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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

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

This fun-packed four-hour private black taxi tour takes you around London, seeing the major sights and following in the footsteps of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes. Your private expert guide will share fun anecdotes about the history and cultural impact of these English icons as you zip around London in your own black cab.


  • Four-hour tour of London in a private, traditional taxi with your expert driver/guide
  • Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes
  • Complimentary pickup from central London hotels

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

Private Tour: The Bard, Beatles, Bond and Baker Street in a Traditional Black Cab

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Would do this again. Great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

wonderful driver!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Best tour ever!!! This was absolutely our favorite tour of our entire trip. Our guide was phenomenal, and we were able to get our iconic abbey road photo! We also got a chance to stop for coffee, when we needed. This was amazing and absolutely worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our driver David was a pleasure. He was accommodating, knowledgable, thoughtful, resourceful and an excellent guide. David exceeded our expectations in every regard. Would not hesitate to employ him again. The black cab though roomcommas not air conditioned which would have alleviated the sweltering heat. I would not hire an unfair conditioned cab during the hot summer again. The driver/guide was terrific and though the comfort of the car was an issue in the unseasonal heat I would still rate this a five star experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Tour was a lot of fun! We were able to see so much more than if we had taken a bus tour. David was a great guide and we learned so much. He gave us some great recommendations for dining, other sights, etc. Highlight was being able to recreate the Beatles' Abbey Road crossing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Gordon was a fantastic guide, so funny and interesting , would recommend him to anyone. EXCELLENT!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Our private black cab and guide picked us up at our hotel and whisked us off on an incredible tour. We stood on Abby Road, stalked Sir Paul McCartney, visited the streets Ian Fleming and Arthur Conan Doyle walked, and peeked inside Shakespeare's Globe Theater. But anyone can do that. Our guide, Jerry, took us to places we never would have found on our own. We snuck into a quirky hotel that was once a famous courthouse and jail that truly contained rock and roll royalty. We visited a ritzy hotel bar where the real Vesper martini was created, and we learned the meaning behind Lennon's repetitive Number Nine, Number Nine, Number Nine. The kids loved visiting the new Sherlock's 221b Baker Street address and Speedy's Cafe, but really freaked when we rolled up to St. Bart's Hospital, the site of the season two jump. They even left a message for Sherlock in the red phone booth. When we visit the city again, I'd pay to do the exact same tour. Our guide and the tour were that enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Fabulous time with our cab driver/tour guide, Richard. He really listened to our interests and customized the tour to our tastes. We had a very short time to spend in London, and there is no way we could have seen everything on our own. His graciousness and charm, along with his extensive knowledge and experience really made the tour a highlight of our visit. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This is one of the best tours we have ever been on. The Tour Guide was most excellent!! He was full of knowledge and seemed to really enjoy his job. Most informative and most enjoyable. I plan to telling all of our friends, when in London, take this tour.

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