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

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

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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.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2014

We had 5 in the cab, which was one too many. The angle of the cab to the street made it hard to see some of the places. However, if you think of it as a private "overview " tour of London, it was worth it. Our guide was very good and extremely knowledgeable.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 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.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
August 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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