Official Guides to the City of London

Marilyn Greene

Languages:

English.

Themes:

Architecture, Gardens and open spaces, Romans, Wartime, The River Thames, General city tour, City churches, Financial Institutions, Crime and punishment, Religion, The Great Fire of London, Livery companies, Evening walks, Public art, Christopher Wren's London, Accessible tours, Lectures and talks, Markets, Women, Virtual tours.

Biography

I love discovering the  layers of history and contemporary developments in the City. A Museum professional, I worked at the V&A Museum, at Hampstead Museum and London Transport Museum. I am employed as a walks tutor for the City Lit and I have guided for over 20 years at the National Trust Modernist Property, 2 Willow Road. I specialise in walks in Hampstead and in North London; guide for the tourist company, City Wonders and lead training tours to international students.  I also give tours at the British Museum, National Gallery and V&A.  I have specialised in equality, access and diversity and can tailor tours to suit clients' requirements. A number of my walks are now also in a virtual walk format  such as on the Blitz and preserving history and on Trains, Drains and Remains in the City.  Please enquire for more details.

Qualifications

  • AMA – Associate of the Museums Association
  • EDI Level 4 NVQ in Cultural Heritage – Education and Interpretation
  • M.A. in Gallery Studies, The University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester
  • BA Hons 2:1  History of Art with Cultural and Community Studies,  The University of Sussex
  • Over 20 years guiding experience
  • Blue Badge Guides training in Virtual Tour guiding

Guided Tours

City walks

 

Introductory tour to the City

Rescued, Revealed Restored: The Blitz and Preserving History

Gardens of the Blitz

London's Burning

The Great Fire of London

Reach for the Sky: Trading and business in the City

Keeping Up with the Tides, the Thames and its Changing History

Illuminated River walks

Trains, Drains and Remains

Women Work and Power

Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse

Sanctuary in the City: public art by émigrés and refugees

 

I also give walks in Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Highgate and Museum tours 

 

 

 

Talks

The Blitz and Preserving History in the City

Trains, Drains and Remains (in the City)

Sculptures by Emigres and Refugees in the City

Alleys and Lanes of Hampstead

Modernist Hampstead

Constable's Hampstead

Henrietta's Dream Arts and Crafts of Hampstead Garden Suburb

From Streamform to Arts and Crafts (interwar architecture in Hampstead Garden Suburb)

The Heights of Dickens (Dickens in the Highgate area)