Tourist Guiding
Osborne House Isle of Wight
I am a Blue Badge Guide for Southern England registered with the ITG
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Portsmouth and Historic Ships: Isle of Wight, Osbourne House, Winchester Salisbury & Cathedrals, New Forest, Corfe Castle, D-Day & WW2, Southampton & Titanic, London pano; and much more...                          
My range of activities include Guided Tours, Cruise Ship work welcome, Travel Transfers & Debark Tours, Port Dispatching & Port Assistance: Coach Tours, VIP Tours, Walking Tours, and Illustrated Talks, Tour Reconnaissance Reports with DVD. Tour Manager.
 
Introducing Jake Simpkin
Queen Mary Southampton
I qualified with distinction as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 1992, and read History at the University of Southampton.
I regularly work off the cruise ships taking debark tours to Heathrow and Gatwick, and shore excursions' to local attractions (see list above).  
I have a great enthusiasm for local history in my home town of Southampton. I've featured on Radio Solent, and appeared on four series of Meridian TV's popular series, The Way We Were.  
To commemorate the 90th. anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I worked in conjunction with the BBCi to create a Virtual Titanic Tour of Southampton. I qualified as a Windsor Castle Guide, in 2011.
Oriana Southampton
Jake Simpkin is a well known local historian in his home city of Southampton, and speaks with authority a wide range of local history subjects.
He has been heard on Radio Solent, and appeared on Meridian TV's The Way We Were. His published articles include The Millionth American, which continues to attract thousands of website visits.  Working with BBCi he created a 90th. Anniversary Virtual Titanic Tour of the city, and was part of the BBC World War Two Remembrance Project.
Jake has successfully produced a DVD entitled, Southampton Revealed, which is on sale in the city.
Jake is also a registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Southern England, and Windsor Castle Guide.