I am always busy! I’ve been driving a black cab for 24 years, and I also work as a personal trainer and boxing coach. I have UK athletics and amateur boxing coach qualifications, which are put to good use during my running tours of London.
I always enjoyed meeting new people and talking to them as a regular taxi driver, so it made complete sense to become a qualified guide as well. Now I love taking people around London and seeing their faces as they learn so many interesting new facts.
I especially enjoy running the American Heritage tour for American tourists, as I find all the links between our countries so interesting. I lived in the USA for about a year in my youth and I received such a warm welcome, so I always like to reciprocate with anyone visiting London.
When I’m not busy guiding or coaching (which isn’t very often!), I’m either out running with my daughters or walking the dog.
Peter’s top London fact
Tower Hamlets is named after the Tower of the London, and the 6 hamlets to the East. Thomas Jefferson’s mother was born in Shadwell, so at least one of the Founding Fathers of the USA is linked to Tower Hamlets!