Lovers of old vehicles and especially Mini Cooper, let yourself be tempted by a guided tour of London aboard the most emblematic car in the country! An unusual and original experience to share with friends or lovers to discover London differently.
Introducing Small Car Big City
In 2009, Robert Welch created his agency Small Car Big City which offers guided tours of London in Mini Cooper. Passionate since his adolescence by these small cars of which he appreciates the design and the simplicity of the mechanics, he decides to share his passion through original and unusual tours.
Today Robert's agency has 10 beautifully restored classic Mini Cooper's from the 1960s. Some models even have a sunroof, ideal for taking pictures 😉
In the footsteps of the Beatles in a Mini Cooper
For my part, I had the chance to take the Beatles themed tour during which I discovered many places frequented by the group.
First unmissable discovery, the Abbey Road studios where the Beatles recorded most of their songs from 1962 to 1969. Beyond visiting the studios' souvenir shop, you can also leave a message on the wall at the entrance . Your guide will be happy to lend you a marker to leave your mark or take a picture of you on the famous pedestrian crossing.
Climb aboard the Mini Cooper then head to John Lennon's apartment located in the Marylebone district, at 34 Montagu Square. You will also learn that it is in this same apartment that Jimi Hendrix composa The Wind Cries Mary.
Other places will be revealed to you as well, such as the Bag O 'Nails club where Paul first met Linda; the house where Paul lived with Jane Asher and where he wrote Yesterday or London Palladium where the group played….
And to be in total immersion in the world of the Beatles, you will listen on board the mini to the emblematic titles of the group such as Hey Jude, Let it Be, Help! and many others ...
Where is the pick-up to start the visit?
At your convenience, in central London (Zone 1).
What language is the Mini Cooper tour in?
Visits are in English but also in French!
Mini-Cooper, a comfortable car?
Honestly, I was skeptical! Although space is admittedly tight, the rear bench seats and passenger seat are comfortable even after a 2 hour visit!
What are the different themes of visits?
– Rock’n’roll Beatles Tour
- Harry Potter
- Banksy & Street Art
- Bloody london
London at night
How much does a tour of London in a Mini Cooper cost?
The price of a 1h30 visit is 229 €. Price per vehicle and for 3 people maximum.
Information and reservation on the Great Britain Tourist Board website.
If you want to live an original and British experience then a visit to London aboard this iconic car will seduce you. Choose the theme of your visit and your private driver will give you many anecdotes with accuracy and so British humor!
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