Judy Robertson

Profile updated 15/07/18

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07789 501801

Email:

judyrobertson@hotmail.co.uk

Introduction:

I have always wanted to be a London Blue Badge Guide to be able to share my love and interest for London and it is a role I cherish.

I could say that I enjoy family groups, student groups, or corporate groups but what I really enjoy is being with people and sharing my enthusiasm for what is one of the most exciting cities you can visit.

I studied French Language and Literature at the University of London and lived in France. I taught French in UK schools and particularly love meeting young people and students.

I can give you insights into treasures of London such as Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London or highlights of museums and galleries such as the National Gallery, British Museum or National Portrait Gallery. To visit any of them is part of the puzzle that makes up London and get to know the unique characters who have made it so successful.

I live on the South Bank on the edge of the City of London. In the City we can go on an architectural/historical odyssey from Roman to present day. I have a particular passion for 20th century, evolving modern architecture and city regeneration. Let me introduce you to my home ground of historic Southwark and modern Bankside, Borough Market, Rotherhithe and Bermondsey.

I love cycling and walking around London. Join me for a walk or cycle tour of London on the Thames Path, in the Royal Parks, around Westminster or to East London and the Olympic Park. I know that your time in London is very precious and my job is to make the most of that time. Tell me what you want to see, what you like and I will try and do my very best to give you a visit to remember.

Personal Interests:

Royalty, Pomp and Ceremony
City of London
City of Westminster
Southwark and Bankside
Fame and infamy

Special Interests:

Architecture

From Roman remains to today's changing modern cityscape.

Food & Drink

I live close to Borough and Maltby Street markets, fun to browse or to pick up a picnic.

Galleries

National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery

Churches & Cathedrals

St Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
City of London churches and churchyards

Castles & Palaces

Tower of London

Museums

British Museum
Museum of London
London Transport Museum

Walking Tours

City of London
Great Fire of London
Royalty and ceremony
Covent Garden and Soho
Shakespeare
Architecture in the City of London

London Areas in Depth

South Bank and Bankside
City of London
Spitalfields and Shoreditch
King's Cross
Covent Garden and Soho
Pimlico and Belgravia
Marylebone

Other

Cycle tours of Royal Parks, South Bank, Wapping, Docklands, Regents Canal and Thames Way.

Transport

Cycle tours (again!), the best way to enjoy London and see and understand the whole city.

Other

School/college groups, formerly a French teacher and love taking groups of students.

Endorsements:

City of Westminster

Driver Guide:

No