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Frank O.

London, England, United Kingdom

What defines Places and its History more than the people that created it?

I have a great passion and curiosity with what they've left for us to explore and divulge, so lets do it together. Curiosity is the key to life.

Hi Frank here, my greatest fulfilment in my life is my four children and my patient wife, second to my family I immensely enjoy spending time with people on their vacation showing them great places of cultural and historic wonder, or sometimes just places of outstanding beauty and intrigue. I like my tours to be fun and entertaining with a sizable helping of information along the way.

Born, bred, educated and shaped in London to Irish parents, I'm as London as they come but yet I still hold an Irish passport. I've lived and worked in this city all my life, when I left school I went on to study as a Bricklayer working in construction then becoming a stone mason/fixer. Studying for a career change in 2008, to accommodate my increasing family, I completed The Knowledge of London in 2011 to join one of the hardest clubs in the world to become a member of, a London Black Cab Driver. After years of telling my customers, from Londoners to International travellers, about what they're looking at outside the window of my taxi as we drove around London, I decided to study to become a Cab Guide through The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage drivers, which I completed in 2016 studying in the Museum of London.

The tours I offer are unique, the thing you can guarantee is that on my Classical Highlights tour of London you will see all the iconic sites that London has to offer, added to that I also offer Harry Potter, The Beatles, Royal London, Roman, WW2 & Winston Churchill and Medieval London.

London may be the capital city of England and the political power house of the UK, but the English Countryside has so much to offer with some stunning places untouched by economical progress and modern development, leaving behind some amazing historic and very old places to visit. I love nothing more than to explore places like Stonehenge & Bath, The Cotswolds, Oxford, Salisbury, Winchester, Windsor & Runnymede.

Shore Excursions is the perfect way to dip your toe and get a fantastic fulfilled tour with the time you have in England, so whether you're stopping over for a layover or docking at any number of the seaports in England I would be more than happy to accommodate you and start our tour from where ever you are. I'll plan our time together with ease to make sure you're back to where you want to be to carry on with your vacation. My tours are unique and tailored to every traveller, I am always happy to accommodate the needs and interests of what people might want to explore as I believe we can learn so much from others in this world we live in. So let me show you the world I know as we embark on our journey.

My Vehicle is the latest Taxi that London has to offer which accommodates six people (three facing backwards, three facing forward) with A/C with Wifi available.

Credentials

Licensed London Taxi Driver, having completed The Knowledge of London.
Qualified London Taxi Guide through The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, accredited by the City University.
Member of English Heritage.
Associate Member of Westminster Abbey.
Member of London Historians.
Have a personality. :-)

Restrictions

Regulations do not permit me to Guide within the following buildings:

Westminster Abbey
St Paul's Cathedral
Tower of London

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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