Australians in London: Private Heritage Tour in a London TaxiPrivate Tour

Embark on a private half-day tour in a London Taxi to uncover Australia's legacy in the UK, exploring stories that reveal a rich connection.

Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Categories:

Black Cab Heritage Tours, History, Off the beaten path

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving tour - Private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Private Transportation throughout the day in a TXE, TX4 or Mercedes Vito London Taxi, Hotel pick up and drop off from your centrally located hotel in London

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities, Admission tickets, Airport pickup & drop off
Meeting points: Hotel pick-up is available upon request from Central London within a 5km radius from Embankment Place. If we do not receive your hotel information or if the hotel is outside of the pick-up radius, your guide will meet you at the Taxi Rank in Embankment Place, outside Embankment Tube Station (at the Villiers Street entrance and not the Embankment entrance).

What makes this tour special

Experience the rich historical ties between London and Australia on an exclusive private half-day tour, riding in style in an iconic London Taxi. Delve into the stories that connect these two lands, from convict ships to war memorials.

On your private tour, you will: 

Begin this adventure with a convenient pick-up from central London in an iconic London Taxi. Sit back and relax as you’re transported to your first stop, the iconic Australia House. Here, you’ll delve into the historical significance of this grand building, which has stood as a symbol of Australian heritage in the UK for over a century.

Next, visit St Mary-le-Bow Church, an important landmark where Sir Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of Australia, used to attend and learn about his voyage in 1787 with the First Fleet. Discover the tales of this journey and its role in the founding of Sydney, sponsored by Lord Sydney himself. You’ll also learn about the annual Australia Day celebrations held here, commemorating this event.

Continue your exploration at the Aldwych Theatre, where the YMCA built the Aldwych Hut in 1917, serving as a social centre for Australian soldiers during WWI. Your guide will share intriguing stories about the lives of these soldiers and the theatre’s historical significance. Your tour takes you to Whitehall, where Australian and New Zealand soldiers marched in 1916, a poignant prelude to the site where the Cenotaph now stands. Hear the moving accounts of their journey to Westminster Abbey for a solemn service followed by celebratory gatherings.

An external visit to Tate Britain reveals its surprising past as the site of Millbank Prison, from where many prisoners were transported to Australia. You’ll see a plaque commemorating this significant chapter in history and learn about the lives of those who made the arduous journey. At Caxton Hall, uncover the rich history of this venue, which hosted key events for the Suffragette Movement and, in 1916, the first annual Corroboree by the ANA on what was then known as Foundation Day.

A final stop at the Australian War Memorial offers a moment of reflection, honouring the bravery and sacrifices of Australian soldiers. Gain deeper insights of the impact of war on both nations.

Conclude your tour with a return to your hotel, enriched with the stories and landmarks that highlight the bond between London and Australia. This experience is not just a tour but a journey through time, connecting two nations through their shared history.  

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