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OK, let's get one thing clear first, the answer to the most common question from people on a layover at Heathrow Airport...
There are no public sightseeing tours that pick up from Heathrow or its hotels that will take you sightseeing into London, (or indeed anywhere).
If you want a public tour of London then you will need to take public transport into the centre of London and join the tour there or charter your own private sightseeing capability.
Heathrow to London by public transport is discussed on our dedicated page.
We can offer tours from Heathrow Airport customised to your needs.
The most common categories these tours address are people who:
- Have time to kill between flights at Heathrow and want to use that time productively to see a little bit of London's famous sights rather than an airport terminal that could be anywhere.
- Transfer tours between your flight arrival at Heathrow and your Central London providing a good orientation of London's main sights before arrival at your hotel. Very practical if you have an early morning flight and are not able to check-in until lunch time. You'll see pretty much all the sights you'd see on one of London's hop on, hop off sightseeing buses.
- For those staying at a Heathrow hotel, some of which are quite remote from Heathrow, let alone London, providing a quick efficient way to visit London.
Very practical if you have a late flight time and return to your departure terminal just before check-in.
We can offer value for money tours, (remember the price is per cab, not person) from Heathrow at a fixed price or you can design your own custom tour.
The famous London black cab can go down lanes and roads far too narrow for tour buses so you can see parts of London others do not. The black taxi is also able to use the dedicated bus and taxi lanes on London's roads while other traffic have to queue.
There is great flexibility where you start and finish your tour. It can be a Heathrow hotel, a Heathrow passenger terminal or a Central London hotel.
A London taxi can carry up to 4 suitcases plus 4 people or 5 people without luggage. With 5 people and 4 suit cases the newer Vito cabs can be substituted for the classic London black cab pictured at the top of the page at no extra charge.
For larger groups than 5 people we can offer a very similar service but in standard touring coaches of between 16 and 60 seat capacity with or without a professional guide. Use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page to start a dialogue and a firm costed proposal.
Below are our two most popular black cabbie tours from Heathrow at fixed, published prices.
Travel time between Heathrow and Central London sights is normally around 40-60 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
If you have a clear alternative requirement in your mind in terms of itinerary or longer duration tour please use the enquiry form below to outline your requirement and you will get a personalised quotation by return.
One Way Heathrow transfer + 2.5 hour tour in London - £239.99 (per 5 seat cab)
Return Heathrow transfer + 2.5 hour tour in London - £309.95 (per 5 seat cab)
Our London Cabbie Guide will collect you from your hotel or passenger terminal at Heathrow and you have a chance to build up a rapport before you arrive in the centre of London. Your journey across London visits the many sights and sounds of London. This is a great way to get to know London’s best attractions and sights.
For those whose end of tour destination is at their London hotel the tour will be completed first. If you would like to go to the hotel first and leave your luggage there is a supplemental charge.
Your knowledgeable cabbie will show you a selection of sights with photo opportunities that may include:
Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and many more attractions along the way.
One Way Heathrow transfer + 3.5 hour tour in London - £289.99 (per 5 seat cab)
Return Heathrow transfer + 3.5 hour tour in London - £359.99 (per 5 seat cab)
As the London Highlights Tour, but an extra hour, 3.5 hours in total in London.
Remember, this is a private tour you can decide priorities and must sees however obscure, or just let the cabbie showcase London for you.
If you know exactly what you want to see and it is different to the popular itineraries and time scales in the popular itineraries detailed above, just let us what your requirements and we'll provide a quotation by return.
Please use the enquiry form below to outline your thoughts as the spur for a dialogue that will result in a quotation for your ideal black London taxi tour.