Alison

Alison is a lecturer for the London Blue Badge Course. A Dickens expert, she’s a prize-winning* Blue Badge Guide herself. When she’s not collecting Antiques! *”Prize-winning” is putting it modestly: she won the BCP, one of the two top awards. To use an American analogy, it’s the guiding equivalent of baseball’s Triple Crown!

She is passionate about local history and was part of a team that researched the men who had lost their lives in the First World War and had lived on her street in Saint Albans. Together they campaigned for and raised money for a plaque to the 15 men who lost their lives serving their country. As a street it saw the highest losses and yet there was nothing to honour them. It was a five-year project which culminated in a successful installation of a unique piece of street art designed by Renato Niemis.

She’s a Yorkshire lass and proud of her Sheffield roots.

All of Alison's Walks

Unexpected London
Unexpected London

Friday, 21 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

"secret places and hidden interiors"

Eccentric London
Eccentric London

Sunday, 23 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

"London is stranger than fiction"

Charming Chiswick
Charming Chiswick

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 10.45 am (Click here for more dates)

Old, picturesque, storied, full of character, riverine, tucked away on its isthmus, sitting pretty – that’s Chiswick.

Other walks in Alison's repertoire.

They run occasionally as 'Specials' but can also be booked privately.

Unexpected London
Unexpected London

"secret places and hidden interiors"

Charming Chiswick
Charming Chiswick

Old, picturesque, storied, full of character, riverine, tucked away on its isthmus, sitting pretty – that’s Chiswick.

Eccentric London
Eccentric London

"London is stranger than fiction"