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Ruth Rossington, Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Blue Badge Qualification

Awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the Blue Badge is the highest guiding qualification in Britain. It is awarded following extensive training and in depth examination, and is recognised internationally as a qualification of excellence.

About Me

My name is Ruth Rossington and as a Professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide I love welcoming people to London. We have a great culture and history, a diverse art scene, plenty of green spaces & river walks, and some of the best food in the world.

There are hundreds of reasons to come to one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

I’ll help you get the best out of London: I offer a wide range of guided tours, including various Best of London tours, highlights tours of the main attractions (including museums & galleries) or specialist tours focusing on a particular theme or area.

It’s also good to get off the beaten track and to head to London’s less well-known quarters, the places that often get overlooked by the masses.

If you’ve seen a fair chunk of London, and you don’t mind getting on a train, then I’m equally happy heading out of town to some of the other great places in the South East including Windsor, Stratford, Oxford & Bath.

You can find a full list of all the tours I offer on my Tours page. If what you’re looking for isn’t there, I’ll happily create a tour to suit your specific requirements.

I’ve guided all types of groups and individuals from across the world – families, business groups, cultural organisations and student groups. I do my best not to drone on, but to make my tours as fun and informative as possible.

As a fully qualified Blue Badge Guide, I’m a Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG), the Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG) and the British Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.

If you want to know what I did in a former life, I was a journalist and magazine editor.

  • London highlights tours covering all the key sights of the City

  • Guided tours of all the main venues & attractions

  • Highlights visits to London’s wonderful museums & galleries

  • Specialist tours focusing on a particular theme or area

  • Tours of some of the other great cities & attractions in the South East

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If you’re interested in booking a guided tour, get in touch

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London Secrets

Well you found my secret sliding menu, so maybe you’re interested in finding some of London’s secrets – the stuff that is hidden in plain sight if only you knew where to look.

So here’s some starters to whet your appetite.

On the clock above Horse Guards on Whitehall, you’ll see a distinct black smudge by the number 2. This marks the hour at which King Charles I was beheaded outside Banqueting House on a cold January afternoon in 1649.

Bombed during the Blitz, all that remains of St Dunstan in the East is its tower and a rather peaceful garden where the church once stood. A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle.