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  1. London's Magical Christmas Lights Tour - 45 minutes

London's Magical Christmas Lights Tour - 45 minutes

Capture the magic of Christmas with London's famous lights

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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

This 45-minute Christmas Lights bus tour of London departs at 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm Thursday and Sunday from 17th November and daily from 6th December.  Every Friday departures are 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm from 7th - 28th December.  Every Saturday departures are 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm from 24th November to 22nd December. 

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.

Each ticket includes the added bonus of a complimentary Santa hat on board, as well as a glass of Mulled Wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative) available from Planet Hollywood.

Book your Christmas light bus tour of London tickets now and join us on board to share the magic of Christmas. If you would like to see more of London's Christmas lights, take a look at our 90 minute Christmas bus tour.

Buy Individual Tickets

Choose your date and departure time from the options below

The tour runs until Saturday 29th December 2018. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred date, please do call us on 020 8877 2135 to check availability.

Online £17.00 Full Price £17.00
Online £11.00 Full Price £11.00
Online £45.00 Full Price £45.00



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See the best Christmas lights in London in these popular locations:

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

Every Christmas lights London bus tour ticket includes:

  • Complimentary Santa hat
  • Glass of Mulled Wine (or a non-alcoholic alternative) from Planet Hollywood
  • Entertaining live guided commentary
  • Stunning views from the top deck

  • 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 2018 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday* and Sunday until 6th December when tours run daily) and running until 29th December 2018**, the tour departs at the following times:

    Day 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 - 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00  18:30  19:00
    Saturday* 16:00 16:30 17:00  17:30 18:00  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)

    Plan your trip

    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.
  • 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.

  • Adult: 15+

    Children: 5-15 years

    Family: 2 adults and 2 children

    Children under 5 years travel for free, sitting on a lap

  • Interested in an exclusive private hire Christmas Lights Tour?

    A great choice for your office Christmas party or gathering your family and friends for some festive fun!

    Please email or call +44 (0)208 877 2120 to speak with our dedicated Private Hire bookings team.