Welcome to London!
My name is Claudia and my job is to make your experience in London remarkable and fulfilling. I am a qualified Blue Badge Guide, the highest recognised qualification in the UK for tourist guiding. My mission is to show you London and its beauties, from the most famous and popular to the most secret and hidden and tell you its stories with enthusiasm and professionalism.
When I first came to London after living in Japan I was unfamiliar with the city, but then started exploring its streets, green areas, fabulous galleries and museums and I immediately fell in love with all of it. The intense training I then attended to get the Blue Badge qualification amplified my knowledge and therefore my enthusiasm about this vibrant city. This made me realize that there are hidden gems behind every corner of London and I want to share this with you!
Before starting the guiding career I worked in many art galleries in London like the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and both of Tate Modern and Tate Britain. I also have few years experience of working in the Tower of London, which I know inside out!
Thank to my previous experience inventing and creating educational toys in Italy and my teaching experience in Japan I was always convinced that learning is only possible when you enjoy it.
Let’s enjoy London together, a city where innovation and initiative never stops and let me prove this to you: ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford’ (Samuel Johnson).
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
Here below you can find a taste of what I offer:
- Walking tours
- Museums & Galleries
- Royal Palaces and Churches
- Half days or full days out of London
- Street art
... and much more!
From the most significant sites, such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The Tower of London, etc. I will take you around places of historic interest and outstanding innovation, the markets, the museums and the galleries that shape one of the greatest cities in the world. I'll be delighted to show you the wonders that hide behind each corner in a pleasant and ‘sparkling’ way.
I also offer bespoke tours tailored around you, what you like and the length of your stay.
Transportation by tour guide:
Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.
Tour guide interests:
I have a real passion for art, especially for paintings. If drawing and painting is your passion like mine or if you simply want to enjoy discovering works of art come with me to London’s artistic world. We’ll go from the most famous art galleries to the ones hidden like precious stones, from medieval to street art.
My other big area of interest is exploring the past of England with its palaces, the great personalities who inhabited them and the life and the customs of that time. Come and learn about the fascinating castles of nobles and monarchs who shaped the English history. We will go through the important English royal dynasties with a particular attention to the mysteries and plots during Henry VIII’s Tudor family.
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