Driving into history – discover Britain by taxi tour

Tuesday 24 September 2019
Taxi tour of Britain

Dive into British culture from the comfort of an iconic cab, with taxi tours that provide a fresh perspective on the nation’s cities, monuments and history. From sites that inspired the Beatles to the home of the Queen, it’s a unique way to see more of Britain.

Get lyrical in Liverpool with Beatles Taxi Tours

Explore the birthplace of the Beatles from the luxury of a themed black cab with Fab 4 Tours or Mad Day Out Beatles Taxi Tours. Travel around Liverpool on a bespoke tour lasting from several hours to a full day; offering everything from a quick introduction to the band to a more intimate journey into their formative years. 27 September 2019 marks the 50th anniversary and rerelease of their iconic album Abbey Road, so it’s the perfect time to follow in the bands footsteps on a trip to Britain. See the homes where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, the schools where they honed their musical knowledge and the sites that inspired their classic songs, with knowledgeable drivers on hand to tell you all you need to know about the band!

Go football mad in Manchester with Football Taxi Tours

Clamber into John Consterdine’s black cab for a bespoke trip through the history of Manchester’s top sports clubs on a Manchester Football Taxi Tour. Go on a trip down memory lane with the city’s only Green Badge Tour Guide, discovering the locations that helped put Manchester United on the map. Venture back to Newton Heath where United were formed, explore the Busby Babes housing estate, bearing streets named after the players who tragically lost their lives in the Munich air disaster in 1958, and see the clubs modern home, the imposing Old Trafford, in all its glory. You’ll also have the chance to see major sights linked to rival club Manchester City, including the Etihad Stadium. Want to get to grips with the city’s history outside of football? Jump on a four-hour Discovery Tour, for an all-encompassing insight into what makes Manchester magic.

See London like a local with Mini Cooper and Heritage Black Cab tours

Discover London from a new perspective from the back seat of an iconic British Mini, accompanied by a groovy retro soundtrack. Take in all of the famous sights on personalised routes, with an expert driver who can help bring the capital’s rich and colourful history to life. Run by smallcarBIGCITY, hear tales of the royal family and gain a local insight into world-renowned London attractions. Alternatively, take a Black Cab Heritage Tour to explore the city’s streets from a traditional London Black Taxi, with charismatic cabbies who reveal the history of local landmarks. Fan of Harry Potter or Downton Abbey? Discover the London filming locations used in the hit movies, from Gringotts to Grantham House!

Have a right regal time on a royal Windsor Taxi Tour

Find out more about the world’s oldest inhabited castle, home to her Majesty the Queen, with Windsor Taxi Tours. Enjoy a royal look at life in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and delve into 900 years of history at the castle, visit Runnymede where King John signed the Magna Carta or embrace the life of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace. Looking to travel further afield? Expert guide Andrew Tapaszto runs tours to destinations including Stonehenge, Bath, Brighton and Cliveden, for a unique and wide-ranging glimpse into England’s past.

Bowl around Britain on a Blue Badge Taxi Tour

Enjoy guided commentary from a Blue Badge qualified driver on guided tours of historical sites across the south of England, with Blue Badge Taxi Tour. From the chocolate-box beauty of Cotswold villages to historical monuments including Leeds Castle and Hever Castle, guide Bryan Gorin tailors every tour to suit the interests and passions of the visitor, sharing unique insights and stories about historical buildings and locations throughout. With full and half day tours of London available too, there’s ample opportunity to discover the city’s royal parks and palaces, its galleries, theatres, cultural hubs and more.

Savour scenery and spirits on a Scotland Taxi Tour

Looking to explore the scenic delights of the Highlands, discover championship golf courses and savour award-winning whisky distilleries? Look no further than a Scotland Taxi Tour. With tailored tours to everything from castles and cathedrals to battlefields, stately homes and other attractions across the Black Isle peninsula, visitors can explore the highlights of Scotland from the comfort of four wheels, whether they fancy embarking on a dedicated whisky tour to learn about the origins of Scotland’s renowned drink, with visits to various distilleries to sample a dram or two, or putting their away around the region’s renowned courses on an extensive golf tour.

 

For more information contact:

Patrycja Woda

patrycja.woda@visitbritain.org