I’m a former business consultant who has decided that ‘living in London’ is a far, far better job. I am passionate about the City – its history, buildings and people. Both my maternal and paternal families are from London and I have lived in Walthamstow (London borough of culture in 2019) for almost a quarter of a century.
I’m a qualified City of London ‘Green Badge’ Tourist Guide; the qualification is accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. My intention is to start running some guided tours based in the City in the near future; details will appear on this website.
In the meantime, I’m using this blog to share my experiences and thoughts – sometimes serious, more often with some humour (I hope!) – as I continue to live the life of a Londoner. Read more about my blog philosophy in a post here. My posts are all my own work – I include selected bibliographies to indicate the sort of research I’ve done – and posted because I find the subject interesting. I do not accept any payment, ever, in return for writing a post.
Do you have some general observations about my blog, or would you like me to post about a specific subject related to London? Perhaps you want to offer some praise, or some constructive criticism. Drop me a line using the form below, but please keep all comments clean and polite. Life is too short to vent your spleen at complete strangers.