When it comes to prestigious motorsport locations, precious few are more recognisable than the McLaren Technology Centre and its iconic boulevard, home to some of the most successful cars in Formula 1 history.
Access to the space-age, ahead-of-its-time McLaren Technology Centre that first opened in 2003 is usually reserved for the privileged few. But the doors to the MTC and 60 years of McLaren’s history are now open – thanks to leading travel experience platform GetYourGuide.
The tour, which marks GetYourGuide’s expansion into sports-related experiences, includes return transportation by bus from London, exclusive access to the MTC and all the behind-the-scenes insight that entails, plus an expert guide when on site.
Tours to the home of one of the most successful teams in F1 history – McLaren is among the elite club Red Bull joined last weekend by winning its 100th grand prix – accommodate around 20 people, with your guide on hand to greet you at the state-of-the-art MTC and welcome you into the McLaren family.
And the splendour starts with the drive past the lake against which the MTC is set with the famous boulevard immediately in view upon arrival as you step through the MTC’s sliding doors, where cars driven by the likes of McLaren legends Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen, to the team’s most recent F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, plus current 2023 drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri are all on display – as well as cars from other disciplines that play such an important role in McLaren’s rich history, plus some of the luxury sportscars developed on-site by the McLaren Automotive brand.
The stories behind those iconic cars and the groundbreaking innovations so many of them included are part of the passage through the boulevard and around the rest of the MTC, which also includes a chance to drink in its vast trophy cabinet and take an unprecedented look at the top-secret assembly line where its cars are produced as well as a tour of its mission control room, where car performance is monitored by McLaren engineers on race days.
And that’s all while soaking up stories of McLaren’s illustrious F1 history, getting the chance to see authentic racing memorabilia – including the overalls and racing kits worn by the team over the years – finding out just what it takes to build an F1 car and much more.
So whether you’ve got a McLaren fan in your life or are an F1 history buff yourself, what are you waiting for?
Reservations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for July 6, August 22, September 30, October 1, and October 24 – with more dates to come – and prices start from £450 per person. Book yours now from GetYourGuide here.