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Permit me to introduce myself!


I’m Ian Jelf, a professionally qualified ‘Blue Badge’ tourist guide for three regions of England: London, the Heart of England and the South West.

I’ve been involved in tourism for over 20 years and have had a lifelong passion for sharing knowledge about places I love.


Today, as a full-time professional tourist guide, I provide informative and interesting walking tours, coach tours or even trips on a canal boat!

My area of qualification covers a vast swathe of English culture and history:  London with all its history and contemporary life; Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, beautiful Shrewsbury, learned Oxford and Georgian Bath; and vibrant cities busily reinventing themselves like Birmingham and Bristol.


And there’s lots more, believe me!


From industrial history to beautiful countryside, from large city to remote village, I can provide a personalised tour tailored to your group’s own interests and needs.


I look forward to hearing from you.

Your Blue Badge guide to England’s cities and landmarks

“I thought you’d to be tops in knowing your subject, sharing it and being very entertaining about the whole thing.  I especially enjoyed seeing Birmingham - it had been 'on my list' for a long time.”   Mrs B, USA

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