Over 20 years of professional planning and delivery of exceptional experiences for our discerning clients
Working personally with you to plan your perfect bespoke itinerary, down to the smallest of details
Exploring and curating new opportunities for our clients to enjoy throughout the UK and beyond
The Culture Concierge is led by Alexandra Messervy FRSA, Founder of The English Manner, and Anna Kirkman, who curate and create exclusive luxury tour itineraries and leisure experiences for the discerning international traveller. Our reputation is based upon the quality of our service and attention to detail.
After a career in the Royal Household of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Lucie Clayton, and several years looking after a private family office and their travel needs, Alexandra set up the leading British finishing school, The English Manner, in 2001, with the intention not only of teaching confidence, protocol and interpersonal skills, but to focus on highlighting specialist cultural tours and travel experiences akin to the Grand Tours of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Always preferring Relais et Chateaux ®, castles and manor houses to yurts, Alexandra curates exclusive visits, residential programmes and cultural experiences for inbound international and British travellers, always with a touch of luxury.
Anna brings a wealth of knowledge gained both through personal experiences and over twenty five years working as a personal and executive assistant. She started working closely with Alexandra in 2013 with particular focus on the development of cultural learning programmes and special experiences. Embracing the challenge that all clients are unique, Anna takes great pleasure in having the opportunity to work with each on an individual basis to create truly personalised experiences and itineraries to match a client’s interests and desires.
For over twenty years we have been pioneers in creating itineraries for escorted tours and travel experiences for cultural learning. Our focus is always on our client, with discreet, efficient perfectionism at the heart of our strong British brand heritage.
We are a small team designing and working to the highest standards with absolute attention to detail. We are noted, not only for our luxurious standards when recommending accommodation, transport and dining, but for our ability to offer access to otherwise inaccessible avenues; private homes, Royal palaces, gardens and experiences which money alone cannot buy. Guests have a unique opportunity to step beyond the restraints of normal vacation travel, learning at first hand from owners and specialists.
We have welcomed individual travellers, exploring couples and friends; non English speaking international guests who want to learn more of British or European culture; and frequently guests who are eager to expand a treasured interest. From British etiquette to landscape & garden design, history, ballet and opera, to a straightforward appreciation of British culture, art, theatre and literature; we have designed and orchestrated special interest tours in England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy.
No hobby or interest is beyond us; we will always give careful consideration and research to designing a fabulous cultural programme to stretch the mind and imagination.