Working as a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide is a dream for me as
allows me to share my lifelong interest in England's history, architecture, culture and people.
After graduating from university, I moved to London and spent my early career
as a jobbing journalist in and around London’s famous Fleet Street. I later became
a communications manager for the National Health Service and others.
I have completed the rigorous training required to become a professional London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and have all the skills and knowledge needed to help visitors to see the best of not just London, but many popular destinations in England.
I am a very well-organised person, having also taken groups of students and visitors on extended coach tours around Britain, Ireland and France.
I feel truly lucky to be able to spend my days out and about, helping others to appreciate the city and country I love. The office used to be my world and now, the world is my office. I will bring your visit to life through my unforgettable stories about London and England's famous places, faces and spaces.
Mary Kalmus, BA (Honours)
London Blue Badge Tourist Guide
Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding