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Private Tour: The London of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes by Traditional Black Cab

18 reviews
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London
| 4 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours,
Duration: 4 hours
Highlights
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Great overview and orientation of the city
Fully narrated tour
Description
Driving around London in your private black taxi, passing major sights, your knowledgeable guide will take you in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, William Shakespeare, the Beatles and James Bond.

Pass 221B Baker St and see where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really lived and practiced medicine. You'll follow Sherlock Holmes on clues all over London from the books to the films.

Enter the world of James Bond and order your martinis ‘shaken, not stirred’ as you explore the sights of Bond’s London. See Ian Fleming’s house, MI6 and MI5. Visit James Bond film location sites all around town and find out about real spies and how they worked and where they met.

Jump on the wave of London's swinging ’60s. You'll follow the Fab Four -- John, Paul, George and Ringo -- seeing where they lived, worked and played. Abbey Road, Paul’s London office, John and Yoko's flat, Brian Epstein's home plus a lot, lot more. You have your ‘Ticket to Ride’ to learn about how the Beatles conquered London and beyond.

Have you ever wondered where Shakespeare lived in London? Your private guide will drive you to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and you'll see where the famous playwright lived in London, several statues dedicated to him, and the alleyways and streets he wandered. Your registered tour guide will tell you tales of William Shakespeare -- the man and his life.

Enjoy this fun-packed private black taxi tour with up to four of your friends or family.
Inclusions
Transport in private taxi (up to 5 people)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup
Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Entry/Admission - Abbey Road
Entry/Admission - Baker Street
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Location

Meeting point
Central London hotels

Reviews

Jun 2018

I think our tour guide was named Andrew. He was at the hotel early and cab was spotless. The tour was really well done. The guide showed us a few videos to put some of the stops into context. Not sure we really needed that. The stop at Abbey Road was a highlight and we have the pics to prove it!

Mar 2018

The tour was excellent. For anyone who likes the four Bs, the Bard, Baker Street, Bond and Beatles, this tour is perfect. We were only in London for 36 hours and we saw a lot on this 4 hour tour. Additionally, you'll see clips from Bond movies, Beatles music videos and Sherlock episodes at the cites where they were shot. You can even step out of the cab to take pictures. In fact, Andrew, our guide, parked and showed us specific buildings and spots relevant to the tour. Riding in the cab was comfortable and carefree. Andrew knew his way around London like the back of his hand because he is a true London cab driver. Moreover, he was able to answer all of our questions related to the tour and about London in general.

Aug 2016

We had a great time in London on our own, and thought we had seen a lot....but the highlight of the vacation was the tour that we did in the traditional London cab. Our driver was Andrew, and he was amazing! He knew the answer to every question we asked, he was genuinely proud of London, and he showed us EVERYTHING!...when we go back, I am definitely going to request him as our driver again!

May 2016

Best way to get an overview of the key sites, of which we returned to many. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and had some wonderful stories to share!

May 2016

We are a family of 4 and didn't really know what to expect with this tour, but it was fantastic. Our guide Jerry was fantastic. He had a great fund of knowledge and a fantastic personality. Even my teenager was laughing...and making that happen is not easy. He spent more than the allotted time and kept our attention every minute. A highlight of our week!

Nov 2015

Would do this again. Great guide.

Jul 2015

wonderful driver!

Jun 2015

GREAT. OUR DRIVER STEVE WENT OUT OF HIS WAY.TOOK US TO PARTS OF LONDON I DID NOT EXPECT TO SEE

Sep 2015

My husband and I booked this tour because it seemed absolutely perfect for us. I love the Beatles and Shakespeare, while he loves James Bond and Sherlock Holmes. Our driver was extremely personable and outgoing, and was a pleasure to be around. What I loved about this tour was that he expectantly gave us a tour of London which was lovely, and helped us plan what areas to go back to. I'm confident that without him showing us Covent Garden, the east end, etc, that we wouldn't have seen them on our short trip.
The two negatives about our experience was that we did not see any Shakespeare at all I think he forgot, and our tour ended early at 12:30 as opposed to 1:00. We did not realize this until after we were dropped off and checked the time. So on one hand we are very grateful to have been shown different sights of London, however on the other hand were disappointed that our tour ended early and we missed out on Shakespeare. Despite the negatives, my husband and I would both recommend this tour-I would however, suggest that you keep your eye on the time and speak up if there's something you absolutely want to see.

Aug 2015

Very nice driver and car but the tour itself was uninspired. Seemed like there should have been oppotnuites for continous banter on the topics but rather it simply struck on a few talking points. This is about what I would have expected from a cabby rather than a tour guide. In fact this he was a cabby but for the cost I expected a higher end guide, especially since we were paying per head in the cab and with 4 people it was pretty pricy.

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