John Ford - Black Cab Heritage Tours

John Ford

Accredited London Tour Guide

John Ford
BCHT Driver Guide

After completing 30 years as a Detective within the Metropolitan Police I became a London Black Cab Driver.  I successfully passed the Cab Guide Course in 2011. I am a member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and a Freeman of the City of London.  I am currently developing a London Crime Tour.

As a born and bred Londoner, I love the City and enjoy passing on the knowledge I have gained to clients of BCHT.  

My interests outside of guiding are Football, Rugby, Golf and just about any other sport I can get to watch (playing days are over).

3 thoughts on “John Ford

  • Beyond Excellent Customer Service
    I foolishly reserved a Black Cab Heritage classic tour of London on the wrong date. Rob promptly arranged for a guide at the very last minute. John Ford was our guide and proved to be exceptional. We learned more about London during the three-hour tour than we thought possible. John has a passion for his city and happily shares his in-depth knowledge. What could have easily become a scheduling disaster that was my fault turned into a highlight of our stay in London. Thank you, Rob and John, for going beyond excellent customer service.
    TripAdvisor 2018

  • Best Layover Experience Ever!
    We had a 7 hour layover at London Gatwick. While this airport is further away from Central London, the company was able to customize a tour that would fit within our strict timeline. John F. was waiting for my sister and I at the airport as soon as we entered the arrivals hall. He understood we needed to be back in time to catch our connecting flight. He showed us everything we wanted to see and a ton more. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and considerate. He made sure to keep an eye on the time while keeping an eye on the wheel. We had an amazing experience and were so happy to be on this tour rather than sitting at the airport.
    Thanks again for getting our London Adventure off to a great start. Worth every penny and then some.
    TripAdvisor 2019

  • On time, well presented and friendly.
    We took the 4 hour tour mainly of the sites, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, The Globe, London Bridge, The Tower and so much more even some Harry Potter for the kids. They thought they was in the Night Bus when crossing Lambeth Bridge.
    John is a true Londoner and you can tell he is very proud of his City, We would not hesitate to recomend him and the company to anyone.
    TripAdvisor 2019

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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.

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