Peter Murray

 

9780750968232The Blue Badge Guide’s London Quiz Book

by Mark King, History Press, 2016, £7.99.

Review by Don Brown

Available from Amazon

To become a London Blue Badge tourist guide takes two years of training. Guides are examined on their knowledge of the history of the capital and their ability to conduct tours (without notes) within Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s, and London’s museums and galleries, as well as conducting walks or coach tours across the city.

They’re an important part of London’s multi-billion pound tourist economy and known as “Britain’s Best Guides”. (I’ll declare an interest here, as I’m a London Blue Badge guide myself.)

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