Steven Bates – BCHT Driver Guide

stevenbatesSteven Bates
Driver Guide
Black Cab Heritage Tours

I have been a London Taxi Driver since 1993, and have since become a Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers Tour Guide and Freeman, and Clerkenwell and Islington Guide, as well as being a member of The London Society.

So I’m obviously deeply interested in the history of the capital, where I was born and raised, and enjoy sharing my knowledge with visitors. Aside from giving historical tours, I also take Harry Potter, James Bond and Downton Abbey location tours.

My other interests are playing Rugby and Cricket, and visiting other European Cities, although my greatest trip so far was driving the length of Route 66!


6 thoughts on “Steven Bates – BCHT Driver Guide

  • This was for most of us our first trip to London and a very good way to see the main sights quickly and with some really interesting information. Would recommend if you like a more personalised service. Steve was very knowledgeable and passionate.

  • Overall, this was a great experience and I would recommend this first time visitors to the city. It really helped us get an idea of sights we wanted to explore in more detail later. Steve Bates was our driver and he did provide us with all of the historical and background information as well as titbits of not-so-known facts that were really interesting!! He even dropped us off for a quick lunch for fish & chips.

  • Please convey our thanks to your Guide Steve, we enjoyed our time with him, loved seeing Highclere Castle, and also getting to see Bampton Village in the same day.

  • We were so pleased to be touring with Steve, and despite our delayed flight he waited patiently for us and gave us a wonderful tour.

  • From the moment Steve met us at Heathrow, we knew we were in good hands for our scheduled tours. Besides being and excellent driver, he was extremely knowledgeable about England, the city of London, and English history. At our request, he was able to provide us with an additional wonderful tour of Hampton Court. He made the tour extremely interesting. He was so friendly and personable that we felt we had found a new friend. I highly recommend requesting Steve for all of your English tours!

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