We'll be travelling in a genuine London Black Taxicab, driven by a London Cabbie—all of whom have had to go through the fiendishly difficult "Knowledge” of London. Not only do they know every street in London, but they also have to know every route between two points in the capital. London Cabbies also have to undertake a thorough background check. Only London buses and taxis are allowed to use the exclusive lanes throughout the city, which means that we can get around London much easier than most.
Heathrow Layover Tour
A pick up from Heathrow Airport includes a meet and greet followed by a 4 or 6 hour Tour of London.
You'll be met by your driver guide at Heathrow 'Arrivals' and from here it's about an hour's drive into London to see the essential sites in a language of your choice. Even a modern airport such as Heathrow has a long and romantic past and as we head into town we will hear of such diverse figures as Julius Caesar, King Cnut and Freddie Mercury. The western suburbs were—and still are—a much desired part of London to live, as shall be explained during your tour. We will see all the classic sites of London plus some extras depending on your available time. These can include Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London and much, much more.
Our tour includes everything you want to see in the time you have available: some favourite sites are Buckingham Palace (the London residence of the King) Hyde Park (the largest of the Royal Parks in Central London where we can see the Albert Memorial). Other favourite sites include Harrods, the world-famous department store where there are over 100,000 pairs of shoes at any one time, and where you can buy most things—at a price of course!
We can also see Marble and Constitution arches, Piccadilly Circus (famous for the statue of Eros and the electronic billboards), Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column, and Whitehall. Here we can see the Horses Guards outside the official entrance to Buckingham Palace. On the same road is Downing Street, the residence of the British Prime Minister. Parliament Square is where we can see Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the nation’s church, Westminster Abbey, where you can find out about the man who is buried standing up!
A fine photo opportunity awaits on the other side of the river towards the Houses of Parliament, next to the medieval Lambeth Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
We will also see the London Eye and County Hall and we’ll cross over Waterloo bridge to see both the cities of London and Westminster. Fleet Street nearby is famous for the “Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese” where you’ll hear about Polly, a stuffed African Grey parrot who was famous during her life for her vocabulary of swear words taught to it by the journalists who worked in the area.
The 'wedding cake church' of St Bride’s is nearby and also St Paul’s Cathedral, famous for its dome. We can also see Tower Bridge and The Tower of London, which was once a palace, an astronomical observatory, jail, a place of execution, even a zoo, and famous of course for the Crown Jewels.
With our Heathrow 6 Hour Tour we'll have time to fit in other sites as requested. How about the Beatles Abbey Road to recreate the famous album cover? Or are there any Sherlock Holmes fans? We can drop by 221B Baker Street to see where the world's most famous detective lived and worked. How about browsing down Saint James's Street and dropping by J.J. Fox, where Winston Churchill bought his cigars, or Berry Bros. & Rudd, where Lord Byron weighed himself. Other options are to take a stroll down by the Borough Market and sample some street food from around the globe.
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Type: Black Cab Tour
Exclusives: Transportation in an iconic London Black Cab
Price: From GBP 470 – GBP 615
Languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese: other languages available on request
Pick up: Includes pick up from London Heathrow Airport and drop-off back to Heathrow
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: 50% refund up to 5 days before reservation from the time of written confirmation. No refunds thereafter
- Pick up from Heathrow Airport 'Arrivals'
- Osterley Park
- Brentford, where armies once crossed over the Thames
- Chiswick, a desirable London residence in the summer
- Earl's Court, where Buffalo Bill entertained Queen Victoria with his Wild West Show
- Natural History Museum
- Science Museum
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Hyde Park Corner
- Park Lane
- Marble Arch
- Constitution Arch
- Buckingham Palace
- St James's
- Piccadilly Circus
- Pall Mall
- Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column
- Admiralty Arch
- Downing Street
- Parliament Square
- Big Ben
- Houses of Parliament
- Westminster Abbey
- Lambeth Palace
- Westminster Bridge
- London Eye
- County Hall
- Waterloo Bridge
- Tate Modern
- Fleet Street
- St Bride's Church
- St Paul's Cathedral
- London Bridge
- Tower Bridge
- Tower of London
- Plus special requests: options include Beatles Abbey Road, Portobello Market (on certain days), Parliament Hill or Primrose Hill (for views across to the city), Borough Market, Sherlock Holmes Museum and Pub plus 221B Baker Street, Benjamin Franklin's House, MI6, Imperial War Museum, Pirates of Wapping, Notting Hill and Saint James's Street—dropping by J.J. Fox, where Winston Churchill bought his cigars, or Berry Bros. & Rudd, where Lord Byron weighed himself.
- Drop-off back to Heathrow Airport 'Departures'