Tour Guiding Course – City of Westminster

LocationMarylebone, Central London
FacultyArchitecture and the Built Environment

This course will enable you to develop the skills required to design and deliver engaging walking tours in London. The course is focused on the City of Westminster, which is the royal, political and cultural heart of London.

You will learn about the various areas of Westminster, which contain a multitude of world-famous buildings and monuments, and about many of the individuals, institutions and events related to Westminster’s heritage. You will also develop the research skills, the interpretation skills and the public-speaking and logistical skills necessary to become an effective walking tour guide.

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable both for people who are new to guiding and for experienced guides who want to develop their knowledge and skills further.

Graduates will qualify for membership of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association.

Course content

The course involves a mixture of classroom-based sessions and practice walks in the City of Westminster.

The course is delivered by qualified guides with vast experience of guiding and teaching guiding skills.

Performance will be assessed by means of written work and two practical exams.

You should possess one GCE A-Level or Vocational A-Level pass or equivalent.

In your application you will also need to demonstrate the commitment and the potential to become a professional guide, and that you have basic writing and research skills that will allow you to complete the course. As part of the application process, you are required to submit a cover letter of no more than one A4 side of paper, explaining why you have chosen to apply for this course.

Successful applicants will be required to attend and informal interview and do a short talk on a select area or point of interest.

Contact us

Philip Gill
Short Course Administrator

+44 (0)20 3506 6490