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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

I did a fair amount of research before booking and decided to book with Pat based upon her good reviews. I was not disappointed. She is gracious, knowledgable and fun. We couldn't have spent our first day in London in a better way. I urge anyone who wants to have a delightful day seeing the highlights of London to book with Pat without hesitation!
Frank Rambusch

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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 & Hidden Gems Tour

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

468 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Windsor Castle, Eton and Runnymede Day,...

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Historic Windsor Castle and Runnymede, home to the Magna Carta

702 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 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,...

1171 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

702 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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Southampton Shore Excursion to Bath and,...

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Visit 2 World Heritage Sites on a Shore Excursion from Southampton

1044 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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The Ultimate Layover Tour from Heathrow,...

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Layover Tour from Heathrow to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and on,...

937 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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A Classic London Highlight's Tour from,...

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Stonehenge and on to London for a Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour

1044 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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