Picturesque scenic Tour of the English Countryside out of London
Timeless Lacock is the perfect English village and is our entry point into the beautiful Cotswolds, the quintessential English countryside.
Our visit to Lacock Village will be like going back in time with it's twisting streets, attractive buildings (some dating back to the 15th century) and Lacock Abbey which has all the character and atmosphere of medieval England.
This is also a must for movie fans, as film makers constantly camp out in Lacock to capture those dramatic period screenings.
The Cotswolds offer idyllic charm for the perfect day out in England, like the peaceful village of Bibury with its honey coloured 17th century weaver's cottages.
Our day will include other rural villages and market towns such as sleepy Burford in the Windrush Valley which is another charming medieval town that somehow the railways left behind - but we can reach all of these places in my London Black Cab.
Meet and Greet you at your London hotel. Head west out of town out into the English Countryside towards Wiltshire - pausing for a morning coffee (journey 2. 5 hours)
Arriving in Laycock Village we shall take a stroll around the timeless twisted streets passing by St. Cyriac's Church, King John's Hunting Lodge and the Packhorse Bridge. Lacock Abbey is where movie fans can walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter or admire the Cloisters used in the T. V adaptation of Wolf Hall (1. 5 hours)
Lunch can be enjoyed at any of the 4 traditional English pubs (1 hour).
After lunch relax as we drive through medieval market towns in the heart of the Cotswolds including the picturesque Bourton on the Water, Burford and the stunning Village of Bibury with its architecturally conserved weavers cottages (2. 5 hours).
After a full day in rural England we shall glide London-bound to your hotel (2. 5 hours).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I shall meet and greet you in the hotel lobby where you are staying - or any preferred pick-up location in Central London.
I shall identify myself by showing you my guiding badges which clearly have my name displayed.
My Transport for London Authority Cab Drivers Licence Number is clearly displayed on the front and rear windscreens of my Licensed London Black Cab.
End location: I shall return you back to your hotel - or any preferred Central London location at the conclusion of your Tour.
Duration: 10 hours
My vehicle is a traditional London Black Cab - the latest highest spec model, a (2017) TX4 Elegance, with a 2.8 litre engine, ideal for any journeys outside of London, and fully air-conditioned.
My Black Cab can comfortably sit up to 5 Passengers (or 6 if there are 2 small children), is fully Wheelchair Accessible, has a good size luggage compartment for suitcases or shopping requirements, and provides central locking for additional security.
- Private Tour with a Certified and Experienced Guide.
- Tour Co-ordination including reservation requests pre-visit.
- All transportation costs are inclusive within this Tour, as are parking charges and tolls.
- Meet and Greet at your Hotel, or preferred Central London location.
- Public Liability Insurance.
- Courtesy on-board refreshments.
- Return to your Hotel, or preferred Central London location.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 GBP - per person for meals and refreshments.
Laycock Abbey Entrance Fees
£12 Adults £6 Children
I am not a Blue Badge Guide which means that although I can accompany you inside the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey I cannot guide inside these historical monuments.