Certified Blue Badge Guides

All our guides in London are educated and certified at the Institute of Tourist Guiding and are members of The British Guild of Tourist Guides . The Guild is a member of the FEG.

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Explore some of our tours in London —

Unique Experiences

Pleasure, Pain and Pubs – in Bankside

Discover some of the historic and contemporary pleasures and pain associated with living - and dying - on this southern side of the Thames. A couple of stops in Bankside's fine pubs will keep us refreshed!

The Bankside area of Southwark's riverside is regaining its historic reputation as one of London’s most vibrant entertainment districts. On this tour through a thousand years of London’s southern shore, we’ll pass landmarks including Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Borough Market and 'The Shard'. We'll also enjoy great views across the Thames to the City skyline including landmarks as ‘fry-scraper’ and the ‘Walkie-Talkie’.

  • Historical & Architecture Walking Tour

  • 200 GBP (private group price)

  • 2 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Mark King


St Paul’s Cathedral - Wren’s Masterpiece

We are back in the 17th century. London had suffered from several outbreaks of plague but the last was in 1665. Then in 1666 came the Great Fire.

It began on 2nd September in a baker’s shop and as the wind encouraged the flames, flimsy buildings burnt easily until a terrible fire swept through the city causing devastation. Great St Paul’s Cathedral lay in ruins. What was to be done?

Come along with me to explore the masterpiece which rose from the ashes, created by leading architect Sir Christopher Wren.

  • Historical & Architecture Walking Tour

  • 230 GBP (private group price)

  • 2 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Liz Findlay


Posh Chelsea

Chelsea is a bohemian, chic and 'posh' area of London. With a Royal Avenue and a King’s Road to match, it was a gathering place for artists and writers in the 19th/20th century, where “everything” was happening in the Hippie years of the 60s and where the counter-culture movement Punk was born with Vivienne Westwood.

Wander in the footsteps of many famous and flamboyant residents who lived here from Oscar Wilde to Mick Jagger, from Catherine Parr, last wife of King Henry VIII, to a Victorian painter who kept a menagerie in his home. Hear their entertaining stories.

Historical & Architecture Walking Tour

  • 240 GBP (private group price)

  • 2,5 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Vania Gay

  • Languages: English, Portuguese


 

Meet some of our

Guides in London

Annamaria Dall’Anese

Annamaria Dall’Anese

I have done over 1000 jobs since I obtained the coveted blue-badge, and I am at ease working with people of all ages. I am qualified to guide in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Prior to working as a tour guide, I lived in over a dozen countries over four continents. Let me show you why I think London is the best city in the world!

Hugh Burn

Hugh Burn

As a Blue Badge Guide of 15 years, I am strongly motivated to be the best. The most important thing I feel is for everyone to have a really memorable, great experience.

After school, I left Windsor to be a property developer in London. My love of history led me to do the Blue Badge Course and set up my own company called Windsor Tours. Since then I have specialised in walking tours of Windsor and London.

Isabelle Seddon

Isabelle Seddon

I have a great passion for the city and my joy is to share my knowledge of traditional London as well as the secret parts of the city in a light hearted and friendly way.

My training as a counsellor and drama therapist has given me the skills to engage with people of all ages and abilities and I am empathetic and flexible to people's needs.

 

Featured Tours

The Magic of London – and Harry Potter

This tour is for you if you want to see all the big sights of London and most of the Harry Potter London film locations too. Some of the iconic sights of London that you’ll see:

Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. James’s Park, Horse Guards, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, and Tower Bridge

The list of Harry Potter film locations includes the following: Two different entrances to the Leaky Cauldron, The inspiration for Diagon Alley, and Two entrances to the Ministry of Magic.

The tour will end at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station.

  • Historical Walking Tour

  • 310 GBP (private group price)

  • 6 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Katreya Somerville

 

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Intellectual Bloomsbury

I have been living in Bloomsbury for over seven years. And when I say living, I mean ‘live’ in the active sense of the term.

I have explored its museums, big and small, cherished its garden squares, and savoured its history. Most importantly, I have delved into its numerous libraries. I am proud to be an alumna of University College London, London’s oldest university.

As a medical anthropologist, I have a passion for the biomedical sciences. Medicine is still being made in this neighbourhood, which is home to the Wellcome Trust, the Francis Crick Institute, as well as other cutting-edge research centres. Bloomsbury also gave its name to the Bloomsbury group, and we will be walking in the footsteps of some of its members, such as Virginia Woolf.

  • Cultural & Historical Walking Tour

  • 200 GBP (private group price)

  • 2 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Annamaria Dall’Anese

  • Languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian


British Museum Private Tour

Situated in the heart of literary Bloomsbury the British Museum is the oldest museum in the world dedicated to human history and culture.

I think of it as a treasure chest to delve into, but with more than 90 galleries and over 60,000 exhibits on display (out of the collection of 8 Million), it can be daunting for the first-time visitor.

The museum has always offered free access to the public, originally stating that it was for the “curious and studious”. My 2-hour tour ensures that you will enjoy all the highlights accompanied by the stories behind the objects.

  • Cultural & Historical Walking Tour

  • 200 GBP (private group price)

  • 2 hours

  • Your Private Guide: Elizabeth Carew