This is a clip from Leo’s London Archaeology Virtual Tour. I’ve put it up for its intrinsic merits – what she shows us, her contexting and explaining these pieces from the distant past – but also because it’s, as per my title for this piece, a textbook example of great guiding.
Leo doesn’t just know her subject, she loves it. And it’s that combination – her knowledge and her passion – that carries her (and us with her!) right into the Winner’s Circle. For good measure she’s fun. Absolutely full of joie de vivre. She’s what every guide should be, what every visitor should be lucky enough to have as a guide.