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Adrian Blackledge - Private Guide in London

Private Guide in London
 Member Since 2015  Country: England City: London Airport Transfer: YES Hotel Reservation: NO Translation Service: NO Languages: English Education: PROFESSIONAL (CURRENT): INSTITUTE OF TOURIST GUIDING BLUE BADGE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS COURSE WINDSOR CASTLE QUALIFICATION PROFESSIONAL (OTHER): POLICE SIO DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OF LINKED SERIES CRIME GENERAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING HAY JOB EVALUATION UNIVERSITY (PORTSMOUTH) DIPLOMA (Police & Policing Studies) A LEVEL: (4) Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Gen. Studies O LEVEL: (8) Maths, Physics, Eng. Lang, Eng. Lit, History, Tech Drawing, Geography, Gen. Studies Experience: Qualified Blue Badge Guide and fully licensed Driver Guide Licenses, Training and Certifications:

Qualified Blue Badge Guide and fully licensed Driver Guide Self-employed • Completed the Blue Badge course and awarded the Certificate & Badge in March 2012 – also received the course prize for the "Best Tower of London Guide". • Licenced Driver Guide since May 2012 and have successfully delivered Driver Guiding services since. • Member of the Driver Guides Association (DGA), Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG), Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG) and the Guild of Registered Tour Guides. • Invited by London Training to provide introductory sessions to new students in 2012 and 2013. • Provided voluntary mentoring to trainee guides during 2012 -13. • Delivered presentations on all aspects of Driver Guiding, including licencing, financials, etc. to second year London students in 2013 and 2014.

Languages: English

Having lived and worked in London for 40 years I bring a unique insight and knowledge of the City to the visitor. As a former Metropolitan Police Detective I have learnt London’s secrets through the eyes of the locals.

I am qualified to guide in all the major must-see London attractions such as Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, National Gallery and the British Museum.

Further afield I have a practical knowledge of historic palaces, sporting venues, beauty spots and places of interest that you can reach in a day from London - Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Salisbury, Bath and Canterbury.

Let me show you all these places and more - I can take parties of up to six people in luxurious comfort in my BMW X5, which has full air-conditioning.

A great communicator with a twinkle in my eye, I am approachable and entertaining. I like meeting people, am interested in conversation, a good listener, friendly and sensitive. I am organized, practical, a good planner yet flexible and spontaneous.