New Lower Tour Prices to Celebrate English Tourism Week 2017

London and English Countryside Taxi Tours, English Tourism Week 2017

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English Tourism Week: 25 March – 2 April, 2017

English Tourism Week showcases all the fantastic experiences that await you when you visit England on your next holiday.

New Lower Tour Prices

To celebrate the 2017 English Tourism Week, we are lowering the prices on our London and English Countryside Taxi Tours to give you even more reason to visit our green and pleasant land.

To see our new, lower tour prices, please visit our Homepage here at London Black Taxi Tours.

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If you would like to contact us, you can:

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

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+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

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London Highlights Tour
See London’s highlights and hear about its fascinating history
A tour of London’s most iconic sites. Includes a drive down The Mall to Buckingham Palace (both are off limits to tour buses).
Stop for photos as you choose.
 Minimum 3 hours
 
Classic!
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Harry Potter Tour
Visit Harry Potter’s London!
Take a magical taxi tour and see the London film locations used in all 7 films.
See other London landmarks such as the London Eye and Big Ben.
 3-hour tour
Magical!
Jack the Ripper Tour
Follow the trail of Jack the Ripper, if you dare!
Transport back to murky and mysterious 19th century East London.
Explore the legend of the Ripper and Whitechapel murders.
Adults 18 and over only.
 3-hour tour
NOT for the faint of heart
Haunted London Tour
Ghost stories from the streets of Haunted London
Haunted London comes back to life as you explore the spookiest corners of the city.
Not recommended for children under 15.
 3-hour tour
Boo!
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London by Night Tour
In the comfort of an iconic London Black Taxi, see London in all its magically-lit splendour.
3-hour tour
Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, The London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more.
Live commentary by your London cabbie and tour guide.
Bright Lights, Big City
London Rock 'n' Roll Tours
London Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour
Pioneer groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks lived and performed in London while making their mark on modern musical history.
See the places and hear the stories of these legends that shaped the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
You will be treated to live commentary by your London cabbie, who is a specially trained London tour guide and an expert in London’s Rock ‘n’ Roll History
 3-hour tour
Where the British Beat began
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Customised London Tour
Design your own tour!
See what you want to see.  Your driver-guide is at your service to take you wherever you want to go in London.
Many fun options available.
 Minimum 3 hours
Bespoke!
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London Layover Tour
Long layover in London?
Make the most of your time.
Enjoy a London or Countryside Tour. Minimum 3 hours.
We can pick you up at the airport,  station,  or sea port and deliver you back again.
No more boring layovers!
Stonehenge and Beyond – Tour of Wiltshire & Somerset
Visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. An unforgettable day out.
The day can include a side trip to Woodhenge,  Amesbury,  Salisbury, Avebury, Silbury Hill, Old Sarum,  Old Wardour Castle, or perhaps even Glastonbury or Bath.
Mystical!
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Windsor Castle Tour
Be escorted to Windsor Castle in royal comfort.
Stroll around the historic and picturesque town of Windsor.
Hear about Windsor’s fascinating history from your specially trained driver-guide.
Right Royal Fun!
Customised Countryside Tour
Design your own tour!
Explore any part of the countryside within driving distance from London.  Stop at a country pub.  Many enticing destinations await you.
Stop at a country pub or a historic manor house.
Many enticing destinations await you.
See our Green and Pleasant Land
In addition to our London Tours, we are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net +44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Need Help Deciding?

Which tour to take? Which tour company to use? Our Why Book With Us page might help you decide.

Additional Price Information

No administration fees, credit card fees, or taxes will be added to the Tour Price.

Payment is by debit or credit card only. We do not take cash.
When booking online and paying the £5 deposit, the balance due will be charged to the same card unless specified otherwise.

Pick-ups and drop-offs within Central London are included in the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of Central London will incur an additional meter fare, which will be subject to our very reasonable administration/booking fee (Please read our lovely Terms and Conditions.). Any questions, just ask!

LONDON BLACK TAXI TOURS
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Tour London's Iconic Rock 'n' Roll Landmarks

London Rocks

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Have you always wanted to walk across Abbey Road in the footsteps of The Beatles?

Have you always wondered about the location of darkly-lit street on the cover of “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars”?

Where did Jimi Hendrix live?

And just where is Tin Pan Alley?

All this, and more, will be revealed on our Rock ‘n’ Roll Taxi Tour of London.

Hear and See London’s Rock ‘n’ Roll History

You will be treated to live commentary by your London cabbie, who is a specially trained London tour guide and an expert in London’s Rock ‘n’ Roll History

Hear the stories of these places and people that shaped the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

The British Beat

The ’60s and ’70s saw an explosion of “British Beat” music: a fusion of rock, doo wop, R&B, jazz, blues, folk, and soul.

Pioneer groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks lived and performed in London while making their mark on modern musical history.

