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David C.

Welling, Kent, United Kingdom

Since passing the Knowledge of London to become a licensed London Taxi driver, I have also qualified as City of London guide and a London cab Guide.

I am also a member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association.
I am an active member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and am proud to be the current Master of the Company - a very prestigious position to hold in the City of London. I also participate in the drive to Disney Land Paris along with around 100 taxi drivers, the police, ambulance, and paramedics along with support staff. For a once in a life time trip for children with severe medical conditions and life threatening conditions. One of my roles within the Company is to be part of the education committee and this includes instructing fellow Taxi Drivers to become guides. I am also a keen supporter of 'Help for Heroes' and 'English Heritage'.
My tours in London start with the Highlights or Classic Tour, showing the main tourist sites and places of interest for our many visitors to London. I can also offer tours including Harry Potter, Jack the Ripper including the old East end, Greenwich , The London Docks, Movie Locations and then there's Roman, Medieval and London as the financial district.
As a Black Cab Heritage Guide I also take tours to: Canterbury, Rochester and the Medway Towns (Charles Dickens), Dover and the Cinque ports of Kent. I can also include tours of Windsor, Stonehenge, Oxford and Bath.
I can also now take up to 6 passengers by using a larger Mercedes Vito Taxi should you require this vehicle.

A Recent Review of this guide

5 stars +....David shared his vast knowledge of English history in and around Dover. He was the perfect gentleman, interesting and very accommodating. We needed to change the time of our tour the day before and he even showed up early. He adjusted the itinerary to our whims, longer and shorter times at venues. He even added several extra stops once he realized what our interests were to enhance our day. He and the tour were SPECTACULAR and we will always fondly remember our 8 hour tour with David.
Debra Kantakevich

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Credentials

Completed the 'Knowledge of London' in 2004 to become a Licensed London Taxi Driver.
Became a Taxi Driver Guide (accredited by the City University) in 2007.
Passed the 'City of London Guide' course in 2011.
Member of the 'Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers'.
Freeman of the City of London.
Member of the City of London Guide and Lecturers Association.
Member of 'London Historians'.
Associate member of 'Black Cab Heritage Tours'.
Passed PTILS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) level 4 in 2011.
Senior Educator on the Taxi Guide Training Course.

Restrictions

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

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Tours by David C.

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Private tour guide David

Private Full London Day Tour

London's Classics and Hidden Secrets in a Full Day

704 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Classic London Highlights Tour

Half Day Tour in London in a Traditional Black Cab

469 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Cotswolds and Laycock Village Day Excursion

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Picturesque scenic Tour of the English Countryside

1174 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Stonehenge and Bath Day Excursion

A day in the English Countryside to a World Heritage Site and the Beauriful,...

1174 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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English Countryside Day Excursion to,...

A visit to an ancient World Heritage Site and the home of the Magna,...

1174 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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London's East End Tour - the Bad the,...

A trip on the Wild Side in the old crime-ridden East End of London

590 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

5 hours

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Oxford Spires Tour!

Oxford's Dreamy Spires Day Excursion.

939 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Greenwich Big Day Private Tour

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Visit Greenwich on a Big Day Out!

704 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Heathrow to London Layover Tour

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London Classic Tour on a Heathrow Layover

758 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Heathrow Layover Tour - Classic London,...

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Heathrow to London Tour to Cruise Terminal

1006 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Dover Cruise Terminal Shore Excursion,...

A Tour in the Garden of England to TWO World Heritage Sites

1046 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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