London > Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

157 reviews
| 2 hours
Hotel pickup


At a glance
Category: Tours
Duration: 2 hours
Choice of several departures throughout the day
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Your fully qualified and highly experienced black cab driver is the perfect guide to take you through the streets of London. London's taxi drivers have to sit the toughest taxi exam in the world, and their inside knowledge of London is unsurpassed. They know every alley, street and short cut in London, as well as all the historic sights, palaces, museums, galleries, shops and markets.

Taking a Black Taxi Tour of London offers unrivaled personalized and flexible service. Your taxi collects you from your hotel and drops you off wherever you choose in central London when the two-hour tour is finished.

Ask your driver to take you along a route specially chosen by you. Or let your driver guide you around instead, stopping off at the major sights and stopping on request to take photographs. Your driver also provides a full commentary, packed with anecdotes you won't find in any guidebook!

Design your own itinerary with your driver on the day, or see the following sights on a general tour:

  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Leicester Square
  • Soho
  • Harrods
  • Covent Garden
  • Marble Arch
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Big Ben
  • Whitehall
  • Downing Street

This tour offers fantastic value for money, comfortably seating up to 5 passengers for one fixed price!

A personalized private tour (2 hours)
Transport by private London Black Taxi
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
Local guide
Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified


Meeting point

Tour departs central London hotels (located within "Zone 1" on the London Tube Map


Nov 2017

The tour was amazing and our driver was awesome. We learned a lot about the history of some areas in London. Next time I am in London will take the black taxi tour again. It was outstanding and so was our driver.

Evangeline D,
Oct 2017

Our driver was on time and very accommodating in getting us to the most important places we wanted to visit and take pictures. He took us to places that we did not know about and appreciate very much that he took us to those places.

Suzette O,
Oct 2017

We started out with a small list then let Stewart take the lead. He showed us parts of London we would never have seen on our own. Stewart has driven London for over 40 years. He knows it well. He told us historical facts as well as anecdotal stories. It was an awesome tour. He showed us all the different neighborhoods of London. I would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to see the real London away from the tourist sites. Thank you very much Stewart.

Oct 2017

This is the best way to see all that London has to offer in a short time. Great, friendly driver!!

Sep 2017

Our driver was Dave and he configured the tour for us. We like to get out of the taxi every once in awhile and he arranged this. In particular, one little courtyard that is right off the street, but you have to know it is there. We parked, walked through a narrow passage, and there it was. It has a rich and interesting history, which Dave described for us. This was our first day in London and we just wanted to get a feel for how things are laid out. Mission accomplished. As a bonus, Dave dropped us off at our afternoon tour location.

Kim T,
Sep 2017

Lawrense was an excellent guide - she was fluent in at least 3 languages, great local knowledge, very patient and good fun.

Sep 2017

Tour guide was excellent

Mary B,
Jul 2017

Our driver Stuart was knowledgeable and entertaining. He know London very well and provided a nice overview of the city.

Diane P,
Jul 2017

Excellent tour and driver was so good to us. He Suggested we reschedule to the next day because of a music festival that caused traffic that would cut short or time on the tour. We did and he was so knowledgable about sites and history. Highly recommended to get London overview and then decide what you want to do more in depth on the rest of your trip. He was great stopping for pictures we wanted to take

Nov 2017

I dont really know what to say about this tour. It certainly isnt worth the money. Get on the hop on hop off bus, and you see the same thing for a quarter of the price. Our guide, Stuart, kept telling us how good he was, unfortunately, some of the things he showed us was nothing we wanted to see. I would not do this again nor would I recommend it.

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