Themis Halvantzi-Stringer

Themis Halvantzi-Stringer

London is a very exciting and vibrant place to live. There is something new everyday and as a Blue Badge Tourist guide I have to constantly update my knowledge and information. London is not just theatres and restaurants. There are lots of hidden corners, new food markets, interesting buildings, new exhibitions and galleries to explore.

I trained as an archaeologist I consider the British Museum my spiritual home. I can create tours for different civilisations represented in the museum, from Ancient Greece and Rome, to Egyptian mummies, to Babylonian reliefs, to Queen Pu-Abi's gold crown and the tablets referring to the Biblical Flood, there is a tour and a culture to suit any interest.

I am very interested in art and can guide such art collections as the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, or as we Londoners call it - the V&A, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Wallace Collection to name but a few.

I love walking tours,  it is the best way to experience a city and take the best pictures! I do various walking tours here are some suggestions:  Explore Royal London -Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace (also known as the Houses of Parliament), Whitehall Palace. The Olympic Park walk in the newest public park in London - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park  with some of the world's best sporting facilities, modern buildings and contemporary art. The City of London walk visiting the City area where Roman Londinium was first established. Food Markets and Silk Weavers exploring the culturally diverse Spitalfield area.

Is there a museum or gallery you are interested in and I have not mentioned? A walking tour or site you would like to visit? Contact me and we can make the necessary arrangements. Let me help you see London in a different way!

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Top 5 Specialities

Victoria & Albert Museum Tour

Tate Modern Tour

National Portrait Gallery Tour

National Gallery Tour

British Museum Tour

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