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This black cabbie tour is an excellent way to start your visit to London as it gives you an overview of the entire city. Our driver, Mark, customized our tour to what we wanted to see and offer some additional suggestions. Well worth the time and money.
This 2 hour tour was just enough time to be in a car and get a good flavor of the city and major sights. I originally wanted to do the 4 hr but after experiencing crazy traffic, July crowds and doing the 2 hour tour, I am glad we did not do the 4 hr. Our guide, Kevin was so friendly, on time and expreamly knowledgeable. He actually gave us extra time which we appreciated. Instead of being dropped back off at our accomodation, we had him drop us at The Tower where we pre-purchased Skip the line tickets via Viator.com...this was very convenient
Our tour was fantastic! David, our driver was the best! He was pleasant, funny and very knowledgeable. My husband and I were only in London for one day so we booked this tour. We are both so glad that we did. We arrived in London too late to get a decent view of the changing of the guard so he took us to St. James Palace where the new guards get ready for the changing of the guard ceremony. There were just a few of us, right across the street with a very clear view because they were so close to us. They went through their inspection, which was very impressive to see. Actually, I think we got a better show than the throngs of people trying to see the changing of the guard. Our only regret is that our tour was not longer. David recommended a great local place for Fish and Chips that was not touristy but rather where the locals hang out.
We were there on a Sunday so Westminster Abbey was not open to tourists. However, he told us that every Sunday at 3 pm the Abbey has their Evensong service, which is a service they have had every day for over 1,000 years. You can go into the Abbey for the service which was breathtaking. Much better than just walking inside to have a look around.
This tour was very worth it. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a great London experience, see the key places without having lots of sweaty or loud folks with screaming tired kids next to you. We were picked up from the train station promptly and delivered to the London Eye (which is NOT worth the hype). We had a much better experience in London due to David because we got to see and experience things that most visitors don't know about. It was relaxed, casual and very fun and informative.
The company was very easy to communicate with. We had to change the tour time due to the time of our train's arrival and they did it without any hassle at all. Very professional, great communication, and overall terrific tour!
David is a wonderful, informative guide to his city!! We enjoyed this tour tremendously...David gave us a 100% fun and personal city tour. Thankyou!
Very good driver, giving not only historical information but also stories of living in London today.
Dave. What can I say?
Informative, pleasant, just brilliant.
We loved this tour.
He went out of his way to make this tour suit us.
If you have mobility issues, skip the bus tours, just do this tour.
It was so easy.
Our first trip to London. David was extraordinary in the scope of his knowledge of London information. He knew everything from the Roman period of occupation to the Norman conquest to Shakespeare to Doctor Who to all the royalty trivia. He customized the trip to our interests. Took me at my request so I could see the Globe theatre. Can't recommend him and the tour enough. Only way to see London for the first time. Ask for David.
The driver was excellent. He was very polite, nothing was too much trouble, he stopped off at many places so that we could take pictures, he was very informative, our 2 guests from Canada thoroughly enjoyed the trip, as we, also did. I would definitely recommend this to others
Mark Taylor our guide was fantastic he took us to places and toads many stories that we have never seen or heard about. A very enjoyable time. It was the ice on the cake for us!
Must do as a first introduction to London. A rainy day turned into a most informative and enjoyable day. Our tour guide was top notched. He brought London past and present to life.
This private black cab tour was another interesting outing for the family. The cab driver who was also our tour guide was very friendly, accommodating and good at his job. He gave us adequate information of of all the places of interest visited. Thank you Viator
Our tour guide was very informative and showed us very interesting sights of London.
Danny was awesome. He picked us up from Saint Pancras station and took us to all the major sites (Tower Bridge, Parliament, Westminster, Buckingham palace, hyde park), plus some sites that I did not know of. He was knowledgeable and was able to stop and take our picture or let us explore the area for a bit before moving on to the next site. A must do in London.
Our tour guide Dave was fantastic and very kind. In fact, we used him again to take us back to Heathrow for our return flight home.
This tour was great. It is a fantastic way to be introduced to the city. Our driver was very friendly and shared many great stories with us. We did this our first morning and then used what we saw to plan our itinerary for the next week.
Our driver Danny was so helpful and very knowledgable of the city. We had the very random request of visiting lots of streets in the area from the Monopoly board and he took us to all the ones on our list as well as showing us some cool stuff along the way including lots of little stories you would't normally get. He was also very helpful in taking a few photos for us as well. I highly recommend Danny and this tour.
Excellent experience. Could not have been better. Driver was knowledgable, accommodating, polite, and kindly answered my unending stream of questions.
Brilliant way to see some of the places that were not included in other tours. We used it on our final day to tick of "things to see" off our list. Driver was excellent.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Black Taxi Tour of London. Our driver, David, was extremely knowledgeable and professional. A lovely man! He went the extra mile to make sure we saw as much as we could in time allotted. We would certainly recommend the Black Taxi Tour, especially to first time visitors to London, as we were.
Fabulous tour! Mark picked us up at our hotel and took time to chat about our expectations and anything special we wanted to see. He included a coffee stop, told us many interesting facts en route and was very chatty and friendly . I would highly recommend this tour!
excellent value. driver was on time, knowledgeable and eager to please. we had special itenerary and he was able to fit it all into the time alloted.