Tim Maddison

Tim Maddison

I'm very fortunate to have lived all my life in London, city of incomparable variety, where ancient and modern jostle together across 2000 years of history.

For years I've explored its secret corners, fascinating architecture, historic pubs, and remarkable stories, as well as the great sites of Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court - it would be my pleasure to reveal the secrets of these very special places with you.

Westminster and Royal London, Buckingham Palace, aristocratic St James and Mayfair are closely linked and offer enjoyable walking tours taking in world famous views and sites - the haunt of spies (including 007), the heart of London’s art world and the home of fine tailoring, with many US and World War II connections .

A guided visit to the amazingly preserved Churchill War Rooms gives an unparalleled insight into the leadership of Winston Churchill and his staff in the epic struggle of the Second World War and the Blitz.

The collections of the National Gallery, British Museum, V&A, Tate Britain and National Portrait Gallery rival any in the world and we can explore their dazzling highlights together.

On foot we can explore the nooks and crannies of the City of London, the original Roman City, traces of which still remain to discover, some below street level. A unique mix of hi-tech towers and ancient churches we can explore the drama of the Great Fire of London and the Blitz. Just beyond lie the off-the-beaten track streets of Smithfield and Clerkenwell, along with the atmospheric, piratical old riverside districts of Wapping and Rotherhithe.

The riverside borough of Greenwich - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - offers spectacular Royal and Naval architecture, museums, the Cutty Sark, and green space with wide views over London.

Outside London destinations include: Windsor Castle, the haunting landscape of Stonehenge, and Oxford's 'dreaming spires' (a 'must' destination for Tolkien and C.S. Lewis enthusiasts).

SOME FEEDBACK:

You were so much fun to be with and the time seemed to just fly by. I only hope our paths will cross again. We couldn’t not stop talking about how great you were to be with and how we enjoyed every detail you shared with us about the colorful history of your country.

Andrea S, USA

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our afternoon with Tim! The man is a walking encyclopaedia of information (and I ask a lot of questions)!! He answered everything but more than that, he gave an unhurried and easy to understand commentary throughout the day which totally enhanced our site-seeing experience. Above and beyond!

Donna W, Canada

The students and I really enjoyed it! Students were so impressed and talking about it over dinner. Thanks again!

Lauren H, USA

Thank you for such a lovely day today. Spectacularly delivered in indomitable style. Very entertaining, and full of fun facts - loved the armour and jousting stories.

Alice N, UK

 

Top 5 Specialities

National Gallery Tour

Hampton Court Palace Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

Churchill War Rooms Tour

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