Hire this double deck horse drawn bus for a very unusual and special club or society night out. Drawn by the only pair of shire horses working regularly in London, you get to see London from a different perspective.
Listen to the steady clip clop of hooves as the horses negotiate the streets of London bringing back nostalgic memories and creating new ones.
The two shire horses Edward and Stanford will take you at a leisurely pace taking you past some of most well known sights and some of the interesting back streets that a motor bus or coach cannot negotiate.
Below is an example of a three hour tour for a group of up to twenty people starting and finishing at Baker Street Station or Marylebone station.
From Baker Street travel down into Oxford Street, turning onto Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Long Acre, Bow Street, Tavistock Street and then to the centre of Covent Garden, St Pauls Churchyard. The bus continues down Bedford Street and onto the Strand, past the Charring Cross to Trafalgar Square turning into Northumberland Avenue and stopping outside the Sherlock Holmes pub.
After a short break, the bus then travels along Whitehall, Horse Guards Avenue and along the embankment to the Palace of Westminster, around Parliament Square and back along the full length of Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, up Lower Regent Street, St James and left along Piccadilly to Hyde Park Corner. Around the Wellington Arch and up Park Lane to Marble Arch, following past Portman Square and along Grosvenor Place ending up back at Bakers street.
Many of our groups travel together by coach or minibus to London and meet us at Eaton Square where it is possible to park and wait for us to return.
A Typical tour from Eton Square would take in the following, traffic permitting.
The Horse drawn Bus then leaves Via Sloane Square and Sloane Street past the exclusive clothing shops of the rich and famous to the Junction of No. 1 Hyde Park, Harvey Nicholls and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Turning right along Knightsbridge to Hyde Park Corner, then travelling the full length of Park Lane. The Bus then travels around Marble Arch and then onto Oxford Street to Oxford Circus, then onto Regent Street past Hamleys Toy Shop to Piccadilly Circus the world famous landmark. Onto Shaftesbury Avenue (Theatre Land), Old Compton Street, (Soho) and then on to the old cobbled streets of the Seven Dials. Next is Covent Garden, St Pauls Churchyard and then dropping down to the Strand. Turning right onto the Strand to Trafalgar Square, left onto Whitehall and left again onto Horse guards Avenue until the Embankment. Passing alongside the Thames and the London Eye to the Palace of Westminster, around Parliament Square and along the full length of Whitehall. Passing Admiralty Arch and on to Pall Mall continuing on to St James St of the hill to Piccadilly. Past the Ritz, St James Park Hyde Park Corner and then Berkeley Square on the return to Eton Square.
While food and drinks in moderation are welcome on board, stops for selfies, photographs and ‘comfort breaks ‘ can be taken along the route when required.
From Mid November to January 1st, the double decker bus or the smaller private omnibus are available for hire for a Christmas lights tour starting from 5pm, setting out to see as many of London’s Spectacular illuminations as possible.
Traffic permitting, the Lights in Elizabeth Street, Sloane Square, past Winter wonderland, Oxford Street, New Bond Street, Regents Street, past Carnaby street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden and the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square can all be seen with a stop for refreshments within a 3 hour tour.
We can adjust our tours to include or exclude any areas or landmarks, a truly bespoke service for groups and societies, company outings, tourist groups and any other groups of like minded people. The horse drawn tour can also be used in conjunction with a night at the theatre, either before or after your chosen show making an enjoyable evening even more magical.
As these vehicles are as close as possible to the original, disabled access is limited. We will endeavour to help with access and wheelchair storage as long as we are notified in advance.
We also can arrange Bespoke Tours Options for smaller or larger groups.
Gents wet Shave at Trufit and Hill.
Oysters at Covent Garden
Pie, Mash and Liquor at Smithfield Market
Afternoon tea in Several locations.
London Gin Tasting
These can be added into a tour covering the lesser known sights and history of London
Royal Courts of Justice, The Guildhall, the individual Guilds Halls, St Pauls Cathedral, The Monument, The Freemasons Hall, London Wall.
To book above mentioned tours call us now : 0208 428 8074