I am a London Taxi Driver, having passed 'The Knowledge of London' in 1987 - and London's Black Cabs have a unique and distinctive appearance, as well as a long and proud history, and are one of the most recognizable symbols on the streets of our capital City.
Accredited London Tour Guide and Co-Founder of Black Cab Heritage Tours
There's no better way to get close and personal with London's famous landmarks than an iconic London Black Cab (taking a ride in one can be considered an attraction in itself).
Key interests have history at the top of my list - and because film, music and literature appeal have included these themes in my speciality themed tours.
London Taxi Drivers are almost as famous as the Black Cabs that they drive, due to their having gone through stringent training, 'The Knowledge' is a test, which is among the hardest to pass in the world, and has often been described as 'having an atlas of London imprinted in your brain' - it is the equivalent of a university degree.
London Black Cabs traverse the narrow medieval streets where tour buses cannot pass and can also use the bus lanes for extra efficiency. Our vehicles are also fully accessible for wheelchair users.
I am one of a very small groups of cabbies to become a London Taxi Tour Guide (accredited by the City University) and am also a qualified 'City of London Guide', and 'City of Westminster Guide'.
In 2017 I was proud to be shortlisted for 'Luxury Travel Guide of the Year' award and in recent years have featured on the Travel Channel.
I make sightseeing informative, interesting, fun and entertaining for the first time visitors or regular tourists - not just because of London's history and culture, but also specifically for fans of the British Royal Family, Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, James Bond and the Beatles for example.
We can also venture a little further afield because it would be fun to show you around some treasures just outside of London such as Hampton Court Palace, Runnymede Magna Carta and we can even take scenic River Thames cruise to Windsor Castle.
Tours can be customised for bespoke requirements, and I work to a high standard and not to a price.
Travellers can feel confident that panoramic sightseeing is conducted from the cleanest and safest form of transport - the London Black Cab!
Black Cab Heritage Tours