The Best of London: Private Driving Tour in an Iconic London Taxi

London, United Kingdom
4 hours
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What You Will Do

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.

Itinerary

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is the official London residence for HM Queen Elizabeth II and it's one of London’s most popular attractions.

Big Ben

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Renamed "Elizabeth Tower" for the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the iconic Victorian clock tower of London, has become a symbol of the city itself.

Downing Street

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The home of some of the most important members of the British Government, including the Prime Minister himself.

Tower of London

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One of England's first Norman castles, as well as its most feared prison and the home of the Crown Jewels.

Trafalgar Square

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A beautiful historic square in the heart of London and one of the city's top tourist attractions.

Piccadilly Circus

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

Tower Bridge

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London's iconic bridge across the River Thames, with two beautiful Victorian towers.

London Bridge

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One of the most important and historic landmarks in London, with a surprising history.

Westminster Abbey

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One of London's oldest and most magnificent churches, with a long-standing connection to the royal family.

London Eye

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The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a huge observation wheel on the banks of the River Thames, that offers spectacular views of the city.

St James's Palace

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The official home of the sovereign of the United Kingdom, built in Tudor red brick.

Horse Guards Parade at St James's Park

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An old tournament ground that now serves as an area for royal and military ceremonies.

Borough Market

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Borough Market is a historic wholesale fruit and vegetable market and one of the oldest in London dating back to the 12th century.

St Paul's Cathedral

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The seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London.

Thames River

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The second longest river in the UK the Thames is an iconic piece of London culture. Don't be put off by its murky colour it is actually one of the cleanest metropolitan rivers in European.

Important Information

This activity is operated by Travel Curious

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

Not Included

  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance Fees or guided visits inside venues
  • Airport pickup & drop off

Additional Information

  • Tickets included:
    - English Speaking Driver Guide
    - 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 4 days before tour start. Non refundable if cancelled within 4 days of tour start.