London Christmas Lights Tour

A special treat for the festive season, capture the magic on a London Christmas lights bus tour 2018. See the famous lights that decorate the iconic streets of London on board The Original Tour’s double-decker buses. 

Sit back and relax as our tour takes you to London's sparkling spots including Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus, whilst our live guide entertains with stories of Christmas past and present.

 

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Sit back and relax as our tour takes you to London's sparkling spots including Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus, whilst our live guide entertains with stories of Christmas past and present.

Once purchased online, vouchers will be delivered directly by email and can either be printed or downloaded to your mobile phone.

Your tickets are date and time specific. Please ensure you check before booking as tickets are non-exchangeable once purchased.

This is a panoramic bus tour and does not allow passengers to hop-on or off along the route.

  • The Christmas Lights Tour departs from the Coventry St bus stop (stop no 17) across from the M&Ms store on Leicester Square.
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • Seats are unallocated and on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Remember to wrap up warm – London is not known for warm December nights!
  • There is free WiFi on-board the bus so you can share your Christmassy snaps with friends and family.

Departure times

  • Monday-16:30 -17:30- 18:30 - 19:30 
  • Tuesday-16:30- 17:30 - 18:30- 19:30
  • Wednesday-16:30- 17:30 - 18:30- 19:30
  • Thursday-16:30- 17:30 - 18:30 - 19:30
  • Friday-16:3017:0017:3018:00 18:30 19:00 19:30
  • Saturday*16:0016:3017:00 17:3018:00 18:30 - 19:30
  • Sunday-16:30 -17:30 - 18.30 - 19:30

*Every Saturday from 24th November to 22 December 2018
**Please note that this tour will not run on Christmas Eve (24th December 2018) or Christmas Day (25th December 2018)

See the best of London’s Christmas lights in the following places:

  • Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
  • Regent Street Lights
  • Piccadilly Circus Lights
  • Oxford Circus Lights
  • Hamley’s shop windows

Avoid the crowds whilst still enjoying the atmosphere of central London at Christmas time.

Taking a different route to our normal daytime bus tours, the Christmas Lights Tour is also the perfect end to the day if you’re visiting London. With a live guide on-board during the tour, learn about British Christmas customs such as why we set our Christmas pudding on fire, why the 26th December is called Boxing Day and other weird and wonderful traditions!

Learn about Christmas past and present, and get an insight into quirky British traditions from the history of the pantomime to the time when Christmas was cancelled! There are amazing views of the capital from the top-deck and fascinating and entertaining live guided commentary in English.

This 45-minute tour departs every evening from Leicester Square (next to the M&Ms store). It will take you past Trafalgar Square and its huge Christmas tree, before going by the dazzling lights of Piccadilly Circus and the glittering window displays and world-famous Christmas lights of Regent Street. 

The perfect way to get you in the festive mood, break up your Christmas shopping or simply relax after a day at work. Our double-decker open-top bus gets right up close to the famous lights adorning London's iconic streets. The views really are stunning… and perfect for that Christmassy selfie!

Launching on 17th November 2019 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday* and Sunday until 6th December when tours run daily) and running until 29th December 2019**, the tour departs at the following times:

  1. The Christmas Lights Tour departs from the Coventry St bus stop (stop no 17) across from the M&Ms store on Leicester Square. The nearest London Underground tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. 
  2. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  3. Seats are unallocated and on a first-come first-served basis.
  4. Remember to wrap up warm – London is not known for warm December nights!
  5. Free WiFi on-board the bus so you can share your Christmassy snaps with friends and family.
  6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  7. For security reasons your credit card must be shown when this voucher is exchanged.
  8. If you have purchased a concession ticket, you will need to present your student card or ID when redeeming this voucher.
  9. This voucher is non-exchangeable and valid only for the date and time of departure displayed for the Christmas Lights Tour. This voucher is not valid for The Original Tour's hop-on hop-off bus tours.
  10. All sales are subject to the published Terms and Conditions and Conditions of Carriage - available on our website www.theoriginaltour.com

Book Tickets Now

Book your Christmas light bus tour of London tickets now and join us on board to share the magic of Christmas.

  • Stunning views from the top deck

  • Glass of Mulled Wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative) from Planet Hollywood

  • Free Santa Hat

Christmas Special

London's Magical Christmas Lights Tour - 45 Minutes

A special open-top bus tour for the festive season - capture the magic of Christmas and the famous lights that decorate the iconic streets of London

  • Live guided commentary in English

  • Best central London locations

  • Hop-off at Winter Wonderland

Adult £17.00

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