We will collect and drop you back at the airport or airport hotel. Please be aware when planning your London Airport Layover tour that Stanstead, Heathrow, and Gatwick are all roughly a 1-hour drive from central London.
Choose a popular London taxi tour that fits your preferences! Remember that we can always mix things up a bit as well. Whichever tour you choose, you really are going to see so many of London's best bits, and learn from one of our tour guides who are all genuine local London taxi drivers. If you're on a long London airport layover, this is the perfect way to enjoy some spectacular London sightseeing.
On our London Layover Taxi Tours, we allow plenty of time to grab snacks, take comfort breaks, and make the most of photo opportunities!
Some people prefer to make their own way into London via the Heathrow Express, the Stanstead Express, or the Gatwick Express, and when they do we pick them up from Paddington Station, Liverpool Street Station or Victoria. If you decide to do it this way, the prices for each tour are the same as displayed on our website.
The shape and duration of your London airport layover taxi tour depends on the time that your airport layover happens and how long you have. So, for example, if it is after 6pm you could enjoy the London by Night taxi tour. Or if it is during day, you might enjoy the London Highlights or our Secret London taxi tour. And we can also mix it up a bit so that you get to enjoy a little bit of everything while you're in our wonderful city!
When planning for your stopover taxi tour, you will need five hours for a 3-hour taxi tour and six hours for a 4-hour taxi tour. This is because we need an hour each way to drive you into London and to get you back to the airport. On a good day, you should be able to get through immigration in an hour, but it's best to plan in extra time if you need to collect baggage.
Need to talk things through? No problem, we can help you with the planning and we can help by talking you through our London tour ideas. Just give us a call or email us.
Your London Taxi Tour Guide
All of our London taxi tour guides have passed the world famous Knowledge of London exam and have on average been driving a London Black Taxi for over 25 years. In addition, many of our London taxi tour guides have additional tour guide qualifications which means their knowledge of London history, buildings, places and people is second to none. Their knowledge and passion for London means that we are confident that whatever tour you chose it will be fun, informative and memorable. Your Taxi Tour Guide will also have numerous anecdotes and personal stories to share with you on that day!
Pick Ups Your Taxi Tour Guide will pick you up from your London hotel or any other central London location that suits you. We will send you a SMS text to let you know your Taxi Tour Guide has arrived.
Drop offs When your private tour is finished we can either recommend a drop off point that is in keeping with your themed tour to maximise the sights you see and fun you have that day. Otherwise we would be happy to drop you off anywhere in central London that suits you.
People and people with disabilities
Each Taxi can accommodate between 5 or 6 people. Just let us know how many people will be taking the tour when you book.
All of our taxis are wheelchair accessible. However, if a person remains in the wheelchair for the duration of the tour it may limit the number of people the taxi can accommodate comfortably. Just let us know and we will work it all out. Collapsible wheelchairs and child pushchairs can be stored in the front of the taxi cab.
Making your tour the perfect London Taxi Tour
If you want to see a particular sight on your private tour and don’t know if we cover it, just let us know and we will make it happen.
If you see something on the taxi tour that really catches your eye and you want to stop to take a better look just tell your Taxi Tour Guide. Along with your full tour commentary there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and take photographs. Our London Taxi Tour Guide will be happy to take photos of your group, just ask.
If you would like a 4 hour private tour with two different themes and a nice lunch break in the middle, or a 4 hour tour with a lunch break – just tell us, we want to make it all work for you. You will only be charged the price of a 4 hour London Taxi Tour.
Need a comfort break? Coffee or quick refreshment? Just tell us. It’s your time and your London Taxi Tour.
The price is for the hire of the London Taxi Tour and Guide and not per person.
Always at your discretion
Our cancellations policy.
Taxi tours cancelled on the same day or with less than 24 hours’ notice are non-refundable.
What’s not included in the price of your taxi tour?
+ Any admission fees
+ The cost of refreshment or meals
Language translation through our partner Language Line – see below
A second tour
Loved your London Taxi Tour and want to do another but with a different theme? You are guaranteed a £25.00 discount on the price of your second 3 or 4 hour tour. Ask your taxi guide for 2nd the London Taxi Tour discount code.
If you don’t speak English
If you don’t speak English and our London Taxi Tour Guide does not speak your first language we have a solution. We have partnered with Language Line. They offer our tour customers a pay as you go telephone interpreting services in over 240 languages, connecting you instantly to the language and interpreter you require. Read more about Language Line here.
Our tour far exceeded our expectations. We thought 4 hours might be a little hard work but the time flew by. 4 hours and 500 years of London history, a great idea with a very knowledgeable guide, Alan, to bring it all together.
I have been lucky enough to have takentours in many great cities but I have to say this was one of the best. We had a very knowledgeable taxi guide, he really took time to work out what we wereinterested in, apart for the royal family, and made the tour really work for us. Would certainly recommended this company to any of my family and friends visiting London.