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The Best of London at Night: Short Tour

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2 hs
Availability : All year round
Min Age : 1+
Max People : 6

Discovering London by day is already amazing, but exploring the best of London at night is glorious and glittering.

Black Cab Heritage Tours cabbies proudly partner with London’s massive Illuminated River Project to showcase London all lit up like a Christmas tree, even when it’s not the holiday season.

You will get to see the first 4 bridges that will launch the Illuminated River. When the art project is complete, it will light up 15 bridges along 2.3  miles of the river.

The Thames is the star – so many fantastic views from bridges and we will stop at the famous Tower Bridge and London Bridge, apart from three others.

Blinkers are glued and ears on alert for amusing anecdotes about Illuminated River, tidbits on the architecture of the bridges and the social history of the diverse communities living along the banks.

Finally, chew on this. London’s taxi trade expanded historically alongside the pace of the River Thames crossings? This one’s close to our hearts.

Departure & Return Location

Central London


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What's Included

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • An iconic London Black Cab
  • Pick up and Drop off from your centrally located hotel in London

What's Not Included

  • Food & Drinks
  • Gratuities

2 hsLondon Night Tour from Tower Hill Station

This is an estimated itinerary for this tour:

Stop At: London Bridge

A bridge on this site since the Roman conquest – London Bridge has a wealth of stories and anecdotes which your private guide will explore with you!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge Road

London’s most iconic River Thames crossing – a truly majestic sight.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The View from The Shard

Soaring skywards – this is western Europe’s tallest building.

Stop At: Tower of London

Famous 11th-Century Castle on the River Thames waterfront – beautifully floodlit at night.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Southwark Cathedral

One of the oldest Gothic buildings in London – there has been a place of worship on this site for 1,000 years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre,

A faithful reconstruction of the original place of entertainment – which brings the William Shakespeare era back to life.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tate Modern

Dramatic former power station which houses the very best of international modern art.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Blackfriars Bridge

Superb viewpoint for a great vista of London’s Illuminated River installation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul’s Cathedral

A majestic icon which resulted from the conflagration was the Great Fire of London and then survived the World War Two Blitz.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Bank of England Museum

The world’s most famous financial institution was founded in 1694 and is one of London’s architectural gems.

Pass By: Mansion House of City of London

London residence of the Lord Mayor – a stunning example of Neo-classical Palladian architecture.

Pass By: Royal Exchange Building London

Originally founded in the 16th-Century this Neo-classical gem is now an impressive shopping mall.

Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London

Hear the story of when London was ablaze in 1666 – underneath the world’s tallest free-standing stone column.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Thames River

The Illuminated River will be a long term art commission on an unprecedented scale – a scheme to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bankside

One of the oldest settlements in Great Britain dating back over 6,000 years – and historically a notorious place of entertainment.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Borough Market

Vibrant social space – one of the largest and oldest food markets.

Duration: 10 minutes


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