London American Heritage Tours

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From $591.50

3 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the significance of American culture in London from the comfort of a private London Black Taxi. I have been a London Taxi Driver since 1994 and I am also a qualified taxi guide. 

See parts of London you may not have known about. Be amazed at just how much American influence there is to be seen in London and discover hidden gems that time has forgot.

The tour focuses on two broad areas.

• The Thames in the east of the city features the beginnings of the 13 colonies from 1606: On the south side, we will visit the iconic Mayflower and travel around London’s Blackwall, Rotherhithe and the pretty Shad Thames moving to the other side of the river to explore trendy Wapping and the City.

• St. James’s and Mayfair in the West highlight the beginnings of the nation of the United States from the 1770s. We will visit the former home of one of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin. I will show you where the ratification of the Treaty of Paris was signed, and so much more.

What's Included

Bottled water


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Live commentary on board

Private tour


What's Not Included

Entrance fees to some attractions we may pass

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Whilst in the taxi, I am in a separate enclosed compartment. The taxi is fully sanitized between trips. Whilst delivering the tour outside of the taxi, we will maintain a 1 metre plus social distance. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available, and temper
  • A maximum of 5 people per booking
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

St. James's Park
Your guide will park nearby and walk you through the streets of colonial American history

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Charing Cross
You will visit the site of Ben Franklin's home and the church of St. Martin in the fields

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Aldwych Area
'Let us not forget' - You will visit the memorial of all US Air men lost in the second world war -

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Smithfield Market
You'll visit The Holy Sepulchre Church,a treasure trove of rich American history from 1606

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tower Bridge
You will visit the surrounding areas of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge which is bursting with varied American history

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shadwell Basin
You will be taken to the birthplace and christening site of the founding 'mother'

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Blackwall Tunnel
You will go where the people went before you in 1606

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St Mary's Rotherhithe
The site of the Mayflower's first leg of its epic voyage is where we'll end the tour.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Best Tour of London, EVER!
732drewh, 29-08-2022
We did an 8 hour tour with Pete, with our two teenage kids. His energy level and knowledge of London were both off the charts. We started to get a bit of afternoon jet lag, and Pete just kept taking us to increasingly fascinating spots around the city. Next thing we knew it was time for a pint! Great day, and one we will never forget. Thanks again Pete!
One of a kind | Unforgettable experience
LisaAnthonyRangers, 20-07-2022
Hats off to Pete .. there is no one who comes close. He is knowledgeable, personable, upbeat, and eager to show off London. A true history buff. He's the best of the best and comes highly recommended. Pete is your tour guide who instantly feels like family and delivers an unbelievable experience you will never forget.
An Amazing Afternoon around London!
amaragos21, 19-02-2019
Peter in three hours showed me so many hidden gems of the city of London! He was so kind and flexible and adjusted the tour to my areas of interest (in particular British Literature). While driving through the city we stopped at the houses of my favorite authors such as Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

Peter's knowledge and passion showed as he relayed so many interesting facts with ease. He took such great care of me and as an American showed me how our two nations are truly connected through history. If you are looking to have an amazing tour, given by one of the loveliest people in the world-Peter is your guy!

Thank you Peter, for an afternoon I will never forget!

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