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The Original Tour - Christmas Lights

Launching 7 Dec 2017 at a special introductory price!

Capture the magic of Christmas with London's famous 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. 

With departures at 6.30pm and 8.30pm daily and an additional departure on Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm during 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.

And with a complimentary Santa hat included with every ticket there are some great selfie opportunities with our 360 degree views.

Buy Individual Tickets

Choose your date and departure time from the options below

The tour runs until Saturday 30th December. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred date, please do call us on 020 8877 2135 to check availability.



£15.00

£9.00

£39.00

£12.50

£12.50

£12.50

Total

We accept the following payment methods Cards accepted

  • The perfect way to get you in the festive mood, break up your Christmas shopping or simply to 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!

    Taking a different route to our normal hop-on hop-off bus tours, the Christmas Lights Tour is also the perfect end to the day if you’re visiting London. And 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 Boxing Day and other weird and wonderful traditions!

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

    Launching on 7th December 2017 and running until 30th December 2017*, the tour departs at the following times:

    Day Departure times
    Monday 18:30       20:30
    Tuesday 18:30       20:30
    Wednesday 18:30       20:30
    Thursday 18:30       20:30
    Friday 18:30   19:30   20:30
    Saturday 18:30   19:30   20:30
    Sunday 18:30       20:30

    *Please note that this tour will not run on Christmas Eve (24th December 2017) or Christmas Day (25th December 2017)

    As this tour is new for 2017, we are offering tickets at a special introductory price - so take advantage and get into the festive spirit!

    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 tour is a panoramic tour and does not allow passengers to hop-on hop-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!
    • 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

    • 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

    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!

    Amazing views of the capital from the top-deck

    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!

    Private hire is available for:

    • £17.50 per person - includes a Santa Hat
    • £25.00 per person - includes a mini bottle of bubbly and a Santa Hat

    There is a minimum hire fee of £695.

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