Ruth Rossington

Ruth Rossington

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07544 366408

Email:

tours@londonmash.co.uk

Introduction:

Welcome to London! As a Professional Blue Badge Tour Guide I love showing people around and meeting new people.

Right now is a great time to visit London as there is so much going on and so much to see.

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).

The great thing about London is that within reach are many other great cities and attractions, so if you like we can take the train to Bath, Brighton, Windsor, Oxford or Stratford upon Avon, pretty much anywhere you like really (so long as it has a train station).

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.

Personal Interests:

Royal Palaces
Guided City Walks
Coach Tours
Galleries & Museums
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
Ceremony & Spectacle
Off the Beaten Track
London Eye

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Kensington Palace; Hampton Court; Tower of London; Windsor Castle

Galleries

National Gallery; National Portrait Gallery; Tate Britain; Tate Modern

Museums

British Museum; Churchill War Rooms; Imperial War Museum; Natural History Museum; Royal Mews; Science Museum; V&A

Churches & Cathedrals

St Paul's Cathedral; Westminster Abbey

Regional Tours

Bath; Canterbury; Cotswolds; Oxford; Salisbury; Stratford upon Avon; Stonehenge

Literature

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

Royalty

Changing of the Guard Ceremony; Royal London; Royal Parks

Walking Tours

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

Themed - Executioner's London; Jewish London; Legal London; Literary London; London's Markets; Shoreditch Street Art.

Regional - Bath; Canterbury; Oxford; Salisbury; Stratford upon Avon.

Endorsements:

Windsor & Eton

Additional Qualifications:

BA (Hons); MA: London Blue Badge Guide

Driver Guide:

No