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Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London
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Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

By Black Taxi Tours Of London
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From the Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, London is home to some of the world’s most famous attractions. Sights are spread out throughout the city, but you’ll cover the highlights in a single day with one-of-a-kind transportation: a private, fully customizable ride in a black cab, with insider tips from your driver.
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Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • A private, personalized sightseeing tour in a London black cab
  • Choose your own itinerary or opt to cover top sights
  • Fact-filled commentary from a real-life taxi driver
  • Pickup and drop-off included

  • A personalized private tour (2 hours)
  • Transport by private London Black Taxi
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - St. James's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London

Your fully customizable private black cab tour begins with pickup from any location in Central London. Hop aboard for an action-packed sightseeing tour, narrated with fact-filled commentary by a bona fide taxi driver. Every tour is tailor-made for each traveler. You have the option of letting your driver determine the route based on your unique interests, selecting a general tour, or directing your sightseeing itinerary, with time to get a firsthand peek at all of the city’s top attractions along with a few of your own picks. Cruise past the famous Buckingham Palace guards; admire hip, high-end Soho shops; and see the fabled bronze lions of Trafalgar Square. Your driver shares insider tips and historical anecdotes, as you’re whisked past museums, galleries, shops, and markets. After an in-depth look at the British capital through the windows of its most famous vehicle, your driver will drop you back at your hotel.

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    Pickup details
    • Please note that we can pick up from most Central London locations on request. We DO NOT pick up from any of London's airports.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2496LONSIGHT

