Paula is a born and bred Londoner, growing up in The East End, where she attended her local Comprehensive school.

The day after her 16th birthday she began a 10 year career in the Civil Service, working in the City of London for what was then the Government department of HM Customs & Excise.

For almost the last 20 years she has been one of London’s iconic Taxi, or Black Cab drivers, as they are also known, passing “the knowledge “ of London exams in early 2001.

As well as holding a Camden tour guides badge, she also holds a Cab guide badge, issued by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers and does lots of tours of London and beyond in her Taxi.

She is also a driver/guide and member of blacktaxitourlondon.com, one of the Capitals premier Taxi Tour companies.

Although she has clocked up plenty of miles driving a cab Paula also loves being outdoors, leading walks in all parts of the Borough of Camden including Hampstead & Highgate, Camden Town, Kings Cross, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia.

Paula’s website is currently “work in progress” but you can still contact her by email, paulapickin@aol.com, Mobile 07562 471158 or follow her on Instagram @londonstoriespaula or @paula_bttl.

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