What is a London Blue Badge Guide?
"Guide London" developed following introductory video for London Blue Badge Guides:
"Guide London" defines London Blue Badge Guides as follows (outtake):
"Guide London’s guides are special. That’s because we are trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who know London better than anyone.
We are versatile and are just as comfortable leading coach parties as we are giving private car tours in London or beyond.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides have detailed, in-depth knowledge of London’s highlights; Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Tower of London etc. as well as places off the beaten path; Borough Market, Notting Hill, Harry Potter film locations, or small art galleries such as the Wallace Collection.
We can take you shopping, cycling along canal towpaths, or on a pub crawl at any time of day in a wide range of languages."
Top 5 Reasons to hire a Guide London – Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Blue Badge Tourist Guides have trained intensively for 2 years and passed the highest Tourist Guiding qualification in the UK. They are the best of the best
Blue Badge Tourist Guides, due to their unparalleled knowledge, are the only external guides permitted to guide the major sites – e.g. St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Windsor Castle.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides do not operate fixed itineraries or fixed commentaries – they are flexible and will tailor make the tour to suit the occasion. They manage group sizes from individuals all the way up to large incentive groups and conduct tours on coaches, on foot, in cars or even on public transport.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides offer tours in over 30 different languages. To Guide in a foreign language they have to be additionally examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding ensuring professional proficiency.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides carry full public liability insurance. They are fully accountable through the respective Code of Conducts of the various professional associations.
"Britain's Best Guides" explains it as follows (outtake):
WHY CHOOSE A BLUE BADGE GUIDE?
Entertaining and informative, reliable and professional with local and up to date knowledge, our wealth of experience is respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world.
Whether it is for an individual or a group, business or pleasure, a Blue Badge Guide makes a good experience great! The Blue Badge is a symbol of excellence in tourist guiding.
Blue Badge Guides are often the ONLY external guides permitted to conduct tours at many attractions, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. We bring the sites to life, often telling the stories that are not in the guide books or audio tours. With your own knowledgeable and entertaining guide, you can ask questions and find out more about what interests you.
Museums and Galleries
For those with limited time, a highlight tour will ensure you don’t miss anything important and will put your visit in context.
It’s not just about history! Blue Badge Guides pride themselves on being up to date and have a comprehensive programme of continual professional development. We love showing what a fascinating and vibrant place contemporary Britain is.