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Paul M.

Uxbridge, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Hello. I am a Londoner who has lived and worked in this amazingly historic and cosmopolitan city all my life.

I am proud to be part of the fabric of London and can't wait to show you my home City.
I have always been fascinated by the history and heritage that surrounds me everyday and it would be my absolute pleasure as a Driver Guide to show you around all the famous, and not so famous, sites of London. Or we can venture into the beautiful English countryside for excursions to Windsor and the Thames Valley, Hampton Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Cotswolds, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and more. I will give you a full commentary and plenty of opportunities to walk around and take photos.

I have been a London Black Cab driver since 1996 having passed the world's most stringent taxi test 'The Knowledge of London' which takes an average 3 years of study and gives you an unparalleled mastery of the topography of London.
My London Black Cab is a London icon in itself so what better way to get up close to the famous sites and some not so famous gems that not even life-long Londoners know about. My cab is a 2017 limited edition model, is fully air-conditioned and can comfortably seat 5 people as well as being fully wheelchair accessible.

I am also a fully qualified Taxi Guide with the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, authorized by the University of London, an accredited City of London Guide with the Institute of Tourist Guiding and a member of the City Guides and Lecturers Association.

Experience London with a true Londoner in a vehicle that's as famous as London itself!

A Recent Review of this guide

Paul was very informative and quite delightful and an easy conversationalist. He was also very accommodating to my slow walking and tailored the tour to my abilities. I would book him again!
Ronya R.

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Credentials

- 'City of London Guide' accredited by The Institute of Tourist Guiding
- Completed the 'Knowledge of London' in 1996 to become a Licensed London Taxi Driver
- Became a Taxi Driver Guide with 'The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers' (accredited by the City University) in 2014
- Completed the Foundation Course 'Introduction to Guiding in the City' in 2015
- Member of the City of London Guide and Lecturers Association
- Studied horticulture for 3 year to become qualified with 'City & Guilds'
- Passionate about British history, and love Guiding.

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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London Classic Half Day Tour

London Highlights with your own Private Guide

476 USD per tour

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Royal London and Hampton Court Palace,...

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English Countryside Stonehenge and Salisbury,...

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1191 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

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Stonehenge and Bath Day Excursion Privite,...

An English Countryside Tour including Stonehenge and Bath

1191 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

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Cotswolds and Lacock Village Private,...

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Picturesque scenic Tour of the English Countryside out of London

1191 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

10 hours

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Heathrow Layover Tour - Classic London,...

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Heathrow to London Tour to Cruise Terminal

1021 USD per tour

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Heathrow Layover London Highlights Private,...

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Heathrow + Classic London Tour + Return to Heathrow

769 USD per tour

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A Special Shore Excursion for Classic,...

London's Highlights on a Full Day Excursion from Southampton

1191 USD per tour

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Southampton Shore Excursion to Bath and,...

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Tour 2 World Heritage Sites on a Special Day

1062 USD per tour

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