Ludmilla Wilson

Ludmilla Wilson

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English, Estonian, Russian

Phone Number(s):

07949-582982

Introduction:

My name is Ludmilla Wilson. I’m a Blue Badge Guide - the highest guiding qualification in the UK. I have a full public liability insurance as a Member of British Guild of Tourist Guides. I am one of the few guide who is permitted to guide inside the Houses of Parliament.
I’m Russian, grew up in Tallinn, Estonia. Received Linguistic Education in Minsk and Moscow.
I have been guiding in London and the UK since 1993 and through my extensive and varied work gained experience and knowledge. I’m passionate in my quest to acquire even more to pass on to my guests. I would love them to fall in love with London the same way I did.
London is an exciting place: cosmopolitan, ancient and modern, vibrant, active and welcoming to people of all ages.

Personal Interests:

Museums
Gardens
Art Galleries
Architecture

Special Interests:

Architecture

Blend of different styles and periods of architecture in London - City and Westminster; Ancient and Modern Square Mile

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

World treasures in art galleries of London: National Gallery, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain, Tate Modern

Castles & Palaces

Rich history of chivalry and gallant exploits linked to the history of castles such as Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Bodiam Castle, Warwick Castle, Hever Castle, Highclere Castle, Blenheim Palace, and many others.

Folklore & Traditions

Origins of popular and less known English traditions and their manifestations in modern days.

Industrial Heritage

Architecture and history of industry, new life of industrial buildings: power stations, railroads, walks along the canals, e.g. Oxford Canal, Regents Canal, Paddington Basin and Canal Museum, Little Venice

Literature

London of Dickens, Shakespeare, Conan Doyle, John Galsworthy, Dr Samuel Johnson and many others

Walking Tours

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour;
Political London: “Yes, Prime Minister”
Covent Garden, Theatrical and Literary London
Covent Garden and Transport Museum: The history of London Underground
Royal London: Tradition and Ceremony – Walk in the City of Westminster
London of Shakespeare
London of Conan Doyle
Gentlemen’s Clubs in London – History and Present Day
Hidden Treasures of South Bank Walk – from Waterloo to Tower Bridge
Ancient and Modern Square Mile (City of London)
St Paul’s to Chancery Lane Walk
History of City Guilds and Livery Companies
Tower Bridge and Industrial Past of the Docks
Mysterious and Unknown London
Pub Walk, Ghosts and Film Locations

Regional Tours

Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon;
Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle;
Oxford and Cotswolds;
Oxford and Blenheim Palace;
Hever Castle and Chartwell House;
Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle;
Stonehenge and Salisbury;
Stonehenge and Bath;
Stonehenge and Winchester;
Liverpool – Beatles Museum, history of Liverpool Docks, the largest Anglican Cathedral (up to 12 hours);
Leeds Castle and Canterbury;
Dover Castle and Canterbury;
Portsmouth and Maritime Museum;
Brighton and Hastings;
Cambridge and Ely;
Cambridge and Colchester;

Endorsements:

Parliament, Docklands

Additional Qualifications:

MA TEFL

Driver Guide:

No