International Tourist Guide Day 2021

Today is 21st February, International Tourist Guide Day and my colleagues, qualified tourist guides all over the world are writing blogs, offering tours and virtual tours today. We are all looking forward to showing visitors the famous and the little-known sites where we guide. We tell the stories of these places, these buildings and...

Spring is on its way

No long blog this week, just some photos of signs of spring after weeks of lockdown and rain all through January that has made the footpaths look like streams. Snowdrops are blooming in gardens and woods, the gorse is in flower and birds are pairing up. 

Following the Raven, Edgar Allan Poe in London

This plaque next to a shop-front in Stoke Newington Church Street was unveiled in 2011 by Steven Berkoff for the Edgar Allan Poe Society and the Flicker Club which specialises in showing films from short story adaptations. Berkoff was performing in his adaptations of The Fall of the House of Usher and A Tell...