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Beatles Tour of London by Black Taxi

1. Beatles Tour of London by Black Taxi

Roll up, roll up, and step this way as you're taken on a Beatles Tour of London. Experience the most comprehensive tour of Beatles sites in London on this taxi tour into the world of John, Paul, George and Ringo. You’ll get to trace the rise of the world’s first super group and learn all about Beatles history. You’ll have the chance to get out of the Black Taxi on several occasions, take pictures and see the sites up close. With the locations scattered across central London this small group taxi tour is the best way to see places such as Chelsea, Mayfair, Marylebone, St. Johns Wood and Soho – the heartlands of the Beatles in the 1960's. You will see over 30 Beatles related sites including the home of John, Paul and Ringo, the studios where they recorded many of their famous tracks, some of the famous locations they played live gigs, including the famous rooftop concert. You will also visit sites featured in album covers, photo shoots, film locations from Help!,  A Hard Days Night and much more. During the tour you'll hear Beatles tracks as you're taken through the London of the Fab Four and be transported  to a time when the boys from Liverpool ruled the world of music.

London: Monuments & Back Streets Guided Tour in Black Taxi

2. London: Monuments & Back Streets Guided Tour in Black Taxi

Your tour will take place in an iconic London black taxi, with a clear glass roof to take in as much of the city as possible. You will visit the places you have heard of as well as other places that only a select few people know about. Stand outside Buckingham Palace, gaze at Westminster Abbey, and see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Drive alongside the River Thames, before seeing the flowers blooming in the Royal Parks. Stop off at Trafalgar Square and take a walk through Piccadilly Circus. Your guide will show you buildings that are 500 years old and still functioning. Hear stories about how the City and many famous landmarks shaped London’s history. Whether you have been to London before or if it is your first time, you will explore the lesser-known sights of the capital. Dive into the history and culture of the city by listening to stories about Londoners past and present.  See London from up high in a medieval tower, see a "Dead House", and visit the most haunted pub in London. You will even walk on a Roman pavement. This unique tour will really show you London at its very best.

London: Downton Abbey Countryside Black Taxi VIP Tour

3. London: Downton Abbey Countryside Black Taxi VIP Tour

Begin with a pickup from your central London hotel and a drive through London and out into the Oxfordshire countryside. Your first stop will be in Oxfordshire, where you will visit the villages that became the village of Downton. Have photographs outside Matthew Crawley’s house, and see the Hospital, the village church, and the two village pubs. Discuss the filming with the locals and visit inside a village home used in the filming (owner being in of course). Have time to buy Downton souvenirs before moving on. Visit several other villages, plus a farm, which will be a secret to surprise you on the day. Leaving the villages behind you, start to head cross country to Highclere Castle. On the way to the castle, take an authentic countryside pause, stopping for lunch at an old English pub. Arrive at Highclere Castle after lunch, where your tour continues. Your expert guide will explain all there is about the castle’s history as well as the Downton locations you will see before you enter the rooms. Later in the afternoon why not have a cream tea, before returning to London.

Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace VIP Black Taxi Tour

4. Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace VIP Black Taxi Tour

Sit back in style and let your guide take you on the most memorable tour of your holiday. Stopping in Windsor, visit the world's largest fully occupied castle. Your guide will explain the history of the castle. Visit the state rooms, (when available), Visit St Georges Chapel (except Sundays). See the hall that can seat 160 people for a banquet. Walk over Eton bridge and see the famous Eton College.  Drive through old Windsor and Windsor Great Park to the one-time island of Runnymede, where in 1215 King John sealed the Magna Carta. Here you can get photos. Then it is onto Hampton Court Palace and your VIP Tour. You will be met by another one of the expert Guides  who will take you on a private VIP tour of the Palace. See the Tudor State Apartments and the famous Tudor kitchens. Wander through the Great Hall,  marvel at the wonderful Chapel, walk through the Tudor Gardens and see the gallery haunted by Queen Catherine Howard.  Option 2: take the same Hampton Court tour as above around the palace but with your guide dressed in authentic 16th century. This is a family fun day tour. Remember the supplier's motto: "We Meet as strangers and part as friends."

London: Private Beatles Taxi Tour

5. London: Private Beatles Taxi Tour

Embark on a guided private taxi tour with expert guides who will share their passion for The Beatles, detailing their escapades in London. See sites frequented by the Fab Four, hear fascinating anecdotes, and visit the famous Abbey Road crossing. Starting at Sloane Square, this tour takes in the locations in London that are synonymous with The Beatles. See where the band lived, where they worked, and where they fell in love. Along the way you will visit the home and offices of Brian Epstein, 'the fifth Beatle' who was instrumental in the band's British and international success in the 1960s and hear how he sadly died in the home which had been used by The Beatles for photoshoots, and launch parties. You will also visit the location of the famous Trident Studios where hits such as 'Hey Jude' were recorded and hear how some of the leading instrumentalists of the day were used in recordings such as 'Lady Madonna'. See where Paul and Ringo got married, where the band filmed part of their hit film 'A Hard Day's Night', and hear how John almost causes a right royal incident in front of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Finishing at the internationally renowned The London Palladium, your guide will explain how the term Beatlemania was coined and how The Beatles even today are still the most successful musical act of all time.

