Traditional Black Taxi Tour

Explore London in a traditional black taxi for a personalised tour with your professional cab-guide.  Let your cab-guide suggest an itinerary for you that takes in all the highlights including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and much more.  Alternatively you can decide where you would like to visit and your cab-guide will be happy to help.  On this tour there will also be time to stop for photo opportunities.

Alternative black cab options:

  • Corporate Services
  • Layover Tours
  • Dickens and Rochester Tour
  • Stonehenge/Hampton Court
  • Warner Studios Harry Potter Tour
  • Royal Windsor Castle/Stonehenge
  • A Day in the Beautiful English Countryside



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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a private tour of London in a traditional Black Taxi
  • See Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and much more!
  • 3.5 hour Private guided tour with Professional driver guide
  • (Up to 5 people per Black Cab Taxi – Price is for the Cab (Max 5 People)
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London

Explore London in a traditional black taxi for a personalised tour with your professional cab-guide.  Let your cabguide suggest an itinerary for you that takes in all the highlights including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and much more.  Alternatively you can decide where you would like to visit and your cabguide will be happy to help. On this tour there will also be time to stop for photo opportunities.

Your London Cab-guide will collect you from your hotel or meeting place in Central London and begin your journey across London visiting the many sights and sounds of the city.  This is a great way to get to know London’s best attractions and sights.  Your knowledgeable cab-guide will show you a selection of sights.

A Day in the Beautiful English Countryside

Despite London being one of the most vibrant and densely populated cities in the world within an hour of leaving the outer suburbs you can be immersed in the beautiful English countryside.

You will be given a choice of a day trip in these areas –

Option 1) Going to Henley on Thames, Marlow and to some of the picaresque little villages, having lunch at the great pub/restaurant of Heston Blumenthal in Bray.  If time permits you may even take a short trip along the Thames.

Option 2) Go to Constable country in Suffolk and go to the truly beautiful villages.  All thatched cottages, visit villages and have a pub lunch, etc .

You will be fortunate enough to see historic villages and churches, winding lanes, rolling hills, thatched roof cottages, forests, glades and many Old English Inns and Pubs.  Indeed you will have the opportunity to stop and sample the local ale and a home cooked meal (expenses for food and drink are not included in the price).

There will be many stops for photo opportunities and walking if requested.  You will see many types of wildlife together with birds, horses, cows and sheep.  Your driver will give you information about all the different locations.

A Day in the Beautiful English Countryside lasts for 6/7 hours.

Your London Cabbie will provide a door to door service to your Central London Hotel or alternatively a drop off at any Central London location.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your visit to London and we look forward to seeing you on this tour.

Royal Windsor Castle/Stonehenge

Your professional black cab driver will collect you direct from your hotel and then take you to Windsor Castle where over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you.  From William the Conqueror all the way through to our current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world.  If you go into the Castle with your pre-purchased tickets (which are available online) you can see for yourself the splendour of St. Georges Chapel and the sumptuous state apartments.  Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs.  Shakespeare is said to have written his play The Merry Wives of Windsor in one of them!  After your visit to Windsor, we drive through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, the foundation of our modern legal framework.

Your cabbie will then drive to the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain.  Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since.  What was this vast collection of stones intended for?  Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery?  Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks?  Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable ancient Monument.  Stonehenge tickets are available online.

Warner Studios Harry Potter Tour

Visit the wonderful Warner Brothers Studio and the magic of Harry Potter then travel through the scenic English countryside to Oxford.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time.  This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props.  It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Here are just some of the things you can expect to see and do:

Step inside and discover the actual Great Hall.
Explore Dumbledore’s office and discover never-before-seen treasures.
Step onto the famous cobbles of Diagon Alley, featuring the shop fronts of Ollivanders wand shop, Flourish and Blotts, the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and Eeylops Owl Emporium.
See iconic props from the films, including Harry’s Nimbus 2000 and Hagrid’s motorcycle.
Learn how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
Rediscover other memorable sets from the film series, including the Gryffindor common room, the boys’ dormitory, Hagrid’s hut, Potion’s classroom and Professor Umbridge’s office at the Ministry of Magic.

Your professional London cabbie will collect you from your hotel or Central London Meeting place.  He will then take you to the Warner Studios and wait for you to enjoy your tour and return you to your hotel or a Central London meeting place of your choice.

