I am a seasoned taxi driver and have been in the driving seat since January 1987. I have always felt like a guide because I loved sharing my knowledge with my passengers, so I decided to make it official and take my guide qualification and I have never looked back.
I have travelled to lots of places throughout the world – South East Asia, China, Australia, North America and Canada – but London still holds a special place in my heart. Doctor Samuel Johnson, author of the first dictionary, was right when he said “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
One of my favourite places to go in the city is the National Portrait Gallery, to see the faces of so many people throughout history.
When I’m not working, I really know how to relax. It’s important – our brains need a rest with all the knowledge we learn! I like being able to work around my family, and taxi driving and guiding has become a way of life for me.
Ray’s top London fact
Here’s a weird law for you – it’s illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament!