Discover the London of hit TV show ‘Downtown Abbey’ on a tour in a traditional black cab. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit locations where the series was filmed and dive deep into 20th-century aristocratic society in England. See grand examples of architecture in Mayfair, Belgravia, and Westminster, and hear entertaining anecdotes of extravagant aristocrats similar to Lord and Lady Grantham. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this flexible private tour.
Private Downton Abbey London tour by iconic black cab
Choose three different tour lengths and discover famous Downton Abbey filming locations
Hear fascinating tales about the TV period drama from your driver-guide
Explore exclusive aristocratic haunts such as Belgravia, Mayfair and, Westminster
See the gentlemen’s clubs and visit shops the Granthams might have frequented
Enjoy a relaxed and fun tour for all Downton Abbey fans, young or old
After selecting a tour duration to suit your schedule, depart from your central London hotel in a traditional Hackney black cab. Get acquainted with your courteous driver and receive an entertaining introduction to London's 20th-century aristocratic society that inspired Downtown Abbey. Travel to the historical heart of London and explore the prestigious districts of Mayfair, Belgravia, Westminster and the City of London, popular haunts of the English gentry in the 20th century. Step out of your cab to admire the frontage of the house that served as the Grantham’s family residence Pass prestigious gentlemen’s clubs that Lord Grantham is sure to have frequented and browse sophisticated shops that used to sell opulent costumes directed to affluent ladies. Listen to tales of the poverty-ridden slums of London as a stark contrast to the aristocracy, and then stroll around genteel areas famed for their regal residents. If you opt for the 4-hour tour, spend time admiring more buildings and shops featured in the series, or visit the grounds of the Grantham’s London home and lunch in a 500-year-old Tudor restaurant (own expense) on the full-day tour. Conclude your tour with drop-off at another central London location. Please note: all tour options include coffee breaks (own expense), restroom stops, and complimentary water. Depending on availability and group size, you might end up in an old-style black cab or a newer black cab. The maximum passengers per taxi is six.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jul 2017
Andrew the guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and a good driver. He allowed ample time to take pictures, and provided other history about the London beyond Downton Abbey. The company texted me the day before to confirm the tour, which I REALLY appreciated. It helped ease my mind to know that the tour was a go. Thank you!
5 Stars are not enough. Our guide Andrew was fantastic. His knowledge, the conversational engagement outstanding. My wife being an absolute Downton Abbey nut tested Andrew's knowledge through all episodes and she could not get him to falter, specially after she throw in some 007 themes. Well done my man.
Wonderful tour! Our guide Andrew was very knowledgable and friendly. In addition to sharing his extensive Downton Abbey knowledge about the London filming locations, he also shared historical and topical information about London. We highly recommend this tour and kudos to Andrew for a fabulous job!