Sue Hyde

Sue Hyde

Hello, I am Sue Hyde - The Guide!

There is so much to do on a visit to London and the UK. So what kinds of things can you do with Sue Hyde The Guide?

CHURCHES and CATHEDRALS: St Paul’s Cathedral for dramatic architecture and stunning views  and Westminster Abbey -  a very unusual church and not to be missed.

WALKS AROUND LONDON: Food and drink in London – Gay London – River Thames  – The old and new City of London – Legal London – Royal Parks - Bloomsbury Squares – Hidden London around quirky Clerkenwell – Markets old and new - Walks for working people of London

FAMILY FUN IN LONDON
Catch the exciting ceremony of the guard change, feed the ducks and squirrels at St James's Park; take a flight on the London Eye or a boat trip along the river; messy but delicious street food; look for weird and wonderful ancient stuff in the British Museum; ride on a red double-decker bus; learn how to navigate around the famous London Underground system; pretend to sail the oceans aboard ships like HMS Belfast, the Golden Hind or the Cutty Sark in Greenwich and whilst we’re in Greenwich let’s take a selfie on the famous Meridian time line ….endless opportunities!

MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES
The history of European Art in the National Gallery; the wonders of human civilisation in the British Museum; gorgeous treasures of art and design in the Victoria and Albert Museum; the story of London in the Museum of London Docklands

WORLD WAR II and CHURCHILL
Let me guide you around the place where Winston Churchill directed the war – the secret underground control centre known as the Churchill War Rooms as featured in the 2018 movie The Darkest Hour.

Looking for something different in London???  Let's talk and see if I can design something special for you.

OUTSIDE LONDON
Britain is truly great! Let’s visit magnificent royal palaces at Hampton Court or the Queen’s favourite home at Windsor Castle just outside London.  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 and not forgetting Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.

SAFE HANDS WITH SUE HYDE THE GUIDE
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 British Guild of Tourist Guides and the Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG).
Come – let me show you London and beyond!

Here are a few comments from some of my recent tours:

"...Sue led our group of 30 American high school students and 3 adult chaperones during our week-long tour of London and surrounding area . She was extremely kind, friendly, energetic, personable, and an absolute delight. She knew everything… and I mean EVERYTHING about London and surrounding areas. She handled any hiccups quickly and made sure our tour went smoothly. She also knew how to read the room with tired teenagers, and adapted accordingly. Our teenage students absolutely fell in love with her. She has been the best guide any of the three chaperones has ever had in our decades of travel." Richard - North Dakota - March 2024

"Sue was amazing with our bus load of 50 college students from the U. S. and two chaperones. She had great histories, fun facts, and spell-binding stories for each of our stops, which included Stonehenge, Cardiff Castle, Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, and the American Express stadium in Brighton. I would totally recommend Sue as a guide for anyone, and I hope all of my future guides live up to the Sue standard." Kelly - May 2023

"Sue was engaging, insightful, and fun.  We immediately hit it off since Sue is from Birmingham, England and we are from Birmingham, Alabama. With the Queen’s passing on Thursday of our trip, we were uncertain about our Friday plans, and in fact Hampton Court was closed.  Again, Sue sat with us to map out various options, and we landed on a very enjoyable day at Greenwich. In fact, some of the more memorable parts of our week were this side trip that we had not intended to take and that is a direct result of Sue’s ability to pivot and make it a most enjoyable and interesting trip.  Sue exceeded our expectations and did an incredible job. " Tim - Sept 2022

"It was a super walk yesterday, and the feedback I've already received has been very enthusiastic for your fantastic knowledge and entertaining way you put it across." Arts Soc London - Sept 2022

Languages

EnglishTurkish

Top 5 Specialities

Maritime Greenwich Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

Classic London Tour

British Museum Tour

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