. Thanks again for spending time with my Mom yesterday. She had a fantastic time seeing Westminster Abbey and the V&A with you and thoroughly enjoyed the day." Branden from Denver via London May 2018

"Your kindness, unconditional acceptance, patience and understanding towards our Aspergers' kid (the vomiting teenager :)) make you super-special. We have traveled a lot in Europe, many many times with private guides, and you are exceptional in your relationship with our son. You are effortlessly joyful & deeply knowledgeable in relating with all of us (two groups over two summers, different people in each group), but particularly insightful with our son on the spectrum - that is not effortless. Thank you for making our last two trips to London the most special, most memorable, ever. You. Are. The. Best." Laura from Florida, July 2017

"Sue was our guide for a team bonding afternoon and took us around Clerkenwell so we can appreciate the area where we work. She was enthusiastic, funny and full of energy and taught us all to look up and notice what is all around us. Thank you Sue!" Media from London November 2016

“Hello Sue!
Thanks so much... We had a great time and appreciated all your insights and in-depth explanations. Gina and I especially want to thank you for having so much patience with Duncan and Veronica's questions. It made their experience so much more rewarding and positive.” Jeff  from Georgia US, May 2016

Languages

EnglishTurkish

Top 5 Specialities

Greenwich Tour

Victoria & Albert Museum Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

Classic London Tour

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