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Cognoscenti Guides - Tours

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London, United Kingdom
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I am a London Blue Badge tourist guide who guides in London, Windsor, Hampton Court Palace, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge. I can organise tours by chauffeur driven car or using public transport.I guide both in English and in French.
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Jeff K wrote a review Aug 8
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We booked a full day tour with Louise for our family including our 12 and 15 year old kids. We are well traveled as a family, and this was one of the best experiences we have had. We covered many of the important sites in London, including Westminster, Changing of the Guard at Buckingham, Parliament, and the Tower of London. She guided us on foot, in a car and by boat, and was a veritable font of knowledge. She kept our kids engaged and contextualized what we were seeing in a manner suitable for teens and adults. I would highly recommend Louise for guiding adults and/or families both in London and farther afield.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Margie M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Louise provided an outstanding tour of the Tower of London for my family! She was very thorough in her preparation and presentation of information (including photos/images to expand our experience). Louise also considered the ages of our children (teenagers) so the information was aligned with their interests. We learned so much about the history of the Tower and the role it played throughout British history. Louise is simply delightful! I highly recommend her tours!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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roscott wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
I booked Louise recently as a birthday present to guide a friend and I around Westminster Abbey. Louise was a great choice, very easy company with tremendous knowledge about the abbey’s history and multitude of monuments. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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william F wrote a review May 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana2 contributions
I want to highly endorse Ms. Louise Chapman as an outstanding Blue Badge Tourist Guide for London, Hampton Court, Windsor, and other important historical and cultural sites in the United Kingdom. Knowing Louise since June 2017, I can enthusiastically vouch for the excellent quality of her work over several years. Louise in one of our guides annually for our summer National Security class we hold in London for Indiana University students and faculty. In short, Ms. Chapman is a true delight and one of the very best guides I have met in London or the rest of Europe as well. She carefully crafts a tour and lecture to the interests of her group and maintains excellent focus when guiding. She is always exceptionally well prepared and pleasantly communicates with her students both before, during and after guiding. In delivering her tours and lectures, Louise brings a cordial and interesting mix of superb interpersonal skills, a splendid grasp of history, and outstanding oral messaging. She is always clear, cogent, and concise and can rapidly focus on the relevancy of a topic, and readily explain it. Moreover, she possesses all the important character traits so important to this profession. I cite an affable, and charming personality, plus a good sense of humour. She truly cares about the students and faculty she hosts. But she greatly cares also about the important subjects she is discussing, accurately and interestingly bringing the past alive. Louise holds bachelors and master’s degrees and other important credentials; is fluent in foreign languages; and is the Site Liaison Officer for Bletchley Park for all U.K. Blue Badge Guides. Ms. Louise Chapman is a pleasure to work with and a guide I genuinely recommend you engage. You will receive an outstanding tour and lecture, presented in a kind and thoughtful fashion … which will be long remembered. William A. Foley, Jr., Ph.D., Indiana University
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Lynn G wrote a review Jul 2019
Katonah4 contributions4 helpful votes
Louise Chapman was a true gem, a rare find. We recently travelled in a group of 9 (2 families) with varied interests and ages represented. Louise met us for The Changing of the Guard and The Tower of London on the first tour day and Westminster Abbey on the second. Her 1/2 day tours were Informative and well-paced. She inquired about the interests of the group and guided us appropriately. She is quick to respond to emails and very flexible in her planning. Touring with Louise is a fabulous way to take in the sites and learn the history of an amazing city. Thank you Louise!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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