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Alex G.

Romford, Essex, United Kingdom

Hi there, and welcome. I hope you are looking forward to your visit to London.

So many people call London home but like many of them I was not actually born here. London always called to me growing up in East Anglia and at the turn of the millennium I finally made the move, one which I have never regretted.

Working initially running a chain of bars in Soho, the history of the city and the vibrant mix of people, (both residents and tourists), and cultures has held my fascination for nearly 20 years now. I moved on from working in bars to become a chef in some of London's finest hotels, all the while reading up and exploring all London had to offer.

With the arrival of my young family, I wanted more flexibility in my work and took on one of my greatest challenges yet in studying 'The Knowledge' to become a Licensed London Taxi Driver. Learning so much to pass these exams whetted my appetite for more and I was soon studying again to become a Green Badge London Taxi Guide with The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers.

People that have taken a tour with me comment on my enthusiasm, which I take as a great compliment, but I also admit that it is not hard as there is so much to love about London. I like to think that living and working in different areas in London for the last 17 years gives me an insight different to many other tour guides. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share my unique experiences with people visiting this great city and I also love to hear some of the stories my customers share with me. You never stop learning.

Most recently I have taken myself back to the classroom to improve my amateur Photography. Whilst not professing to be David Bailey, we can always take the opportunity to capture some great snapshots of your trip to London.

Why not join me for a drive around London?

A Recent Review of this guide

Alex was great. From our cruise stop to London there was a 2 hour drive during rush hour. He is an excellent driver and knew exactly were to take us. We didn't have to worry about getting back to our ship on time, because he was on it at all times. Also took us to eat the best fish and chips in London. He is an amazing guide.
Jemima Naranjo

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Credentials

Licensed London Taxi Driver, having completed "The Knowledge of London"

Qualified London Taxi Guide

Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers

Member of ASTA - American Society of Travel Advisors

Member of London Historians

Member of English Heritage

Member of National Trust

Restrictions

I am not a Blue Badge Guide so although I can accompany you inside the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey I cannot guide inside these historical monuments.

Whilst my Taxi is limited to 6, please enquire for larger groups.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Tours by Alex G.

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Landmark London Highlights Tour

See London's renowned Landmarks from the comfort of a London Taxi

483 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Day Tour to Stonehenge and Windsor Castle

Full day tour to Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and return

872 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Royal London

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The Royal Tour not to be missed by followers of The British Monarchy

483 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Hever Castle and Chartwell House Day,...

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A tour taking in some of the finest scenery in England and a visit,...

872 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Layover or Transit Tour of London

A tour whilst transiting between one or more of London's terminals

630 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Bath and Stonehenge excursion

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Day excursion from London to Bath and Stonehenge

1258 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Shore excursion from Southampton to Stonehenge,...

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Experience your own private transfer and tour of both Stonehenge and,...

1205 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Shore excursion from Southampton to London

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Private transfer from your ship to London and return with an experienced,...

1258 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Shore excursion to Bath and Stonehenge

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Shore excursion from Southampton to Bath and Stonehenge

1261 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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Shore Excursion from Dover to London

Private transfer from your ship to London and return with an experienced,...

1258 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Shore excursion from Dover to Hever Castle,...

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A tour taking in some of the finest scenery in England and a visit,...

1006 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Shore excursion London Highlights Tour

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See London's renowned Landmarks from the comfort of a London Taxi on,...

561 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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