Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is the most buzzing place in London, and it's no surprise it's known as the Times Square of London.

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Check out the Piccadilly Lights, the illuminated ads in the corner of the square. One of the most photographed landmarks in the world, some of the world’s biggest companies vie for this coveted advertising space, recently rebranded as ‘The Curve’ with a 101.3m² moving screen.

Not that kind of circus

Piccadilly Circus is one of the liveliest spots in London, and one of the best places for tourists to get a sense of the city's vivid atmosphere. This large open plaza in the heart of city is always pulsing with activity, from both the rumbling London traffic and the hundreds of people who gather here on a daily basis.

Although not quite the circus you might be expecting, Piccadilly is a prime location for all things theatrical. Just off the plaza you will find Shaftesbury Avenue, a grand street full of the world’s best theatres and bursting with the most popular shows around. Many visitors also opt for a pre-theatre meal at one of the dozens of fantastic restaurants nearby.

Music halls and shopping malls

The Statue of Eros in the south end of Piccadilly Circus is one of the most popular meeting places in the city, and you will find tourists and Londoners alike sitting and chatting around the beautiful fountain while the Greek god of love flutters above, arrow at the ready.

Eros is not the only piece of art to admire: Piccadilly Circus is lined round with some stunning architecture, such as the London Pavilion and the Byzantine-inspired Criterion Theatre. The Circus was constructed in 1818 to connect Regent Street, one of the best streets for London shopping, with Piccadilly, which runs down to Hyde Park and Westminster. A natural hub of activity, its energetic atmosphere has since made it one of the most celebrated places in the city.

Looking for a great day or night out but can’t decide what exactly you’re in the mood for? Head straight to Piccadilly Circus and have your pick of the lot: great food, great pubs, great shopping and great shows.

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Ziggy Stardust Plaque
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Prince of Wales Theatre
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Leicester Square Christmas Market
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The Best of London: Private Driving Tour in an Iconic London Taxi

Explore the best of London by the hand of a well-informed cabbie and professional driver guide, who knows the city like the back of his hand, including the most popular attractions and many hidden gems on this panoramic sightseeing tour of London.

On your private driving tour, you will:

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up from any central London hotel;
  • Catch the ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony for tours starting at 10 am or earlier;
  • Hop back in for an easy drive to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster;
  • Stop at several quintessential London must-sees, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, and St James's Palace;
  • Drive alongside the Thames River to the Tower of London, where true stories seem more like fiction than fact!


Please note: that the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace happens on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but can be subject to change and weather conditions. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will see the changing of the Horseguards at Horse Guards Parade on Whitehall. You can check the schedule here: https://changing-guard.com/dates-buckingham-palace.html


Your guide will meet and greet you at your central London hotel (or preferred pickup location) and at the conclusion of your 4-hour tour, you can be dropped off at your hotel or any central location of your choice.

On this half-day tour, your guide will stop at a minimum of 6 popular locations to tell you about the fascinating history of these iconic attractions.

This is less of a whistle-stop tour than most of the London highlights tours and invites you to slow down, while those around you hop on and off of buses without enough time to truly appreciate the layers of history and wild stories that surround so many London icons.

There will be plenty of opportunities throughout your tour to take those treasured photos – and if you want to take time out, your London guide knows all the best places to grab a coffee. 

James Bond Filming Locations in London: Private Driving Tour
Delve into the world of espionage with Bond, James Bond on a private tour of London to uncover many filming locations in the city of London that you have seen in your favourite movies for over 40 years.

On your James Bond filming locations tour, you will:

  • Travel in the comfort of a private and iconic London Taxi;
  • Relive your favourite spy flicks and their lead characters with an accredited London Driver Guide who's a 007 aficionado
  • Become a special agent of "His Majesty’s Secret Service" and explore the haunts throughout London where Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig each brought Bond to life;
  • Explore the places behind the stories in Ian Fleming’s iconic novels and the subsequent films;
  • Learn about the real-life world of the Secret Service as you tour Westminster, Whitehall, Downing St, and the National Gallery.

