Who Am I?
I am Penny Bowden, the owner of Pennywise Tours. I’m a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, a qualification that is recognised worldwide, and am also qualified to take you to places a day’s ride away from the capital.
Why Choose Me?
These extracts below from my past travellers’ reviews tell you the answer to that!
How Others See Me
Those heartwarming accolades should speak for themselves. I’m not just a guide, I’m a storyteller with loads of fun, quirky facts who reveals the hidden secrets of the places we visit.
I love to bring history, buildings, landscapes and past people’s lives into the present and regale you with yesteryear’s hot gossip!
I’ll make you laugh, I might even bring a tear to your eye with my tragic tales of yore – but I’ll never make you bored!
But don’t be fooled by this lighthearted approach to a jolly good tour. I worked very hard to gain the globally-recognised Blue Badge qualification and shed many a tear myself along the way. It was an uphill struggle, but worth it in the end.
Becoming one of the country’s elite Blue Badge Tourist Guides changed my life. I very much hope that taking a tour with me will change yours.
Here’s a few tasters of what you get on a tour with me. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, get in touch and I’ll organise it for you.
Hurrah for the red, white and blue – royalty is in our DNA! A tour of Royal London shows you how deep-rooted our tradition is…
Well-known places all over London served as backdrops for the Harry Potter saga. On this tour, you get to see some of them and hear the stories behind them. But Oxford University also figures, and luckily it’s near enough for us to make a day of it. The choice is yours!
Good to Go, Staying Safe & the Blue Badge
Now the vaccine rollout has contained the COVID-19 virus enough for people to start making travel plans, I am looking forward to welcoming visitors here once again. But we may have to keep some of the measures put in place to protect you, so my “We’re Good to Go” certification is key to that…