Liudmila Saburova

Liudmila Saburova

Hello, my name is Liudmila Saburova and I am a Russian speaking, certified Blue Badge Guide: providing informal  guided tours around London and Britain – the country which I have grown to both love and to know and the country which I also now call my home.

From an early age, I have made the study of the British way of life, culture and etiquette my personal interest and definitive subject of research and in 1992, I had the unforgettable pleasure of coming to Manchester; in the capacity of a group leader, which was my first ever, visit to the UK.

Upon our arrival, in Manchester, one of the local papers immediately despatched a journalist to come and visit us, as we were the very first group of people to visit Manchester from, what was then, the USSR and the resulting, humorous article caused quite a stir, because up until that point “Mancunians” had only ever really heard about us “Russkies,” on TV.

I have been working in the travel industry for the greater part of my life and in 1992, shortly after the collapse of the USSR, I founded my own travel agency, from where, I organised international travel trips – for people from all walks of life, in the country which had now become Russia.

Thus, after seventy years of having had an iron curtain wrapped around us, us (former) Soviet people were now free to travel...to wherever we desired and whenever we desired to do so.

Some years later, I was invited to work in the state energy sector, where I spent several, and very successful years working with some of Russia’s top businesspersons as their personal overseas event’s and business meetings organiser – arranging things from flights, to hotel bookings, overseas conferences/seminars and visa requirements – as well as the supervising of the accurate translating of important business and legal documents, from our various translations departments.

However, virtually every spare moment of my free time was devoted to the study of British history, the culture and the etiquette of its people and their traditions; because I knew that one day I would be living there. That was always my game plan – my motivation to study everything I ever could about Britain.

Upon finally moving to Oxford: some two years later, in 2012, I became the proud holder of the coveted “Blue Badge Guide Certificate” and its accompanying badge – having completed a very in-depth and intensive two year study course.

Over the many years, spent in the travelling and excursions business sectors: I have worked with Olympic teams, individual businesspersons (male and female), as well as entire families from all walks of lives and professions: including people who are merely staunch admirers of Britain and of the British etiquette of “tea time.”

My credo is simply this, “Variety and Enlightenment.”

Therefore, should you desire something completely different...something completely different to the rather usual, pre-programmed timetabled and apathetic, run-of-the-mill excursions and to have, instead, an unforgettable time; leaving you with unforgettable memories – to acquire an enlightening, in-depth knowledge of the history of places, times and events, both in and around London...the why’s and the wherefore’s...? Then let me, Liudmila, take you by the hand and lead through the streets of London and beyond. Let me enlighten you.

Languages

Russian

Top 5 Specialities

City of Oxford Tour

Hampton Court Palace Tour

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

Classic London Tour

Guide Calendar Last Update: 11th of January, 2018

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