London is a city unlike no other in respect of its long associations with the world of espionage - the spies, double agents, traitors, heroes and villains from every continent played out their cloak-and-dagger games of cunning, deceit and treachery on the mean streets that we shall traverse. 

Like in real life, the city has played host to some incredible spy moments on the big screen, including in Bond film scenes over the past 55 years. Your 007 expert tour guide is here to take you undercover and whisk you through the film locations from ‘Dr. No’ through to ‘Spectre.’
 
James Bond fans will not only get to see those film scene sites - but also most of London's iconic landmarks, plus a special visit inside one of the world's most famous spaces, the National Gallery.
Harry Potter Filming Locations in London: Private Tour in a London Taxi

Whether you're merely a muggle harbouring a belief in the wizarding world's existence or whether you remember He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, this Black cab tour will take you through several of the Harry Potter filming locations for the story of the boy who lived.

On your private driving tour inspired by the wizarding world, you will:

  • Travel in the comfort of a private LondonTaxi;
  • See all the film locations, used in all 8 movies, accompanied by a professional guide and Harry Potter fanatic!;
  • Stop for a memorable photo opportunity at ‘Platform 9 ¾’;
  • See where the external shots were used for the "Gringotts Wizarding Bank", Diagon Alley, and the Leaky Cauldron;
  • Follow the route of the ‘Knight Bus’ across the River Thames and around those windy streets;
  • Walk over the Brockdale Bridge, which collapsed in the opening scenes of the sixth film;
  • Browse Borough Market, home of the ‘Third-Hand Bookshop';
  • Finish your tour as a true insider of Harry Potter in London


It may not be September 1st, but unbeknownst to students, trains do depart from Platform 9¾ daily. Enjoy a quick photoshoot there before pushing through the barrier, so you don't miss the departure of the Hogwarts Express!

Prepare for your own sorting ceremony and be sure you know which magical creature you want to bring with you to Hogwarts. Don't forget to visit Gringott's Wizarding Bank to pay for each of your treasures at the real entrance to Diagon Alley (muggles can't see it but pass by it daily at Leadenhall Market.)

Remember the loss of muggle life on Brockdale Bridge (known in the muggle world as 'Millennium Bridge') as you cross. But never fear, the Dark Lord is now defeated and there have been no death eater sightings for many years.

In just three hours, you'll traverse many of London's hidden passageways and filming locations for the iconic 8 films. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Ernie Prang and Stan Shunpike navigating the Knight Bus throughout the city.

We promise even if you're not enough of a Potterhead to understand a single reference made in this tour, your guide is used to accompanying muggles and showing them the magic of the wizarding world, visible everywhere throughout London! 

The Beatles Iconic Landmarks: Private Beatlemania Tour in a London Taxi

This private driving tour will take you on a journey to discover The Beatles' history by exploring some of the iconic landmarks where memorable events took place, and though the Beatles were originally from Liverpool, they called London home at several stages in their lives and careers.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Travel in the comfort of a private and iconic London Taxi;
  • Visit key hangouts and spots across London frequented by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr;
  • See outside several flats and homes where the band members have lived throughout the city;
  • Pass by the Old Marylebone Town Hall, home to many celebrity weddings; 
  • Explore Marylebone Railway Station and discover where the opening scenes to ‘Hard Day’s Night’ were filmed;
  • Drive through the neighbourhoods where the Beatles lived, played and recorded their chart-busters, including the West End, Mayfair, Soho, and Piccadilly;
  • Pass by London Palladium, Trident Studios, Saville Theatre, and more! 
  • Pop in the London Beatles Store for a memorable photo opportunity;
  • Recreate the famous Abbey Road album cover as you stand on the crossing by Abbey Road Studios.


