Tours & Events

Ever peered behind the iron gates of an old Cemetery and wanted to find out more? Who’s buried there? What did they do with their lives? 

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I’m an accredited City of Westminster Tourist Guide and my tours are aimed at the general public, although private tours can be designed upon request. I pride myself on creating and delivering accessible and entertaining walks.

Stories in the Dark at the National Maritime Museum

Date: Friday 16th November 2018

Time: 7pm

Place: National Maritime Museum

Price: £14 (ticket link forthcoming)

Explore the Maritime Museum by torchlight, guided by expert storytellers! I will be one of the group leaders who will take you from tale to tale.

Museums Showoff

Date: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Time: 6:45pm

Place: The Phoenix, Cavendish Square

Price: £7.00

The best museum spectacle in town features brilliant performers who will reveal behind-the-scenes stories, intriguing insights and amazing projects ranging from crowdfunding a feminist library, the re-opening of the Gunnersbury Park Museum and my setpiece – singing music hall songs from long dead entertainers!.

Grave Expectations: Dickens, his characters and a Victorian cemetery

Date: Saturday 15th December 2018

Times: 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Place: Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Price: £12/£10 concession

Dickens was a formidable night walker; he’d often walk 20 miles in one go. We know he knew the East End and as with any of his travels the characters he met sometimes found themselves as inspirations for characters in his novels. Accompanied by Sacha Coward, we’ll be looking at some of these people and other notable Victorian eastenders who embody the themes and things that Dickens wrote into his novels.

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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6 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

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