Official Guides to the City of London

Marilyn Greene

Languages:

English.

Themes:

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

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 25 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;  City Gardens of the Blitz; Trains, Drains and Remains in the City, , Fleet Street and Sculptures by refugees and immigrants.  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

Sanctuary in the City: public art by émigrés and refugees

Between two Bars: Strolling along Fleet Street

The Deadly City: Death, Disease and Destruction

Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse

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

 

 

 

Talks

The Blitz and Preserving History in the City

City Gardens of the Blitz

Trains, Drains and Remains (in the City)

Sculptures by Emigres and Refugees in the City

Between two Bars: Strolling along Fleet Street

Alleys and Lanes of Hampstead

Modernist Hampstead

Constable's Hampstead (please enquire and conditions apply because of copyright))

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)

 A Walk through Highgate - Experiment in Urban Living