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Discover the London of hit TV show ‘Downtown Abbey’ on a 3-, 4- or full-day tour in a traditional black cab. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit locations where the series was filmed and delve 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. 

Highlights

  • Private Downton Abbey London tour by iconic black cab
  • Choose between a 3-hour, 4-hour or full-day tour 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
  • Highclere Castle not seen or visited on this tour

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 'Downton Abbey' TV Locations Tour of London by Black Cab

See lavish neighborhoods such as Mayfair

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 an additional hour 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.

Customer Reviews

Gunter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

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.

bridgebysue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful. Loved every bit of this tour. Our Guide Richard was absolutely the best! What a wonderful day of sights. Thank-you for offering this wonderful trip.

D P R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Andrew was great. We'll prepared with a mix of Downtown insights and London sights. Well done.

Charles J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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!

michael s

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Very good. Tour guide was great but a little surprising that it was not a tour of the actual house.

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