"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life!" ~Samuel Johnson
Melissa has a passion for customising London walks just for you
Her knowledge of London's cultural, culinary, and artistic history, delivered in a thoughtful, entertaining way, transports you through 2,000 years of history from the Romans to today
One of her family friendly London walks, Melissa transports you from Roman Londinium, to the Great Fire, to the Blitz and beyond, all while looking out for a menagerie of animals, colorful people and eccentric buildings that tell London's stories.
The V&A is all about design, fashion and food?! Absolutely! Did you know the V&A has the world's first museum café? And it is a stunner! Melissa will pick you up in this iconic eatery, then whisk you past the famous sites in the museum while also showing you how people have feasted in style through the ages.
Join Melissa in St. James' Park to marvel at the beautiful views all while considering royalty past and present, starting with a king known for violence. Then hear about the three King Charleses - one who loved a party, one who lost his head, and one whose story has barely been told (unless you watch The Crown). We'll see royal palaces and parks, all with bright and dark stories to be told.
American and London history go hand in hand. Sure, sometimes it's been a dysfunctional relationship, but most are! In these London tours we can see Benjamin Franklin's only surviving home, the church where John Quincy Adams was married, and where John Smith, the founder of Jamestown, is buried, not to mention a few famous presidents hiding in plain sight. The options are truly endless!
Many have "met their maker" right here in London. Learn about the likes of Queen Anne Boleyn, William Wallace, and Sir Thomas More, and why they were brought to trial on these London tours. Visit the site of the infamous Newgate Prison and hear prisoners' stories of their gruesome time behind bars. Also visit the sites of public executions and learn why thousands came out for the spectacle, including some famous figures.
Learn about London's battles, real and staged, through the years while visiting some of London's most historic pubs frequented by the likes of Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Enjoy London's drinking culture while sampling a tipple or two yourself!
Using her experience guiding in major museums on three continents, including locally at the Victoria and Albert museum, and her ten years teaching English, World, and United States History, from Primary and Secondary through to University and Adult levels, Melissa knows how to make her London walks relevant and fun for all ages.
Since Melissa is a qualified London City Guide, holding her City of London Green Badge from the Institute of Tourist Guiding, you can be sure you are getting accurate, well organized London walks.
Melissa is keen to deliver a tour that fits your group's needs. Browse her list of London tours and if anything piques your interest, great! But if you have something altogether different in mind, don't hesitate to ask. She loves customizing London tours and adding unique experiences to make your adventure extra special.
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For your London tours, Melissa can customize an itinerary to emphasize your interests. If you have a special request, send a message, and she will be sure to get back to you soon. with some great options. Melissa specialises in creating personalised tours and experiences just for you!