The Coolest Way to Travel in London In a Mini Cooper with Small Car Big City

By Abi King | England

Mar 25

Zipping around London in a classic Mini Cooper: Cool, sexy and a ridiculous amount of fun. - via @insidetravellab

Zipping Around London in a Classic Mini Cooper: Cool, Sexy and  A Ridiculous Amount of Fun.

Emerging from Clapham Junction’s grey and predictable train station, I saw him straight away. A scarlet Mini Cooper, unflappable sixties gear, a glamorous assistant and the promise to show me London in a whole new light.

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It just so happens that I am a London baby. I was born here, I’ve studied here and I’ve worked here. I know the etiquette of the tube and where to find the shortcuts between its spaghetti network. I know how to get free theatre tickets and where all the funkiest markets live. I’ve sunbathed in its parks, cycled past its deer and seen the inside of its law courts, police stations and hospitals (in a profesional capacity, I hasten to add.)

Yet, after all my years of travel, I’ve never played tourist. I’ve never stepped back into the swinging sixties and swerved through the streets, gaping at Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.  I’d never snapped away at guards on horseback or at the pigeons in Trafalgar Square and I’d never gazed at St Paul’s from across the mighty Thames.

So when smallcarBIGCITY invited me to see London through their classic Mini Cooper tour, I thought it was about time I gave London the respect it deserves.

Enjoy the photos, enjoy the video and fasten your seatbelts for the coolest way to travel around London:


Classic Mini Cooper - Coolest way to get around London

Classic Mini Cooper

Guard on horseback in London

London, Baby

Sunshine, Westminster Abbey & Mini Cooper London

Westminster Abbey, London

Peaceful Protests Outside the Houses of Parliament, London

Peaceful Protests Outside the Houses of Parliament

Scarlet Mini Cooper - the Coolest Way to Travel in London

The Coolest Way to Travel in London


To arrange your own cool tour of London, contact smallcarBIGCITY.

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