Americans in London: Private Heritage Tour in a London TaxiPrivate Tour

Journey on a private half-day London Taxi tour exploring historic sites & landmarks tied to prominent American figures through American heritage.

Adults: 2 Children: 0
Total

Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Categories:

Black Cab Heritage Tours, City Highlights, History

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Driving tour - Private vehicle throughout the tour

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group , Private Transportation throughout the day in a TXE, TX4 or Mercedes Vito London Taxi, Hotel pick up and drop off from your centrally located hotel in London

What's not included:

Food and drink, Gratuities, Airport pickup & drop off, Admission tickets
Meeting points: Hotel pick-up is available upon request from Central London within a 5km radius from Embankment Place. If we do not receive your hotel information or if the hotel is outside of the pick-up radius, your guide will meet you at the Taxi Rank in Embankment Place, outside Embankment Tube Station (at the Villiers Street entrance and not the Embankment entrance).

What makes this tour special

Discover London through a unique lens on this private half-day tour in an iconic London Taxi, delving into the rich American history embedded within the city’s sites. From the former residence of Benjamin Franklin to the American Embassy in Battersea, this tour offers an immersive experience that connects you with the pivotal moments and personalities that bridge London and America.

On your private tour, you will:

Begin your adventure as you depart in a quintessential London Taxi. Your knowledgeable driver-guide will escort you past Benjamin Franklin House, the only surviving residence of the renowned American polymath. Learn about Franklin's profound impact during his stay in London and his enduring legacy.

Next, marvel at the grandeur of St. Paul’s Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece that hosted the memorial service for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The cathedral stands as a testament to the history and mutual respect between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Continue your journey to the St. Mary Aldermanbury Church, famously reconstructed in Fulton, Missouri, after Winston Churchill’s iconic Cold War speech. A stop at All Hallows by the Tower follows, where you will uncover the fascinating history of the marriage of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. The church, with its deep-rooted connections to American history, offers a captivating glimpse into the past.

As you navigate through the bustling streets, hear the intriguing tales of William Penn and Samuel Pepys, two significant figures whose stories are interwoven with London's history. Pause at Trinity Square, once home to the Navy Board and the administration of the Royal Navy. Learn about the harrowing history of the Atlantic convoys during World War II and the tragic losses, as well as the role of Trinity House in managing lighthouses and the Liberty of the Tower.

En route to the historic Mayflower Pub, enjoy views of the iconic Tower Bridge. Your guide will share the compelling story of the Pilgrim Fathers, a group of Christians who, in 1620, embarked on the Mayflower seeking religious freedom in the New World. This inspiring tale of courage and determination is a cornerstone in American heritage.

Your tour continues with an external visit to the American Embassy in Battersea, a symbol of the enduring diplomatic relationship between the two nations. Next, travel to 23 Tedworth Square, the former residence of famed author Mark Twain and his wife Olivia. Your guide will recount tales of Twain’s time in London, offering a unique perspective on the beloved American writer’s life and works.

A stop at St. James's Square follows, where you’ll discover Norfolk House, the headquarters for Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings. Norfolk is home to the world’s largest naval base and the North American headquarters for NATO, underscoring the military and strategic connections between the nations.

As your tour comes to an end, you’ll be returned to your hotel, enriched with the stories and historical ties linking London and America. This exclusive tour offers a unique and comprehensive exploration of the American influence on London, providing a memorable and enlightening experience.

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