Billy's Black Cab Tour: An Authentic and Historic Exploration of London
33 Ratings
Experience the authentic and historic side of London with Billy's Black Cab Tour. Explore the city's rich history, hidden gems, and iconic landmarks in a chauffeured black cab. Get a photography package included!
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Westminster Abbey - See Westminster Abbey, the church of the monarchy. The iconic landmark that has stood for centuries!
What's Included
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
Additional Information

A CERTIFIED sightseeing Guide & GENUINE London Taxi Driver

During Billy’s Black Taxi Tour of London, you’ll witness everything you’ve ever dreamt of… and beyond!

With every progression of the journey, history unfolds with miracles at every corner. While touring London, your guide will narrate the exciting historical epochs we’ve lived through; guiding you across the timeline of the Romans, Vikings, Normans, Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians and the twentieth century! A traverse through two millennia in a single tour!

Superior to any pedestrian or bus tour - you’ll be driven across the entirety of Central London, uncovering all prominent spots and several unexpected treasures you wouldn’t anticipate finding! Witness Western and Eastern London in a single venture!

I possess intimate knowledge of my London and I welcome you to treasure it as much as I do!

In addition, there is a bonus photography package! I capture your moments, polish a few chosen pictures, and deliver all of them to you at no additional charge!

True London Resident
London Taxi
History Scholar
Certified Tour Guide

  • Limited seating up to 5 passengers
  • Some parts of the tour can included short walking distances, but not essential for those with physical difficulties as the tour is primarily in the Black Cab
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard, Broad Sanctuary
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(33 Ratings)
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Jun 22, 2023
BEST Tour guide and way to start your trip!!! - We had four days in London and one of our party had never been, so we wanted a cab tour the first day to cover all the major sights. I had done this before with a regular black cabby, with a thick accent, and loved seeing things but wanted something more structured. After much research, including history focused, walking, and other cabby tours, I picked Billy. He was the PERFECT combination of it all. Here is why we loved Billy and think EVERYONE should pick him if you want an overview vs a solid day of walk and talk. You will see ALL of the major sights and things you didnt even plan on - like roman wall remains and remains of an ancient roman amphitheater, Fleet street, and as you drive past many places you don't stop at, Billy is pointing out these things and teaching you history - like the Bar locations where the royalty has to ask permission of the mayor to enter, and the monuments to the great fire...the volume of sights was extraordinary. Billy offers you the option to customize your tour to have more or less history information (he is studying at university so knows quite a lot), and more or less stop and walk. With us, we booked a four hour tour and ended up with six hours (my poor brain). He collected us from Hyde Park and tailored the route for that, ending at Shakespeare's Globe theatre area. We had spots where he parked and walked with us, some where he dropped us (like Buckingham palace) and some where he idled and pointed things out, and some where we drove past with his narrations (like the Mall having flags up from coronation, and passing St. James Park, the dragon topped bar in Londinium). We literally saw more than you could want on this tour. Billy is super easy going, very honest, and easy to understand, and just a wonderful guide. Starting our trip with his tour resulted in us tuning our remaining days to revisit areas we had not expected to spend time, like Fleet Street. We found a ton of hidden, interesting things there that we would not otherwise have seen. I would book him again in a heartbeat. We had booked him through Marriot Bonvoy/Viator, but you can book directly with London History Taxi Tours website. FYI - This was a group of four adult family members, not teens, but Tripadvisor doesn't give an option for us to specify that.
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Jun 15, 2023
Awesome tour for families! - Billy is the best!! My family of 5 (ages 16-50) went on the black cab tour and were very impressed. If you are wanting to see as much of London as possible in a short amount of time, Billy is your man. He was very knowledgeable about the city and is such an enthusiastic guide. the cab was air-conditioned and comfortable with a massive sunroof that allows you to take in the tallest of sights.
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Apr 6, 2023
Informative and engaging history tour - Billy took us through the making of London and gave us many insights into the city it is today. He was friendly, engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed our day out with him. He was always ready to help and made us laugh many times. He completely tailored the day to us and it was excellent to relax and be driven around the city while also hearing the best stories. Thank you Billy for making our day our so memorable!