See the places and hear the stories of these legends that shaped the history of Rock n Roll.
Abbey Road

The Fab Four

In 1963, The Beatles migrated from Liverpool to London. Visit their recording studios, film locations, homes, and hangouts – past and present

  • Abbey Road’s iconic zebra crossing (get the camera ready!)
  • Abbey Road Studios. Sign the famous wall.
  • London Palladium, where the Beatles first live TV performance took place
  • Apple Records Headquarters
  • Indica Gallery, where John met a certain avant-garde artist. Hear about the moment their eyes locked and John knew “that was it”.
  • Macca’s London pad in St. Johns Wood
  • The location of the historic Beatles ‘rooftop session’
  •  The only place the Beatles ever lived together
  • ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’ film locations
  • and more

Even more…

On your tour, you will see other monumental London landmarks and hear the stories about
Rolling Stones

  • Carnaby Street – the centre of 60s culture
  • Denmark Street – Europe’s best music street
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Who
  • Elton John
  • Jimmy Hendrix
  • David Bowie
  • Pink Floyd
  • and other Rock legends. The list is endless.

Here’s a Taster of the places and stories that await you

Did you know that Keith Moon and Mama Cass died in the same flat?  The London Mayfair flat was owned by their mutual friend, singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.  Visit this posh London neighbourhood and hear the unfortunate tale.

Can you name the “50 Moments that Changed the History of Rock and Roll”?  One such moment was the night in London when instrument demolition became an intricate part of The Who’s live performances. We’ll tell you the story!

Visit London’s “Tin Pan Alley” – Europe’s best music street.  Rock and Roll history was made here.  As early as the 1920s, a niche musical community developed here, which still remains today.  In this friendly and atmospheric street, there’s always music wafting from basements, shop windows and balconies.

Ziggy Stardust

The disturbing “space invader” cover for David Bowie’s 1972 album, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars”, was photographed in an ordinary backstreet of London.  This small side-street  has for many Bowie fans the same significance as Abbey Road or Jim Morrison’s grave in Paris.  We’ll take you there!

Who do you fancy?

Who are your Rock heroes?  Beatles all the way?  Or would you like less Beatles and more Stones?  Let us know who your Rock heroes (or heroines!) are, and we will do our best to design the perfect tour for you.

Those Were the Days, My Friend

Our tour will transport you back to the days we thought would never end.  Though the years have rushed by us, in our hearts the dreams are still the same.  Relive those days with us and join us for the best Rock ‘N’ Roll tour in London.

Price

Tour Length

Tour time:  3 hours

However, more time can be arranged. Just let us know.

After Tour Nibbles

Sticky Fingers CafeIf you want to stay in the groove, we can recommend one of London’s Rock ‘n’ Roll cafes, including

Hard Rock Cafe

Bill Wyman’s Sticky Fingers Cafe

Ace Cafe London

Wheel Chair Accessible

All taxis are wheelchair accessible. Please mention at time of booking if you have an electric wheelchair,  as we will ensure that you have a slightly larger taxi.

Pickups

Take a Rock 'n' Roll tour during your London flight layover

We will pick you up and drop you off at any Central London location,  inclusive in the price.
No need to take public transport across town just to start your tour! We will greet you at your door and see you safely back again.

Flight Layover Tours

If you have a long flight layover and would like a tour of London or the English countryside,  we can pick you up at the airport and deliver you back in time for your departing flight.  An extra fare for the airport pick-up and return will apply,  so please mention this at the time of booking.

To Book your London Rock n Roll Tour:

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Need Advice?

Which tour to take? Which tour company to use? Our Why Book With Us page might help you decide.

Additional Price Information

No administration fees, credit card fees, or taxes will be added to the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs within Central London are included in the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of Central London will incur an additional meter fare, which will be subject to our very reasonable administration/booking fee (Please read our lovely Terms and Conditions.). Any questions, just ask!

Enjoy our London Highlights Taxi Tour of London

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See London’s Highlights

Coming to London soon?  See the iconic sights of London from the comfort of a London Taxi:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • The Houses of Parliament
  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
  • Tower of London & Tower Bridge
  • And everything else along the way

And That’s Not All

Journey through time.  We will go to Southwark,  one of the oldest parts of London,  which was home to William Shakespeare.  See the Globe Theatre and the Tower of London.  Stop at Tower Hill and see the Execution Spot where the famous Lords of England were executed.

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Hear about London’s Fascinating History

You will be treated to live commentary by your London cabbie,  who is a specially trained London tour guide.  Hear about the deeds of the great people who shaped English History.

Prices

  • Please see our London Highlights page for current prices
  • Minimum 3 hours
  • Up to 5-6 people per taxi.  (Let us know if you have 6 people so that we can book the larger Mercedes taxi for you. The traditional London taxi holds 5 people, which we will book unless you notify us otherwise.)

