Mark Kelly - Black Cab Heritage Tours

Mark Kelly

Accredited London Tour Guide

Mark Kelly
BCHT Driver Guide

I love this city! I have lived, worked and played in it for over 50 years, 30 of those spent as a Police Officer. In the last few years in the police force I did the ‘Knowledge of London’ to become a London Taxi Driver and realised how much I didn’t know about my city. In fact, I fell in love with it again. It is a beautiful city and one of which I am very proud.

After qualifying as a London Taxi Driver in 2012, I discovered I loved telling people about my London, its history, its people and its buildings. With this in mind I took a Taxi Tour Guide Course run by the ‘Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers’ to further enhance my knowledge of this beautiful city and became a member of the ‘London Historians’, and now enjoy taking people out in my Taxi for ‘Black Cab Heritage Tours.

Whichever tour you choose, whether it be the Premier Classic Tour or a more tailored one such as Charles Dickens, The Beatles, James Bond film sites or Rock ‘n’ Roll London, you can be sure of my passion for this city and the enjoyment I get from telling you about it.

I now also take people on tours of Bath, Oxford, and Cambridge where the history of this country is written into the architecture, landscape and people who made these cities what they are today! I look forward to seeing you on one of our future tours.

4 thoughts on “Mark Kelly

  • Amazing Experience
    We had a 6 hour layover in London and we decided to squeeze in the 3 hour tour and it was perfect. Mark was an amazing driver and we were able to hit all the important landmarks, as well as some hidden ones we would never see exploring London without him. Incredibly knowledgeable about the city and provided great stories in addition to seeing the sites. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to see London and find out more about the city.
    TripAdvisor 2019

  • Loved our tour with Mark
    We had such a wonderful experience! Mark picked us up from where we were staying and the adventure began. This was definitely the best way to see London in the short amount of time my husband and I were staying. Mark knew everything about London and the history of London. He was able to answer all of our questions. We learned so much about the history of London as we toured around each stop and Mark was entertaining to listen to. It was nice because having a private tour allowed for a more personalized experience (getting to go into Twinings Tea, etc.) We left with a handful of recommendations for the rest of our time there. Highly recommend.
    TripAdvisor 2019

  • Amazing full day tour
    We can’t say enough great things about Black Cab and Mark Kelly. We had an amazing full day tour of the English Countryside with Mark. He was extremely knowledgable of all details relating to both the city and countryside. He provided us with a tremendous amount of history and facts. He understood immediately what we were interested in seeing and accommodated our requests. The trip exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a very memorable day.
    TripAdvisor 2019

  • Wonderful London Night Tour
    Several family members and i did the new 1.5 hour Light Up London Night Tour. This tour focuses on the River Thames as part of the Totally Thames festival. Several bridges are illuminated and we stopped near each one to learn more about life along the Thames and to get good view and great photos. Our guide was Mark Kelly and he was just the best! First it was easy to communicate with the Black Cab company in initially making the booking – then to contact Mark on the day of the tour. We learned so much and Mark was so excited and passionate about London History that you couldn’t help but be excited too. We also got to see some cool items from his personal collection which was a highlight of the tour. Would definitely do another tour with Black Cabs. BTW – we were a group of 5 and fit comfortably in the cab (we had some shopping with us too).
    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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At Black Cab Heritage Tours, we continue to place the highest priority on the health and welfare of our customers. The UK Government continues to enforce the mandated 14-day quarantine period for inbound tourists. As a result, we continue to offer a limited number of private tour options to our guests.

Our approach remains is in line with guidance from the UK government and World Health Organisation. Our improved health and safety measures continue to promote social distancing and to limit all non-essential face-to-face contact. We're "Good to Go!"