Annika is an official Blue Badge Guide. The Blue Badge is the British national standard guiding qualification, and guides are carefully selected, comprehensively trained and rigorously examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The award of a Blue Badge is a real achievement. As well as possessing wide ranging local knowledge, Blue Badge Guides are trained in selecting and presenting material; you can expect a reliable, professional and entertaining experience.
The success of the system has led to the Blue Badge being internationally recognised as a benchmark of excellence, with the guides’ wealth of experience being respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world. In London the course lasts for eighteen months, but Blue Badge Guides take pride in constantly updating their knowledge, with the support of specialist courses throughout the year. For more information on the Blue Badge please click here.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that only Blue Badge Guides are permitted to show you the inside of many of the UK’s historic sites including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the National Gallery. So as well as being the best, they are in some cases the only people who can fully unlock the secrets of our historical treasures for you.