Tour Length

Tour time:  3 hours

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However, the tour can be extended if you wish more time. Just let us know.

Wheel Chair Accessible

All taxis are wheelchair accessible. Please mention at time of booking if you have an electric wheelchair,  as we will ensure that you have a slightly larger taxi.

Pickups

We will pick you up and drop you off at any Central London location,  inclusive in the price.

No need to take public transport across town just to start your tour! We will greet you at your door and see you safely back again.

Flight Layover Tours

If you have a long flight layover and would like a tour of London or the English countryside,  we can pick you up at the airport and deliver you back in time for your departing flight.  An extra fare for the airport pick-up and return will apply,  so please mention this at the time of booking.

To Book your London Highlights Tour:

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Need Advice?

Which tour to take? Which tour company to use? Our Why Book With Us page might help you decide.

Additional Price Information

No administration fees, credit card fees, or taxes will be added to the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs within Central London are included in the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of Central London will incur an additional meter fare, which will be subject to our very reasonable administration/booking fee (Please read our lovely Terms and Conditions.). Any questions, just ask!

London by Night, Taxi Tour of London

Trafalgar Square at night

See London by Night

In the warmth and comfort of an iconic London Black Taxi, see London in all its magically-lit splendour

  • Houses of Parliament
  • Big Ben
  • Trafalgar Square
  • The London Eye
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

Dazzling

London by Night is, in a word, dazzling. You will also see Houses of Parliament. London by Night Taxi Tour

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Harrods
  • and much more

Hear about London’s Fascinating History

You will be treated to live commentary by your London cabbie, who is a specially trained London tour guide. Learn about historic London landmarks and about the deeds of the great people who shaped English History. Westminster Abbey at night

Christmas Lights

If you are lucky enough to visit London at Christmas time, your tour will include the best of London’s Christmas light displays.

Prices

To see our current prices, please go to our homepage at www.londonblacktaxitours.net

Tour Length

Tour time:  minimum 3 hours

London Eye, London by Night Taxi Tour However, more time can be arranged. Just let us know.

Wheel Chair Accessible

All taxis are wheelchair accessible. Please mention at time of booking if you have an electric wheelchair,  as we will ensure that you have a slightly larger taxi.

Pickups

We will pick you up and drop you off at any Central London location,  inclusive in the price. No need to take public transport across town just to start your tour! We will greet you at your door and see you safely back again.

Galaxy London

Do you recognise this galaxy of stars? It’s actually a photograph of London’s city lights as recorded from the International Space Station. Galaxy London Join us on the ground to see Galaxy London up close and personal!

Flight Layover Tours

If you have a long flight layover and would like a tour of London or the English countryside,  we can pick you up at the airport and deliver you back in time for your departing flight.  An extra fare for the airport pick-up and return will apply,  so please mention this at the time of booking.

To Book your London by Night Tour:

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net +44 (0)203 00 44 953 Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Need Advice?

Which tour to take? Which tour company to use? Our Why Book With Us page might help you decide.

Additional Price Information

No administration fees, credit card fees, or taxes will be added to the Tour Price. Pick-ups and drop-offs within Central London are included in the Tour Price. Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of Central London will incur an additional meter fare, which will be subject to our very reasonable administration/booking fee (Please read our lovely Terms and Conditions.). Any questions, just ask!

See London's Most Famous Places

See London’s Icons

London Highlights Tour

Our London Highlights tour takes you to the city’s most famous places…

Visit our London Highlights page for more information

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If you would like to contact us, you can:

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Things You Probably Didn't Know About London Heathrow

Great Western Aerodome

Great Western Aerodome

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Only for the Posh?

Heathrow’s terminals originally had no car parking or Hackney carriage (taxi) facilities.  At that time, air travel was only for the wealthy, who would be delivered to the airport in their chauffeur-driven cars. But all that has changed now and Heathrow is accessible to the masses. In 1977, the Piccadilly tube line extended out to Heathrow, making Heathrow the first major airport in the world to be linked in such a way from a major city. In 1999, Paddington Station was connected to Heathrow by the Heathrow Express, a non-stop train service.

How Heathrow Got Its Name

In 1929-1930, British aircraft builder Richard Fairey paid the Vicar of Harmondsworth £15,000 for a 150-acre grassy field (including the Vicar’s back garden!), near the small hamlet of Heath Row. Fairey’s plan was to use the plot of land to assemble and test aircraft. He called his airfield the Great West Aerodrome.

But in 1966, it was almost named Swintonfield, after Air Minister Lord Swinton, because authorities feared that foreigners wouldn’t be able to pronounce “Heathrow”!

