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Anne-Marie Fahy - Blue Badge Guide

Testimonials

"I just wanted to say a very big thank you for your tour of the V&A on Saturday. It has certainly made me want to go back and explore more." Jonathan, March 2017

"I'd like to thank you very much for a fascinating insight into the National Gallery. I didn't get a chance to thank you properly on behalf of the group, but they all enjoyed it so much." Chris, March 2017

"We loved our time with you and Paul! We will never forget it! You made a very lasting impression on us. The kids really took a liking to you as did I!!!" Brooke, USA, February 2017Anne-Marie Fahy London Blue Badge Guide

"Thank you very much for the fantastic tour of the V&A on Friday. I will definitely go back there again." Anna, February 2017

"Just a quick note to tell you how much our students enjoyed the Street Art Tour last Saturday. It was a highlight of our five day London visit. The two hours sped by so quickly but the memories will endure. We must have at least 100 photos of the tour! For all the students, the tour was in the top 3 of their favourite visits and there were many! Your enthusiasm and passion were evident. As well, your interaction with teenagers is very positive and relaxed-they are a difficult group to interest." Donna, USA, January 2017

"Thank you for our beautiful introduction to London. You were a delight!" Jim, USA, November 2016

"Anne-Marie, Thank you again for your kindness and professional guidance showing us around London and the Cotswolds." Page, USA, November 2016

"A big thank you from myself, the students and staff for a really interesting and relevant tour that really got us all over the city of London. It was great !"  Lecturer, November 2014

"Thanks so much for opening our eyes to a whole new world!"  Nicola, Street Art Tour,  November 2014

"Our clients are saying what a wonderful time they had with you and that you were fantastic with the children which made them really enjoy your time together – Thank you!"  London Agent, November 2014

"Thank you again.  The students always gain such insight into London and the history of Fashion which is great for their unit ‘The Evolution of Fashion’."  Teacher, October 2014

"Anne-Marie, we so enjoyed being with you.  The facts you imparted, your cheerful disposition, your helpfulness were all appreciated.  Thank you!"  Sylvia, USA, October 2014

"Anne-Marie, thank you for a lovely tour of your beautiful city.  You allowed us to see many thing that would otherwise have gone un-noticed.  We recommend you highly."  Ellen, USA, October 2014

"Seriously, the tours were top of the line and a wealth of information.  We would have missed so much if we had not done them.  The London tour with our tour guide, Anne Marie, was amazing.  She was quite the story teller of history.  We couldn’t wait to hear how she would tie all of our visits together up to our last stop.  She helped us with other items outside our tour as well – (helping contact Buckingham Palace so we could tour it the next day).  She was extremely delightful and I highly recommend her."  Sam, USA, August 2014

"Our stay in London was very pleasant with the highlight being our guided tour with Anne Marie Fahy.  She did an amazing job of customizing the tour while engaging the children. Her recommendations for our free time were so personalized that we felt we had found a bespoke pocket of London. Borough Market was an especially good idea." Suzanne, USA, May 2014

"It was lovely to work with you and did any amazing job. We all really enjoyed the day, despite the weather." Corporate Event Organiser, February 2014

"Anne Marie was Fabulous !!!!!!! The family loved her." Dee, USA, January 2014

"The London leg of our trip was flawless, and Anne Marie was spectacular as guide."Lewis, USA, January 2013

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed our fashion tour with you on Thursday. We all had fun, learnt a lot more about the streets and locations we are often rushing past and embraced the opportunity to browse the designer labels." Kathryn, Fashion Walk, December 2013

"Thank you so much for a wonderful trip around the city- we enjoyed it enormously. It was amazing to see so much street art and you were an incredibly informative and fun guide." Katie, Street Art Tour, December 2013

"Anne-Marie, fantastic street art tour today. I absolutely loved it Sue Street Art tour December 2013 What an amazing tour guide!Ann Marie was lovely, knowledgeable and patient." Tour Director, December 2013

"The students had a great time last week and they are still taking about it! They have been very productive with the work on niche and mass market which they understood fully after our visits to the high end stores Fashion Walk." Sixth Form College, November 2013

"Just wanted to let you know that the group had a fantastic time, and loved being with  you.. So thank you again for all your help with this tour."  Tour Organiser, October 2013

"That was a terrific tour yesterday and the feedback from the group was very strong indeed. As you could probably gauge from all the questions, not to mention the interest in continuing on to Shakespeare's house, you judged the route perfectly." Manager - Investment Company, September 2013