Rock ‘n Roll London Tour By London Taxi

6. Rock ‘n Roll London Tour By London Taxi

Rock n’ roll your way around London on a scenic 3-hour drive by iconic London taxi. Discover the houses and venues where the stars lived and played, crossing the city from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles HQ, via Freddie Mercury’s former home, and lots more besides. See where Elton John studied music. Discover where Pink Floyd set off flying pigs. Explore the world of the Swinging Sixties, Flower Power, and the Mods and Rockers. The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Kinks, and Eric Clapton all put in an appearance. While Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Bob Marley, and The Bee Gees are all in hot pursuit. It may even be possible to visit a suite that Jimi Hendrix occupied prior to his sudden death, and see how the rooms have been carefully restored with their retro look, complete with prints of the man himself.

London Full-Day Tour by Black Cab

7. London Full-Day Tour by Black Cab

Drive along the streets of London on board one of the city’s iconic black cabs, and get a great narration of the history from your guide. They will not only be a registered taxi driver - who have to sit the toughest taxi exam in the world - but will also be a registered Blue Badge, City of London, or City of Westminster Guide, with exceptional knowledge of London’s attractions. Following a pick-up from any central London (zone 1) hotel, set off and stop at each landmark for photographs and a historical explanation. Take in the massive medieval fortress of the Tower of London, and the fairytale splendor of Tower Bridge. Drive through Trafalgar Square, passing St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral. Stop outside the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace. See St. Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, the Houses of Parliament, and much more. No London tour is complete without a pub lunch, and you’ll take yours on the banks of the River Thames in a 300-year-old establishment. Back on the road, continue your family-friendly adventure to some of London’s more hidden attractions, including lost graveyards, Roman Temples, and unusual statues. Walk on a Roman pavement of mosaics, see Winston Churchill’s cigar chair, an original gas lamp, and more.

James Bond London Locations Tour by Black Taxi

8. James Bond London Locations Tour by Black Taxi

Step into the well polished shoes of the legendary secret agent 007 (James Bond) on this 3-hour driving tour of London locations used in various Bond movies, from “For Your Eyes Only” to “Skyfall.” You will be shaken, but not stirred, as you go to the house where Ian Fleming lived, and see the offices of the real MI6 and MI5, as well as places where genuine spies met and worked - perhaps they still do... Learn where Bond gets his shirts made, where he buys his cigarettes, and where he would buy his suits and hats. Go to a Bentley and Aston Martin showroom to admire cars like the ones that have featured in Bond movies. And see the bar where “a dry martini, shaken not stirred” was spoken for the very first time.

Iconic London: Bard, Beatles, Bond & Baker Street

9. Iconic London: Bard, Beatles, Bond & Baker Street

Enjoy a fun-packed 3 hour tour by iconic London black cab and follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare, The Beatles, James Bond, and Sherlock Holmes. Alas, poor Yorick will not be joining you, but you will get to see where the Bard – aka William Shakespeare – lived, wandered, and possibly drank! All of this may be elementary when you stop at 221b Baker Street – aka the home of Sherlock Holmes. See where Holmes’s creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really did live and practice medicine. Follow clues across London, taken from the books and films. You’ll be shaken and stirred as you enter the world of James Bond – aka 007. Visit Bond creator Ian Fleming’s house, the home of MI5 and MI6, and locations from famous Bond movies. With all those spies, you would think you were back in the USSR. But you are not; you are on the Beatles section of your tour. Travel back to ‘60s swinging London in the footsteps of the Fab Four, and discover where they lived, worked, played - and probably drank!

London: Sherlock Holmes Tour by Black Cab

10. London: Sherlock Holmes Tour by Black Cab

Tour London in hot pursuit of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, and his sidekick, Dr. Watson. The 3-hour tour by iconic London taxi takes in all the main sights associated with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his fictional creation, as well as locations of classic Holmes films. You will visit 221B Baker Street, Holmes’s London address and the site of the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Your driver will tell a lively story as you tour, not just of Sherlock Holmes and the crimes he solved, but of real life detectives and London's “bobbies” (police force). Stop for photo opportunities outside Scotland Yard. Visit the London home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And find out how and who he based the Holmes character on. Break for libations at the Sherlock Holmes pub, where representations of his Baker Street rooms are displayed. A new TV series of Sherlock is due in 2013 and filming will take place from March until the summer. So, grab your deerstalker and pipe, book your tour now, and see if you might bump into the stars during filming.

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based on 92 reviews

Great ! We had a great evening walking through the streets of London and its magnificent illuminations. David our driver was extremely kind and caring and gave us lots of anecdotes and advice for our stay. A huge thank you to him for this beautiful evening which pleased both the youngest and the oldest ✨

Great way to do a Harry Potter tour. You get personal attention and some London history mixed in there. TIP: the cab comes equipped with a ceiling speaker. If you can't hear your driver well you can ask them to turn up the volume. I didn't realize that until partway through the tour.

We had Steven as our guide. It was an amazing experience!!! full of humor, very sensitive to the needs of each individual in the group, lots of knowledge about rock and roll and it was a marvelous experience!! we will recomand this and especially Steven to all our friends!!!

Was really good, the driver made the evening even better with his knowledge, friendliness and was just all round a really nice guy. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Awesome activity ....our guide was great and took a lot of pictures ......well worth it! Definitely recommend .