Local London

Blue Badge Guide

I can't wait to show you London.

Whether you're a first-time or repeat visitor, I will tailor an experience to bring the city alive for you. How about a virtual tour - contact me!

And if you're a resident, I'll show you details and hidden corners that refresh your perspective.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

I follow government guidelines which state that groups of up to 6 people from multiple households can meet outdoors. Therefore, I am now offering outdoor walking tours of up to 5 people. 

Safety measures, including my wearing a mask and/or visor, as well as regular usage of hand sanitizer for all participants will be implemented. The "Good to Go" industry standard emblem displayed here shows that I adhere to public safety measures issued by the UK government.

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TOUR INSPIRATION

How will you explore London? Browse below for a selection of walks and then visit the Tours page for more ideas. Don't see what you're looking for ? I'm happy to create a bespoke tour for you.

London City

City Walk 

From the Roman wall to skyscrapers, with some "off the track" alleys in between. 

Big Ben

London 101 
Whether it's your first time here or you just have a short time - even a layover - we can see many of London's greatest hits.

Delving Deeper

You've seen the icons; now you're ready to head off the beaten track. How about a literary tour? Or an in-depth exploration of one neighbourhood, say Chelsea or Southwark?

 

ABOUT ME

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. 

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

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.

Kevan Prescott, 

NW England

CM

Toronto

MG Kerr, Charleston, SC

CONTACT

Please fill in the form below with your requests. I will do my best to respond within 24 hours. 

In the meantime, you can check my availability at Guide London or The British Guild of Tourist Guides.

I look forward to hearing from you! 

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