Reviews

May 2017 - A public walk, Legal London Highlights

"Thanks for yesterday, marvellous, and everyone clearly enjoyed it." Mike Paterson, Director, London Historians

April 2017 - A talk, Catholics and the City, at the Barbican Library

"Thanks again for an enjoyable talk. All in all, people thought that it was an interesting topic and a very good talk." Helen Tremaine, Assistant Librarian

April 2017 - A Legal London tour for a group of undergraduate and postgraduate students

"The tour was fantastic, and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Some of the students had not even been to London, never mind visiting places of historical legal importance, so were blown away by this and your knowledge. We found the trip informative, stimulating, and good-humoured." Dr Jonathan Lord, University of Salford

April 2017 - A Legal London walk for a law firm's vacation scheme

"Thank you for our recent Legal London walk. It was interesting and highly informative, and having a guide who was so passionate about the area made it all the more enjoyable." Lindsay Tink

March 2017 - A Legal London walk for visiting students from a Spanish law school

"Once again, thank you for all your assistance and for the amazing tour." Maria Mercedes Blanco Sertal, I.E Law School, Madrid

March 2017 - A walk from the Old Bailey to the Temple, for a private group

''Thank you so much for a fascinating morning. We all thoroughly enjoyed the walk and your excellent presentation." Harry Brett-Jones

March 2017 - A private tour of National Trust property, 2 Willow Road

" His tour was informative, easy to follow, and made the visit truly enjoyable. Having such a good guide makes all the difference, it really makes the place come alive." Eva Stellman

December 2016 - A public walk: "Soho: Past, Present and Future", with fellow guide Kathryn Prevezer doing readings

"I attended Colin's walk: Soho: Past, Present and Future. As a native Londoner I pride myself on my knowledge of the City. However, I learnt an awful lot about an area I thought I knew well. The walk was very informative and highly entertaining, with readings in various locations adding a nice touch, In fact, it's the first time I have experienced this on a guided walk; it gave an extra dimension to the conversation and we were treated to having two professionally qualified guides that day. Colin never ceases to amaze me with his encyclopaedic knowledge of London. I totally recommend one of his walks to anybody who wants to expand their knowkedge of London or just have a fun few hours learning about a new place." Alexandra Vella

November 2016: A Treasure Hunt around the Holborn area, organised for a group of 20 somethings

"A huge thanks for putting on the Treasure Hunt on Saturday - we all had a fabulous time". Jak Phillips

November 2016: A walk for a major City law firm as part of a conference programme

"A fantastic tour - we would all happily have gone for miles more, and even those in the group who work in or are frequent visitors to the City were fascinated by the narrative." Andrew Carpenter, Addleshaw Goddard

October 2016: With fellow guide Kathryn Prevezer I ran a Soho walk for a group as a birthday present for one of the participants:

''The work that you both put in to provide us with a very entertaining and informative tour was clearly considerable and well-planned. A marvellous and original present!" Jonathan Bianco

September 2016: A talk called "Stories of the Law"

"A semi-retired former top London solicitor regaled us John Mortimer-style with a Cook's tour of English law, criminal and civil alike. Seemingly, the average citizen is remarkably non-litigious. Generously he heard out our personal dilemmas, so we left leaving inspired to stand our ground should injustice ever make an appearance in our lives."  Suzie Ellis,, Association of Jewish Refugees

September 2016: I organised a Treasure Hunt for Fresher undergraduate (Ll.B) law students at the University of Law

" The students really enjoyed it. In particular, all those I spoke to said it was a great introduction to the LLB, and it helped the students to bond whilst at the same time being extremely useful for their legal education to appreciate the wealth of history in and around the Inns of Court. It was a resounding success." Nicholas Ross, University of Law

September 2016: Soho walk

"Brilliant and surprising London walks

September 2016 and a fine sunny day in London - I did an incredible walk with Colin around the Soho area of London. He took me to places which I could never have found on my own. His historical and current knowledge was second to none, and his gentlemanly humour made this area really come alive in my mind's eye. From music and films to politics and religion, art, food and fashion, Dickens and even Paul McCartney - around every corner there is a fascinating story to discover. Colin was so knowledgeable on all the complexities and humanity that exist and existed in this small hot spot of London.

I cannot recommend his walks highly enough, as this is my second time and will certainly not be my last. Colin's passion for this City always brings London, both past and present, to life. Thank you so much Colin."

April Jenkins - Western Australia

September 2016: Legal London Highlights

"We are grateful for your time this past Monday. The tour was interesting and valuable. Using your perspective, the tour was enriching in ways to which we would not have had exposition otherwise. We would suggest that anyone who wishes to explore Legal London with the personal touch would be wise to hire you as a guide." Michael Madnick

August 2016: Inns of Literature - a Law and Literature Walk (private walk for a group)

"Many many thanks to you for such a super walk today. We all really enjoyed it. The combination of law and literature was really good." Margaret Stevens

July 2016: Inns of Literature - a Law and Literature walk (public tour)

"Fascinating tour of the Inns - law and literature." Sarah Hutchinson

July 2016: Legal London tour for the European Law Students' Association

"The tour of the legal side of London and its institutions was met with very positive feedback by both the international and local students as part of the Summer Academy of the European Law Students' Association of Queen Mary University of London. It was very well catered for our programme, and students were able to learn more about the law in action both in the past and the present in one of the most dynamic cities for this discipline. All thanks to Colin!" Anastasia Kalinina, President & Head of Organising Committee for ELSA Queen Mary's Summer Academy of 2016

