At the heart of everything I do, is storytelling. At school I loved the stories in English literature classes, being in school plays and watching old black and white movies.
I started writing about travel and history, then I trained as a Blue Badge tour guide and really found my vocation: telling stories to travellers!
I now have my own business, Experience England, designing and planning private guided tours in London and all over England. I do guide myself, as well as working with the best guides in England, all hand chosen, not only for their knowledge, but for being great company and great tellers of story. History is stories of the past, so rather than spouting fact after fact and date after date (yawn), we all aim to inform AND entertain you, with true stories of invasion, love, betrayal, murder and mayhem. Oh, and we also know how to find great views for amazing photos!
We do lots of different walking tours in London, and in larger towns all over England, as well as tours of London by iconic black taxi. I also love planning amazing day trips from London with our superb driver guides, to places like Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon, Bath, Stonehenge - the list goes on. I also design multi-day trips, covering many historic towns and villages, amazing countryside, foodie destinations, stately homes and castles - just ask - I will create your tour, whether half a day, or a couple of weeks, especially for you, based on your interests and pace. And if you have children, I have some amazing guides who specialise in tours for kids.
I have finished a novel called The Art of Entering Big Seas, and I am now developing a series of six mystery novels - so you see, it's still all about storytelling!
There is lots of information on my website, but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like any more information or a quotation. John