The McCreery and Meynell families say:
"Hugh is more than just an up market tour guide - he is an historian!   He combines astonishing academic rigour with an enormous sensitivity for the past but with great humour and enjoyment, and brings it all to life."

Hugh is a professional tour guide based in the United Kingdom with the Blue Badge qualification.

London Tours - Hugh is a specialist London tour guide, covering the wealth of fascinating things to do and see in one of the greatest capital cities in the world. One day you could be travelling down the River Thames via Canary Wharf (and its extraordinary modern skyline) to the Royal Borough of Greenwich to see its ancient Park, magnificent 17thC architecture, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and a Royal Palace. On another, you could visit Churchill's underground wartime nerve centre at the Cabinet War Rooms then be guided through Westminster to see Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), both institutions in varying forms having played an  integral part in our history for nearly one thousand years! And there is a universe of museums , galleries and characterful neighbourhoods to explore!

Military History - A battlefield tour guide, Hugh also specialises in military history, not just in the rich vein that is shot through London itself from the Roman Empire up to now, but also by arranging tours to follow the British Army abroad in the Napoleonic era (the campaigns in Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium) and on the Western Front in World War 1 (Northern France). These are designed to be short holidays combining a point of interest with the beautiful countryside and all the pleasure offered by being in another country (not least the food and drink), especially when the weather is fine!

Hugh has an enticing choice of core tours that you can book simply by looking at the choices on this web site and contacting him but greater flexibility can be given by ammending these to cover whatever programme you wish, or by picking and mixing. Hugh also offers completely bespoke tours where he will arrange a trip for you based on your particular requirements (link).

Do try the News page to see some recent tours.

Bespoke Tours
London and UK Tours
Military London
Napoleonic War Tours
1st World War - Western Front
School and Student Tours
Corporate Tours
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