Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of Royal London

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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of Royal London information and booking

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$113
Duration
Varies
Departs from
Your centrally located London hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am, 1pm
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See all the sights of Royal London on this fascinating black cab tour with a private guide. Choose between a half-day or full-day tour and visit all the top London attractions, such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, alongside lesser-known sites that are linked to the British Royal Family. Learn about the lives of modern royals, like Queen Elizabeth II, and hear the history of the royal’s reign in London from your friendly guide.

Choose between a half-day or full-day private tour, and then relax as your expert guide drives you around the city for an in-depth look at the British monarchy. Sites visited on the half-day tour are only seen from the outside, so if you’re eager to see more and really follow in the footsteps of the British Royal Family then book the full-day tour instead! Entry to each attraction will be at your own expense, but your expert guide will show you around and explain the history once inside.

See where Britain’s current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was born, and then visit her residence at Buckingham Palace before seeing Westminster Abbey – the site of her coronation. Look out for the shops and stores that hold prestigious Royal Warrants, like Fortnum & Mason, as your driver heads through the city center streets.

Around the city are various statues of famous royals, and your expert guide will point these out as you pass them. See statues of Henry VIII, Alfred the Great and George V – the king whose famous speech impediment was documented in the hit British film, The King’s Speech (featuring Colin Firth). Visit top London attractions like the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament hear how the royals have influenced them over the ages.

Learn about the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and find out who actually lives in each of London’s royal palaces. Hear how royal etiquette dictates how one should greet the Queen, and about the monarchy’s protocols and famously ‘stiff upper lip.’

During your tour your expert guide will be there to answer any questions you may have about the royals and the Queen’s 60 years of sovereignty: Why does the Changing of the Guard ceremony take place? Why does the Queen have two birthdays? What is her correct title? All these questions and more will be answered as Royal London unveils on this private black taxi tour.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Tour around the city

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees