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Interesting facts regarding the history of Plymouth

Plymouth is a historic port city in the county of Devon, South West England, with a population of approximately 262,000. It has a near unrivalled maritime heritage, in fact, there are not too many historical sites that can boast the likes of Sir Walter Raleigh who named the State of Virginia after the Virgin Queen…

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A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8th2022 will be a landmark date in history as the second Elizabethan age drew to a close. As a professional tour guide for Black Taxi Tour London, I had been conducting a London Classic Tour in the heavy downpours of rain that had been so prevalent in the morning. As I was approaching Buckingham…

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How to pay respect and visit Her Majesty lying in state

On the afternoon of Wednesday 14th September 2022, a ceremonial procession took place from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster.  The procession saw the Queen’s coffin travel via Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard.  There were viewing areas along the route…

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Why The Victoria pub in Paddington is well worth a visit

In the area known by its revival name of Tyburnia, a five-minute walk south of Paddington station, on land that was once owned by the Abbey of Westminster lays a quaint pub ‘The Victoria.’ Having won pub of the year on two occasions, The Victoria public house should be near the top of your ‘must…

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Trafalgar Square: protest, celebration and victory

Written by taxi tour guide Moses Trafalgar Square is the focal point for protests, revelry and victory celebrations, however it was only in 1835 that the area became known by this name. Trafalgar Square may be one of London’s most famous areas, but do you know the history behind it? Learn everything you need to…

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For The Love of Theatre

Written by taxi tour guide Steve Indulge me for a minute. Imagine that London has three physiological elements: the River Thames is the spine, the Royal Parks are the lungs, and in my humble opinion, theatre is the heart. So it all began for me aged five when my parents took me to see the…

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The Star-Spangled Banner

Written by taxi tour guide Frank What is known as The War of 1812 started off the back of the ongoing battles between Britain and France. Both sides imposed restrictions on the ‘neutral’ shipping of goods to and from the ports of the opposing country, as well as to the colonies of that country, which…

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The Joy Music Brings

Written by taxi tour guide Rachel My story begins quite simply with my love of music. I’ve been going to gigs and buying records for too many years to mention – music has brought so much joy and introduced me to so many fabulous people, it’s no wonder it’s the theme of some of my…

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How Black Taxi Tour London came to be

On a cold dry sunny morning in January, the founding members of Black Taxi Tour London (BTTL) sat around a huge oak boardroom table in the private dining area of The Admiralty Pub. The Admiralty is a charming pub that sits right in the heart of London’s Trafalgar Square. As the name suggests, it pays…

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