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Explore London in a traditional black taxi for a personalised tour with your own professional driver-guide. The tour departs and returns to your hotel and you decide where you would like to visit. Alternatively let your cabbie suggest an itinerary for you.
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.
London's taxi drivers must have "The Knowledge" - and have taken the toughest taxi exam in the world. Drivers know every alley, street and short cut in London, as well as London's historic sights, palaces, museums, galleries, shops and markets.
For Harry Potter fans, we have the ever-popular Harry Potter Black Cab Tour of London, touring all the main locations from the Harry Potter films.
If you are looking for something quite specific, our London Black Cabbies can help! Design your own Custom Black Cab Tour of London and see everything you ever wanted to see with the local London knowledge.
The classic London Black Taxi like the one pictured above can carry up to 5 passengers.
One of the key attributes is flexibility. We can tailor a tour to your own requirements or you can select one of the fixed-price, proven popular tours detailed below.
Payment is by credit/debit card. This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
To get a quote on any of the following Black Taxi tours in London just fill out the enquiry form below.
Our London Cabbie Guide will collect you from your hotel and you'll start your journey across the capital, visiting the many sights and sounds of London. This is a great way to get to know London’s best attractions and sights.
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.
As the London Highlights Tour, but with an extra hour. 3.5 hours in total.
Remember, this is a private tour you can decide priorities and must sees however obscure, or just let the cabbie showcase London for you.
The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married.
Then to Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. We'll see the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial.
We head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, you will witness the Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace to change with the old guard.
See all of London's iconic sights in one whole day. This tour will cram in as much of London as it can in the 7.5-hr tour and includes seeing Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
You can also ask for areas of interest such as the Royal Palaces or perhaps Beatles fans will want to visit the Abbey Road crossing for a photo opportunity. There is even a quick tour of the Royal Borough of Greenwich via the old Surrey docks. This is a full day cabbie guided tour with time for a lunch stop or you can even take lunch on the go and see even more.
Your professional cabbie will come and collect you from your hotel and then take you on a magical journey through London, passing Gringott's Bank (Australia House), Diagon Alley (Leadenhall Market) and the River Thames that Harry flew along on his broomstick, in the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry flies above Westminster Palace on his way to Grimmauld Place, both of which you will see, before arriving at the Third Hand bookshop, where Potter met Gilroy Lockhart, his future tutor.
The tour continues to Brockdale Bridge, as featured in the Prisoner of Azkaban, where the triple-decker night bus squeezes past the two oncoming red buses.
Then we'll see the Leaky Cauldron (Charing Cross Road) and stroll through Diagon Alley where the wizards meet, drink and buy their books, wands, owls and Nimbus 2000 broomsticks. The alley is also home to Ollivanders where Harry buys his Phoenix wand.
No tour would be complete without a visit to the entrance of the Ministry of Magic (Great Scotland Yard), where Arthur Weasley takes Harry to the disappearing phone box. You'll also see the Millennium Bridge, as featured in the Half Blood Prince.
Finally we visit King Cross Station where Harry and Ron first meet and then disappear through the brick wall at Platform 9¾, plus you'll see St Pancras station over which Ron and Harry fly in their blue Ford Anglia.
To book your Harry Potter cabbie tour please fill out the enquiry form below.
If you want more details about the type of things you'll see check out our walking tour page Harry Potter London Muggles Walking Tour.
For a bus alternative to the Harry Potter Black Taxi tour see Harry Potter Bus Tour London
London is a big city with the sights spread out. Combine your arrival at Heathrow Airport with an airport transfer to your hotel in Central London and have an orientation tour of London at the same time.
Your cabbie will meet you on your arrival in London as you exit the customs/baggage hall at Heathrow Airport and escort you to the London black taxi, then drive you into London. Here, relax and be treated to a London Highlights Tour as outlined above before arrival at your hotel.
Very practical if you have flight landing in London early and you cannot check-in at your hotel until lunch time.
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.