If my life were a book, London would be a central character. I moved here from America as a young adult and my enthusiasm only continues to grow, especially after becoming a Blue Badge Guide. I thrive on discovering new things and sharing my findings with visitors and residents alike.
I have christened Emily the "Queen of Guides." Her knowledge and fun tales brought the London sites alive. She continually included our two grandchildren and yet kept the day on track - she was our own personal Mary Poppins. I had secretly hired a limo as a birthday surprise for my son and when it didn't turn up, the day could have been ruined. But Emily quickly negotiated a great rate with a black cab and soon we were whizzing around town. We have all taken away happy, lasting memories and hope to make another visit when Emily can show us more.
Emily was extremely knowledgeable and could answer all our questions, including detailed history about Britain. She was like a great friend taking us around the city; she and our driver even found the highlight that my daughter wanted to see from her favourite film. It was an awesome and memorable experience being with Emily for the day.
Emily's tours during our two days in London were fabulous. She brought the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey to life for us – and indeed the entire city. During the rest of our trip in England and Scotland, we all referred back to things Emily had mentioned in London. Our 17-year-old loved actually seeing things she’d learned about in her AP European history class. We also really enjoyed getting to know Emily and spending time with her. She made our trip so memorable and fun.