Experience and explore London and its iconic Christmas lights

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 with The Original Tour double decker buses.

View the legendary lights that line Knightsbridge as well as the incredibly decorated Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. 

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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!

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 tour is a panoramic tour which allows passengers hop-off only at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

  • London's Magical Christmas Lights Tour departs from the Coventry St, Leicester Square (outside M&M World) 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!
  • Free WiFi on-board the bus so you can share your Christmassy snaps with friends and family.

This 90 minute tour departs every evening from Leicester Square (next to the M&Ms World store) and takes you past Trafalgar Square and its huge Christmas tree (which goes up on 7th December), onto Westminster Abbey and towards Knightsbridge, look out for the stunning shop windows of Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores in upmarket Knightsbridge.  We will then make a stop off at Winter Wonderland for passengers wanting to visit before continuing along the world famous Oxford Street and Regent Street – prepare for spectacular 360 degree views of the lights shining right above your head as you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

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

DayDeparture times

Monday18:45     

Tuesday18:45    

Wednesday18:45   
  

Thursday18:45    

Friday18:45    

Saturday18:45    

Sunday18:45    

*Please note that this tour will not run on Christmas Eve (24th December 2018) or Christmas Day (25th December 2019)

See the best of London’s Christmas lights

  • Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
  • Victoria Embankment
  • Knightsbridge
  • Harrods
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Oxford Street
  • Regent Street 
  • Piccadilly Circus

  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

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

  • Complimentary Santa Hat

  • Live Guide Commentary

  • Complimentary Glass of Mulled Wine

London's Magical Christmas Lights Tour - 90 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 with The Original Tour double decker buses. Experience and explore London and its iconic Christmas lights on this 90 minute tour.

  • Live guides

  • Complimentary Santa Hat

  • Glass of Mulled Wine

Adult £25.00
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Capture the magic of Christmas with London's famous lights

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