Freelance Tour Guide, Gallery Guide & Lecturer

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Ian Swankie

I am a native Londoner and I have spent more years than I care to remember working in and around London. I’m a guide and a lecturer with a special interest in art and architecture.

My passion and enthusiasm for the city can be very contagious. I just love showing people around, and giving lectures about subjects which excite me. I see my role as bringing things to life, and revealing secrets in an entertaining way. My hope is that everyone will learn something new in all of my lectures and tours. I like to visit areas often missed by mainstream tourists.

I am an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society, a fully qualified City of London tour guide, a City of Westminster guide and a green badge holder from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. I’m an official guide at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Guildhall Art Gallery. I’m also a Freeman of the City of London.

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