May 2016: Talk at the Guildhall Library on the Cleveland Street Scandal

"Many thanks to you for a fabulous talk, it was very well received by our audience." Amy Randall, City of London Corporation

March 2016: Tour of the Royal Courts of Justice for a group of City of London Guides:

"Loved the tour last week." Peter Twist

March 2016: Jewish Developers in the City walk

"Thank you so much for guiding our participants around the City yesterday. We've nothing but positive feedback!" Janice Aarons, Maccabi GB

January 2016: Legal London walk:

"We all agreed that it was a fantastic walk and talk." Hiu Chow

December 2015: Majestic Mayfair walk, run with Kathryn Prevezer:

"Thank you for a Majestic Mayfair walk with fascinating facts, history, fashion and celebrities!" Imogen Burton

November 2015: Fellow guide Kathryn Prevezer and I have run a series of London walks on the theme of Jewish heritage. Here is feedback from a Whitechapel walk we did

"Sunday was a huge success. I got lots of really good feedback and everyone had a great morning." Janice Aarons, Maccabi GB

September 2015: Treasure Hunt around Legal London, designed for first-year law students as part of Freshers Week

"Colin designed a fantastic legal treasure hunt for our students which ticked all the boxes and more. Not only did students have great fun exploring Legal London and seeing some of its historic legal places but they also bonded and learnt some of the hard lessons about working in a team. The use of actors in some of the locations really brought the hunt to life and was a stroke of genius with students really believing they were quizzing a judge who just happened to be having a drink in one of the oldest pubs in London."' Penny Hayhurst, University of Law

September 2015: Walk through the City, with a business theme, for students from New York University on a Global Orientations Programme

"Many thanks for leading an expert's guide to the City: the students loved it"  NYU in London

September 2015: Talk at Barbican Library on "Developers and the City"

"I just wanted to say thanks again for doing such a brilliant talk. We had a good turnout and I got great feedback." Helen Tremaine (Assistant Librarian)

Tour of Royal Courts of Justice

"Thank you so much for your interesting and entertaining guided tour of the Royal Courts of Justice: your knowledge and enthusiasm really brought the building to life." Rachel Harris

I organised another set of Freshers Week walks for the New College of the Humanities. The themes covered English, Finance, History, Law, Philosophy and Politics. I ran the Law walk, with colleague guides doing the others. Feedback:

"I had great feedback, the same as last year. Students said they were the best walking tours they had done, and they really didn't expect the walks to be so fun, interesting and interactive." Tony Ford

City Highlights walk

"Colin is an excellent guide. He managed to open the eyes of someone who has worked in the City for 30 years to so much that was new and interesting whilst at the same time engaging and impressing a 16 year old to whom it was all new. Definitely to be recommended!" Shona Price

Five Ghosts Mystery Walk Puzzle

"It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The pace was just right and the guide was top class. Even putting the "puzzle" aside, the back streets and hidden squares were a delight." Bree

I did a Legal London walk for a group of senior Commonwealth lawyers on a visit to London. Feedback:

"Thank you so much for the tour. The attendees were really positive about it".  Natasha Wort - The Law Society

Five Ghosts Mystery Walk Puzzle

"Thank you for a great day. Colin, the guide, was amazing and very informative" Navidah

"Great day out" Eamonn

"We love working with Colin, who keeps our clients entertained and informed on the Five Ghosts accompanied puzzle walk. His in-depth knowledge of the City of London and practical approach has been invaluable. It's marvellous knowing our clients are in such good hands and the feedback so far has been tremendous." Kathy Brown, Director, London Street Games.

"A great and enjoyable day out in London with a packed combination of sightseeing, history and clue-solving, and with a challenging twist at the very end." Ollie Saleh (Five Ghosts Mystery Walk Puzzle)

Tour of the Inns of Court

"Thank you for a very interesting tour of the "Inns" yesterday" - Marianne Barber

Walk around St James's

"Colin was extremely courteous and kind, as well as being very knowledgeable about the whole district [St James's]. He gave us just the right amount of info and took us into nooks and crannies that could easily have been missed. His passion for the area was contagious and genuine, whilst he remained very professional. On my recent trip I did many amazing things in London but I feel that my time spent on this walking tour was the best value I got anywhere for 8 quid!" - Dr April Jenkins

I organised Freshers walks for the Economics, English, History, Law and Philosophy faculties of the New College of the Humanities. Each one was tailored to the subject area and the routes spanned London from Soho to the City. Feedback:

"Thanks so much for today, Colin, it was a great success." - Tony Ford (Admissions Adviser)

Walk around Bayswater

"Thanks very much for another informative and enjoyable walk" - Rob Highmore, Partner, Charles Russell LLP".

Walk around Mayfair

"Thank you for Sunday morning - we so much enjoyed our walk around Mayfair with the stories of the Grosvenor and Davies families." - Margaret Kemp.

Tour of the Inns of Court for a visiting delegation of Russian lawyers

"A big thank you from the Russian lawyers for carrying out the tour. They came back buzzing with energy, which is fabulous." - Donna Evans, The Law Society.