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18 Books By London Blue Badge Tourist Guides

London remains one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The city’s blue badge guides help to bring it to life and many have written or contributed to guidebooks. Here is a selection of their work:

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Huguenot Place sign in Wandsworth area of London. Photo Credit: © Christopher Hayden.

The Huguenots Of Wandsworth, South London

The indelible mark left by the Huguenot community and their development of the silk weaving industry is the stuff of legend. Their skills and entrepreneurial drive led them to settle across the south of England and in America. In the aftermath of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, the small trickle arriving in Britain turned into a steady flow and, by the beginning of the eighteenth century, Huguenots made up five per cent of London’s population. Some of these refugee families headed to a small village, now a suburb of South London called Wandsworth.

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London Blue Badge Tourist Guide Ray Sharman.

Because I’m A Londoner: From Black Cab Driver to Blue Badge Tourist Guide

This is the second in a series of articles written by London Blue Badge Tourist Guides who used to be key workers in our capital city. Ray Sharman describes his work as a London black cab driver.

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