Certified Blue Badge Guides
Providing our users with the utmost professional service and unparalleled knowledge, Live rely on nothing but the upper echelon of private guided tours. That is why we only enlist certified Blue Badge Tourist Guides for all our UK tours – guaranteeing the most entertaining and informative way possible to experience your travel destination in Britain.
All our guides in London are members of The British Guild of Tourist Guides, the national professional association for Blue Badge Tourist Guides working throughout the British Isles. Blue Badge Tourist Guides are all dedicated professionals successfully examined by the National Institute of Tourist Guiding.
On this page we present a selection of our private tours and guides available in London. To access all of them, and to book your private guide – download the app: Live – Private Guided Tours.
Symbol of Excellence
The Blue Badge can only be obtained following extensive training and rigorous examination and is recognised internationally as the highest bar of qualification of excellence in site and heritage interpretation. Not just focusing on great knowledge within specialised fields, but also on providing guests with a friendly and highly charismatic guide. The trainee's study for up to two years at a university level, taking a comprehensive series of written and practical exams which qualify them to become Blue Badge Tourist Guides.
Whether you’re booking a private tour as an individual or a group, business or pleasure, a Blue Badge Tourist Guide makes sure the experience will be a memory for life.
Explore some of our tours in London —
In addition to being the symbol of excellence in tourist guiding, The Blue Badge also serves as proof of exclusivity. At many of Great Britain’s most popular attractions, Blue Badge Guides are the only external guides permitted to conduct tours – including historical staples like Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.
Unlike a guidebook or audio tours, a Blue Badge Guide brings the site to life through a tailor-made and exciting experience, acting more like a natural part of your travel party than a hired outsider. Catering to your personal curiosity, and without the restricted constraints of a fixed manuscript, the guide will be able to answer any question with accurate information and elaborate.
For those with only a limited amount of time, a highlight tour will ensure you do not miss anything important, as well as putting your visit in context. If you want an in-depth tour of a particular aspect, specially themed tours will let you see more of the things that interest you the most.
All Blue Badge Tourist Guides are covered under public liability insurance. This requirement means your guide is fully accountable during your time together, and that you will be in safe hands throughout the tour experience.