Dotmaker Tours are an enjoyable and enlightening alternative to help groups bond, get a fresh perspective, make creative discoveries and learn about pressing contemporary issues while exploring London. All our tours offer new perspectives on the city and richer ways of looking at the world at large. They are designed to provoke insight and discussion between participants. They can be organised to suit your schedule. And they can often be weighted and expanded to respond to your thematic needs.
Whether you’d like to make your tour part of a breakfast outing or wrap it around lunch, we can advise on the best places to eat and drink nearby.
Who we are
The walks are led by fully insured guides, Rosie Oliver and Cathy Haynes. A life-long Londoner, Rosie founded Dotmaker Tours in 2012. She also produces spoken audio features for Tickertape Productions. Rosie has a background as an environmental lawyer. Cathy Haynes is an artist-curator and founding faculty member of The School of Life. She leads A Genius Tour.
Fading are the days of being led between predictable sights by a self-satisfied guide armed with an umbrella and dad jokes. In are trips led by proper, passionate experts who don’t just show you stuff, but surprise you, help you understand a place and, in [Dotmaker’s] words, make you “stop, look, listen, think” — Sunday Times Travel supplement feature on Dotmaker Tours Rubbish Trip, 21 September 2014
What we did for Innocent
When Innocent’s Creative team approached us we talked through their objectives, and developed a full day’s Genius Tour with exercises and discussions tailored to their needs. Next, Innocent asked us to take their international copywriters on London In Slow Motion to give a fun, unusual introduction to the city and stimulate group discussion. Here’s what Katie Rosen, Head of Innocent Creative, said about Dotmakers:
A really interesting and enjoyable day. Far and away the best team ‘working’ away day we’ve had. You also gave us lots of new ways to think about attacking our challenges, and we’re really looking forward to getting stuck into working things through.