I would love to introduce you to Jack Yeomanson, London Tour Guide.
That’s right, Jack’s my son as you can probably tell by the name, but Jack is an exceptional Tour Guide and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m his Mum. If he was a rotten Tour Guide I wouldn’t be giving him space on my blog believe me.
Jack left school at 18 years old with a burning desire to be a Tour Guide because of his love of History, but no ADT College in Putney where he was educated wouldn’t support that. They wanted him to follow a path to something else that he wasn’t interested in so he left and got a job in an office but still that desire burned. After a year of so his Dad and I looked into the possibility of his training privately and getting the necessary qualification. Three qualifications in three areas mean’t that he would be a fully qualified London tour guide. Clerkenwell, Westminster and the City of London. He studied like you wouldn’t believe and to qualify as a Guide is more than difficult especially if your’e keeping a day job down as well. However, he did it. He got his Green Badge. Yes I know all about the Blue Badgers, but believe me, in my opinion Green Badgers are just as good.
Anyway I’m running away with things. Jack is now back guiding. He is guiding in all three areas and at the moment he is doing some CIC walks In other words City Information Centre walks.
At the moment he is starting up his own Tour Guiding Business which will be called Blue Umbrella. The Website isn’t finished yet but once it is he’ll be putting walks up on there which will be his own walks written by himself.
So what can you do until then? Jack has got many walks already written and ready to go. In all three Boroughs. The list is endless. His main ability is in Bespoke Walks. What do I mean by that?
Is there a particular part of London you would like to see? Have you got a reason for seeing it? Is there a part of London that’s part of your past for some reason? Do you have a special interest? Would you like to give someone a walk as a gift? He once wrote a walk for a man to give to his wife for their Silver Wedding Anniversay which was around the area they did their courting in.
I know that just some of the walks he has done are Royal Walks, War Walks, River Walks, Theatre Area Walks, Spy Walks. I could go on forever.
If you would like Jack to take you on a walk in London, why not contact him and talk to him. Children and dogs are welcome. His only rule is that if you are on his walk and you are taking medication he asks that you let him know. He is happy to lead group walks as well.
If you would like to contact him his e mail address is