Stonehenge/Hampton Court

Your cabbie will then drive to the most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain.  Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since.  What was this vast collection of stones intended for?  Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery?  Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks?  Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable ancient monument.

The 15th century Castle surrounded by 1000 acres of stunning parkland, pasture and woodlands with the river Lugg running alongside predates Hampton Court Palace by some 80 years.  The land was granted by King Henry IV to Sir Rowland Lenthall at the time of his marriage to Margaret Fitzalan, daughter of the Earl of Arundel, a cousin of the King.
Lenthall built the original quadrangular manor house in 1427, 12 years after his Knighthood at the battle of Agincourt (1415). In 1434 he was granted licence to crenellate the house by King Henry VI.

Dickens and Rochester Tour

Join us on a visit to Rochester its just thirty miles from central London or approximately an hour drive by a London Cab. Rochester predates both the Roman and Norman conquests of Britain, retaining many interesting buildings; Rochester was a firm favourite with Dickens, who enjoyed its unique atmosphere.
The diocese of Rochester is the second oldest in the country, being based in the cathedral and was responsible for the founding of the Kings school in 604ad.
The Norman Keep of Rochester Castle is one of the best-preserved examples of its type in both England and France. Situated on the banks of the Medway, it has a dominating vantage point. From here, you can appreciate the importance that the Castle played in the protection of the road to London as travelled from the South East and latterly in the protection of famous Chatham dockyards.

Stroll through the Victorian High Street to visit the Old Guildhall and the Old Corn Exchange, these have been expertly restored to their former glory. Take yourself back to the time of Charles Dickens and take a look at the Eastgate house, now the town’s museum. You can envisage and wander through the pages of the Pickwick papers, Great Expectations or even immerse yourself in the mystery of Edmond Drood.
See Restoration house the home of Miss Havisham, know as Satis house of Great Expectations fame. Rochester High Street comes into its own in December when the whole area transforms itself back in time to the Dickensian era. Its a celebration of Christmas and a tribute to a Dickensian Christmas.

The Dickensian transformation also takes place in June being appropriately themed to reflect summer. In May, there is the historic Jack ‘o’ the Green, with mayday celebrations, traditional Morris dancers and Sweeps. This all makes for an eventful, action packed day immersing and losing yourself in a wealth of history
After seeing the sites why not visit one of the many quaint tearooms or visit to view the many gardens that line the area before your transfer back to your London hotel.

Layover Tours

When you arrive in London, our guide will meet and greet you ready to conduct your tour.
We serve London’s five major Airports: – Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City. We offer an excellent meet and greet service at all Airports/transport hubs.
Our driver will meet you at arrivals to ensure that you are taken to your destination in comfort and safety.
We also offer a collection service from most of the central London Hotels to the airport/transport hub you require.
After your tour has been completed, you can be returned to your required transport hub/airport/ hotel or location of your choice.
For an additional cost we have an excellent range of tours to choose from covering London and out of London Heritage locations.
Alternatively you can create your own custom tour (depending on time). Why not make the most of London and make the most of any stopover/layover tours time you have?
Our custom tours also allow you to combine a tour and complete your airport transfer making the most of your layover time allowance in the city
During the festive season, our London Christmas tour is extremely popular and is highly recommended.

Please contact us today to discuss your requirements, a member of our team will be happy to assist you with planning your time allowance in London and the costing of your custom package.

Corporate Services

Our fleet of black cabs are on hand to assist in your organising corporate events. Our experience includes

Award Ceremonies
Company Launches
Bespoke Itineraries
Team Building Events
Network Events
Special events
Treasure Hunts
Mystery Tours
Hospitality Events
VIP Services
This list is my no means exhaustive as we offer Bespoke solutions

Please contact our customer service team for further details



Important Information

  • An adult must accompany children.  We class a child as 18 and under.
  • Cancelled tours will be subject to a small administration fee.
  • Customers are responsible for their own and their children’s safety whilst outside the cab.
  • Please note: Max 5 people per taxi – Multiple pick-ups are not available.
  • Please inform your guide if you wish to be dropped at an alternative London location at the end of the tour.

Tour Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Photo opportunities
  • Up to 5 people per Black Cab Taxi – Price is for the Cab (Max 5 People)


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.