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Small Car BIG CITY

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Address: 8 Northumberland Avenue | Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5BY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7839 6737
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We believe that visitors to London should feel like locals. #Livelikealocal...

We believe that visitors to London should feel like locals. #Livelikealocal on Twitter and see London from a different perspective.

Zoom around the swinging streets of London in a vintage, classic, British Mini Cooper! Your private chauffeur(s) will show you the quirky, undiscovered London that is off the beaten track and down the side streets that only a Mini can get too! Experiences last from 30 minutes to all day. Get picked up from your hotel and tailor your trip to your exact requirements. Our highly trained guides know all the best places to eat and drink so that you can truly make the most out of your stay in our great city.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! If we do not provide you with the BEST TIME EVER(!), We will book you in for another experience at your convenience free of charge!

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Great energy

Loved the energy from our drivers Tom and Jay. Got to see places we hadn't seen before. Nice stories. We did a 2 hout drive in the morning. You have to take into account that due... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anke U
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Schilde, Antwerpen, Belgium
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Schilde, Antwerpen, Belgium
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the energy from our drivers Tom and Jay. Got to see places we hadn't seen before. Nice stories. We did a 2 hout drive in the morning. You have to take into account that due to London traffic you can't cover a big distance. Expensive but if you want to feel special, go!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Growing up, I've always loved the Mini Cooper. The last time I was visiting London, I saw a fleet of Minis driving with the "Small Car BIG CITY" logo. After some research online I was completely enthralled with the idea of touring around in such a great city in an iconic car. The company have a range of tours to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun experience and so much crammed into our 2 hour tour. Our driver Tom was really fun and knowledgable and even doubled as our own personal photographer! We saw all the main sights and lots of quirky little places that even as a Londoner myself, knew nothing about. We were picked up and dropped off in our chosen... More 

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Long Island, NY
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in London for two days and we knew that we wanted to see as much as we could as quickly as we could. The Small Car Big City tour was the way to go. We folded ourselves up into a open topped red Mini Cooper and let our guide take us whizzing past everything that was worth... More 

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Tony G, Manager at Small Car BIG CITY, responded to this review

Hi Dee It was a pleasure to meet you both. I'm glad you had a good time. Thanks so much for your kind words! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For my first day on vacation, I set up a private tour and ended up with the owner. Customized agenda just for me so that I didn't see things that I already had scheduled for later in my trip. And so much fun in that classic car!!! Definitely recommend.

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Madrid
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing tour with our guide George, we were taken to well known landmarks and hidden gems we would not have known about. Sunday was a great day to choose as the traffic was quiet, and being rainy it was a great way to get out and about. The mini draws a lot of attention and although cosy... More 

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Brighton, Colorado
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

As my daughters and I had already seen the major sights around London, we wanted a fun way to get around and see things that either aren't easily accessible, out-of-the-way, or just unknown. We spent 4 hours with Howard in Lulu doing just that! He started by asking what we had seen and gave us an idea of where we... More 

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Tony G, Manager at Small Car BIG CITY, responded to this review

Hi Pinky So glad you didn't let the weather get you down! Thanks very much for your kind words! I will pass them on to Howard. More 

New York City, New York
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52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the best things we did. Our private guide was amazing. We definitely experienced all of London. We stopped for pictures and special places. He took us to the graffiti "underworld". My daughter and I loved it. I grew up with Grafitti so it was great to see such amazing work. My daughter enjoyed the creativity, the... More 

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Tony G, Manager at Small Car BIG CITY, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time! Thanks for the lovely message! More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I booked this tour for my sons and I as we were only in London for 4 days figuring it'd be fun and informative. And it was - our guide Jay was a wealth of information all delivered with humor and enthusiasm. We went to areas that we likely otherwise would never have seen - including Leake Street which was... More 

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Tony G, Manager at Small Car BIG CITY, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic feedback. I will pass this on to Jay. He will be chuffed! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had a marvelous trip through London in an old Mini with our driver Jay. Jay was funny and knew a lot about London (also answers to our questions) and was a safe driver. Very nice to show us the graffities of Waterloo Station and also we could make a request to see other stuff. Jay had planned a route... More 

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Tony G, Manager at Small Car BIG CITY, responded to this review

Hi Michel Thanks very much for your king words. Always appreciated More 

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