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2496LONSIGHT

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      • 1
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        Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
      • 3
      • 4
        Pass by
        Big Ben
        Trafalgar Square
      • 5
        Pass by
        Tower Bridge
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      About the operator
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      • Black Taxi Tours Of London
        696
        London, England
        Joined in May 2011
      • Ceylon30
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Black taxi tour is the way to go!
        Michael picked us up from the hotel. From there, we went on a wonderful tour of the Harry Potter locations around London. Michael is so much fun and just such a nice person. The locations were great! Michael would show us scenes from the movie, sometimes while we were standing and looking at the location. This was great for a casual fan like me, but also great for my son, who is a big fan. I have a ton of pictures that Mixhael took of our whole family. It's nice to have pictures of all of us together. This tour was so easy and so much fun. The black taxi tour is the way to go, and we would do it again in a heartbeat.
        Written June 7, 2024
      • lesliebD2702BH
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth the money and time to experience London in a Harry Potter way!
        Michael was as good as the reviews I had read for the tour. He was enthusiastic and accommodating. Detailed in his linking of movie scenes to places around London. We had over a dozen sites with stops to take pictures and see the relation to movie screen shots on a tablet. I didn’t feel rushed and variations at our request were always honored. Michael was willing to take our pictures at any or all the sites. I really enjoyed it as did my teen son.
        Written June 4, 2024
      • maureensG6870MB
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Day English Countryside
        Absolutely fabulous day with our tour guide Andy and his canine assistant Lily. I don’t think my family and I have enjoyed a day more. Andy even made sure to take us to a lovely country pub for Sunday roast! We will be talking about this wonderful day for years to come! Highly recommend!!
        Written May 28, 2024
      • lindsaygY6091MG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Harry Potter tour!
        We had the best experience on the Harry Potter London tour with Michael! The tour exceeded my expectations. Michael was very knowledgeable, we were able to visit many locations and take pictures everywhere. I highly recommend Michael and this tour!
        Written April 17, 2024
      • pranjalir2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Private Harry Potter Tour of London
        I am so glad that we met Michael in a chance encounter while hailing his cab. He mentioned about the Harry Potter tour and we quickly decided to take it. The tour was excellent. Michael showed us some of the iconic spots where the film sequences were shot- such as the Diagon Alley, Kings Cross Station, Millenial Bridge and so on. My favorite was 12 Grimmauld Place. The best part about the experience was that we had a private tour in a cab, so it was very relaxed and even paced. Michael did a great job of showing the film sequences as we went to each spot, and also clicked some amazing pictures for us. He also showed us some places of historical significance in London such as Shakespeare’s globe. I will remember this tour for life as it not only was memorable as a Potterhead but also because we found a great friend in Michael. Thanks so much for showing us around!
        Written April 9, 2024
      • lexgal08
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Michael was the best! 5-star tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
        Michael was amazing! We got to see all of the cool sites around London where the Harry Potter movies were filmed! This included the real 9 3/4 platform at King’s Cross Station. Michael was was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to speak to. We loved our tour!
        Written April 2, 2024
      • C3057CEpaula
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A hidden gem if you’re visiting + michael is fantastic
        I went on a tour with Michael Andreou with my partner and mother-in-law. So the reason, I didn’t write a review immediately is because my partner had his phone stolen on the street that night which threw things a bit off to say the least haha. This trip was MONTHS ago and I’m writing a review now because the tour was just THAT memorable and Michael was THAT good. Highly highly recommended. You will not regret it, he has such a wealth of knowledge about London history and culture. He’s also a great conversationalist and makes you feel as if you’re reconnecting with an old friend. The tour also takes regularly stops at must-see locations, so you’re not just in the black cab, it is very much immersive. I would actually do it again because we didn’t get to see as much as I would have liked since we had a reservation booked.
        Written March 5, 2024
      • cristinamD5305WA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to discover London
        Excellent tour through London! The taxi allows you to see so much more in a couple of hours. And Michael, our driver and tour guide, was both personable and knowledgeable and had us discover the city in a very different way!
        Written January 20, 2024
      • 42sades
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful & Brilliant!
        This was one of the best tours I’ve ever done! Michael was just a delight, and helped give my girlfriend a wonderful birthday tour around so many Harry Potter filming locations. His energy was great & he truly seemed excited about everything he showed us. A cool thing he did, was show us certain scenes of filming locations on an ipad to make the experience better! Our favorite part was being able to access the actual Platform 9 3/4 that the actors used, with Michael’s special access. This was truly an above & beyond tour & it was so nice being picked up from the hotel and having a private car. During rain & shine this was an amazing day!
        Written January 11, 2024
      • Fleur E
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly Recommended!!
        Stuart was an amazing tour guide! Very friendly, highly knowledgeable and took us off the beaten road visiting places that were unique and interesting. Highly recommended!
        Written January 10, 2024
      • Vivian S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Black Taxi Cool Tour with Stuart
        Stuart was great! He worked with us to push back our tour because our flight was delayed. He is very knowledgeable and took us to cool places where the Beatles had been. Highly recommend taking this tour with him.
        Written December 22, 2023
      • lisagridley
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Christmas lights tour
        Great communication prior to our trip and a lovely tour of the Christmas lights with Walter. Pick up and drop off were easy and he was very informative. Really enjoyed it!
        Written December 17, 2023
      • F6106PPannb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Cotswolds Tour
        We enjoyed a wonderful day tour of the Cotswolds from London with our driver, Andy, of Black Taxi Tours. Andy was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and made us feel relaxed and taken care of. He was also a very safe driver! Andy took us on a lovely tour of three villages and walked us around the most scenic areas of each location. The December weather was cool, foggy and damp, but that just made it all the more wonderful to finish our tour by the fire at the fantastic pub Andy selected for lunch. We had a delightful time and will definitely book another tour with Andy when we return to London.
        Written December 13, 2023
      • sadikin
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic tour
        A fantastic experience with a lovely driver/guide named Gerry. I loved every minute of it and I was impressed with all details Gerry knows. Fantastic fantastic
        Written December 1, 2023
      • Travelisation
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to see the sites
        Wbt in a black cab with Gary yesterday with the family. He was very please at and knowledgeable and even knew a lot of the history way back to the Romans. We got some great snaps and the trip was perfect. Highly recommended.
        Written October 26, 2023
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      Cynthia C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2022 • Friends
      This is the tour to take if you want to learn about London instead of just walking/driving by and looking at the buildings. Michael knew the history of what we were seeing and enjoyed telling us about his city. We were having so much fun that he even gave up lunch to show us more! I highly recommend this tour-the length is flexible and they pick up and drop off where you wish. If you want to see London through the eyes of someone that loves it, this is the way to do it!
      Written November 18, 2022
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      Shirley, Seattle
      Seattle, WA4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022 • Solo
      Michael was a perfect guide, not only knowledgeable, but also a very fine guy. When I told him what I was interested to see, he personalized the tour to include things he knew I would like to see, embellishing the itinerary exactly to my liking, all the while navigating intense London traffic during Queen Elizabeth II funeral weekend. Thank you Michael for providing me these experiences. Shirley from Seattle
      Written September 19, 2022
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      Thanks for your lovely review. So glad Michael was able to customise your tour with some great Beatles stops!
      Written September 20, 2022
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      Dinky1218
      Peoria, AZ16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2022
      We chose to do a Private Cotswolds Full Day Tour with Black Taxi Tours of London and it was one of the best decisions we made in our recent month long trip to Northern Europe. Andy was our Driver and Tour Guide and it was like sight seeing while visiting a friend or relative in England. His knowledge of the area combined with his friendly, easy going personality made for a wonderful day. He picked us up at our hotel in London and we visited Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and the Lower Slaughters with mid day stop in another small village where we enjoyed a traditional “Sunday English Roast” Lunch in the local Village Pub. It was delicious and set the bar high for any attempts on my part to recreate the same back home. The Cotswolds are magical and the English countryside is beautiful. I highly recommend this memorable day trip to anyone who is visiting London and would like to escape to the country for a day.
      Written September 25, 2022
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      Nicola P
      Ruislip, UK4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2021
      We had a fantastic tour with Gary, he explained all about where we would go and asked if we wanted to go anywhere specific. Gary had an excellent knowledge about the history of London and we even shared some facts we knew with him. I would have no hesitation in recommending this tour and Gary - if you want to go next Christmas, get in quick, I can see this tour becoming increasingly popular. Thanks to David for organising and Gary for driving
      Written January 6, 2022
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      Melinda S
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022
      We had a six hour lay over at Heathrow and didn't want to sit in the airport for that long. Black Taxi Tours offered so much flexibility. They picked us up at Paddington station, took us to the 4 destination points we really wanted to see and our Driver Stuart even drove us around to some unexpected sights and gave us the insider scoop on many things! We had a really great 3 hours with Stuart and highly recommend Black Taxi Tours!
      Written March 28, 2022
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      James H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022 • Couples
      Michael did an outstanding job with the two hour private tour of London. Just the right amount of time, we got to see everything we wanted to, he took pictures of us at important land marks, and he had a very pleasant personaility. He also showed us out of the way spots that were very interesting and he was overall very knowledgeable in the history of London. Would very highly recommend Michael and his tour.😃👍
      Written May 2, 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

