About

What we do…

smallcarBIGCITY offer Classic Mini Cooper Hire in London for event companies, travel operators, advertising agencies and distinguished private travellers.

Services we offer…

Bespoke Sightseeing Experiences

Group Events – Treasure Hunts, Corporate Entertainment, Stag & Hen Dos

Classic Car Hire – Advertising Solutions, Props for Television and Film, Wedding Car Hire, Classic Car Event Hire, Self Drive Hire

Our reputation…

27,000 happy customers. Listed the No.1 Greatest Thing To Do In London by Time Out Magazine. Voted ‘Top London Attraction’ by TripAdvisor. Mentored with Richard Branson and Peter Jones. We were the face of Start Up Britain and Make Your Mark Ambassadors.

Why we do it

We love classic cars and London. We believe that visitors to London should feel like locals. We have restored a fleet of classic Mini Coopers and trained a team of passionate local Londoners to show you this great city from a different perspective.

Our Goals

To Contribute To A Robust Local Economy

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To Operate Our Company Ethically And Without Detriment To Our Planet

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History

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.

Meet the Team

Robert Welch

Robert Welch

Chap In Charge
Tony Grant

Tony Grant

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Samantha Sherratt

Samantha Sherratt

Leading Lass
Tom C

Tom C

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Jay

Jay

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Edward

Edward

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Priyank

Priyank

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Jorge

Jorge

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Paul

Paul

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Jack

Jack

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Sarah

Sarah

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Marcel

Marcel

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Lawrence

Lawrence

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Jeremy

Jeremy

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James

James

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Tom M

Tom M

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