Art and Architecture Lectures and Tours



These are unprompted testimonials received after earlier walks:

“Dear Ian. Just wanted to thank you on behalf of the team for the tremendous evening walk last week. Several of my managers have asked for a repeat in the spring. It was the perfect way to show City workers how much they simply pass by every day un-noticed. All our guests will remember the evening.”
Robert Fletcher, Director, Scottish Widows, Edinburgh.

“Hi Ian. Just a few words of thanks for the walk. Having lived in London and worked in the City for more than 35 years, it took a well organized tour with you to make me realise how much I had taken for granted. You are clearly deeply interested in your subject and imparted your considerable knowledge in an easy, user friendly style. The walks organised by Ian Swankie will awaken latent curiosity in all that follow! Well done.”
Alan McRae, Director, Cross-Markets Ltd, London EC3.

“Ian took a family group on a bespoke tour of Tate Britain highlights. He combines knowledge of the works with a relaxed and accessible style that draws you in even if you don’t profess a great art knowledge. We had a smashing time”
Colin Davey, London.

“Many thanks for the private walk for our staff and guests. As you promised, it was great for the team and people really did start to take an interest in the things around them. Several of them commented after that they were impressed with your knowledge of the day to day workings of the City as well as its fascinating history. The walk certainly wasn’t dry – and neither was the weather! We’ll choose a better day next time.”
Peter Gummeridge, Chairman, Global Asset Management, London EC4.

“It was an absolutely fabulous tour! Thank you so much, Ian. I shall definitely go on another one.”
Kathy Plume, Twickenham, Middlesex.

“Linda and I would like to thank you for arranging yesterday’s tour of the City and for making the whole experience informative and entertaining. Being so close to Oxford Street and Bond Street we went shopping after lunch so it proved to be quite an expensive day – but we can’t blame you for that!”
Ken Peters, Berkshire

“We really enjoyed the tour very much! I have received great feedback from my colleagues and we would like to collaborate with you for our future outings.”
Veronica Dominguez, Centre Administrator, Institute of Cancer, St Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

“Thanks for the excellent walk today. You made 90 minutes disappear in no time! Kindly add me to your mailing list for future walks”
Louise Watson, London