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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

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Trace the footsteps of Shakespeare, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and the Beatles on this private, half-day tour of London. Traveling in a classic black cab, you’ll zip around the English capital in search of sites associated with the city’s most influential inhabitants and literary characters. Receive the undivided attention of your own personal driver-guide throughout.

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

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

Depart from your central London hotel in an iconic London black cab, and then relax as you’re whisked around the city by your private driver-guide.

Scout out locations associated with the city’s most culturally and historically significant characters; some real and others fictional. See 221B Baker Street, where the pipe smoking–sleuth Sherlock Holmes lived in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books. You’ll also see the house where Doyle himself lived and practiced medicine.

Delve into the fantastical world of 007. Visit sites featured in the James Bond movies and see Ian Fleming’s house, M16 and M15. Then, travel back to the swinging 60s. See where the Beatles’ stayed, worked and hung out when they were in London; from John and Yoko’s flat to the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing and studio.

You’ll also drive to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, see where playwright lived and visit several statues dedicated to him.

Your tour concludes in central London after roughly four hours.

Customer Reviews

Susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Would do this again. Great guide.

Sarah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

wonderful driver!

Wayne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Wonderful Watson ... 

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!

Jan W

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.

John S

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.

Leora L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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

Lee Porter USA

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.

Amber

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.

Howard Z

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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