Tours & Events

I’m an accredited City of Westminster Tourist Guide and my tours and events are aimed at the general public, although private tours can be designed upon request.

I pride myself on creating and delivering accessible and entertaining experiences that educate and inspire; I have created large scale public engagements for The Royal Parks and National Archives.

Museums Showoff

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Time: 6:45pm

Place: The Phoenix, Cavendish Square

Price: £7.00 (+70p booking fee)

I’ll be joining several arts and heritage professionals at one of London’s hottest mic nights talking about how you queer a cemetery!

Stroud and Proud: An Evening Look at the Gloucestershire Dead 

Date: Saturday June 1st 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Stroud Old Cemetery, Bisley Road, GL5 1HJ

Price: Suggested £5 donation

Ferrabee. Wall. Paine. Holloway. Names that once clattered around Stroud would be well known to ears from years gone by. Commanding beautiful views of the Cotswolds and Wales, join Sheldon and Sacha for this fundraiser for Stroud Pride as an old Victorian cemetery awakens its fascinating inhabitants.

Graves in the Wood: The Abandoned Beauty of Barnes Cemetery 

Dates: Saturday June 15th 2019; Saturday 14th September 2019

Time: 1:30pm – 3pm

Place: Barnes Old Cemetery but meet outside Barnes Starbucks, 147 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 9HR

Price: £12 adult / £10 concession

The old abandoned Barnes cemetery is a sylvan santuary that the town nearby has largely forgotten. Enveloped by Barnes Common, you’ll find the Edwardian Marilyn Manson, a maverick life-gambling doctor, a lady whose murder scandalised the empire and man who painted images that would have been the desktop background of every Victorian’s laptop (had they had them back then). Complete with a musical finale!

The City Paveyards

Dates: Thursday 27th June, Thursday 25th July, Thursday 29th August & Thursday 19th September

Time: 6:15pm

Place: Meet at Christ Church Greyfriars garden, King Edward Street, London, EC1A 7BA

Price: £12 adult / £10 concession

What better place to spend an evening than in the old churchyards of the City proper. Lovingly manicured, they offer an oasis of peace from the outside world, but beneath these paved churchyards – or paveyards – are the noisy stories and bones of Londoners past. Join me for a stroll amongst them to find some lost lives in the Square Mile!

Testimonials

‘The hour and a half went very quickly – Sheldon is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining guide and it was a pleasure to accompany him around the cemetery.’ David Bingham, The London Dead 

‘The life-stories were well chosen, a good mix of sad, funny and plain weird. It was a fine example of public engagement.’ @WorldOfWatters

‘We just did the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park tour and found it extremely interesting. Sheldon was an excellent guide and provided many facts about the cemetery and the people buried there.’ Brian M, Tripadvisor

‘The tour is so well researched and intriguing – Sheldon give gravitas to every story, talking about every woman and every man with honesty and respect. The Cemetery Club tours are a public service!’ – @DrCarpineti

‘Sheldon was able to tell us interesting life stories of many of the notable people buried there and despite it being such a large group, kept us all enthralled. A very good tour that I would highly recommend.’ @LeighFStanford

“I have always loved being told stories, and discovering stories to share with others – and Sheldon is an excellent storyteller. As we followed Sheldon through the woodland, skipping between decades, it felt like we were travelling through time.” @RBel2

Past Tours

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8 thoughts on “Tours & Events

  1. Just been on the walk around Tower Hamlets Cemetery. Fascinating and entertaining. Sheldon and Sam were great guides. Thank you

  2. Just been on ‘The Wonder Women of Hampstead Cemetary’ tour. A great afternoon! Interesting, informative and sometimes plain astonishing, Sheldon really paints such vivid pictures of their lives. He had such passion and humanity. Highly Recommended. Can’t wait to do another tour.

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