JEFF CHALKER (MITG)
I am an enthusiastic Londoner, having lived here for over 35 years. I hold the coveted Blue Badge qualification for London and surrounding areas, as well as extra qualifications for the Houses of Parliament and the 2012 Olympic venues. I regularly guide groups of all sizes around London and the south of England, by coach or on foot, visiting a large range of destinations. Remember, as a Blue Badge Guide I am one of only a fairly small number of people who are allowed to guide inside the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle.
As a driver-guide I tour with small groups or families of up to 6 in my luxury MPV (see photo). This gives us the flexibility to custom-build our own tours, which we can also change at a moment’s notice.
All Blue Badge driver-guides are licensed and insured as professional drivers. Our vehicles are licensed and insured for private hire and undergo a thorough mechanical check every six months. Our operations are regulated by the transport authority for London, TfL.
(Before you hire, always ask whether your guide is licensed as a Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) driver, whether their vehicle is a licensed PHV, and whether they are registered as a PHV Operator. These terms are explained here: http://www.driver-guides.org.uk/phv-licensing.html. Without these qualifications, there is a risk your vehicle and/or driver may not be properly insured).
My vehicle is a Caravelle Executive, with individual climate control and comfortable leather seats for up t0 6 passengers. It is roomy and you sit higher than in a normal car, which improves your view all around. It is also equipped with a PA system so every passenger can hear clearly, and a fridge with complimentary bottled water.
You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or on: +44 7725 643535