Downton Abbey London Tour

Spend a day in the shoes of an Edwardian Lord or Lady – immerse yourself in the world of Downton Abbey. This tour will take you to visit the main filmset locations in London, most notably Lord Grantham’s house, spectacularly set near the royal quarters of St James’s and Buckingham Palaces. It’s much more than just a whistle-stop tour, introducing you to the architecture of the period and showing you how people actually lived. You’ll come away feeling qualified to star in Downton Abbey yourself!

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Our guides know London inside out and can show you the top locations across the city. Even as an avid watcher of Downton Abbey, you’ll have the chance to learn something new.

•  4 hour tour      •  Price per taxi      •  Up to 6 guests     • Bespoke tour

From £340

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What are the highlights of the Downton Abbey tour?

Your guide will take you to a number of locations on this tour, including:

Bridgewater House London

Grantham House

See Lord Grantham’s London house and be surprised by the architectural blueprint of none other than Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey itself!

St. James palace London

The Royal Quarter

Lord Grantham’s house is set beside the royal quarters of St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace. Soak up all the history in this iconic London spot.

Luxury shops Mayfair London

Aristocratic London

Experience the luxury shops and emporiums frequented by the aristocracy since the 17th Century – including a favourite store of Winston Churchill.

Piccadilly circus

Piccadilly Circus

Various scenes were filmed here, including the accident of Tony Gillingham’s valet, Mr Green. This bustling part of London is filled with history.

Is this the right London tour for you?

If you love Downton Abbey and the wider world it’s set in, this is the tour for you. There’s something for every lover of a good period drama, and you’ll learn lots about society and culture in London.

Many of our guides love Downton Abbey. Barry, Paula and Keith agree there’s nothing better than an evening spent in the company of the Crawleys – preferably with a hearty roast dinner and a pint of British ale on the table, too. They’re looking forward to chatting with you about the series and the film, from Lady Mary’s love life to Carson’s sugar bowl!

Why take a taxi for your Downton Abbey tour?

You’ll find Downton Abbey walking tours of London, so why is a taxi better? For one, you’ll have your own private transportation for the whole tour – if travelling in style is good enough for Lady Mary, then it’s good enough for you! Locations of interest are spread out across the city, so you’ll be glad of your own black taxi to take you from place to place. There’s time for a spot of sightseeing along the way too. This is your private, bespoke tour.

Your guide will take you beyond the realms of filmsets into the world of Downton Abbey itself, showing you a snapshot of Edwardian and post-Edwardian London. It’s a more personal, more charming experience than a walking tour could ever give you.

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Tour length: 4 hours

Tour pickup location: Any central London postcode


Extend your tour or amend it along the way – our tours are totally flexible. You won’t need to worry about your taxi driver guide getting lost!

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Want a longer tour?

If you want a more leisurely day or want to see more of the sights, why not book in a longer tour? This gives you time to stop for lunch, visit more areas of the city and make the most of your time in London. Build your own tour here, or get in touch and we will arrange everything for you.

We can also pick you up outside of central London locations. Please get in touch to book so we can recommend a suitable tour length based on your pickup point.

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