Ruth Rossington

Ruth Rossington

As a Professional Blue Badge Tour 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 and I'll help you get the best out of your visit.

If you're looking for an introduction to the city, then how about a Highlights tour taking in some of the key sights including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Guard Change, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and the Tower of London.

If you'd like to delve into some of our wonderful museums & galleries (many of which are free) then let me introduce you to the best from each collection (& the quirky stuff too).

Although it's a big city, London really is best explored on foot, so maybe you'd like to get to know a specific area - literary Bloomsbury, elegant St James or vibrant Soho.

If you prefer to do something less mainstream, we can head off the beaten track and explore London's less well known quarters.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many world-class attractions, over 200 museums & galleries, fabulous Royal parks and plenty of markets to discover.

I'm very happy to do half or full day tours (or things inbetween).

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.

So how about some of the following ideas?

Castles & Royal Palaces - tours of Kensington Palace; Hampton Court; Tower of London; Windsor Castle.

Museums - Guided tours of the British Museum; Churchill War Rooms; Imperial War Museum; Natural History Museum; London Transport Museum; Royal Mews; Science Museum; V&A. I'm also willing to climb up and down the 9 decks of the WW2 Cruiser HMS Belfast with you!

Galleries - Highlights tours of the National Gallery; National Portrait Gallery; Tate Britain; Tate Modern; Wallace Collection.

Churches & Cathedrals - St Paul's Cathedral; Westminster Abbey.

Literature - Dickens London; Literary Bloomsbury; Shakespeare's London; Sherlock Holmes & Conan Doyle.

Royalty - Changing of the Guard Ceremony; Royal London; Royal Parks.

Walking Tours - Bloomsbury; Chelsea; City of London; Clerkenwell; Covent Garden; East End; Greenwich; Mayfair; Royal London; South Bank; St James; Soho; Spitalfields; Wapping; Westminster.

Themed - Beatles London; Executioner's London; Jewish London; Legal London; Literary London; London's Markets.

Regional Tours - Bath; Canterbury; Oxford; Stratford upon Avon; Windsor.

If you haven't found what you're looking for, get in touch anyway - as I can happily tailor tours to suit your specific requirements.

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

If you want to know what I did before I took to the streets of London, I was a journalist and editor.

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

Westminster Abbey Tour

Tower of London Tour

Churchill War Rooms Tour

Changing of the Guard Tour

British Museum Tour

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