Reviews and Media

For this Westminster Abbey Tour, my wife and I specifically requested Don Brown, because he was so good in many Context Conversations he led and we enjoyed. Don was even better in person. This tour was as good or better than any we have ever taken.

We recently had a tour of the Churchill war museum given by Don which we booked through Context. We all very much enjoyed the tour and learned a great deal about the details of the British efforts during WWII as well as the quirky and compelling role Churchill played during this time.’ Don is an excellent tour guide. He was comfortable digging deep into any of the topics on display or related to the subject of WWI or Churchill’s life. He presented his material with confidence and a classic British charm. I highly recommend the Churchill war museum tour and Don.

[British Museum tour] Don was a great guide! He provided quite a lot of very interesting information about different aspects that make the works outstanding pieces within the context of art history as well as how they came to be in the collection of the museum.

From reviews of my public walks and tours (if you want to come on one, sign up for my mailing list here).

5 of 5 stars
Don’s tour far exceeded our expectations of a “greatest hits” visit to the British Museum. He is chatty and super-pleasant, knowledgeable and clearly has passion for connecting people to the riches of an amazing world museum. To be repeated!”

5 of 5 stars
Don’s tour around the museum was exceptional! He had a wealth of knowledge and made it exciting to hear him talk about each piece he took us to. I had a wonderful time!

5 of 5 stars
Don’s tour was great, he is fun and shows off a bit of the gallery. Book the tour, you won’t regret the decision.

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“Everything you hope for in a personal tour”
5 of 5 stars
We have visited most of the famous London sites, and wanted to delve a little deeper. So, we arranged for a private, half-day, tour of St Pauls (& environs) with Don. Don is everything you hope for in a guide: very knowledgable on a wide range of things concerning the main subject (history, architecture, urban development, sociology, even psychology). Just as importantly, he is good at listening and answering a pretty diverse group of questions. Would love to come back and do another with him. Very much like having a local friend who just happens to be very knowledgable

“Westminster Abbey Tour- My wife and daughter were Enthralled!”
5 of 5 stars
My wife and daughter are big British history fans and were not disappointed. Don really helped make the Abbey come alive. He was very personable and was kind enough to also walk us across the Westminster Bridge for a photo op while describing the history of the Parliament and Big Ben structures. Wonderful!

5 of 5 stars
Intelligent, articulate and friendly. You feel involved and inspired, not just led around. His British Museum tour is the only one you really need to do.

“Only one day to see the sights, spend it with Don”
5 of 5 stars
We had a full itinerary and feel like we saw and learned as much as anyone can in a day. Don’s personality is easy to warm up to and by the end it felt like my wife and I were touring the city with a new friend. His detail, knowledge, and familiarity of each spot beat any brochure you could read.

“Really interesting rock n roll tour of Soho”
5 of 5 stars
Anyone with a passion for music of the 60s and 70s will love to stroll around vibrant Soho and find out more about the history of music in the area, as we did. Just seeing the places of interest right under our noses, which we probably would have walked by had they not been pointed out to us, was so interesting. Don clearly loves music – he is very knowledgeable and presents the information in an enjoyable, fun and engaging way. We can wholeheartedly recommend the experience.

“Amazing first visit to Westminster Abbey”
5 of 5 stars
I’ve never been to the Abbey before and this was an exceptional experience, so much knowledge and presented in such an interesting way – I felt I was really having a “behind the scenes” tour through it’s history and the personalities involved in shaping it. Would definitely sign up for another tour.

“Great accommodating tour guide”
5 of 5 stars
I can’t recommend Don highly enough: he stepped in at the last minute and tailored a walking tour to our school group. He was clear, engaging, interesting, patient and very knowledgeable.

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Die Welt (Germany) 6 August 2016

An article (partly) about my Rock ‘n’ Roll Soho Walk. Click on the image to read the full piece.