Celebrate one of the world's most successful rock and roll bands – on your private British invasion tour, which brings to you several of the Beatles' most famed places in jolly, old London.

Your driver-guide will pick you up in a yellow submarine - and by that, we mean traditional London London Taxi - at your hotel for a groovy Beatlemania Tour experience.

Join the Lonely Hearts Club Band and see where John, Paul, George, and Ringo stayed and played while in London.

On top of many fans, a wish list is the famous Studios on Abbey Road, and your party can re-create the famous Abbey Road album cover on that pedestrian crossing, where you can 'come together, right now over [this].'

You will wake up the next morning singing that, 'yesterday - all your troubles seemed so far away after enjoying one of the city's most popular tours.

The Best of the Christmas Lights in London: Private Walking Tour
Experience the magical time of the holiday season in London on a Christmas Lights private walking tour where your tour guide will take you to the best areas with dazzling lights and decorations

On your private tour, you will:

  • Explore Trafalgar Square and discover Norway's gift to the city of London;
  • Enjoy the Leicester Square Christmas Market, a great stop for hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks;
  • Walk the iconic Piccadilly Circus! (London’s equivalent to Times Square);
  • Stroll down Regent Street – synonymous with London at Christmas, with its breathtakingly stunning display of Christmas lights and Hamleys Toy Shop;
  • Walk up the dazzling Carnaby Street – bursting with creativity and glittery lights, always a holiday spectacular!;
  • Marvel at the iconic lights of St. Christopher's Place, just around the corner from Oxford Street;
  • Find perfect unique gifts at Connaught Village;
  • Embrace the Christmas spirit in London's Hyde Park;
  • Finish your tour at the lively Winter Wonderland, where you can taste amazing street food, go ice skating, listen to live music, and more!.
There is no better place to get into the Christmas spirit than a lively tour of central London: Trafalgar SquarePiccadilly Circus, and Regent Street – have all become synonymous with the razzle-dazzle of Christmas in London with their dazzling lights, beautiful shop-front displays, and joyful bustle and banter of the Christmas markets. 

Your tour will start at Trafalgar Square to discover the gift that Oslo, the Norwegian capital city, gives to London every year for Christmas and hear the story that began this tradition.

You’ll have a chance to enjoy the Leicester Square Christmas Market and stop for a delicious warming hot chocolate or mulled wine, and heading towards Soho, your next stop will be the famous Carnaby Street

Carnaby always displays amazing art installations and has a fabulous atmosphere, never more so than at Christmas when it really sparkles! You’ll then walk down Regent Street, famous the world over for its truly spectacular, dazzling, glittering Christmas light displays, as well as Hamleys Toy Shop, with the iconic Piccadilly Circus at the end. 

You will end this magical tour in London's Hyde Park, home to the lively Winter Wonderland, where your guide will part ways with you so you have the opportunity to ice skate, listen to live music, enjoy different rides, or taste amazing street food at your leisure! 

PLEASE NOTE: This tour runs only from 18th November 2022 – 2nd January 2023
Build Your Own 9-hour Private London Tour in a Black Cab
At Black Cab Heritage Tours, we have a wide range of private tours and day trips from London, but our priority is to make sure you have a memorable experience, and that every detail of your tour is taken care of.

This “Build Your Own Tour” will allow you to work with one of our staff members to create the perfect customised tour according to your requests.

These tours have been designed to be delivered within the city of London. If you want to do a day trip out of town or to a different area, please reach out directly so we can reconfirm the duration and the itinerary for the day.
We look forward to welcoming you to London soon!

Please note
  • No entrance fees are included
  • Guides are not allowed to guide inside certain venues
  • Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off  is only included from Central London
Harry Potter Filming Locations in London: Private Walking Tour
Discover the many filming locations of the Harry Potter movies in muggle London on a private walking tour of the most famous landmarks of the city. Unlike other cities, London was used in many of the scenes, so you will have the opportunity to visit the actual sites that made it on the big screen! 

