My name is Vanessa Woolf, I am a professional storyteller based in London.

I tell traditional and non-traditional tales of all kinds and I am particularly inspired by the history, geography and folklore of London.

(More bio here... Watch me here... More about strange London stories here...)



It’s my job to bring you storytelling: to your school, museum, nursery, gig, party, corporate event, press launch- or anything else... Whatever the event, I’ll tailor my approach to suit your audience perfectly.

Book with confidence. It’s easy- my fees are on this page here. Just drop me an email and ask about the dates and times you have in mind.

So brilliant – it was a pleasure to have you there... your enchanting story-telling broke through the weather barriers! The Mayor’s Thames Festival (outdoor stage!)

hypnotic to the point where I was an eager as a child to hear what would happen next...” Southbank Centre Literature Blog

Brilliant- our children were enchanted!Meadows Pre-School Harefield

“Vanessa- You were riveting!” Audience feedback, Leighton House Museum

We had a building full of smiling children and grown ups... the feedback has been glowing with positivity.”

The Design Museum Family Day


Photos: (c) Benjamin Pollocks Toy Shop and (c) Jose Farinha for National Geographic Store Kensington

“The star attraction at our event, engaged young and old equally and really got over the importance and magic of forests!” World Wildlife Fund

We especially liked the great stories and originality of delivery...the whole package- costume, props, visuals...

Kensington Royal Palace (Photo)

    My stories are real, exciting, magical and engaging from start to finish. I have an enhanced CRB check and public liability insurance. I am on the National Literacy Trust’s list of storytellers.

Photo: (c) Amber Hsu- Clore Ballroom Southbank Centre