I’ve been working as a London taxi driver since Sept 1995 and completed The Knowledge in 3 years.

I’m a Londoner through and through – I was born in central London and my family were publicans, bookmakers and street traders.

My job is brilliant and lets me spend all day, every day in the most amazing city in the world. It’s always good to meet new people and to see their reactions as I show them the sights.

I love chatting away to the people I drive. I’m always on the lookout for a new tale to tell, as I’m so interested in the history that surrounds me. My favourite sight to show people is the Albert Bridge because it’s beautiful all year round.

Barry’s top London fact

Mothers used to feed sick children beer and gin when they were ill, as London’s water quality was so poor that it could often make them more ill… This historical link means Londoners have an ability to drink more due to their DNA. (OK, perhaps that last part isn’t strictly a fact!)

Barry’s top tours

I love running the Historical Pubs and Breweries Tour – I enjoy nothing more than talking about history through the lens of the traditional British pub.



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