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

Journey through London's Canadian heritage, exploring landmarks on this private half-day tour in a London Taxi.

Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Categories:

Architecture, Black Cab Heritage Tours, History, Off the beaten path

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

Uncover London's deep-rooted Canadian connections on this immersive private tour, exploring historic sites and stories with a knowledgeable driver-guide on this half-day tour in an iconic London Taxi!

On your private tour, you will: 

Discover Canadian history in the heart of London on this exclusive tour, travelling in style in an iconic London Taxi. Begin your travels at a convenient pick-up point from central London. From there, you will be transported through history with engaging commentary from your knowledgeable driver-guide.

Your first stop is Canada House, a symbol of the long-standing friendship between Canada and the UK. Originally the Union Club, it was acquired in 1923 by Mackenzie King, then Prime Minister of Canada, and declared the finest site in London. This building was refurbished and reopened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015, showcasing a blend of historic elegance and modern greatness.

Next, visit Trafalgar Square, where the original fountains were sent to Canada, with one now in Ottawa and the other in Regina, Saskatchewan. On Cockspur Street, discover the history of the building constructed in the 1920s by the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada. During World War II, it served as the Canadian Military HQ in Britain, a testament to militarian collaboration.

The tour continues to the old Canada Pacific Building, which served as the London offices for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and its subsidiaries. At the Grand Trunk Railway Building, designed by Aston Webb and built in 1907, learn about Canada's role in rail transportation. See the inscriptions of The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada still visible from the street!

Pause at Lambeth Embankment to honour Colonel John By, born nearby and celebrated for his distinguished military career and founder of the City of Ottawa. A plaque marks his contribution to the construction of the Rideau Canal.

A visit to 128 Regent Street unveils the story of G.R. Collis Silversmiths, where the Stanley Cup, the National Hockey League's championship trophy, was manufactured in 1893. Stroll past The Maple Leaf Pub in Covent Garden, originally owned by Canada's largest brewery, Molson, offering a touch of Canadian hospitality in the heart of London.

Your last stop will be the Canadian Memorial at Green Park commemorating Canadian soldiers, sailors, and airmen who served alongside British forces in both World Wars. The Canadian Gate, symbolically pointing towards Halifax, Nova Scotia, marks the departure point for many Canadian service personnel heading to Europe. Unveiled by the Queen in 1994, this site reminds us of shared sacrifices. 

As you journey down The Mall, marvel at the statues of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, before returning to your hotel.

This immersive tour weaves the historic ties between Canada and the UK, offering a unique perspective on London's rich Canadian heritage. For the history enthusiast and the simply curious alike, this tour provides a memorable and informative experience. 

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