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.
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019
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!
Date: Saturday June 1st 2019
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.
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!
Dates: Thursday 27th June, Thursday 25th July, Thursday 29th August & Thursday 19th September
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!
‘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