Driver, take me to...
Yup, 'fraid so. Not everybody wants to walk. Or always wants to walk.
(Now look, if you want to cut to the chase – want to skip this little intro. and go directly to the goodies – just scroll down.)
So, yes, sure, different strokes for different folks.
Cue the best taxi tours in London!
Cue them not least because a taxi tour is of course a different cup of tea. Costs more. Gets over more ground. Different ground. (One of the best things about walking tours is that we can thread our way through mediaeval London – pick our way through ancient passageways that are so narrow you can't open an umbrella in them. By definition they're no-go territory for vehicles.) Different weather conditions (taxis are weather-proof – it's like playing in a domed stadium).  Etc. etc.
So this strand of the LW programme is absolutely complementary to what we mainly do. Well, complementary in the different cup of tea senses set out above. Not complementary in the fundamental of fundamentals: the quality of the guiding. "It all comes down to the guiding" is the LW polestar. That's ab ovum for us, that's where we start – and everything follows therefrom. So, yes, here as well, it's that same fundamental chord: we've sifted and winnowed, got the very best taxi driver guides – a lot of them are also top flight Blue Badge Guides – and got them on the team. In the lapidary words of that journo: "If this were a golf tournament every name on the Leader Board would be a London Walks guide!"
So that's the starting point. The all important starting point. The other one's pretty important as well. It's this: you won't be able to get these guys – and gals – at a better price than we can get them for you. Reason for that? Oh, lots. Not the least of which is that really important one about LW not being weighed down with the crushing fixed costs of London office space, office staff, etc. That stuff translates into bottom line for everybody concerned: you first of all, but also the drivers and indeed LW. It translates into, in two words, "best price".
Anyway, for starters let's just get some of the titles down. Over the long haul we'll put up here, in the shape of pop-ups, a blurb for each of them. But for the time being let's wave the titles magic wand. And if any of them grab you, well, just give Mary or Fiona or Noel a ring – or email us – and we can talk it over, take you through it.
And, if it's right for you, set it up and make it happen.
Here's what's on the menu (get ready for a sharp intake of breath, because no question about it, the possibilities are as endless and as wonderful as London itself...):
William & Kate – The Royal Wedding Tour
The London Heritage Tour
The Bard, Beatles, Bond & Baker Street
Rule Britannia (The Taxi & River Cruise Tour)
The Titanic Tour (Another Taxi & River Cruise Tour)
London Highlights
The London Half-Day
The Big One – The All Day Londoner
James Bond, 007, Spies & Villains
Shop Till You Drop – 12 Hours! of Retail Therapy
Dr. Who (A Tour by London Taxi, NOT a London Tardis)
London's Step-Back-in-Time Shopping Trip
City of London & Financial District
Famous London
Law & Order
Storbybook London
London's Dead
London's American Connections
Filmed in London
Harry Potter's London
Muggles – The All Day London Experience Tour
Hogwarts Express
Platform 9 3/4 – The Big One (Big time, big cost)