Downton Abbey London Movie Site Location Tour

A special time-travellers trip back to Edwardian England


Downton Abbey Location

Accredited London Private Driver Guide (who is also a Downton Abbey fanatic) will provide you with a panoramic sightseeing trip with a running commentary – punctuated by stops for stand up presentations at London’s Downton Abbey movie site locations. Downton Abbey fans will know that the early series of the drama was mostly set in Yorkshire, with a Christmas Special set in Scotland – but in later series London became a real star of the show!

London really started to hog the limelight once Lady Edith’s risqué romance with that old smooth-talking magazine editor Michael Gregson got going. Inevitably we shall also get to view and stop at MANY of London’s iconic landmarks plus a few secret ones (including Lord Grantham’s London stately home):

Buckingham Palace + Houses of Parliament + Big Ben + Palace of Westminster + Parliament Square + St James’s Palace + Lancaster House + Bridgewater House + St. James’s Square + Spencer House + Green Park + The Mall + Admiralty Arch + Belgrave Square + Downing Street + Caxton Hall + Criterion Restaurant + Ritz Hotel + Saville Club + Trafalgar Square + Piccadilly Circus + Marble Arch + Park Lane + Hyde Park + Royal Albert Hall + Kensington Palace + Astor House + Temple Place + Lincoln’s Inn Fields + Hoxton Hall + Chepstow Villas + St. Pancras Station.

We shall also walk in the footprints of those stars of the series (many of whom hail from the London area):

  • Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham) is from Blackheath
  • Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) from Romford)
  • Maggie Smith (Violet Crawley, the Dowager) from Ilford
  • Dan Stevens (Mathew Crawley) from Croydon (which is not far from Crawley!)
  • Lilly James (Lady Rose) from Esher
  • Jessica Brown-Findlay (Lady Sybil Crawley) from Cookham
  • Samantha Bond (Lady Rosamond Painswick nee Crawley)
  • David Robb (Dr. Clarkson) the Scotsman, also hails from London, although he grew up in Edinburgh.

Final set-down point for this tour can be any preferred Central London location of choice – so let us know if you would like our Concierge Team to make an Afternoon Tea reservation for you! Please contact us separately should you be interested in a bespoke ‘Downton Abbey in the English Countryside’ experience – which includes Highclere Castle + Bampton Village + Enchanted Manor House at Basildon Park (scene of Lady Rose’s wedding).

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3 hours
1-6 cabs per booking
Includes pick up and drop-off
Available on certain dates
Offered in English, French
CANCELLATION POLICY – 50% refund up to 5 days before reservation from the
time of written confirmation by email – no refund thereafter
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COVID-19 Update Mar 23, 2020 - Black Cab Heritage Tours Revised Cancellation Policy

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    At Black Cab Heritage Tours we place the highest priority on the health and welfare of our customers, team and the wider community. This is particularly the case during the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

    All Tours and Day Excursions scheduled until 30 April 2020 will no longer be going ahead as planned. We shall continue to review the situation and provide an update on all events after this date as soon as possible.  Our approach is in line with the most recent guidance issued by the UK government, and additional advice from the World Health Organisation. We are taking this action in order to promote social distancing and to limit all non-essential face-to-face contact.

    We are currently in the process of contacting all those who are have made bookings with us over the months ahead. If you have a reservation and would like to discuss our 12-month credit note option please contact us at

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