London Taxi Tours

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If you would like an informed commentary as you tour around London in comfort, there is no one better than a London black cab driver. Equally eloquent on solving the international financial crisis, unemployment and all politics, black cab drivers know every inch of London and how best to avoid the city’s frequent traffic snarl-ups.

Visit all of London`s famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the London Eye and from Westminster Abbey to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Not only is your driver a qualified tour guide, but black taxis are comfortable for those who need wheelchair and other disabled access. You will have lots of opportunities to stop and take photos.

Enjoy the trip down the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square, past the Admiralty Arch. This stretch of central London road is closed to all tourist transport except black cabs.

Try arranging a trip on the London Eye to see London from the world`s highest wheel. A trip in one of the 32 glass capsules takes just 30 minutes. Parking spaces for black cab tours around the Eye and neighbouring County Hall are plentiful so there is no need to worry about walking too far.

Take a black cab for a day out of London to visit 900 years of history at Windsor Castle. You are able to visit the Castle`s state apartments and St. George’s Chapel, finishing off with lunch at one of Windsor`s historic pubs or restaurants. After lunch, drive down from Windsor by the riverside to Runnymede where, in 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta, the document that founded much of English law.

For a fascinating experience of ghoulish London, take a cab to Whitechapel in East London where Jack the Ripper committed his murders. On the way, pass the Old Bailey court that stands alongside the site of Newgate Prison with its debtor`s gate set within the old walls of London.

Hunt for bargains at Brick Lane and Spitalfields Markets before seeing the Olympic site at Stratford. Finish the day at Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site with beautiful riverside buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

For both fun and education, there is no better place than South Kensington in south west London. The Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums are located in a convenient location around Exhibition Road. Take in dinosaurs, inter-galactic travel and Medieval tapestries before stopping off for afternoon tea at Harrods department store.

It is only 100 miles from London to Bath, a city of Georgian beauty in the county of Somerset. The London taxi can take you to see the Roman Baths, Assembly Rooms and the iconic Royal Crescent with plenty of photo opportunities. The return trip takes in Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire and the Neolithic stones at Stonehenge. If you have time, you can even drive into Salisbury and see Britain`s most magnificent cathedral, or drive through Oxford instead and see this ancient city’s Dreaming Spires.

You will be back in London in time to collect Boxoffice tickets for the theatre in the evening. After the theatre, arrange a trip around London at night and see the riverside lit up in glorious splendour.

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We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Jack the Ripper Tour

Jack the Ripper

Follow the trail of Jack the Ripper, if you dare!

  • Follow Jack’s trail from the comfort of a London Taxi
  • Transport back to murky &  mysterious 19th century East London
  • Explore the legend of the Ripper and Whitechapel murders
  • Walk the cobblestone streets and gas-lit alleyways where Jack lurked
  • Visit the murder sites where Jack’s victims met their unfortunate end
  • Discover the notorious pubs where the girls plied their trade
  • Stop for a nibble &  tipple at the Ten Bells,  the most famous pub in Ripper history
  • Suitable for those 18 years of age and over
    • Pick-up and drop-off at any central London location is included in the tour price
    • If you have a long flight layover and want a Jack the Ripper Tour of London,  we can pick you up at the airport and deliver you back in time for your departing flight (extra charges will apply)
    • Our drivers are Specialist Trained Ripperologists! Not only do they have the extensive knowledge of London that is typical of London cabbies,  they have specialised in the Jack the Ripper legend.
    • And don’t worry! You will be safe from Jack and enjoy a comfortable tour in one of our Licensed London Black Taxis.

Jack prowls the foggy London streets

Prices

  • £80 per hour
  • Minimum 3 hours
  • Up to 5-6 people per taxi.  (Let us know if you have 6 people so that we can book the larger Mercedes taxi for you. The traditional London taxi holds 5 people, which we will book unless you notify us otherwise.)

Tour Length

Tour time:  3 hours

Tour Itinerary

  •  Highlights all of the Jack the Ripper sites in East London. Visit the murder sites among the maze of cobblestone alleyways that helped Jack evade detection and capture.  See the White Hart pub,  a true Jack the Ripper landmark where one of the major suspects actually worked.
  • We will leave the cab at intervals for an up-close look at East London that will transport you back to that long-ago era of gas-lit shadows. Stand on the streets where the murders occurred and hear more hair-raising tales from our Specialist Trained Ripperologist.

The Ten Bells Pub

  •  Stop at the Ten Bells Pub for a nibble and tipple,  where our Specialist Trained Ripperologist will continue the eery story of how Jack lured the working girls of this pub to their fate. The Ten Bells is indelibly linked with the Jack the Ripper Story and still looks much like it did in 1888.

Wheelchair Accessible

All our taxis are wheelchair accessible. Slight modifications can be made to the tour,  if necessary,  for easier wheelchair access. Our drivers are always pleased to help.

Please phone us for specific information if you are travelling with an electric wheelchair.

Why book with us?

White Hart Pub You travel in a small,  personalised tour group in the comfort of an inconic London Black Taxi.

Our tour guides are Licensed London taxi drivers who have specialised in the Jack the Ripper legend.

We will pick you up and drop you off at any central London location,  inclusive in the tour price. Coach tours and some taxi tours pick up and drop off at a location of their choice,  leaving you to make your own way to and from that location.

We will schedule your tour to suit you. Jack the Ripper coach and walking tours occur only at certain times of the day,  certain days of the week, and in some cases,  only during certain months of the year. Our tours occur at your convenience.

Flight Layover Tours

If you have a long flight layover and would like a tour of London or the English countryside,  we can pick you up at the airport and deliver you back in time for your departing flight.  An extra fare for the airport pick-up and return will apply,  so please mention this at the time of booking.

Ripperology

The Ten Bells PubThe term “ripperology”  was coined to describe the study and analysis of the Ripper cases. Our guides have studied “ripperology” to become experts in the Ripper legend.

Because the murders were never solved,  the legends surrounding them became a combination of genuine historical research, folklore,  and pseudohistory. There are over one hundred theories about the Ripper’s identity,  and the murders have inspired multiple works of fiction.

Recommended Ripperology Reading

(try saying that 3 times fast!)

BBC on Jack the Ripper
Ghastly Headlines

Metropolitan Police Files on Jack the Ripper

Wikipedia on Jack the Ripper

To Book our Jack the Ripper Taxi Tour:

www.londonblacktaxitours.net

We are also a full-service London Black Taxi company:

www.londonblacktaxis.net

+44 (0)203 00 44 953

Let us know if you need transportation to and from the airport or anywhere else you need to go in and around London.

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Need Advice?

Which tour to take? Which tour company to use? Our Why Book With Us page might help you decide.

Additional Price Information

No administration fees, credit card fees, or taxes will be added to the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs within Central London are included in the Tour Price.

Pick-ups and drop-offs outside of Central London will incur an additional meter fare, which will be subject to our very reasonable administration/booking fee (Please read our lovely Terms and Conditions.). Any questions, just ask!