"We had such a wonderful day with you – the kids are still talking about it! Caroline has pinned up the tube map on her wall. Hope to return to beautiful London soon." Sharon, USA, August 2013

"Anne Marie brought it all to life for the kids and was bright, engaging and generous emotionally and with her time." Gabby, USA, July 2013

"Thank you for a wonderful 2 days with our family. What incredible memories for all of us and they will last for a lifetime." Susan, USA, July 2013

"I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU for being such a wonderful tour guide during our visit last Wednesday.  So often when you take children out of school things can be pitched at not quite the right level for them, or the organisation can be lacking.  I must say that you were absolutely outstanding in every way.  Even though the children were already exhausted when we got to you, you managed to captivate them and hold their interest for two whole hours.  You pitched the talk, the visit to Buckingham Palace and your questioning at exactly the right level and the children thoroughly enjoyed it, whilst learning a great deal.  Our follow up work at school is coming on a treat and is a testimony to the knowledge you imparted and the love of learning that you encouraged."  Deputy Head teacher, June 2013

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your hard work today, the day was a huge success and I've had some people phone the office already saying how good it was!"  Ian, Trip Organiser, May 2013

"Steve and I would like to thank you again for the wonderful job you did showing us around London. We especially appreciated that extra time you gave us the second morning exploring the old part of London."  Eileen, May 2013

"Thank you for making our legal walk both interesting and entertaining with all your wonderful stories." Trip Organiser, October 2012

"Your tour was excellent : knowledgeable, engaging, and hitting all of the points that we needed for the class.  It was fun to work with you!"  College Professor, September 2012

"It was great working with you and the delegate feedback was fabulous. All who took the trip were talking about all they had learnt for several days."  Event Organiser,  August 2012

"What a great day we had! You did an absolutely marvellous job and the girls loved the trip. Thanks so much."
  Teacher, North London Girls School, July 2012

"We wanted to say a very big thank you to you for a fantastic walk last evening. Not only did we all have a great time, we were all completely stunned that there were so many interesting sights to see not 5 minutes from our doorstep that none of us knew about!! We may even be tempted to stray from our desks at lunch time now to investigate further!!" Manager (Team building walk), Leading Accountancy Firm, May 2012

"Normally our journey home from a full day out is so quiet with the odd sounds of sleep.  Not yesterday, though, as our group members were full of chat about what they had seen and done! Many thanks for giving us such a superb day – we all thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Docklands, Canary Wharf, the Olympic site and parts of old Spitalfields.
Your knowledge and presentation skills made the day a special one.
"  Trip organiser, U3A, April 2012

"Thank you Anne-Marie for a fantastic tour, we really enjoyed it." Tom, January 2012

"What an enjoyable day we spent with you. It was instructive, fascinating and a wonderful experience. You have a great way of engaging and delivering information and making it so understandable." Margaret, on Olympic Walk, December 2011

"A very big thank you for an absolutely fascinating tour on Sunday. It was brilliant! Your choice of the Olympic site and the Brick Lane/Spitalfields area were an inspired combination of the new and the old. You covered so much ground (in miles and in fascinating facts) in just over 4 hours. You certainly gave us a new perspective on an area which we thought we knew a bit, and found we only knew a tiny fraction of its attraction. Sunday was the perfect day to go with all the vibrancy of the street markets complementing all that colourful street art." Jill, December 2011

"A very big thank you for a truly fantastic day out." Mike, December 2011

"Thank you for such a wonderful walk on Sunday, it opened my eyes well and truly to the hidden history and delights of East London. You are the most ‘wicked’ guide! Walk on!!" Litz, December 2011

"A great way to learn about street art and avante garde fashion in the East End. Many thanks."  Jenny,  October 2011

"This was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon with friends and family. We managed to pack in some history, some architecture, some fashion and some art - which is a great mix. I started out sceptical that 'street art' could properly be considered art but by the end of the afternoon I was completely won over. I will never look at walls and pavements in quite the same way again. Many thanks."  Trish, October 2011

"I thought the walk quite fascinating and really enjoyed having my eyes opened to such a vibrant area of London, one I knew nothing about. Street Art now means something quite new and exciting to me. From now on I will be happily searching for little figures and shadows as I walk around. I loved those especially. Congratulations  to Anne-Marie for such an informative and enlightening tour." 
Charlie, October 2011

"Thanks so much for yesterday, I loved it!" 
Sue on Olympic walk, October 2011

"Thank you so much for such an interesting and informative walk today.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Jackie on Olympic Walk, October 2011