      Kevin O
      Falkirk, UK10 contributions
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      Dec 2021 • Family
      Great trip to see the Christmas Lights. Our guide for Andrew was brilliant taking time to talk to our group so he could flag things that would be of interest to us. Also stopped to let us get photos where we wanted to and identified best places for the photos. He also identified other activities we might want to do. All our group - adults, kids and adults who are kids at heart - had a great time. Would definitely recommend.
      Written December 7, 2021
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

      Tommy Johns
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2022 • Family
      Gary Keough was our driver and tour guide extraordinaire! He customized our tour to exactly what we wanted to see and added interesting twists and details that made it a special experience. Gary is an excellent driver and historian. He paid personal attention to each of us, and there was something of interest to all four of us. He is lively and funny.
      We recommend Black Taxi Tours of London and Gary Keough without reservation.
      Written August 10, 2022
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      Thanks for the review! We’re so glad Gary made the experience special for you.
      Written August 11, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Åse G
      Lillehammer, Norway21 contributions
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      Jul 2023 • Couples
      Usually, all taxi drivers in London are very friendly, helpful and the service is perfect. Unfortunately we had a very bad experience from Paddington station to Bayswater. 27th July 2023. The taxidriver was a really grumpy, rude old man who had a very bad hearing, he shouted to us and didn't answer when we kindly talked to him. He spent a long time to find the address, ha had never heard about that address before, ( 72 Queensborough Terrace in Bayswater). When he finally found the address and we should pay, we didn't manage immediately to make the payment terminal work, we asked him kindly to tell us what we did wrong. Then he got really mad! He shouted and screamed that nobody ever had trouble with that, this was not his problem at all. After a while we figured it out, it was not a big deal at all, but instead of kindly explain to us, the grumpy man was shouting and waving with taxi receipes just to show us that other customer understood how to do it! My God, today this is a good story and a good laugh, but seriously, this man should never ever be a taxi driver. This happened on 27th July, from Paddington Station to 72 Queesnborough Terrace in Bayswater, We payed the driver at 16.14 pm. Honestly, this taxi driver deserve to get fired.
      Written August 21, 2023
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      This has nothing to do with us!!!! You’ve written about a random taxi journey on our sightseeing tour web site. I will ask Trip Advisor to remove it from our website.
      Written August 22, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Yolanda
      12 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022 • Friends
      So many thank yous to Michael for an absolutely AHHHH-amazing private tour of Londontown!!!!! Michael was kind, thoughtful, extremely knowledgeable, he took care in mine and my best friend’s interest beyond the original request of sites to see. He cataloged and sent a detail of our tour for my memory book as I was celebrating my 50th birthday 🎂. He made more recommendations of things to see and do after our tour in addition to making himself available for additional time on our tour. If you are interested in a private tour that is a 10/10 and want to be treated to some behind the scenes looks of London then book Michael asap. Note: a special treat was a visit inside of St. Paul’s Cathedral ( King Charles/Princess Diana were married here ❤️‍🩹).
      Again to Black Taxi Tour thank you for assigning Michael to Hope & I. He was simply the best!!!!
      And for everyone visiting London use Black Taxi Cabs they go through a rigorous educational experience to be certified drivers. They complete a two year program before receiving credentials ( this includes learning and being masters of the streets of London, ie, NO GPS-just give them your address and you are there with a story to share on your ride). Cheers to London on my #Phenomenal50 with my bestie 🥰, Yolanda ~
      Written October 14, 2022
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      Thanks for your lovely review. Sounds like you had a great time with Michael!
      Written October 15, 2022
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