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 Euro Disney 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
This was our 2nd of two days with Mr Cannell during our recent trip to London. Dave was great on the 1st day and even better on the 2nd day. He took my wife, my 13 year old grandson and me to places in London that most tourists don't even know exist. My wife and I have used private guides all over the world (Russia, Italy, South Africa to name a few) and we both agree that Dave was the best of all of them. If you want a superlative experience with a private guide in London get Dave Cannell.
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) in 2011.
Senior Educator on the Taxi Guide Training Course.
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.