Light Up London Private Night Tour (Tower Hill Tube Station Pick Up)

London by day is glorious. London by night is glorious and glittering. Can you afford to miss out on those hypnotic nocturnal views? BCHT’s cabbies proudly partner with London’s massive Illuminated River Project to showcase London all lit-up like a Christmas tree. Even outside of the holiday season. Don’t forget your shades.
On both our tour options, you get to see the first 4 bridges that will launch Illuminated River. When the art project is complete, it will light up 15 bridges along 2.3  miles of the river. Thames is the star - so many fantastic views from bridges. Stop at the famous Tower Bridge and London Bridge, apart from three others. Blinkers glued and ears on alert for amusing anecdotes about Illuminated River, tidbits on the architecture of the bridges and 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 heart.

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Private Driver Guide
    • Live commentary throughout the tour
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
    • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

    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 SE1 2UP England

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

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: The View from The Shard, Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU England

    Soaring skywards - this is western Europe's tallest building.

    Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

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

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

    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, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

    Faithful reconstruction of the original place of entertainment - which brings the William Shakespeare era back to life.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

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

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Blackfriars Bridge, London England

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

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

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

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Bank of England Museum, 1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 8AH England

    World's most famous financial institution founded in 1694 and one of London's architectural gems.

    Pass By: Mansion House of City of London, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH England

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

    Pass By: Royal Exchange Building London, Threadneddle St Mansion House, London England

    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, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

    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, London England

    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, London England

    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, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

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

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Tower Hill, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DJ, UK
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • COVID-19 Special Measures. The health and safety of our guests is always our top priority here at BCHT. We are putting in place some extra special measures for all future tour activities: All our vehicles will be sanitised with disinfectant cleaning by their owner drivers immediately after each service. Presentation stops will be conducted in quiet open air locations – away from crowded hotspots. Driver Guide hosts shall wash and sanitise their hands on a frequent basis throughout each service. Hand sanitiser will be available to all of our guests at all times while on tour. Standard measures which enhance your protection: The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment for the passengers. A safe distance exists between guests and their Driver Guide hosts – exceeding the current minimum 2 metres set by government guidelines. The passenger compartment has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Black Cab Heritage Tours

Activity ID: V-106826P21

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