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 Skerritt is a fifth generation Londoner who wants to share with you one of the greatest cities in the world!
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 bespoke tours that will cater for all your needs and requirements, making your time in London and England a unique and memorable experience, created especially for you!
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...
Gavin with a "G"
Gavin trained as an actor at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London and started his career as a actor. Whilst performing in Brussels, Belgium he was introduced to the master puppet-maker and puppeteer, Christian Ferauge of Théâtre de Toone (One of the oldest marionette theatres in Europe). This lead him to embark on an apprenticeship in puppet-making and performing, which resulted in forming his own company back in London. Gavin created new work, collaborating with writers, dancers & choreographer including Jonathan Watkins at the Royal Ballet. His worked toured extensively around the UK and Europe and was supported by the Arts Council England.
Gavin the performer
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.
In 2010 he was nominated for an Arts Foundation award.
The skills he acquired as a performer he now brings to all his tours and is able to create experiences that are enjoyable for people of all ages, young and old. He is a guide that always looks for new and innovative ways to present London's history, which is engaging, informative and fun!
His touring repertoire covers the whole of Central London and includes many different aspects of London's rich past, present and future. From Royal London, to its criminals and legends. From the street art of Shoreditch, 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.
Gavin the Puppet-Maker
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.
Gavin's mission is to make 2022 a year to remember... for all the right reasons!
Gavin is ready to welcome you
Green Badge Guide
Blue Badge Guide
Gavin is an official London Blue Badge Guide and an official City of London Green Badge Guide, which gives him exclusive guiding access to popular London attractions including The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle and St Paul's Cathedral.