On your Harry Potter private walking tour you will:

  • Start your tour at  Westminster tube station used In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix;
  • Visit the entrance to the Ministry of Magic and the muggle Prime Minister's home;
  • Stop off at several well-known landmarks of London used in books and films, like St Paul's, Trafalgar Square, and Goodwin's Court;
  • Discover Picadilly Circus, where Ron, Hermione, and Harry almost get hit by a red London bus in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1;
  • Snap a photo of Harry Potter's bronze statue in Leicester Square;
  • Cross the Millennium Bridge - the site of the muggle killings by Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince;
  • End your tour at Leadenhall MarketLeaky Cauldron's entrance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; or at the Borough Market, the site where Harry disembarks after his ride on the Knight Bus.
Explore the literary and cinematic landmarks inspired by Harry Potter’s world on this magical tour of London with a private guide, who is also a Potter fanatic. 

Prepare for your own sorting ceremony and be sure you know which magical creature you want to bring with you to Hogwarts. On this half-day tour, you'll traverse many of London's hidden passageways and filming locations for the iconic 8 films. 

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Ernie Prang and Stan Shunpike on the Knight Bus!

See Diagon Alley, the Leaky cauldron, and other spellbinding places - both obvious and hidden from muggle eyes. Enjoy fascinating trivia on the series and gain a lesser-known insight into the characters, author and actors. 

Hear tales that even the most dedicated fans and Potterheads will not have heard before! With wands, quizzes and prizes, you will enjoy a unique wizarding experience. 


Note: If you would like to visit Platform 9¾ after the tour to hop aboard the Hogwarts Express, your guide will be happy to direct you to King's Cross Station, a short tube ride away.
Magical World of Harry Potter Live Virtual Tour
On this Live Virtual Tour, you will discover the mystical Magical World of Harry Potter as your experienced virtual guide takes you to the film's most popular filming locations in London including virtual shopping in Diagon Alley and the Grimmauld Place lookalike street.
 
Starting at Westminster Tube station, on this magical experience you will discover:

  • The Tube entrance flummoxed Mr Weasley on his way to the Ministry of Magic with Harry.
  • The Ministry of Magic visitor entry where Harry used a very unusual phone box, as well as the Public Toilet entrance behind a statue.
  • The Grimmauld Place lookalike street - full of history and mystery in Craven Street.
  • Trafalgar Square where the death eaters swept through at the beginning of the Half-Blood Prince
  • Diagon Alley for some virtual shopping at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes and to visit the darker side of the magic world in Knockturn Alley
  • The historic opera theatre in the West End, where the Cursed Child first came to life.
  • The curious shop chock full of Harry Potter artwork
  • Piccadilly  Circus where Harry celebrated his birthday on the run while escaping the Death Eaters at the beginning of his journey for the Deathly Hallows.
This magical tour will reignite your passion for all things Harry Potter and fill you with nostalgia for the entire Harry Potter series. Whether you're a die-hard fan or have just been introduced to Harry Potter, this tour will magically transport you into the virtual world of Harry Potter.
The Ultimate London Tour: Private 6-Hour Tour in a London Taxi
Experience all that London has to offer in a day on this whistle-stop driving and walking tour of the most famous landmarks and sites that London is world-famous for, and see more of London in a day than most visitors will see in a week! 

On your private full-day tour, you will: 

