London Taxi ToursPosted: 2011-02-28
If you've ever wandered around central London with a camera, you've probably been accosted (I can't think of another, more appropriate word) by touts ... er ... representatives ... of tour companies, offering you the chance to tour London's historic highlights on an open (or closed) bus. While these tours can be great fun, there's another option to consider; why not hire a knowledgeable local guide for a personalised tour in a tradition London black cab?
The advantages are obvious; you get a guide who can customise a tour to suit your interests, and give you much more personal service. There are many, many qualified guides offering tours in traditional London taxis. While these taxi tours won't be suitable for everyone (for example, if you are part of a very large group), they might be just the ticket for small groups or families who want to see London in some style.
Here follows a list of some companies offering taxi tours of the capital. I can't vouch for any particular company or service, so please use your own common sense when finding a tour to suit your needs! Descriptions are gleaned from the company websites.
London Taxi Tour
Guided tours of London in a London taxi, including London Heathrow airport transfers and layover tours.
Black Taxi Tours of London
Customised sightseeing tours of London by Black Taxi Tours of London
Black Cab Tours
Themed and personalised guided tours by London taxi, tailored to suit any taste and always accompanied by a fully trained Blue Badge guide.
London Taxi Tours with Adrian Rouse
One of the most informative ways of experiencing the diverse and historic City of London, being guided by a world-renowned London black taxi driver. I offer a friendly and knowledgeable service and one which, I would like to think, will be memorable and very special.
Blue Badge taxi and Foot Tours with Bryan Gorin
Flexible walking or driving tours with Bryan Gorin, not only in London but also further afield.
London Black Taxi Tours
London Taxi Cab city tours can last from 2 to 8 hours and can include some of the following:- Houses of Parliament, House of Lords, Downing Street, Whitehall, Changing of the Guards, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye.
London Black Taxi Tours
Explore the sights of one of the greatest cities on earth from the comfort and convenience of a famous, London Black Taxi. Tours will take you from the history of ancient London to the splendour of some of London's greatest sights to give you a tour of London filled with little insights which are sure to provide you with great memories of this magnificent city.
These are just some of the many companies offering taxi tours, but it should give you a starting place!