Old Heathrow map

The Early Years: Marquees, Armchairs, & Flowers

The early passenger terminals were ex-military marquees which formed a tented village along the Bath Road. The marquees were equipped with floral-patterned armchairs, settees and small tables containing vases of fresh flowers. To reach aircraft parked on the apron, passengers walked over wooden duckboards to protect their footwear from the muddy airfield. There was no heating in the marquees, which meant that during winter it could be bitterly cold, but in summer when the sun shone, the marquee walls were removed to allow a cool breeze to blow through.

Heathrow Marquees

Heathrow Marquees

Bless the Builders

In 1961, The Oceanic Building was constructed as a terminal to handle long haul flights. The terminal (now known as Terminal 3) was uncomfortably hot in summer and very cold in winter. This went on for 20 years until in the 1980’s refurbishment found a tile cutting machine had been left inside the utility ducts and was blocking the heating and air-conditioning system. This was removed and the problem of uncomfortable climate inside the terminal was solved!

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We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

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+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Visiting London for the Olympics? How about a London Tour?

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If you are visiting London for the Olympics this summer, you’ll want to get in the full London experience before you go back home.

Our London Taxi Tours are the fun and comfortable way to see London.

Tours

See London from the comfort of an iconic London Black Taxi.  Choose from our:

See You Soon!

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If you would like to contact us, you can:

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

The Music of the British Beat

London Rocks

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Origin of British Beat Music

Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (for bands from Liverpool beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.

British Beat music is a fusion of rock and roll, doo-wop, skiffle, R&B and soul. The beat movement provided most of the bands responsible for the British invasion of the American pop charts in the period after 1964.

British Beat Music also provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music, including the format of the rock group around lead, rhythm and bass guitars with drums.

London in the ’60s and ’70s

The ’60s and ’70s saw an explosion of “British Beat” music: a fusion of rock, doo wop, R&B, jazz, blues, folk, and soul.

Pioneer groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and The Kinks lived and performed in London while making their mark on modern musical history.

Listening to the British Beat

Well, now it’s 2012, and the way we listen to music has drastically changed.

We have progressed from vinyl, to cassette, to 8-track (U.S.), to reel-to-reel, to CD, to mini-discs, to MP3, to iTunes, and now to Spotify.

Just for fun, we created a “British Beat” Spotify Playlist, which you can listen to here. Just press the Play button.

Visit the Home of the British Beat

See the London landmarks and hear the stories that shaped the history of the British Beat and Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, and many more lived and performed in London while making their mark on modern musical history.

Join us for the best Rock ‘N’ Roll Tour in London.

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If you would like to contact us, you can:

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Spring Tour of London Parks

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Some of this country’s most spectacular parks are in our capital city. You may not associate open green spaces with inner city locations. If you’ve never experienced a London Park, the spring time is a fantastic time to make their acquaintance.

More often than not visitors to London come for the shops, museums and sights but pay little attention to the amazing parks that London has to offer. Residents and locals however are well acquainted and you’ll find plenty to do and see. One of the best things about these beautiful oases is that enjoying them is free!

The most popular parks are the Royal Parks and many of these are clustered around the main sights. St James Park and Green Park border the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and St James Park incorporates The Mall. Covering 58 acres, St. James is fantastic in the spring with plenty of greenery and lakes. The water is home to the obligatory ducks and geese, but Green Park is also home to a more surprising pod of pelicans.

Green Park is a little smaller than St James at 47 acres and tends to be a little more peaceful than its buzzing neighbour with plenty of greenery and mature trees which really come into their own with blossoms and fresh green leaves.

Also in the thick of it are Hyde Park and Kensington Park. Hyde Park is one of London’s most popular parks; with over 4000 trees over 350 acres it encompasses, meadowlands, lakes, horse rides and plenty of opportunities to chill and take it easy. It is also where they hold the annual Proms in the Park and Party in the Park. Its neighbouring Kensington Park is slightly smaller at 275 acres and is more `formal` than Hyde Park. Here you will find avenues of trees, formal flower beds, The Albert Memorial and a statue of Peter Pan as well as the Peter Pan themed Diana Memorial Playground.

Regents Park has been popular with Londoners for around 150 years. The 410 acres incorporates the largest outdoor sports arena in London. Climb Primrose Hill for some spectacular London views or visit nearby London Zoo. The park also boasts an open air theatre and a number of cafes where you can chill out. It’s easy to forget you’re in London here.

At 2500 acres and with a herd of free roaming deer, Richmond Park is by far London’s biggest park and has royal connections that date back to the 13th Century. With its elevated position there are amazing views on clear days where you can see the River Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral. The spring is a great time to discover the park’s woodlands, ponds and flower gardens and the park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

London is full of parks and open spaces which really come into their own when the sun starts to shine and the weather warms and they are easy to get to on the tube, on foot, or by taxi. On our London Taxi Tours, you can drive down The Mall with Green Park and St. James Park on either side or visit whichever London park takes your fancy.

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If you would like to contact us, you can:

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953