Daniel Hausherr London
Hi, I am Daniel. Originally, from New York, I moved to London as a student a few years down the road.
I am an art historian by profession, with a love of social history and a passion for storytelling. I really enjoy teaching what I know to others curious to learn more. Am always available for private walking and museum tours.
I currently work at the National Portrait Gallery and have previously worked in all the major London museums including the British Museum, National Gallery, V&A, Science Museum and others. I am an official tour guide and gained my first qualification in 2018.
Jule Lenzen Edinburgh
Originally from Germany, I moved to Edinburgh in 2017 and have been a tour guide since 2019.
I came here to complete an MSc in English Literature but, after finishing, I decided to stay and share my love for this beautiful city with visitors from around the world! I offer Old Town history tours, Edinburgh Castle tours, dark history tours, Harry Potter tours, and Jacobite & Outlander tours. I am passionate about Scotland’s history and the many fascinating stories that Edinburgh has to offer.
When not guiding, I will usually be found with a book in one of Edinburgh’s beautiful cafes, or exploring the city further - even after 5 years, there is still more to discover!
Moira Cormack Edinburgh
Moira's family came from the very North of Scotland in Caithness. My great Grandparents came to Edinburgh by boat. They made a home here and were the first Cormack's in the Edinburgh telephone directory.
As a child, I went to school in Edinburgh. By the time I was 18 I had the travel bug and set off but after about ten years the yearning to return home was strong.
I now live on the outskirts of the city where I had raised my four daughters. I am a published writer of children's fairy tales and the local area, the woods, hills and beaches feature in my stories. I am an artist and also a herbalist. My main occupation is as a life Coach.
I have a deep love of my homeland, its history and its culture. For me, Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I am happy to call it home.
Jenny Hughes York and Liverpool
Born and raised in Warrington, I studied History at the University of Liverpool and instantly fell in love with the city.
I have a passion for learning about the heritage of cities and historic places. I am extremely curious and love to help like-minded folks to dig deeper into history. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with people that are actually interested in hearing these stories.
This passion also brought me to study the incredible city of York; its rich Viking history and how it became one of the most powerful cities in medieval England really caught my attention.
I now work full time and have little time to guide tours. Although I still love to do research and explore new cities in my spare time. Pandemic Tours opened the perfect opportunity for me to share this passion online! Of course, my research isn't only focused on heritage, I know a thing or two about the nicest spots to eat or drink as well!
Jake Buttler Chester and Manchester
Having spent almost all my childhood in Wolverhampton, I moved to Manchester when I was a teenager and lived there for more than 10 years.
While studying Linguistics at the University of Manchester I discovered my passion for history and culture. I've always been an adventurer, you will either find me travelling or learning some new craft.
This lifestyle made me become a Free Walking Tour Guide around 2018, where I mostly covered Manchester's city centre. Then, my interest in Roman History made me incorporate studies in the incredible city of Chester for more than a year.
I've now travelled to more cities than I can count. I currently live in Barcelona, so I no longer offer guided tours in the UK. Although I am researching the area so stay tuned!
Alexandra Dold Glasgow
Hi, my name is Alex and I am originally from Germany but moved to Scotland to pursue my academic career.
I am a literary historian by profession, currently researching for my PhD (which is all about Scottish history and the Outlander novels). When I am not teaching history and German at university level, I love to tell stories and share my favourite city with visitors during one of my in-person walking tours.
I have lived in Glasgow for many years now and love to discover new hidden gems and explore the beautiful Scottish nature. History and its effects on modern life are part of my everyday life as an academic and tour guide and since there is nothing I hate more than boring and slow tours, I like to incorporate funny little stories in all my tours.
Spencer Banks Brighton
Born and bred in Greater London, in my early teens I moved deeper into the East End where my family originate from to pursue my acting career.
I was fortunate enough to play some very quirky character and comedy roles on TV and stage. During gaps between jobs I discovered the tour guiding industry. I started working for The Original Tour Company as a guide, showing tourists around London. From there I went on to working for the London Duck Tours, whereby I would guide visitors around the streets of the capital before plunging into the Thames for a river-view tour. My final job in the industry was by far the most thrilling, guiding thrill-seekers on a London RIB Voyages speedboat, which would involve a 20 minute coast along the Thames before throttling it at high speed from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf or the Thames Barrier. I have since lived in Brighton for over ten years and found it to be bursting with history, culture and nightlife (and daylife), therefore being the perfect place in which to set my Pandemic Tour, so I can share this wonderful city with the hundreds of thousands of visitors to this sought-after coastal location.
Helen Young Bath and Bristol
I live in the Midlands, but for many years I lived in the South-West of England. I am a Chartered Geographer and I have worked as a Geography Teacher in secondary schools for over 25 years. I have led hundreds of field trips to interesting places, both within this country and abroad. I love sharing my knowledge of different places with others.
I currently teach part-time in a secondary school and carry out a range of other roles. I work on digital and video content for the BBC, I am an external subject expert for Ofqual, and I am also a published author of Geography textbooks, including current GCSE and A-Level texts.
I enjoy walking and finding out about new places. There are so many beautiful walks within the UK, and self-guided tours allow everyone to access them. I’m also fascinated by the paranormal and love to hear local tales and folklore. You can be guaranteed to find a sprinkling of geography and the odd spooky story within my tours!
Evren Omer London
Hi, my name is Evren, and having always lived in the Sunny County of Essex, in one way or another I have been involved in music for the last 40 years. Soon after learning to play the guitar, I formed various bands, wrote songs, and played in historic venues in London and beyond.
During my musical travels, I have run my own dance label and been signed to Defected records, one of the most prominent and respected dance labels.
I have also managed a Rock band and met some interesting characters, famous and not so famous! I am passionate and forthright in my views on the music business and currently work for myself as a full-time tour guide.
I have experienced many stories, old and new that I would like to pass on here at Pandemic tours!
Terry Silvers London
Your guide is Terry Silvers MA who was born in London and has lived and worked here most of his life. He is now in his sixties and has had as is often said with a great deal of subtext an interesting career!
He was an advertising salesman in his twenties, a Drama Teacher and Head of Department in Secondary Schools in his thirties, and an Operational Manager for Educational and Charitable companies in his forties till his mid-fifties. He was also during these years a professional Tarot reader (now regrets wasting time on this activity) and also an avid world Traveller as well as a Life Coach (very much does not regret spending time on these activities). He decided in his mid-fifties to focus on his passions of History, Culture and Drama and since then has worked part-time in a sixth-form college focusing mostly on teaching about the House of Tudor and Stuart and he also trained as a Westminster Tour Guide.
He has now lead hundreds of in person tours through various platforms such as Trip Advisor and Airbnb and whilst doing so has gained over 1500 five star reviews. When he is not working, he spends his time attempting to become fluent in Spanish and is also a long distance trail walker. He is currently aiming to walk around the whole the Welsh and English coastal path which should hopefully occupy him into his seventies! He sees guiding as a love letter to his home city and he loves the opportunity this platform has provided to him to share his knowledge with visitors to the place that the writer Samuel Johnson famously said about 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford'.