Official Guides to the City of London

Robert Woolf

Languages:

English.

Themes:

Financial Institutions, Journalism and the press, Literary tours, The River Thames, Magna Carta, The Great Fire of London, Architecture, City churches, Gardens and open spaces, General city tour, Guildhall Art Gallery, Romans, Legal London, St Paul's Cathedral, Lectures and talks.

Biography

Robert enjoys providing entertaining and informative walking tours. He started his business career in the City of London and first worked in a Georgian cul-de-sac in the heart of the City. Whilst his career took him to many places, he believes that nothing beats the ‘Square Mile’ for its vibrancy,  architecture, history and its people and their stories.

 

 

 

Qualifications

A volunteer at Westminster Abbey, Robert leads educational tours of the Abbey to student groups and school children. 

Robert is a published authored with a book on Lord Mayors' Portraits from Dame Mary Donaldson (Lord Mayor in 1983) to Dame Fiona Woolf (2013).

Robert is a Friend of The City Churches. He is a Freeman of the City of London.

 

Guided Tours

Robert offers tailored City walking tours. Themes of his walks include: the City’s development into a world financial centre; Modern Architecture; Justice & Journalism – Temple & Fleet St; Gardens, Spaces and Surprising Places – places we often miss; City People; City Churches; Literature; the Riverside; Roman London; Magna Carta; The Great Fire; The Mansion House; Guildhall - the Great Hall & Art Gallery.

Robert is a qualified London Blue Badge Guide and Westminster Guide in addition to being a City of London Guide,

Outside the City of London, Robert offers a walking tour around the regeneration area of Kings Cross and a tour around 'Silicon Roundabout', the new young financial technology business area to the north of the City and east into Shoreditch including some wonderful street art!

Beyond London, Robert leads tours that showcase Britain's rich heritage to locations such as Hampton Court Palace with its Tudor history, and further afield to Windsor, and Oxford.