  • Travel in style in a private London Black Cab with a licensed cab driver;
  • See London's most famous attractions, including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 Tudor Palaces;
  • Discover St.James's Palace, the historic residence of the British monarchy;
  • Catch the world-famous ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony at Buckingham Palace if your tour's pick-up time is at 10 am or earlier (subject to weather conditions and schedule changes);
  • Take a stroll down Parliament Square, located in front of the Palace of Westminster and discover its surrounding landmarks;
  • See Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), Westminster Abbey and statues of iconic figures such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi, among others;
  • Pass by 10 Downing Street, home to the British Prime Minister;
  • Feel the bustling energy of Piccadilly Circus, an iconic entertainment centre featured in many movies and tv shows; 
  • Marble Arch, 
  • See St Paul’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren;
  • Admire Kensington Palace, a historic royal residence located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with intricate architecture and lush gardens;
  • Snap a photo at the London Eye and the Shakespeare's Globe, 
  • Explore Borough Market, a culinary hub for locals and visitors alike where you can find fresh produce, artisanal foods, and international delicacies;
  • Get breathtaking views of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, a defining symbol of the city of London for its distinctive design, its unique location and for being showcased in multiple films building an even larger cultural significance,
  • Capture a memorable photo at Abbey Road and more!

Please note: that the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace happens on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but can be subject to change and weather conditions. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will see the changing of the Horseguards at Horse Guards Parade on Whitehall. You can check the schedule here: https://changing-guard.com/dates-buckingham-palace.html

London is a modern capital with an ancient past as for centuries it has occupied a central place in the rich fabric of British life and history. Your expert driver-guide will introduce you to one of the world's most multi-faceted and fascinating cities, home to the King, and aeons of Royal history, not to mention Shakespeare's Globe and a thrumming West End theatre scene.  

On your private, full-day tour in a Classic Black Cab, you'll stop along the way for many photo opportunities and hear the stories of many of the most famous buildings of Britain's Capital city as well as take the opportunity to stroll and explore some of the Victorian alleys and markets such as Covent Garden in the West End and Leadenhall market in the East End (featured in Harry Potter movies). 

This comprehensive tour will include stops all over the city, including Westminster AbbeySt Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington PalaceTower of LondonTower Bridge,  and many more. 

At each place, you'll be able to capture your memories and share your amazing day on Instagram, before being dropped off at a location of your choice. 


IMPORTANT: This tour does not enter any attractions and no tickets are included
See London's Magical Christmas Lights: Private Tour in a London Taxi
Enjoy a magical winter wonderland tour of the Christmas lights and famous sights of London in a classic London Taxi and an expert private guide to lead the way. See the most famous landmarks and shopping streets of London, all sparkling with truly spectacular light displays, festooned with garlands, Christmas trees, and dazzling decorations. 

On your private tour your will: 

  • Meet your expert driver guide at your hotel in central London or Embankment, and be swept up in a traditional London Taxi to see all the razzle-dazzle of London’s spectacular Christmas light displays; 
  • Visit the two most famous shopping areas of London: Regent Street and Oxford Street and be totally dazzled by their historic Christmas light shows that have been going on since 1948 and 1959;
  • Drive through marvellous Marylebone, always tastefully decorated, and admire the sumptuous window displays of the designer shops on upmarket Bond Street, festooned with garlands of holly and ivy as well as artistic lights;
  • Enjoy a walkabout and photo opportunity at Carnaby Street - always one of the most cheerful, ambitiously creative, and brightly coloured streets of London bordering Soho;
  • Wander around the famous Covent Garden - truly the hub of Christmas in London with its vibrant atmosphere, bright lights, comforting winter smells of mulled wine and giant 60-foot Christmas tree;
  • Stop at the iconic Trafalgar Square in central London with its majestic views towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the imposing Nelson’s Column, the magnificent National Gallery and at Christmas a vast 80-foot Christmas tree, an annual gift from Norway since 1947;
  • Enjoy drive-bys along famous streets like the Strand, and hidden gems like Connaught Street and the 7 Dials
  • Pass by Buckingham Palace - home of the British monarchy and stunningly flood-lit at night; 
  • Enjoy views of Westminster Abbey, the bridges over the River Thames, Piccadilly Circus with its flashing billboards, Marble Arch and Mayfair - all beautifully lit with festive cheer; 
  • Drive past the British Parliament, always flood-lit at night with added sparkle for Christmas and head to Chelsea, an upmarket borough of London famous for its dazzling Christmas lights around Sloane Square and the King’s Road

Enjoy the magic of London’s streets lit up at Christmas time from the comfort of a classic London Cab. With your expert private guide, you’ll also get a whistle stop tour of many of the most important and famous landmarks, streets, views, and markets of the British capital city! 

