Rob Woodford, Author at Black Cab Heritage Tours
Delighting Guests Since 2008

Ghostly goings-on at Hampton Court Palace!

A Haunted Tudor Palace on the bank of the River Thames I had always been attracted to Hampton Court Palace.  Out of all the London Royal Palaces, I had fallen in love with this one – the red brick and beautifully designed chimneys, had caught my imagination.   It’s so different from any other Palace, due[…]

Ding Dong! Big Ben!

Timeless! By London Tour Guide Mark Kelly (join me on my regular travels in my Time Machine to a year in London’s past). The construction of Big Ben Now this was an interesting visit.  Big Ben, or to give it its proper name the Elizabeth Tower was an unusual return to the past for me.[…]

London in the Blitz!

Timeless! By London Tour Guide Mark Kelly (join me on my regular travels to a year in London’s past). This month is the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain on the 10th July 1940. ‘The Blitz’, as the bombing campaign was called, started on ‘Black Saturday,’ the 7th September 1940 and continued for 57[…]

Captain Blood steals the Crown Jewels!

Timeless! By London Tour Guide Mark Kelly (join me on my regular travels to a year in London’s past). The Tower of London is an incredible sight, changing little since the 1300’s.   I wanted to return to see it in the past, and in the end I chose the time of Captain Blood, that[…]

BCHT proud to continue partnership with Fareharbor

Online booking management masters Fareharbor – our chosen partners for kickstarting the 2020 London season. A limited number of tours will be led by our talented team of guides from 4th July – our Independence Day! The squad have been busy during lockdown, brainstorming superb city tours and day excursions for ALL. With new health[…]

BCHT in the Top Ten London Tours!

Trip Advisor rank Black Cab Heritage Tours #9 out of #1,451 Tours in London About change last weekend, as BCHT moved up Trip Advisor’s rankings for a position in elite Top 10! These are proud moments indeed for our team of talented Driver Guides! Our hosts all have their unique brand of delivering classic[…]

Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace!

Timeless! By London Tour Guide Mark Kelly (join me on my regular travels to a year in London’s past). I’ve always loved the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and thought it would be a great idea to go back to the 1950’s scene. I was enthused about checking out how this world famous[…]

London tours for socially distanced return!

Black Cab Heritage Tours have been extremely busy during the past few weeks – getting ready for a return of tourism after lockdown. It may be some time before our guests arrive from overseas. The UK Government recently announced the current 14-day self-quarantine period will remain in place for inbound tourists. This policy will be[…]

London’s Sporting Heritage

A regular feature by London Tour Guide Rob Woodford Recent talk of ‘Project Restart’ in England’s elite sport has led to a route plan for its ‘socially distanced’ return. London’s sporting heritage of course goes back to time immemorial – but I wonder how many tourists (and even many locals) are aware of an ancient[…]

Timeless! (by London Tour Guide Mark Kelly)

Join me on my weekly travels in my Time Machine as I go back to a year in London’s past. A recent trip took me back to London in 1882, back to see one of the great Wimbledon Tennis finals with defending champion William Renshaw playing his twin brother Ernest.  This was an enthralling  5-set[…]

BCHT and #iwilltravelagain

Black Cab Heritage Tours are proud and privileged to be part of the I Will Travel Again launch. As travel is down across the world as a result of the COVID-19 health crises, many tour operators and their employees are suffering and the activities we all love are at risk. The good news is that[…]

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Your health and safety are our top priorities at Black Cab Heritage Tours. We've implemented the following special measures to keep you safe both during and after your tour:

Private Tours: London Black Cabs have a maximum seating capacity for up to 6 guests in a private setting. This capacity is ideal for couples and small family groups.

Stringent Cleaning: Each guide sanitises their black cab with disinfectant cleaning agents after each tour activity. The passenger area has separately controlled air-conditioning. Driver Guides wash and sanitise their hands on a frequent basis throughout the day. In addition, hand sanitizer is available to all guests.

Social Distancing: A transparent partition screen provides a private passenger compartment, providing a safe space for guests. This exceeds the current 2 metres minimum distance based on UK Government guidelines. Our drivers promote panoramic sightseeing in the safest and cleanest form of London transport. Presentation stops are conducted in quiet open air locations, away from crowded hot spots.