Small Car/Big City = Fab Fun
I was caught in a pedestrian traffic jam on my way to an appointment in Covent Garden and the crowd was making me LATE. I assumed the standstill was a result of tourists gawping and taking pictures of the street performers, painted-people statues or the “man floating in mid-air” conundrum. I was wrong. They were admiring and cheering a line of vintage mini cars streaming through the narrow, cobbled alleyways that run through the market. It was amazing sight. I ran to the next intersection (now I was really late) to cut them off and get a better view of the signage on the cars….SmallCar/BigCity.
Thanks to the efficiency of the internets, I found SmallCar/BigCity and booked a fun, fab family afternoon tour. Is there anything more British than touring London in a vintage mini? I think not.
SmallCar/BigCity offers a variety of tours of varying lengths. We chose a Beatles/1960’s theme, 1.5 hour tour through London and decided to dress the part. We spent the morning picking through vintage treasures on Portobello Road, spraying our hair into sticky beehives and gluing on fake eyelashes. (The Mister would like me to mention that he did not participate in any of the above).
Rob and Jay drove up to our pre-arranged meeting spot promptly at 2:30 with two minis…one red with a sunroof and one in British racing green (yay!). After creating a neighborhood spectacle by staging a quick photo shoot in front of the French restaurant (applauded by the kitchen staff), we were off.
We zipped through the city, in and out of traffic and past iconic London landmarks. People honked and waved and photographed us at every stop light and street corner. Rob and Jay were great hosts and guides and tolerated our constant car switching and picture-taking. All in all, it was a great afternoon. We can’t wait to show our visiting friends the sights of London from the back seat of a vintage mini (I call front seat).
Yep, we’re stylin’ for the Beatles Tour
SmallCar/BigCity offers customized tours and corporate events in addition to their personal London tours. Call them!
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