Smithsonian Journeys Experts
Rosalind Hutchinson is a veteran tour leader and Blue Badge Guide. She is a true local expert, a teacher of other guides, and a recipient of the prestigious Member of the British Empire (MBE), an honor awarded by the Queen of England for special services and accomplishments. Ros interweaves layers of knowledge and understanding about English history, architecture, and literature for a memorable, well-rounded experience. She also takes a special interest in the landscape of the British detective novel.
What Our Travelers Say
- Kay S.
As guide/historian/emcee/hostess, Rosalind was as gracious and knowledgeable as could be. In my experience on Smithsonian trips, she ranks at the top.
- Dorothy C.
Ros is a walking, talking British history encyclopedia! So much wit and charm and unending knowledge! Yet will all these attributes, an engaging personality! Smithsonian has a winner in her! The English should have made her a DAME!
- Leslie, M.
Rosalind was the best tour guide I have ever had on any trip.
- Margaret, R.
A rare gem. I chose this tour because of her.
- Joan, T.
Roz’ charm and enthusiasm are rivaled only by her knowledge of London and its history; her stories never fail to mesmerize.