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My name is Ludmilla Wilson. I’m a Blue Badge Guide - the highest guiding qualification in the UK. I have a full public liability insurance as a Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides.
I have been guiding in London and the UK since 1993 and through my extensive and varied work gained experience and knowledge,which I would like to share with visitors.
London is an exciting place: cosmopolitan, ancient and modern, vibrant, active and welcoming to people of all ages.
" If you are tired of London,you are tired of life". These famous words of Samuel Johnson,sometimes wrongly attributed to Oscar Wilde, recommend London as a great place to spend time and get inspired.
Britain is a small island but very diverse in architecture and landscape, treasures await you at every city,town, village,museum, stately home, park,cathedral, church and abbey.
Many famous people from different walks of life lived, worked or visited the Kingdom.
There are over 900 official blue plaques showing us where important people in history have stayed,linking the past and the present, creating quite a joyful atmosphere for every single visitor, who recognizes familiar names.
The oldest surviving plaque goes to Napoleon III.
I am sure London and the country will not leave you indifferent.
|Architecture.Museums.Walking tours off the beaten track.|
Blend of different styles and periods of architecture in London - City and Westminster; Ancient and Modern Square Mile
|Art/Paintings & Sculpture|
World treasures in art galleries of London: National Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain, Tate Modern
|Castles & Palaces|
Rich history of chivalry and gallant exploits linked to the history of castles such as Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Bodiam Castle, Warwick Castle, Hever Castle, Highclere Castle, Blenheim Palace, and many others.
|Folklore & Traditions|
Origins of popular and less known English traditions and their manifestations in modern days.
Architecture and history of industry, new life of industrial buildings: power stations, railroads, walks along the canals, e.g. Oxford Canal, Regents Canal, Paddington Basin and Canal Museum, Little Venice
London of Dickens, Shakespeare, Conan Doyle, John Galsworthy, Dr Samuel Johnson and many others
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour;
Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon;
Parliament, Virtual Tours