What does a Blue Badge guide do?

Blue Badge Tourist Guides are the official, professional tourist guides of the United Kingdom. They wear a Blue Badge to indicate their professionalism. They are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK, and by Visit Britain as Britain’s official tourist guides.

What is a London Blue Badge?

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national arrangement that offers special parking provision for some people with disabilities, and enables parking for either drivers or passengers closer to the required destination.

How do I become a tour guide in London?

To become a registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide working in London, you will need to take a course and gain accreditation from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The Course: The course typically lasts about 18 months and involves lectures in London and practical site visits, along with periods of self study.

How much do tour guides make UK?

How much does a Tour guide make in United Kingdom? The average tour guide salary in the United Kingdom is £24,375 per year or £12.50 per hour. Entry level positions start at £21,645 per year while most experienced workers make up to £32,175 per year.

Can I use Blue Badge in London?

The Blue Badge scheme does not fully apply in the City of London but we do provide allocated parking in the Square Mile for people with disabilities and the City of London Corporation runs its own Red Badge parking concession scheme, valid only in the City of London, for people with disabilities who are permanent …

Can a Blue Badge be used anywhere in the UK?

Having a Blue Badge doesn’t let you park anywhere – you still have to follow the usual parking regulations. For example, you can still get a fine if you park somewhere that endangers people, like outside a school or near a junction. You can check the parking rules on GOV.UK.

What is a London walk guide?

“London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour” (New York Times). Kim, who has worked in the House of Commons and the European Parliament, is another 24-carat Blue Badge Guide: she won the London Tourist Board’s Guide of the Year award in 2001.

Are there any Blue Badge tourist guides in London?

As well as the customised private tours you see on this website many London Blue Badge Tourist Guides conduct regular public walking tours and virtual tours for groups. Join one of the public tours below for a fun and affordable Blue Badge quality visit. The walking tours are subject December’s government guidance on COVID-19.

Why choose Guide London for your coach tour?

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.

Who is the London Walks “pen”?

A balterer, literary historian, university lecturer, journalist, and lifelong thanatophobe, he’s also the London Walks “pen” – he writes “the famous white leaflet”, let alone the document you’re reading (this website). Or, for that matter, the “piece” you’re listening to! In short, this is what I sound like – chewy diphthongs and all.