As a holder of the coveted Blue Badge, I am privileged to guide within the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle and many other historic royal palaces.
My specialties include London highlights - and for those returning to London, the hidden gems, Tudor Royalty in South East England especially the life and times of King Henry VIII from Hampton Court Palace to Hever Castle; Canterbury and its cathedral, shore excursions from Dover and the glorious gardens of England.
It's the region's social history that really excites me - how people lived in earlier times, the land and cityscapes they developed and the contrasts with today's lifestyles.
I have combined my earlier career experiences with my best-loved interests to present the delights of the region in an entertaining & informative style.
A Recent Review of this guide
It was our first time in London over Easter wknd. Dawn was fantastic leading up to the tour recommending various activities and dates to do them due to protests and holiday schedules. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of England and the world for that matter. She knew all the little facts and anecdotes along the way to make the tour that much more interesting. We had lunch at a fabulous rooftop picnic area overlooking St Paul's. Dawn is a MUST, I only suggest using private guides.
Tour Guide of The Year 2011
Blue Badge Tourist Guide -London & South East England
Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding (MITG)
Member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
Member of South East England Tourist Guides Association (SEETGA)
Board Director for the Institute of Tourist Guides (ITG)
Specialist accreditation to guide at Windsor Castle and Canterbury Cathedral