"We joined Anne-Marie on her guided walk around the Olympic site and regeneration area. We had an age range from 8 to 90, and Anne-Marie set the pace perfectly and balanced her talk so that the children learnt as much as the adults! We are so pleased to have seen the progress of the Olympic venues, and would recommend all Londoners should make an effort to join such a tour to learn and see how this great event will change this part of our city. Who even knew there is a train called the "javelin" ?" 
Jo, October 2011

“Ann Marie was absolutely wonderful and a wealth of information. She included all the important highlights we wanted to see but also customized it for our three college age girls to include vintage shopping.”   
Deborah, August 2011

“You have a knack of giving lots of information interspersed with some very interesting anecdotes, and combining the historic and bang-up-to-date which keeps teenagers interested! Thank you again.
Charlotte on Olympic Walk, August 2011

“It was such an amazing experience to be led around the Olympic Park by you and be given such interesting information which helps to consolidate one's belief in the Olympic ideal. .I feel hugely excited by it all !!” 
Hannah on Olympic Park, August 2011

“We had the best afternoon ever – we will so do it again very soon.” 
Jude on Olympic Park, August 2011

“Thank you again for one of the best Sunday afternoons I have spent in a long time. I’m really looking forward to the next one, which I think is being planned for your Spitalfields tour.” 
Chris on Olympic Park, August 2011

"Thank you again for making our trip so memorable - not sure we could have done it without you."
Vicki, June 2011

"We will miss your funny, positive, caring and interesting company.  Thank you."
Vivien, June 2011

"Anne-Marie, thank you so much for guiding us around London.  We had a wonderful time."
Janette and David, June 2011

"Thanks for such a fabulous experience! We enjoyed our time with you, and hope that our paths will cross again."
Pam, May 2011

"I am writing to say how much we enjoyed your tour of Legal London.  We were fascinated by what we saw and had no idea that these wonderful buildings and gardens existed.  We were impressed by your knowledge and passion.
Irene, May 2011

I write on behalf of my wife and myself to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful guided walk last week .  By far it was the highlight of our day - so interesting. All the more it was thanks to your personal input."
Dennis, May 2011

"Anne-Marie’s funky fashion walk delighted our enthusiastic group whose age range was 15 to over 60!  Excellent information and lots of fun too!" 
Alex, April 2011

"I'm writing to you to thank you for the wonderful week we spent in London.  Your lovely style of telling about your city and such an interesting program gave us the best impressions of London we could ever wish to gain.  We appreciate so much that we could see the British capital not just as it's usually seen by tourists but as insider a little.  It was a very first time we had a personal guide on our side because we wanted to have some live communication in English besides excursions. Thank you very much for "Our London" feeling!"
Nikolay, April 2011

"We are a book group who usually meet in a restaurant which is in some way related to the book under discussion. On a number of occasions, where the books have had a London connection, we have asked Anne-Marie to design a guided walk which would give us a historical perspective to our discussions. For example for Andrea Levy's Long Song, we went on a guided walk of the Docklands and learnt about London's role in the slavery trade via the shipping of sugar from the West Indies. Anne-Marie painted a vivid history of the various docks, so much so that you could almost see and smell the molasses, rum and coffee being docked and stored in the vast warehouses. The journey took us through the decline of the docks due to new technologies like refrigeration, and onto its regeneration under Margaret Thatcher. Anne-Marie is so passionate about London, its secret and not-so secret history that it is almost impossible not to be drawn into her accounts of the past and the present. Highly recommended!"
Sheila, The Tuesday Book Group, March 2011

"I would be delighted to recommend Anne-Marie, who we worked with recently on a very high profile group.  She made sure that all the guests felt they were being treated as individuals and feedback after the walk around London was that it was like spending a day with a friend and that not only had they learned something new, but what they thought they already knew had had a new take on it making the whole experience both rewarding and enjoyable." 
Mark Taylor, Head of Events, BI Worldwide, February 2011

"Thanks again for yesterday. It was superb and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt so much." 
Teacher, Sixth Form College, December 2010

“I was recently asked whether I would be interested in going on a London Fashion walk around the Mayfair area.   I hesitated as I am a born Londoner and thought I knew everything there was to know about London shops.  How wrong could I be!  I learnt more about our heritage and royalty wandering around Saville Row than I had ever imagined and furthermore I had fun along the way!  I can highly recommend any of one of Anne-Marie’s walks .  She will find out about you, tailor her tours to her audience and make them highly amusing too!” 
Sue H,  December 2010