This is truly an experience you will never forget - Extraordinary London is pleased to be able to offer one of our most extraordinary adventures yet - a three-hour tour of London in a 17 tonne Abbot tank!
You will be collected from your London hotel (or any other centrally located collection point) in the fully operational tank which comes complete with 105mm front gun, has a shooting range of over nine miles and a bullet & bomb proof body. Once aboard with our driver and banksman, essential for manoeuvring this beast around London, you will spend three hours being driven in unrivalled security around the capital.
This guided tank tour takes aim at landmarks including Buckingham Palace and The Mall, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, Tower Bridge and through London’s famous West End. The cyclists are sure to move aside as the tank thunders through!
This tour is not for the shy and retiring Our tank get’s constantly photographed for the duration of the trip. On previous outings it has ended up featuring in multiple TV broadcasts, newspapers and magazine articles.
FV433 Field Artillery, Self-Propelled "Abbot" is the self-propelled artillery variant of the British Army FV430 series of armoured fighting vehicles. The Abbot was able to swim across water, having a flotation screen fixed around the hull that was raised to provide buoyancy. The action of the tracks was sufficient to drive it forward at about 3 knots. Each Abbot was supported by a fully amphibious Stalwart Mk 2 High Mobility Load Carrier that carried additional ammunition. The Abbot in the British Army was replaced by the AS-90 self-propelled gun in the mid 1990s. It is still in service with the Indian Army today.
Learn more about the history of the Abbot Tank HERE.
See London in possibly the most unusual way imaginable - being chauffeured in a fully operational Abbot tank!
A true once in a lifetime experience!
Tank tours start at either 10:00 or 14:00 and last for approximately three hour
At least three hours of time spent on the road, seeing key landmarks including - Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and drive over Tower Bridge in the tank.
Be treated like a film star as thousands of people photograph you and the tank
Experience a unique piece of British military history
Location: Collection available from any central London Location
Tour of London’s most iconic landmarks in an Abbot tank
Price is for exclusive hire of the entire tank.
Maximum participants of 2
Minimum age of 9 years
3 hour moving tour
Pick up from any central London hotel
Session is private, exclusively for your guests
Please dress weather appropriate.
Wrap up warm and bring a spare layer.
Please wear sturdy footwear. Please bring waterproofs just in case.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a camera, you won't want to miss taking photos of all the people taking photos of you!
You may want to pack some water and a snack. Please consider sun lotion, hats and sunglasses in the summer months. If you're going to bring a bag please bring a light bag that can be carried on your back only.
HOW TO GET THERE
You'll get picked up from your hotel or if you're not staying in a hotel we'll discuss and organise a meeting point with you. Due to the size of the tank it's not always possible to pick up at all desired locations.