As a former television and film actor with 20 years of experience, John Blakey knows how to breathe life into stories and characters associated with a place. His motto is ‘Bring history to life’, and his aim is to take clients into the heart of his native England — whatever their interest might be.
John is a qualified, professional, Blue Badge private driver-guide (Blue Badge is the highest tourist guide qualification in Britain) who offers completely private, custom-tailored tours of London, Oxford, the Cotswolds, Windsor Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, Hampton Court, Stratford, the Tower of London, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.
The moment he picks you up in his spacious Land Rover, his mission to bring London and the rest of England to life begins. He particularly enjoys helping his clients get beneath the surface of the places they visit, as well as taking them far beyond the established tourist trails. Even if you have been to England many times before, John will help you see familiar sites in a totally new light.
In addition to his job as a private guide, John also writes articles for travel books and is currently finishing his first novel. John was also recently featured in Country Life magazine in a piece entitled ‘Badge of Honor’, which profiled the rigorous training and depth of knowledge it takes to qualify as a Blue Badge Guide.
Needless to say, John is not only well qualified for his job, but seeks to exceed the expectations of his customers.
Check out John’s Viator Private Tour Guide profile for more details about his private London tours and further information on how to contact and book with John.
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