Delighting Guests Since 2008

Paul Murphy

Accredited City of London Guide

Paul Murphy
BCHT Driver Guide

I am a Londoner who has lived and worked in this amazingly historic and cosmopolitan city all my life. I am proud to be part of the fabric of London and can’t wait to show you my home City.

I have always been fascinated by the history and heritage that surrounds me every day and it would be my absolute pleasure as a Driver/Guide to show you around all the famous, and not so famous, sites of London or we can venture into the beautiful English countryside for excursions to Windsor and the Thames Valley, Hampton Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Cotswolds, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Oxford, Blenheim Palace and more. I will give you a full commentary and plenty of opportunities to walk around and take photos.

I have been a London Black Cab driver since 1996 having passed the world’s most  stringent taxi test ‘The Knowledge of London’ which takes an average 3 years of study and gives you an unparalleled mastery of the topography of London.

My black cab is a London icon in itself so what better way to get up close to the famous sites and some not so famous gems that not even life-long Londoners know about. My cab is a 2017 limited edition model, is fully air-conditioned and can comfortably seat 5 people as well as being fully wheelchair accessible.

I am also a fully qualified Taxi Guide with the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, authorised by the University of London, an accredited City of London Guide with the Institute of Tourist Guiding and a member of the City Guides and Lecturers Association.

Experience London with a true Londoner in a vehicle that’s as famous as London itself!

Paul is a Blue Badge Guide for London!

13 thoughts on “Paul Murphy

  • A major travel glitch ended up with our family heading to London from the U.S. with one day to plan. I contacted Rob on Saturday afternoon and he arranged for Paul Murphy to meet us at the airport the following morning. Paul was awesome! He got us quickly out of Heathrow and straight to a fantastic tour of Windsor Castle. He was fun, knowledgeable, and efficient. He then happily delivered our jet lagged family to our hotel in London. Things could not have gone more smoothly. A huge thank you to Rob for his quick, last minute response and to Paul for a wonderful first day!

  • We loved the 3 hour tour that we took with Paul Murphy to see the highlights of London. Learned a lot, loved the interesting details Paul shared with us. Paul is very friendly and has a lot to tell! Our son was especially happy to see locations where scenes from Harry Potter movies were filmed and the true location of the TV series Sherlock Holmes. We had a great time and definitely recommend Paul Murphy and Black Cab Heritage Tours to anyone who wants to see the highlights and get inside details about London’s tourist attractions. Thank you for great memories of our London city trip!
    Hans, Margret and Chris.

  • My mother’s flight was cancelled and she needed to stay over in London, Rob Woodward and Black Cab Tours were stellar in their service. All I did was speak to Rob on the phone to set up the service and a driver was at her doorstep. The driver was courteous and kind to my mother. She was not expecting to be in the cold winter of London so she didn’t have a warm coat. The driver kept the heat on inside the cab and showed her around all the places. He even went to extra trouble to take pictures of the sights she wanted to see. Black Cab Tours made my mom’s lifelong wish come true. She is ranting and raving about her London
    trip every day. Thank you Black Cab Tours. You gave us more than we ever asked for.

  • We had an 8 hour layover at Heathrow, so we planned to use that time to see London, but did not want to walk around in the cold too much. When planning the trip, we exchanged several emails with Rob from Black Cab Heritage Tours (BCHT). He was extremely prompt and courteous and proposed the right tour options and a great price. Our guide was Paul Murphy. He is the best. Showed us all the landmarks we had heard off and even got to go to the famous Abbey Road crosswalk. Got a lot of history about London and also what it’s like living there today. We would absolutely recommend BCHT and especially Paul Murphy!

  • Great Experience!
    My husband and I had a great tour with Paul Murphy. We got to see and learn alot about London. Paul really made it interesting and the four hours just flew by! We have known the answer to several Jeopardy questions because of all the information he gave us! Thanks Paul and Rob from the office who helped me book the tour!

  • My boyfriend and I, with a friend’s daughter, took an afternoon tour with Paul and we had the most fantastic time! He was fun, funny, and thoroughly knowledgeable of all things London, crafted the tour to our interests and also added in some additional points of interest. We booked a 3 hour tour and we spent almost double that time with him. He was utterly fantastic and no visit to London would be complete without a tour with him.

  • Our guide, Paul was great. His local knowledge and easy going manner were great. Based on other reviews we had read, we were expecting a lot and Paul absolutely delivered! A great experience and very good value.

  • Paul, our cab driver was outstanding. He personalized our tour based on our interests and always tried to avoid the traffic. He also offered to pick us up the next day to take us to the airport for a very reasonable fee.

  • We loved our Black cab tour and guide Paul Murphy. He is very knowledgeable and excellent tour guide. He accommodated our special request to see things which were not part of planned tour. He also explained about London history in details. I would highly recommend this company!

  • My daughters and I took a tour with Paul Murphy I can’t say how much we enjoyed ourselves. Paul was outgoing, friendly and knowledgeable. He customized a three hour tour for us and hit every place we wanted and more. I would highly recommend this company and Paul. Thank you again!

  • I just wanted you to know that Paul Murphy did a great job, and I am glad that you appreciate his talents.  Best of Luck to both of you!  Maybe we can meet up next July, when we return with More Kentuckians!  Thanks Again.

  • I just want to let you know that starting our trip off touring with Paul made for an amazing start to a great vacation. We had such a great tour with Paul that I couldn’t imagine a better experience, it truly set the tone for a wonderful time in the UK. We were impressed by the breadth and depth of Paul’s knowledge. I must add that because of Paul’s affable nature we felt like we had been touring with a friend.

  • Paul Murphy is a delightful expert on London history and gave us a great tour of the City of London, Guild Hall and Roman remains. Sorry we had only 3 hours with him.

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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.