Testimonials

Warm praise from supporters and happy customers

Sue was a great asset to the RA and I wholeheartedly recommend her as she develops her own programme of private arts and heritage tours.”

Sir Charles Saumarez Smith

Former Secretary and Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts (2007-2018)

“I very much enjoyed working with Sue Stamp during her days at the Royal Academy, when she unfailingly provided the kind of calm, unflappable back-up that anyone doing the guiding and talking on tours much appreciates. She discharged her side of the operation with complete reliability and was excellent at handling both the owners of buildings and the participants, particularly the tricky ones!”

Roger White

Architectural Historian

“We have thoroughly enjoyed the many tours and excursions organised and led by Sue over the last 10 years. They have always been very well planned and thought through and we have been to many wonderful and interesting places that we would not have known or indeed been able to visit on our own. We have been very impressed by the itineraries, choice of guides and venues. We very much look forward to new and exciting tours led by Sue in the future.”

Nick and Clare Philbin

“During the last few years, our charity has worked with Sue Stamp on a diverse range of tours. We would expect the event to be well-organised, but where Sue’s involvement makes such a difference is her attention to detail. She briefs her clients so that they are well informed of what they are going to see, and the skill she has at drawing an event to its conclusion is masterful. Her warm personality is very engaging, she makes everybody feel very welcome and takes time to talk to her clients to ensure that their event experience is positive. Working with Sue is a hugely enjoyable experience.”

Charlie de Wet

Chair, Huguenots of Spitalfields and City of London Guide

“I have been going on cultural tours organised by Sue Stamp for over ten years and I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one them and have never been disappointed yet.

Sue is one of those rare breed of professionals who still believes in the “personal touch” – in the organisation of the tour, the high standards of the hotels and meals and above all the comfort of the participants.”

Nabil Saidi

Independent Oriental Manuscripts Expert, Sotheby's (1978 - 1992)

“I have known Sue Stamp for about ten years and during that time I have probably been on over 100 day tours with her. I have also been on five or six longer tours organised by Sue to parts of the country including Cornwall, Cumbria and Shropshire. I have enjoyed every single one of these events and am constantly amazed by Sue’s warm and friendly efficiency. I feel safe and well looked after when I am on one of her tours.

Her attention to detail, careful groundwork and vast knowledge of the places and people involved in the arts and heritage of this country have gained her a well deserved, large and loyal following.”

Mrs A Fisher

“Sue’s tours offer a variety of well-chosen destinations and are always interesting, enjoyable, and surprising, many with exclusive, special access to places not usually open to the public, often hosted by owners or families of the grand country houses. Itineraries are carefully planned and faultlessly executed. Days are perfectly paced, with time to learn and explore, accompanied by an excellent lunch with convivial, like-minded company. Sue’s organisation and attention to detail is impeccable and yet marvellously invisible, allowing participants to simply enjoy the pleasures of a full and satisfying day.”

Jean McMeakin

Chair of Trustees, De Morgan Foundation