Amanda Hutchinson and Dawn Blee, founders of London South East Tour Guides met in 2010 and struck up an instant rapport.
"It seemed like we’d known each other for years, and so we almost had - we'd been living parallel lives yet had never met, we had lived in the same areas of London, now we live in next door villages, our sons went to the same school, we have the same organisational flair, we have a similar taste in clothes, even our engagement rings and watches are almost identical!"
With all that in common they could hardly not get on!
"After qualifying as Blue Badge Tourist Guides we set up London and South East Tour Guides to offer our particular guiding 'personality' and a very English experience to visitors to London and the South East of England. Not surprisingly we have a very similar guiding style: entertaining, knowledgeable and flexible, and above all we both take great personal pride and pleasure in delighting our clients."