You’ll enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Christmas markets, soak up the fairy-tale wonder of the dazzling light displays all over the city and learn about famous London sights, history, and Christmas traditions - all from a glass-roofed cab to ensure you make the very most of this incredible experience. 

Your 2.5-hour private driving tour will ensure you see all the best viewing points of London beautifully alight at Christmas! 

Build Your Own 4-hour Private Tour in a London Taxi
At Black Cab Heritage Tours, we have a wide range of private tours and day trips from London, but our priority is to make sure you have a memorable experience, and that every detail of your tour is taken care of.

This “Build Your Own Tour” will allow you to work with one of our staff members to create the perfect customised tour according to your requests.

This tour can only take place within the city of London due to the tour duration.

We look forward to welcoming you to London soon!

Please note
  • No entrance fees are included
  • Guides are not allowed to guide inside certain venues
  • Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off  is only included from Central London

The Premier Classic London: Private 4-Hour Tour in a London Taxi
The Premier Classic London Experience is the perfect way to discover the marvellous city of London for first-time visitors and for those that have a short time in the city. 

On your private driving tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy hotel pick-up from any central London hotel;
  • Discover the best 6 and most popular attractions that are the essence of the city;
  • Get a taste of the real London with a “cabbie”, a professional driver-guide who knows the city inside out,
  • Visit notable sites and landmarks while your local guide shares interesting stories and history at each locale;
  • Stop at several quintessential London must-sees, including Buckingham PalaceTrafalgar SquareHyde ParkRoyal Albert HallSt Paul’s Cathedral, and St James's Palace;
  • Catch the ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony for tours starting at 10 am or earlier (subject to weather and scheduled);
  • Hop back in for an easy drive to Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster;
  • Drive alongside the Thames River to the Tower of London, where true stories seem more like fiction than fact!
  • Enjoy drop-off in any central London location of your hotel.

Please note: that the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace happens on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but can be subject to change and weather conditions. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will see the changing of the Horseguards at Horse Guards Parade on Whitehall. You can check the schedule here: https://changing-guard.com/dates-buckingham-palace.html

During the Premier Classic London Tour, your knowledgeable guide will warmly greet you at your central London hotel or chosen location. 

Throughout the 4-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the history behind at least 6 popular London landmarks, all while comfortably riding in an iconic London Taxi.

This tour has been designed for those who want to take their time to appreciate the rich and fascinating stories that surround these iconic attractions, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed, and our fully customisable to suit your needs and interests.

Your guide will ensure that you have plenty of chances to snap memorable photos and can even recommend the best spots for dining, shopping, or any other of your interests for the rest of your trip.

It's important to note that this tour doesn't include entry to any attractions or requires tickets. 

At the end of the tour, you'll have the option to be dropped off at your hotel or any other central location of your choice.
The Extended Ultimate London: Private 8-hour Tour in a London Taxi
If you are looking to visit all of London’s iconic landmarks in a full day, then The Extended Ultimate London Tour is the perfect option for you!

On your private 8-hour tour, you will: 

  • Travel in style in a private and iconic London Taxi;
  • Embark on a memorable journey through the heart of the city of London and immerse yourself in Westminster's grandeur and charm;
  • See more of London in a day than most visitors will see in a week!;
  • Catch the popular ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony at Buckingham Palace if your reservation pick-up time is 10 am or earlier (Subject to weather conditions and schedule);
  • Enjoy a well-deserved lunch break at a traditional British Pub (lunch not included in the price);
  • See London's most famous attractions, including  Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch, Kensington Palace, the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe; 
  • Stand in awe of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece: St Paul’s Cathedral at the end of the famous Millennium Bridge;
  • Marvel at the engineering  work of the Tower Bridge that spans the River Thames and captures breathtaking views of the historic Tower of London;
  • Admire Trafalgar Square, home to the magnificent National Gallery and Nelson's Column;
  • Explore Mayfair, the upscale district renowned for its elegance and exclusivity;
  • Visit Leadenhall Market and Borough Market
  • Discover musical and film locations of interest and hidden gems;
  • Snap memorable photos at the most famous sights such as Abbey Road

