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It begs the question, “Who is there better than a fully qualified and highly experienced black cab driver to guide you through the streets of London?”.

Surely it’s beyond question that London’s cab drivers make the perfect personal guides because they have “The Knowledge”, that unsurpassed inside knowledge of London which is a prerequisite to them passing their exam and gaining their license.
Aspiring London cab drivers face the toughest exam in the world for any cab driver, and they are expected to know every alley, street and short cut in London, as well as all about London’s historic sights, palaces, museums, galleries, shops and markets.

Backed by more than 35 years of experience Gerald Nathanson, the owner of Black Cab Tours, takes pride in the service his organisation provides and the testimonials of the many satisfied clients justify that stance.
After their first taste of a black taxi tour, many clients stay in regular touch with Gerald and take advantage of organising their next visit’s itineraries long before they leave their home shores or home towns.
Clients have included actors, pop stars, and Prime Ministers; the famous as well as the normal visiting tourist.

So how does the whole thing work?
Black Cab Tours offers you an unparalleled, flexible and personalised service:

  • Your black cab driver collects you from your hotel or at an agreed location in central London.
  • Your driver then takes you on the route you have chosen, guides you around London, stopping off at the major sights.
  • You choose how long you stay at each sight and your driver will stop whenever you want to take photographs.
  • Your driver will provide a full commentary on the way and you can guarantee this will be packed with those specialanecdotes and facts that are never found in any guide book!
  • Your driver drops you off at your hotel or at an agreed location in central London at the end of the tour.

And it couldn’t be more convenient and simple!
With Black Cab Tours

  • you do not have to wait around for other visitors on your tour.
  • your tour begins the minute your driver collects you at your hotel, or any agreed location in central London.
  • there are no unwanted stops that make the normal coach tours so frustrating.
  • your tour can start at any time of the day or night.
  • you have the added adventure of travelling those narrow historic streets, lanes, byways and legendary parts of London, where buses and coaches are never seen.
  • your tour ends when your driver drops you back at your hotel or any agreed location in central London.
  • you get unrivalled value for money.
  • your cab will take up to 5 passengers.
  • you are guaranteed to travel in clean, air conditioned comfort.
  • your driver has passed the most stringent test before being granted a license to operate.
  • your driver has an individual badge and registration number which is permanently on display in the taxi cab.
  • your driver is a qualified, registered Blue Badge Guide.

Gerald Nathanson BA,(Hons) hist. one of the few taxi drivers who is also a Blue Badge Guide is;

  • a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG), an organisation established to:
    • achieve and maintain recognition of the profession of Tourist Guiding and related occupations and to put in place uniform standards for qualifications at all levels, the Blue Badge being the highest award.
    • provide for examinations and/or assessments for qualifications at all levels and to make awards.
    • Read more about the Blue Badge here.
    • Visit the ITG web site here.
  • a Freeman of the City of London
    • One of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies still in existence today, the granting of the Freedom of the City of London is believed to date back to when the first Freedom was presented in 1237. The medieval term ‘freeman’ meant someone who was not the property of a feudal lord, but enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land. Town dwellers who were protected by the charter of their town or city were often free – hence the term ‘freedom of the City’.
    • Read more about City of London Guide Lecturers here.
    • Visit the City of London web site here.
  • a member of The Association of Professional Tourist Guides (APTG)
    • the trade union for professionally qualified and London Tourist Board authorised Blue Badge guides.
    • the APTG seeks to promote the highest possible standards in tourism in general and guiding in particular.
    • Visit the APTG web site here.