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Sep 4, 2022
Amazing London Tour - Billy was easy to work with and filled with so much knowledge. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone that wants a historical overview of an amazing city.
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Jul 6, 2022
Will exceed any expectations! - Can’t speak highly enough about Ian, he’s so friendly and accommodating! We did a custom tour with loads of extras in between that were the icing on the cake! If I could take him to every European country to be my tour guide I would! 10 stars ⭐️
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Jun 12, 2022
Great way to see an amazing city if you only have half a day to spare - Absolutely fantastic way to hit the highlights of London if you have only have four hours to spare. Billy and his team are absolute professionals with years of experience as London cab drivers and tour guides. Our driver, Simon, was very easy going, helpful, and full of energy.
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Apr 22, 2022
The most exceptional trip! - I can't say enough! Billy was incredible. Our trip to London would not have been nearly as amazing as it was without the expertise of Billy. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he happened to be extremely resourceful, witty and pleasant in every way. So much, that I actually asked if he'd drive us around the very next day for a second day of adventures. I was traveling with my 11 year old son from the US. Billy spoke with us in advance about our interest and from there our work was done! After learning of our interests a he booked our day and it seemed to flow just perfectly. Billy was so kind to take memorable photos of us along the way, he was very conscious of my son throughout our tour, asking if he had any questions along the way and sharing fun details along the tour that not only would interest me but would amuse an 11 year old boy as well. One thing I must say that was stuck out very much and I feel sets Billy apart, not only was he a resource during out tour, he mentioned time and time again, I could reach out to him during my stay with questions, suggestions on dining, bookings, things to do, etc. And I did! This is an incredible service he offered me, mainly because this was our first time to London and we really did need assistance navigating for the first few days. Billy, thanks again. You made our trip so special. Frankie will forever remember you,Cheers Mate from the both of us! When we return, we will definitely be reaching out!
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Apr 21, 2022
Best black cab tour in London! - We met Billy at the airport while waiting in que for taxi. Being in a new place we hadn't a clue on how things worked and while we stood aloof, Billy aooroached us and glad he did. He is very polite, energetic, talkative, knowledged, easily approachable and most importantly, super helpful person we have met. We were dropped off at our hotel but upon realizing that our place to stay was a short walk, Billy offered to drive us over as we had a lot of luggage and during the whole check-in process he stayed with us. We booked Billy after sometime for a day tour (4 hours) to accommodate places that we wanted to check out and anything else he could offer to show. He takes his time to really understand his clients, what their interests are, and thoughtfully arranged the tour where we covered everything we were interested in seeing and more. He definitely provides a local's perspective, an insider's view on history of London and that made it much more interesting and fun for us. Anytime we had questions about places to see, or recommendations on anything and everything, we reached out to Billy. Sometimes even he would reach out and just check on us to see how everything was going and if we needed any help. It shows that he goes above and beyond to help, and he is not just someone dropping people off to their destinations, but making lifelong friends. We love Billy, and highly recommend him for all the tours he offers, and when possible, he would happily work with you in arranging trips/tours of your interests. And as we leave, we wanted Billy to drop us off because that's the kind of connection and relations we have built with this amazing guy.
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Dec 28, 2021
Fab Christmas Lights Tour - I’ve always wanted to do a black cab tour of the Christmas lights and certainly wasn’t disappointed. I can’t believe how much ground we covered in 3 hours and there was plenty of time for pics. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and provided us with lots of interesting facts about London which was an added bonus. If you are interested in doing this tour, I would definitely recommend this company.
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Dec 27, 2021
Christmas Lights 2021 - We had a fabulous Christmas lights evening with Billy. Was really helpful and conscientious. Made seeing London at Christmas very stress free with two children. Highly recommend
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up to 6 guests
April 2024