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

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Duration - 4 hours

INR 34,283 p.p. onwards

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London, United Kingdom

This fun-packed four-hour private black taxi tour takes you around London, seeing the major sights and following in the footsteps of Shakespeare, the Beatles, James Bond and Sherlock Holmes. Your private expert guide will share fun anecdotes about the history and cultural impact of these English icons as you zip around London in your own black cab.

Available options

08:30

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

09:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

10:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

11:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

12:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

13:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

14:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

15:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

16:00

INR 34,283
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
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Stop At: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

Have you ever wondered where Shakespeare lived in London? Your private guide will drive you to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and you'll see where the famous playwright lived in London, several statues dedicated to him, and the alleyways and streets he wandered. Your registered tour guide will tell you tales of William Shakespeare -- the man and his life.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 3 Abbey Road, London NW8 9AY England

Jump on the wave of London's swinging ’60s. You'll follow the Fab Four -- John, Paul, George and Ringo -- seeing where they lived, worked and played. Abbey Road, Paul’s London office, John and Yoko's flat, Brian Epstein's home plus a lot, lot more. You have your ‘Ticket to Ride’ to learn about how the Beatles conquered London and beyond.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Baker Street, London W1U England

Enjoy this fun-packed private black taxi tour with up to four of your friends or family.

Driving around London in your private black taxi, passing major sights, your knowledgeable guide will take you in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes, William Shakespeare, the Beatles and James Bond.

Pass 221B Baker St and see where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really lived and practiced medicine. You'll follow Sherlock Holmes on clues all over London from the books to the films.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Enter the world of James Bond and order your martinis ‘shaken, not stirred’ as you explore the sights of Bond’s London. See Ian Fleming’s house, MI6 and MI5. Visit James Bond film location sites all around town and find out about real spies and how they worked and where they met.


Duration: 1 hour

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 18 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There are no booster seats in London taxis
  • Children (up to 18) must be accompanied by an adult
  • The driver will wait a maximum of 20 minutes after tour time and contact you before driving off
  • No food or beverages can be consumed in the vehicles without prior agreement with the driver
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Inclusions

  • Transport in private taxi (up to 5 people)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup

Departure point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from Airports & Seaports at an extra cost. Please ask


Recent reviews

Steven_B   25th May 2016

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Best way to get an overview of the key sites, of which we returned to many. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and had some wonderful stories to share!

Dale H   19th September 2018

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Our driver was Stephen and he was excellent - very kind, polite and very knowledgeable with lots of fun stories! Excellent tour for a couple of 66 year old "groupies"!

Dale_D   14th March 2018

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The tour was excellent. For anyone who likes the four Bs, the Bard, Baker Street, Bond and Beatles, this tour is perfect. We were only in London for 36 hours and we saw a lot on this 4 hour tour. Additionally, you'll see clips from Bond movies, Beatles music videos and Sherlock episodes at the cites where they were shot. You can even step out of the cab to take pictures. In fact, Andrew, our guide, parked and showed us specific buildings and spots relevant to the tour. Riding in the cab was comfortable and carefree. Andrew knew his way around London like the back of his hand because he is a true London cab driver. Moreover, he was able to answer all of our questions related to the tour and about London in general.

AMBbuff21   14th December 2019

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Our driver, Andrew, was a delight. He was able to show us so many sights and he connected them to each other and to us in a personal way. When we mentioned that we were Dr. Who fans, he said, “I can show you a police box-we’re really close!” He had fun anecdotes to share and interesting video clips to accompany the stops on the tour. He took our picture at Abbey Road and had a marker for us to write on the wall. When we return to London, we will certainly request him for another taxi tour.

desrey1026   3rd November 2019

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Our driver, Steve, was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable of the entire area showed us plenty of places not included on the tour. He was very happy to take pictures of us, especially on Abbey Road! I would hire him again anytime

Lisa R   2nd August 2016

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We had a great time in London on our own, and thought we had seen a lot....but the highlight of the vacation was the tour that we did in the traditional London cab. Our driver was Andrew, and he was amazing! He knew the answer to every question we asked, he was genuinely proud of London, and he showed us EVERYTHING!...when we go back, I am definitely going to request him as our driver again!

Lorna D   3rd May 2016

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We are a family of 4 and didn't really know what to expect with this tour, but it was fantastic. Our guide Jerry was fantastic. He had a great fund of knowledge and a fantastic personality. Even my teenager was laughing...and making that happen is not easy. He spent more than the allotted time and kept our attention every minute. A highlight of our week!

Mark I   8th August 2015

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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.

Rhonda D   13th June 2018

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I think our tour guide was named Andrew. He was at the hotel early and cab was spotless. The tour was really well done. The guide showed us a few videos to put some of the stops into context. Not sure we really needed that. The stop at Abbey Road was a highlight and we have the pics to prove it!

klivesey7   14th September 2015

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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.