Private Hire Vehicle Licensing
Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 all driver-guides operating in England and Wales require three special Private Hire Vehicle (PHV) licences. The licensing authority in London is called Transport for London or TfL for short.
All driver-guide bookings must be processed by a licensed operator. If the driver-guide does not hold a PHV operator's licence he or she may not accept bookings direct from clients.
I operate from a centre within the Driver-Guides Association's licence, numbered 2114. It expires on 6 March 2022.
My operating centre address is
56 Sternhold Avenue
Telephone number for bookings: 020 8671 6750
All driver-guides must be in possession of a PHV driving licence. The process includes a medical examination and an enhanced police record check.
My driver's licence number is 153990602. Expires 24 November 2022
Vehicles are inspected and re-licensed annually, with an MOT test every 6 months (this is a thorough inspection which includes the mechanical condition, bodywork and emissions).
My vehicle licence number is 7170561101. Expires 20 October 2021.
Copies of my PHV licences are available on request.
The credentials of London-based driver-guides can be verified on the Transport for London web site .
All Private Hire Vehicles, including those used by driver-guides, must be covered by a special insurance policy, which states that use for Private Hire (sometimes called Hire and Reward) is included.
My motor policy is with NIG. A copy of the certificate is available on request.
Public Liability Insurance
I am covered by a Public Liability Insurance scheme operated by the British Guild of Tourist Guides. This cover is included automatically as a benefit of membership.