Why choose a Blue or Green Badge Tourist Guide?

Our Members are exceptional tourist guides. Entertaining and informative, reliable and professionally qualified with local and up to date knowledge, their wealth of experience is respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world. Whether it is for an individual or a group, business or pleasure, a Blue or Green Badge Tourist Guide makes a good experience exceptional! FIND YOUR GUIDE TODAY

Here are just 10 reasons why you should experience the difference:

1. Professionally qualified

The Blue and Green Badge is a symbol of quality and excellence in UK tourist guiding. All Blue and Green Badge tourist guides have undergone a rigorous selection process and they have trained intensively for over 18 months, achieving the highest tourist guiding qualification in the UK awarded by the  Institute of Tourist Guiding. Their knowledge is kept up to date through a comprehensive and bi-annual programme of Continual Professional Development.

2. Famous Sites

Due to their peerless professionalism, knowledge and customer service they are the ONLY external guides permitted to guide at major sites, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. They bring sites to life, often telling the stories that are not in the guide books or audio tours. With your own knowledgeable and entertaining guide, you can ask questions and find out more about what interests you. They offer bespoke guided tours of world famous sites in London and across the UK, combining the iconic with the contemporary.

3. Bespoke to you

No one tour is the same. They offer tailor-made tours for clients that speak to each client’s passions and interests … For those with limited time, a highlight tour will ensure you don’t miss anything important and will put your visit in context. Alternatively you may prefer an in-depth tour of a particular aspect of a collection. Many of our guides have particular specialities. From literature to the Beatles, film locations, legal or medical tours, our guides can design a tour that is right for you.

4. Locally made

They have an in-depth knowledge & love for their local areas – the best local sites the best local eateries and pubs, the best shopping, things to do… They’re your local tourist guides.

5. Speaking your language

Our diverse community of tourist guides offer guided tours in over 30 languages. So, wherever you are from, you will receive a warm welcome in your own language.

6. Passionate experts

This is more than just a job, our tourist guides are lifelong cultural & social historians, heritage interpreters, contemporary commentators, entertaining story tellers, passionate explorers and simply inspirational! They love showing what a fascinating and vibrant place contemporary Britain is. Discover music, architecture, fashion and multi-cultural Britain with one of our expert guides.

7. No ordinary tour

They offer much more than just your ordinary tour. They know all the unknown gems, the hidden stories, the curios & curiosities, every detail, helping you to learn more, explore more and enjoy more.

8. From solo to group tours

Our guides are just as comfortable touring with solo travellers as they are with couples, families & friends, colleagues, large groups.

9. Any mode tours

On foot, by bike, private car, coach, boat, helicopter … Our Blue or Green Badge Tourist Guide are versatile and will give you an entertaining and informative tour in any mode and help you discover things you would not have found on your own.

10. Customer care

Your wellbeing is important to them. They work within professional Codes of Conduct & are fully insured. Our driver-guides are subject to annual inspections by local licensing authorities.