ABOUT YOUR GUIDE
I am a Londoner born and bred with over 20 years experience in the business as a qualified Blue Badge guide who started out working for the likes of the Big Bus Company, Handel House Museum and the Transport Museum as a guide.
I offer tours with a fantastic mix of my natural bubbling enthusiasm, extensive knowledge of all things London and the flexibility to cater to all your personal needs. I am a guide who remembers at all times that you are on holiday. If you want a guide that simply loves London and showing it off to people then I am your tour guide! I have a degree in History and Politics that centred on the last two hundred years so I can offer a real understanding of the names and places that make London such a special place.
I have also spent many years working with the disabled, students and children. I offer tours in all areas that cater to their needs and interests. I am a natural people person who offers a smile and a laugh at every possible and suitable opportunity.
WHY HIRE A BLUE BADGE TOURIST GUIDE?
BBTGs are qualified professionals, trained to entertain as well as inform.
They are trained in the Art of Guiding which includes group management and the selection of a relevant and modified commentary which is both enlightening and topical.
BBTGs are reliable and punctual, visible and audible.
The Blue Badge training course in London lasts 2 years and the students are examined before being awarded their Blue Badge.
They participate in annual CPD programmes, keeping their knowledge fresh and up-to- date.
Their language competence is examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding ensuring professional proficiency.
BBTGs do not operate fixed itineraries or fixed commentaries - they are flexible and will tailor make the tour to suit the group/individual clients. They are therefore also able to deal with any unforeseen events such as road closures etc.
BBTGs are experienced with large groups, small groups, families, incentives, on coaches, in cars, in museums and galleries or on foot.
BBTGs are trained to fully grasp and understand the wider picture - and they know the practicalities of London.
BBTGs are the only external guides permitted to guide the major sites - eg Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and Windsor Castle.
With groups the fees work out to a few £ per person.
BBTGs are self employed professionals who can be hired on a daily basis for a fixed fee - so there are no hidden costs for the clients whoever they might be.
BBTGs carry full public liability insurance. They are fully accountable through the respective Code of Conducts of the various associations.
During the engagement, the BBTG is the professional face and representative of the agent/ client/tour operator who hired him/her. This carries enormous responsibility. It is precisely why many companies and clients choose BBTGs. They simply cannot risk engaging anyone else.