As a born and bred Londoner, my intimate knowledge and love of England’s Historic capital combined with my experience covering twenty years as a London Taxi Driver has been the inspiration behind achieving my Blue Badge Driver Guide, City of London Guide and Freeman of the City of London.
Blue Badge guides are put through rigorous exams covering the history of main historical sites within London and the South of England. This highly intensive course comprises lectures and practical training and demands significant time and much academic study. Only Blue Badge guides are allowed to guide the royal palaces, abbeys and cathedrals.
Bryan Gorin is a member of the following Institutions:
Institute of Tourist Guiding
The Institute of Tourist Guiding sets tourist guiding standards, examinations and awards of Blue Badge to successful candidates and is the registration body for the tourist guiding sector in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides
A professional organisation running courses for the Blue Badge Award. This national body also looks after the interests of the Blue Bade guides.
The Association of Professional Tourist Guides
An independent branch of the Trade Union UNITE providing members with support as well as education and training programmes.
The City of London Guide
Official Guides to the City of London are trained and accredited with detailed knowledge, history and the guiding skills necessary to lead walking groups through the City. All City of London Guides wear badges when guiding which are presented by the Lord Mayor of London.
The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers
A professional body whose members earn their living through the Hackney Carriage trade including some of London’s black cab drivers famous for their Knowledge of London. The Company promotes public awareness of the very high standards adopted by the Hackney Carriage trade and industry.