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The Executive


Maria, the owner of Discovery London Tours, is a professional London Blue Badge Tourist Guide with a board range of tourist guiding and event management experience.

From students groups to corporates and VIPs, from walking tours to conferences and award ceremonies, she can cover it all.


Maria is a qualified tourist guide in two European countries: first qualified in her home country as a Hungary Guide. Then life took her to London. In 2008 she completed the highest tour guiding qualification in Britain and she became a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

Ever since then she is passionate to share her knowledge and years of experience in living in London with her visitors.

When Maria is not at the Changing the Guard in front of Buckingham Palace or passing Stonehenge riding through the English countryside, in her free time she likes to learn Portuguese or test her latest recipe on her friends.


Maria Illes

Awarded by the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the Blue Badge is the highest guiding qualification in Britain.

All Blue Badge Guides have to pass rigorous tests and exams to receive the qualification.

They are entertaining and informative, reliable and professional with local and up-to-date information.

The Blue Badge is a symbol of excellence in tourist guiding.



About Blue Badge

Maria is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

The Institute is recognised by the government as the standard setting body for all levels of the profession and as the registering authority for Blue Badge guides throughout the United Kingdom (except Scotland).

Maria is a member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.

The Guild is the national professional association for Blue Badge Tourist Guides working in London and throughout the British Isles, including the Isle of Man and Jersey.

Leeds Castle England

Meet Maria on one of the tours in London or during a daytrip from London.