Best Experience Ever with Gavin
"Gavin was fun, entertaining and knowledgeable. He loves the culture and will tell you EVERYTHING happening behind the walls. He personalizes the tour. He was lovely, and I RECOMMEND!"
TripAdvisor: Review of Windsor Castle and Bath Day Tour
Gavin with a "G" in action!
Why Gavin with a "G"?
When Gavin started his guiding career, he realised pretty early on that his guests would mishear his name and at the end of the tour would say "Thanks Kevin"!
So he introduced himself as Gavin with a "G"! And it worked. All his TripAdvisor reviews referred to him as, Gavin with a "G"
Hence the name...
Performing in The Little Matchstick Girl
Gavin trained as an actor at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London and started his career as a actor. Whilst performing around Europe he was introduced to the master puppet-maker and puppeteer, Christian Ferauge of Théâtre de Toone, in Belgium (One of the oldest marionette theatres in Europe). This led him to embark on an apprenticeship in puppet-making and performing, which resulted in forming his own puppet company back in London. Gavin created new work, collaborating with writers, dancers & choreographers, including Jonathan Watkins at the Royal Ballet. His worked toured extensively around the UK and Europe and was supported by the Arts Council England.
Working as a resident artist Gavin also created puppet-making workshops for children and young adults from all different parts of the country. On top of this, he created workshops for adults as well as being a tutor of Advanced Theatre Practice at The Central School of Speech and Drama, London.
He was also nominated for an Arts Foundation award.
The skills Gavin acquired as a performer/puppet-maker, he now brings to his tours and with his skills and experience he is able to create experiences that are enjoyable for people of all ages. Gavin is a guide that always looks for new and innovative ways to present London's history, which are engaging, informative and fun!
His touring repertoire covers the whole of Central London and includes many different aspects of London's rich history past, present and future. From Royal London, to the city's criminals and ghosts. From street art, to the great European artists at the National Gallery. From the rock-and-roll legends of Soho, to the the Ancient Egyptian world at the British Museum... London is your oyster.
If exploring the city on two wheels is more your thing then why not take a cycling tour which gives you the opportunity of seeing London from a very different perspective, giving you a real sense of the scale and diversity of London's landscape, people and culture.
Puppet created by Gavin
Discovering the back streets of London
So what are you waiting for? Contact Gavin today, so that he can create a truly unforgettable experience that you, your family and friends will remember for years to come.
Whether you are after a day out exploring the streets, sites and attractions of London or looking for a daytrip out of London exploring all that England has to offer, Gavin is the guide for you.
Gavin creates tours that will cater for all your interests and requirements, making your time in London and England, a unique and memorable experience, created especially for you!