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Patricia W.

Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom

Hello, I'm Pat, a born and bred Londoner that has lived and worked in this history-packed and vibrant city all my life.

I have been driving London's streets in my iconic London Black Taxi for 20 years since I completed the infamous 'Knowledge of London' in 1998. The knowledge is a topographical series of tests and takes on average up to 3 to 4 years to complete and pass. It was quite a change, as in my previous working life I had worked in the banking sector.
I have always enjoyed learning about the many historic tales behind London's historic, and not so historic buildings and tucked away places.
In 2014 I decided to do it 'properly', and so sat a guiding course set by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriages Drivers, which is accredited by the City University. I now love showing 'My City' off to visitors in my London Black Cab.

I have recently acquired a new Taxi which is fully air-conditioned, comfortably seats 6, wheelchair accessible and has a stunning new feature of a glass panoramic roof, providing my clients with the unique feature of gazing up at the amazing views.

A Recent Review of this guide

our experience was just fantastic! Despite an overnight flight, which was delayed by almost 3 hours, Pat was waiting there at the airport for us. My husband, my two teenage daughters, and myself were then treated to a long and pretty comprehensive overview tour of London in a gorgeous, glasstop black taxi, with plenty of details thrown in and just the right amount of stops to stretch our legs and get a better look at points of great interest. This was a fantastic way to start a few days in London
Gail Knight

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Credentials

Completed the 'Knowledge of London' in 1998 to become a Licensed London Taxi Driver.
Became a London Taxi Driver Guide with 'The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers' Guiding Course - accredited by The City University in 2014
Absolutely 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 Highlights Private Full Day Tour

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London's Highlights and Hidden Gems in a Full Day

711 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Stonehenge and Bath in a Day

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A Private Day Trip to Stonehenge and Bath

1185 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral in,...

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A Private Day Trip to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, the home,...

1185 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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Heathrow to London Layover Private Tour

Heathrow and London Highlights Tour and Return to Heathrow

711 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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London Highlights & Hidden Gems Tour

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Hidden Gems and Highlights Tour of London in a London Black Taxi

474 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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