Engaging, knowledgeable and well-researched, Rachel Kolsky is a popular prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
Focussing on the 'human stories behind the buildings', Rachel's tours are fun, informative and entertaining, and filled with anecdotes, past and present. From off-the-beaten track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, she brings back memories of all aspects of London's rich and varied social history.
Before embarking on her career as Guide and Lecturer Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked as an information professional in the financial services industry for over 25 years, being recognised at industry level with the Information Professional of the Year award in 2006. Her professional organisation, SLA, awarded her the Membership Achievement Award in 2008.
Rachel has published four books, including Jewish London (updated 2018) and Women’s London (2018), both published by IMM Lifestyle Books. When not writing or guiding, Rachel supports her local independent cinema, The Phoenix, East Finchley, where she was a Trustee for over 20 years, and she is thrilled to have been a guest lecturer on cruises since 2009.
Photo of Rachel Kolsky: copyright Raffi Katz.