Please note: that the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace happens on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, but can be subject to change and weather conditions. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will see the changing of the Horseguards at Horse Guards Parade on Whitehall.
You can check the schedule here: https://changing-guard.com/dates-buckingham-palace.html

With a rich history spanning centuries, this tour offers you the opportunity to explore London's most iconic landmarks, from the grandeur of the world-known Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral to the ancient Tower of London and the iconic Tower Bridge.

In addition to the well-known attractions, your driver-guide will show you some of the hidden gems of the city, including charming Victorian alleys and bustling markets such as Covent Garden in the West End and Leadenhall Market in the East End, famously featured in the Harry Potter movies.

Throughout the tour, there will be many photo opportunities and plenty of time to soak up the history and culture of the city. 

After a full day of exploration, you'll be dropped off at a location of your choice in Central London. 

Don't miss this chance to experience London's wonders, finest landmarks and hidden treasures and create memories that will last a lifetime!

IMPORTANT: This tour does not enter any attractions and no tickets are included
Downton Abbey Filming Locations in London: Private Half-Day Tour
Explore the city of London like a lord or a lady and follow the footsteps of your favourite characters on this Downton Abbey Filming Locations half-day tour.

Even though Yorkshire and Highclere Castle are the main Downton Abbey filming sites for the earlier episodes, central London started to hog the limelight as the show clocked its later innings, and on this tour, you will flashback to the popular scenes set in the city’s iconic landmarks.

Play guessing games to jog your memory as you see: 

  • Buckingham Palace, while not a regular setting, references are made throughout the series due to its importance as the residence of the British monarch;
  • Lancaster House, a neo-classical mansion used for filming historical dramas due to its opulent interiors;
  • Bridgewater House, a privately owned home symbol the exclusivity and wealth of its owner, reflecting the lifestyle of the elite during that era;
  • Belgrave Square, an affluent area in London;
  • Criterion Restaurant, the historic restaurant in Piccadilly Circus;
  • The Ritz London Hotel, built in 1906, 
  • Hyde Park and the Albert Memorial, one of London's largest parks served as a backdrop for strolls and social events;
  • Astor House
  • St. Pancras Station, is used in many scenes boarding trains or meeting others in London;
  • and these are just for starters. How many could you spot?

Be bowled over by a few secret filming locations, including Lord Grantham’s London stately home shared by your Professional Private Driver Guide who happens to be a Downton Abbey fanatic as well.

Brace for non-stop peppy conversation, not crisp commentary.

London Calling: Rock n’ Roll Private Half-Day Tour in a London Taxi
London’s rich history in the rock n' roll scene is like no other in the world and on this tour, you’ll be discovering the hang-outs of British punk bands and rock superstars in some of the most legendary music venues.

On this private rock n' roll tour, get ready to:

  • Discover the location of the Beatles' historic rooftop concert, where they played legendary tracks like "Get Back" and "Don't Let Me Down";
  • Reenact the iconic album cover of "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and strike your best David Bowie pose;
  • See the Prince of Wales Theatre, and imagine the screams of fans during their Royal Command Performance in 1963;
  • Explore Tin Pan Alley, birthplace of legendary bands like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Who;
  • Pass by Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, where music icons like Ella Fitzgerald and Jimi Hendrix left their mark; 
  • Immerse yourself in the rock history of The Intrepid Fox pub on Wardour Street, where Mick Jagger convinced Ronnie Wood to join The Rolling Stones;
  • See the legendary Trident Studios where timeless tracks like "Hey Jude" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" were recorded;
  • Find Sister Ray Record Store and recreate the iconic album cover of "Morning Glory" by Oasis;
  • Discover the Royal Academy of Music on Marylebone Road, where Elton John honed his piano skills before becoming a rock superstar;
  • See the famous Abbey Road EMI Studios, where the majority of The Beatles' recordings took place, shaping their musical legacy;
  • Snap a memorable photo at the most popular and iconic crossing in the world, Abbey Road.

