Some Frequently Asked Questions:
I offer various 'off the peg walks' in London that can last from 2 hours to a full day.
I specialise in small group tours. Public walks tend to have a maximum of 10 or 15, depending on the tour. I really want everyone to feel part of the group and to be able to see and hear everything clearly.
I do take larger groups, using appropriately adapted routes and for much larger groups can call on my network of fellow guides to help out if necessary. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
I let everybody know the precise starting point and nearest tube for the end point on booking. Most of the time (okay all of the time) the walks tend to end in an interesting pub.
Of course. I welcome people with disabilities. Most tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users with dropped kerbs throughout and no steep inclines or other barriers. I also tailor tours to suit the needs of those with hearing, vision and learning difficulties. Please let me know when booking if you need me to make any specific adaptations.
I have never cancelled a tour due to the weather but I have sometimes adapted them, by nipping into a cafe or a pub, to let a heavy shower of rain pass by.
If there was a day of really appalling weather, dangerously so, then yes I might be forced to cancel. In which case I would email you on the day of the walk or call you, but the weather would have to be so bad that it was making headline news and you would probably have guessed that it had been postponed!
Wear sensible shoes and clothing and pack an umbrella, just in case!
I do leave on time to be fair to the whole group but I l always keep my phone on for the first 10 minutes of every tour. Send me a text or call me, we won’t be too far away from the starting point and I can let you know how to find us easily.
Yes I am, I have full Public Liability Cover for claims of up to £5 million! But, as I will remind you on the day, every participant is responsible for their own safety throughout the walk, so I never expect to make a claim.