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Ian G.

London, England, United Kingdom

I'm Ian and for the past nine years I've had the pleasure of guiding visitors around London and throughout the British Isles, both on foot, and in the comfort of a selection of luxury vehicles.

My background was the automotive industry where I spent the first thirty years of my working life. Over this time I worked with Lotus, Jaguar and ultimately Mercedes-Benz where I ended up with the splendidly sounding title of Personal Liaison Manager. This was simply a fancy way of describing a car salesman, although I did have responsibility for the sale of two very fancy vehicles…the Maybach, a supremely luxurious hand-built limousine, and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, a 207 MPH supercar.

As much as I enjoyed the automotive industry there comes a time in life when decisions about the future have to be made. It occurred to me that my passion for driving, and my love of Britain's history and heritage could be put to better use, so I decided to pursue a long held ambition to become a Tour Guide.

I went back to school, the University of Westminster in London to be precise, where I passed my exams with distinction and became an accredited professional Tour Guide. The past nine years have allowed me to travel with clients to all corners of the British Isles. From the rugged Jurassic coast in southern England to the awe inspiring mountains and glens of the Highlands of Scotland. From the spectacular Snowdonia National Park in Wales to the wild and windswept Yorkshire Moors. Great Britain is a land of tremendous diversity and it would be my pleasure to have the opportunity to share this with you

My tours are predominantly based in London and whether this is your first time here, or even if you are a regular visitor to this great city, deciding on what to see and where to go can often be somewhat overwhelming. Using my extensive local knowledge I will help guide you around and let you make the most of your valuable time? I will show you the iconic sights, but also the hidden gems that the guide books miss and will delight you with the stories, the scandals and the gossip behind them.

If you fancy escaping the big city for a while, within one to two hours from central London a different world awaits. Spectacular scenery, historic stately homes and palaces, picture book towns and villages, magnificent gardens and traditional pubs are there to be explored.

I offer a selection of Day Tours from London that will take us to places such as the elegant city of Bath, the historic University buildings of Oxford, the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the medieval castles of Kent, Shakespeare's Stratford, the iconic World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, fabulous gardens and many more. These tours are all bespoke and can be adapted to suit the individual client's requirements.

In addition, many of these tours are available as Shore Excursions from either Southampton, Dover or Tilbury.

I would love to help you make the most of your time in Great Britain and hopefully provide you with memories that will last forever. Whatever your requirements, regardless of whether it is for a few hours or a few days then please feel free to get in touch with me and together let's plan your trip of a lifetime.

As the Irish poet William Butler Yeats once said, "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. " I very much hope that we get the chance to meet soon.

Ian

Credentials

I am an accredited professional tour guide in London, licensed by the City Of Westminster. I hold a Diploma in Special Studies (Tour Guiding) from the University of Westminster and am a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association (CWGLA).

I am also licensed by Transport for London (TfL) as a Private Hire Driver to allow me to legally provide private driving tours.

I have comprehensive Public Liability Insurance.

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