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To become a registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide working in London, you will need to take a course and gain accreditation from the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

The Blue Badge qualification is the industry’s recognised symbol of professionalism in tourist guiding.

The course typically lasts about 18 months and involves lectures in London and practical site visits, along with periods of self study, concluding in 11 exams! 

Its main focus is London, but it also covers the major tourist destinations across the South East, destinations such as Windsor, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge and Stratford.

As part of the qualification we study and present highlights tours of London’s major attractions, including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum and the National Gallery, together with a City of London walk and a panoramic coach tour.

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