JEREMY JOHN TOUR GUIDE
Tourist guide Jeremy John is also an anthropologist, writer, musician and magician who delights in sharing his love for London’s atmospheric streets with like-minded visitors and locals alike.
His credentials as a storyteller have imbued him with a curiosity to unearth the story behind the facts and to look beyond the mundane, an ability that enables him to present his tour in a way that is never boring, and which keeps his audiences hanging on his every word.
AN EASTENDER BY HERITAGE
He is an Eastender by heritage, his maternal family having resided in East London for over 150 years.
His fascination with the era of Jack the Ripper, especially in the lives of the victims and those like them, stems from a compassion for the plight of the poor and of the hardships that were endemic in the area.
As one client put it in a Tripadvisor review of Jeremy’s Jack the Ripper tour:-
“Jeremy our guide was brilliant. Got the mix just right between fun, fact, atmosphere and chilling stories of the murders
but also of the life of people at that time. Really brought history to life but also was sympathetic to the tragedy of the people involved.”
And, being an Eastender by descent, he has an instinctive affinity with the customs and traditions of the area, as well as a deep affection for the streets, courts, passages, buildings, and, of course, the pubs of the district.
A NATURAL FLAIR
All this makes a tour with Jeremy a truly memorable experience; for, not only is he affable and knowledgeable, but he really enjoys and takes pride in introducing people to the London of his ancestors, and his natural flair for guiding shines through, whilst his penchant for entertaining and enlightening his groups make his tours both interactive and engaging experiences.
As another client remarked when reviewing Jeremy’s tour:-
“This was a fantastic walking tour! I attended with my 4 teenagers/young adults and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our host Jeremy was engaging and professional throughout, he managed to find a perfect balance between humour and genuine compassion for the unfortunate victims. I would recommend the tour to anyone and everyone with an interest in the history of the Whitechapel area and obviously “Jack the Ripper”! Thank you so much Jeremy.”
A QUALIFIED GUIDE
His guiding credentials are impressive to say the least. He is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, accredited with the City of London Green Badge, meaning that he has undergone a thorough training course followed by a series of rigorous examinations to test his knowledge and ability as a guide.
A MAGICIAN AS WELL!
In addition, he is also a talented magician and is a member of the London Society of Magicians, meaning that as well as being a top-notch guide he is also a first-rate performer (just don’t play cards with him!) with an ability to bring the past to life, so to speak.
HE’LL SHARE HIS INSIDE KNOWLEDGE
So, when you join Jeremy for a tour, he promises to share his inside knowledge while taking you to many of the original old buildings that – miraculously – are still standing today, and which he is certain you will be as awestruck by as he is every time he sees them.