Explore London In A Classic British Car


  • Full-day sightseeing experience in a private, chauffeur-driven classic Mini Cooper.
  • A bespoke tour that showcases the best of London based on your personal interests.
  • Includes a morning coffee/tea break at a local Artisan shop.
  • Plus street food lunch at a local market.
£797 per car
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What you'll do

Enjoy this bespoke full day sightseeing experience with lunch to show you a very different side to London. Your transportation for the day is a fully restored classic Mini Cooper and your very own local guide to show you all that London has to offer.

London is vast.  You can live in the city your entire life and still discover something new every day.

Experience a hand-picked selection of the very best that London has to offer on this 8-hour private tour. Whether you are interested in history, fashion, street art, food or the iconic landmarks which London is know for, this full day excursion has it all. You will travel in a lovingly restored classic Mini Cooper with a passionate local guide to really make the city your own.

The trip is fully customisable to your personal interests and includes an artisan coffee stop in the morning and a street food lunch at a local market.

Bookings of more than one car can be arranged. Each car holds a maximum of three passengers. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!

What's included


  • 8-hour private bespoke tour of London with local guide
  • Artisan coffee/tea stop
  • Street food lunch at a local market
  • Pick up from Central London (Zone 1)
  • Private chauffeur-driven classic Mini Cooper
Your local host

Robert Welch

Robert Welch was given a beautiful 1974 Mini Cooper for his 17th Birthday (Jules is still in the fleet) and began a relationship that was to take him from student to entrepreneur.

Robert dreamt of running a company that steered away from conventional methods of touring the capital, to found a company that only used a fleet of classic Minis, quintessentially English guides, music from the greatest decade of all time on the stereo and personal recommendations based on the clients individual requirements. He wanted visitors to London to feel like locals, not tourists.

From a passion for classic cars and a love for the city, smallcarBIGCITY officially opened for business on the 26th August 2009 – exactly 50 years to the day that the first ever classic Mini rolled off the production line, bring the swinging little Mini back onto the streets of London.

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You will meet at an agreed meeting point in Zone 1 Central London. Alternatively, you can request a pick up from anywhere in Zone 1 Central London.

Tours run daily from 10am – 9pm, just let us know what time works best for you.

Such a fun way to explore hidden London in a beautiful vintage Mini Cooper. The highlight of going in November was to see the dazzling display of Christmas lights across town.


I always drive my Mini by myself, it was my first time to sit back seat and someone drives for me. Mini requires a little bit knack to get out from the back seat, but fortunately I knew it. Left leg—->back—->head—->right leg. Vice versa when you get in. Enjoyed Tom’s driving technic with fabulous engine sound of Dorothy as well as his guide for scenic spots. I have tried this tour 4 years ago, too. Highly recommended!!


This was the best highlight from our Europe trip! Their communication was excellent even with a big time difference. As I am a Classic Mini owner myself in Australia and always dreamed of driving the same mini I own in London, they even me the selfdrive element for no extra charge which is fantastic. We were picked up on time from our accommodation and was greeted by a lovely young guy! He drove us around a bit to get use to London traffic and th


It is a very unique a querky way to explore London Landmarks as well as going through back alleys. Tom our driver was super fun, had good knowledge and full of energy. To sum up, go for it you won't regret


This was an amazing experience that was well worth the price. The privacy and individuality of the tour makes it truly unique! Tom is an epic driver with an awesome personality - picture Johnny Depp as a car enthusiast. 5 stars all the way!!! I wanted to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday & we were pleased. He’s a Mini Cooper fanatic so this was the perfect gift! He loved the tour & the entire experience. Tom is super knowledgeable & very l


We did this because it was different. We had lived and visited London in the past, and wanted to get a fresh perspective on the city on this visit having been away for some years. The combination of a passion for classic mini's, London, and looking at it all a little differently made this an intriguing tour choice. No mega BMW "mini" abomination here. The star was meant to be Lulu - a classic gleaming, head-turning, 1998 classic Mini. But top


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