Engaging, knowledgeable, and a respected researcher, Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Before embarking on her career as guide and lecturer Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked for many years as an information professional in the financial services industry and was awarded the “Membership Achievement Award” in 2008.

 When not working or guiding she supports her local independent cinema, The Phoenix, East Finchley, where she was a Trustee for over 20 years. Rachel, often a guest lecturer on cruises, has also published widely, including four books: Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018).