Get ready to dive into the heart of London's rich musical history, where iconic legends and groundbreaking moments have shaped the very fabric of rock and roll. You will follow the footsteps of music's greatest icons, from The Beatles to David Bowie, and relive the unforgettable moments that defined an era. 

From legendary concert venues and recording studios to the birthplace of British rock and roll, this tour is your backstage pass to the city's most iconic rock n'roll landmarks. 

Strike a pose, re-create album covers, and immerse yourself in the stories that have rocked London's streets. 

Whether you're a die-hard fan or a music history enthusiast, our tour promises an unforgettable journey through the heart and soul of rock and roll.

"Darkest Hour" Filming Locations in London: Private Half-Day Tour
"Darkest Hour" is a 2017 British war drama film with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II when he became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom leading the country through "its darkest hour". The movie received 6 nominations for Academy Awards and an Oscar for Best Leading Actor, and on this tour, your driver-guide will take you to movie spots that will repeat the experience offscreen. 

On this half-day tour,  you will:

  • Travel back to 1940 in one of our traditional London Black Cab time machines, which doubled up as fire engines in WWII, when the wartime leader was under pressure to make peace with Hitler as his armies advanced across Europe;
  • Storm through the violence of ‘The Blitz’ with your private guide;
  • Feel the jitters as you visualise Nazi Germany threatening Western Europe and Great Britain’s very existence; 
  • See the Houses of Parliament, an iconic building where Churchill gave his famous speeches;
  • Discover Buckingham Palace, the residence of the British monarch is also featured in the film;
  • Pass by St. Paul's Cathedral, which plays a significant role in the film, as it was where Churchill attended a service to rally the British people during the war;
  • End your tour at the Cabinet War Rooms, the Imperial War Museum or Warship HMS Belfast. (Tickets not included)

Step into an iconic London black cab and immerse yourself in the history of the capital with a half-day tour of "Darkest Hour" filming locations. With an expert driver-guide at the wheel, you will visit some of the most iconic sites of the movie, from the Houses of Parliament to the Cabinet War Rooms. 

Pass by the places where Churchill stood and spoke to the people of Britain during the country's darkest hour and get a feel for the resilience and determination that helped shape the course of history. 

With a knowledgeable guide to provide historical context and entertaining anecdotes, this tour is a must-do for history buffs and movie lovers alike. 

Sit back and relax as you travel back in time in one of London's most iconic vehicles, taking in the sights and sounds of the city that Churchill called home during this pivotal moment in history.

Enjoy a Few Hours in London: Private Heathrow Airport Layover Tour
If you are in transit at Heathrow only for a few hours and you don’t know what to do, this London Layover tour will take you to the most popular landmarks and famous highlights in the time that you have.

Departing from Heathrow airport (approximately 25km away from the city), your professional driver guide will pick you up from your terminal to start your stopover experience in an iconic London Black Cab.

This fast-paced layover tour includes 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 2 Tudor Palaces and all the must-see attractions in the heart of London including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Bridge, River Thames, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral and many more! 

All our tours are fully customisable, and the itinerary can be adjusted on the day of the tour according to your interests and you will have plenty of time for photos and new memories.

You can choose from:

  • Royalty and Politics
  • A Flashback into ancient history
  • Playhouses and Pubs
  • Movie and music site locations
  • The best of London

Your driver guide will make sure you are back in time at Heathrow for your next flight.

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