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Raymond W.

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Ray! My tours offer a fun and relaxed style of bespoke and unique content.

I am flexible to accommodate any of your interests and cultural insights.
The best way to describe my tours is that I will "hold your hand" for the day, have unlimited photo opportunities and show you those unique and interesting places that only a London Taxi Driver will know. We will drive, walk, laugh and learn.

My highest achievement is being a proud father of 4, following that I have been a licensed London Black Taxi Driver since completing the London knowledge in 1987. I studied the knowledge whilst working as a Printer in Fleet Street (home of London's newspaper industry) during the '80s. More recently in 2016, I qualified as a Taxi Guide with the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, studying at the City of London Museum.

I was made in London, and have remained a resident Londoner. I love to share my knowledge and passion for this beautiful city that I call home. I have so much to share with you - stories and sites from Roman remain to the current day.
I have travelled extensively across the world touring South East Asia, China, Australia, South Pacific, East to West coast across North America, and Europe. As an extensive traveller myself, I feel that I can provide what tourists would be looking for in their experience visiting London.

A Recent Review of this guide

Armed with trivia and film clips of the best of Harry Potter, Ray led us on this most interesting tour of actual site locations from the Harry Potter films. He knew the shortcuts to move us quickly across London so as to maximize touring and minimize traffic. Great fun for teens and grandparents alike, even those not (yet) Potter connoisseurs, Ray worked magic to show us the best of Potter. The photos he took of our family during the tour were in my inbox before we returned to our hotel. Well done, Ray
Joan L.

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Credentials

Licensed London Taxi Driver since 1987, license originally issued my the Metropolitan Police of London.
Qualified Taxi Guide since 2016, issued by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers.

Restrictions

Regulations do not permit me to Guide within the following buildings:
Westminster Abbey
St Pauls Cathedral
Tower of London

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Private tour guide Raymond

Private Tour from Portsmouth to Royal,...

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Shore Excursion to Wonderful Windsor - the Queen's Weekend Retreat,...

869 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Raymond

Classic Sights of London Tour

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Private Tour of London by Cab!

687 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

6 hours

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Harry Potters London Tour

See the Harry Potter London filmset locations by Cab!

458 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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Private Tour of Royal Windsor

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Wonderful Windsor - the Queen's Weekend Retreat and much more!

687 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

6 hours

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Private tour guide Raymond

The Cotswolds Day Tour.

 unrated

Private Tour of the Cotswolds by Cab!

1226 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

10 hours

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Private Tour from Southampton to Royal,...

 unrated

Shore Excursion to Wonderful Windsor - the Queen's Weekend Retreat,...

869 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Private tour guide Raymond

Stonehenge & West Country Day Tour

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Private Tour of Stonehenge and the West Country by Cab!

1226 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

10 hours

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