Mark Rowland

Mark Rowland

Mark Rowland

Contact 07703 260510 or mail mark.rowland@footprintsoflondon.com

Mark is a member of both the City of London Guides Lecturer’s Association and the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association.

I have always been fascinated with urban development and the influences on the built environment, and where better to feed that fascination than London?

So, after two years of intensive study, I qualified as an Institute of Tourist Guiding accredited tour guide for the City of London and as a tour guide for the City of Westminster and now have the pleasure of sharing the delights of the greatest city in the world with everyone who comes on one of my guided walks.

So, what should you expect on one of my walks?

A quick read of my blog should give you some idea of my style, but suffice to say I’m not an academic or historian, nor an actor filling in between jobs regurgitating someone else’s pre-prepared scripts.

What I am is an enthusiast of the history of London.  I research and write all my own walks and I love sharing the fascinating stories that lurk in the city’s past and how they helped shape the amazing city that London is today.

I aim to share these stories in an informative, engaging, but above all entertaining way with those who come on my guided walking tours.   These are not street lectures; whilst you will always come away from one of my walks with a few choice nuggets of information to share with your friends, I like above all to have fun on my walks.  I hugely enjoy doing this and I want you to enjoy the experience just as much.

Do I succeed?  Well, I’ll leave that for others to say!

Walks currently on Footprints of London:

Mark Rowland (guide details)

Charles Dickens and the City of London

Wed, 24 May

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Dickens was one of the greatest creators of characters in the English language, but one character writ large through his work is London itself.  Join me to hear the stories about the places that had the greatest influences on the man and his work and discover why he called London his “magic lantern”.

Tracing the Tudors: The King's Brexit

Sat, 3 Jun

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: While many prospective MPs may be sweating over their electoral prospects based on their position on Brexit, the wrong call over which side you were on of Henry VIII’s “Brexit” had rather more drastic consequences… Join me to trace down the locations that tell the stories of those turbulent times.

Pomp and Power:  Election night special!

Thu, 8 Jun

Your guide: Mark Rowland
Description: Join me for an early evening stroll round Westminster and Whitehall to feel the buzz as the nation decides and the politicos fret and sweat over who will next rule the roost! 

 

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