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London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

1. London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Experience London at the most magical time of year aboard an original 1960s Routemaster bus. Listen to the funny commentary from the guides as they show you the best of the city's Christmas lights and decorations. Journey along a specially-designed route with your tour guide who will crack the façade of the British stiff upper lip and have you and your small group laughing all across the capital. Get in the spirit and see the finest of seasonal decorations. Spend up to 75 minutes soaking up the iconic, insurmountable landmarks of London in all their festive sparkle. See the shop windows of Oxford Street, pass the Harrods department store, and much more.

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

2. London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Make it a memorable Christmas with a festive tour of London’s top attractions. Atop an open double-decker bus, you’ll have the best seats in the house for savoring panoramic views of the glowing streets. Watch the city light up when the sun goes down, and see how London does Christmas. Set off from the illuminated London Eye, and onto the iconic Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Marvel at the exquisite displays in Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. See one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square. Hear about the fascinating history of the Tower of London as you cross the magical Tower Bridge. Cruise through the winding streets of London and feel dazzled by the merry décor. Take your pick between a live or audio guide to learn some jolly facts about each location.

London: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing-Tour

3. London: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing-Tour

Explore London on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Learn about the city's history, culture, and architecture from onboard audio commentary and enjoy the panoramic views offered by the open-topped bus. Your ticket also includes a shuttle service route. Visit all of London's most important sights on a bus route with 19 stops, starting at Grosvenor Gardens and ending at Buckingham Palace. See Queen Elizabeth Gate in Hyde Park and the Thames Embankment. Travel across Westminster Bridge and catch a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. See St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Tower Bridge. Experience the glitz and glamour of London's West End as your tour bus heads to Leicester Square and finally, head to Buckingham Place, the principal royal residence. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the sights at your own pace. You can hop off at any of the 19 stops along the route and explore the nearby sights. Purchase a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket and enjoy a free cruise along the River Thames between Westminster Pier and Tower Pier. Pass under some of the city's most famous bridges and see London from the water. Bus Stops: Belvedere Road Aldwych (One Aldwych Hotel) Ludgate Hill (St Paul's Cathedral) Queen Victoria Street (The City) London Bridge Tooley Street (Tower Bridge) Tower Hill (Tower of London) Victoria Embankment Westminster Bridge (Big Ben) Horseferry Road Buckingham Gate (Buckingham Palace) - closed until further notice Buckingham Palace Road (Victoria Station) Buckingham Palace Road, Stop Z12 Grosvenor Gardens Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park Marble Arch (Speakers Corner) Marble Arch (Park Lane) Haymarket Pall Mall East (Trafalgar Square) Westminster Bridge (South) Green Route - Shuttle Service Stop 1: Belvedere Road, Stand 3788, behind the London Eye Stop 2- Aldwych, outside One Aldwych Hotel Stop 21: Southampton Row, Stop Y, for the British Museum Stop 22: Woburn Place, Stop H outside the Royal National Hotel Stop 23: Bedford Way, Stop BP 4580, behind the Royal National Hotel Stop 24: Southampton Row, Stop B, for the City Sightseeing shop and information center Stop 25 - Lancaster Place, Somerset House, Stop B

From London: Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets

4. From London: Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets

Discover the beautiful town of Windsor on a half-day tour from London. Enjoy a scenic journey to Windsor and explore the iconic Windsor Castle with an admission ticket. You will see the castle, surrounding areas, and more before returning to London. Board a bus as it makes its way to the historic town of Windsor. On arrival, enter Windsor Castle and discover the official residence of His Majesty King Charles III at your own pace. Learn about the history of the castle and working palace, from its 11th-century origins following the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Stroll the beautiful grounds and view the castle's imposing architecture from the outside. Return to London in the early afternoon, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day to get on with your plans. 

London: Afternoon Tea Bus with a Glass of Prosecco

5. London: Afternoon Tea Bus with a Glass of Prosecco

Have afternoon tea with a twist on the delightful English Tea Bus. Ride aboard a traditional double-decker offering beautiful views of London, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, all while indulging in a delicious mix of sweet and savory treats. Start your afternoon tea experience with a selection of homemade finger sandwiches and an assortment of mini pastries and desserts. Get ready to have your taste buds tingling with joy. Prepare to spoil yourself with scrumptious scones and a delicious choice of cakes. Together with your tea and alcoholic beverage of choice, these bites are guaranteed to be the perfect complement to your relaxing 90-minute journey through the heart of London.

London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

6. London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

Experience London’s grand architecture and vibrant atmosphere which are impressive by day, and which truly come alive at night. Add a spark to your London trip and enjoy this city tour aboard an open-top bus. See the famous landmarks lit up against the night sky. Witness the Tower of London and Tower Bridge standing proud amongst the skyline and feel a thrill as you glide past the monumental Big Ben. Witnessthe fountains of Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines within them, and let the neon screens of Piccadilly Circus dazzle and thrill. As you pass Harrods, witness the exquisite lights which are evocative of Christmas, even in summer. Learn about the history of landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey from your guide and hear fascinating stories about the city. Embark on a fun and informative tour suitable for families and groups of friends.

London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

7. London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the flexibility to hop on and hop off as you like throughout the day with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. See essential sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace from the top deck of the bus, and enjoy extra options through the inclusive app. Board a famous double-decker bus at one of 8 conveniently-located central London bus stops. Once checked in, your ticket will be valid to come and go from the buses as many times as you like throughout the next 24 hours. Settle into your seat and enjoy cruising past some truly iconic landmarks. Take advantage of the incredible top deck views as your journey takes you to Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, and many more. Discover the city with knowledgeable commentary from local expert guides. If you are traveling with children, a child-friendly audio guide is available. Your ticket also gives you access to the app, including multi-lingual options and self-guided walking tours to try out at your own pace.

London: Christmas Lights Bus Tour

8. London: Christmas Lights Bus Tour

With the call of ‘all aboard’, take your seat on an immaculately restored vintage bus and begin your tour of London’s stunning Christmas lights display and more.  Pass under the world famous lights of Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Knightsbridge, illuminating you from above as you get almost close enough to touch. Catch a glimpse of the city’s most important landmarks along the way, including Big Ben and Lord Nelson himself at Trafalgar Square.  Benefit from live commentary from an expert guide, imparting fascinating knowledge throughout your journey.

London: Comedy Horror Ghost Tour on a Bus

9. London: Comedy Horror Ghost Tour on a Bus

All aboard the omnibus for a ride around the dark side of London. Rising from the ashes of a factory fire, the Necrobus is here to creep you out. See London's historic places and famous sites on this unique tour. On-board actors and technical trickery are combined to create the scariest tour in town. A creepy conductor provides the commentary for this sinister sightseeing show, revealing haunted palaces, unmarked burial grounds, and old skeletons in the capital’s closet. The Ghost Bus Tour takes you around the city, to West End, and even south of the river. See some of the oldest and most historic places in London and learn spooky facts about the most famous sights including Westminster Abbey, Fleet Street, The Tower of London, and London Bridge.

London: Iconic Routemaster Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Ride

10. London: Iconic Routemaster Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Ride

Hop on board an atmospheric and photogenic Routemaster bus for a journey around central London's most famous landmarks. Benefit from hop-on hop-off access througout the day, a frequent schedule, and the freedom to explore as you like. Take in London's fascinating cityscape onboard a bus which remains a famous city symbol. Make the most of a frequent and convenient schedule with buses every 15-20 minutes, 7 days a week. Take advantage of stops by notable landmarks like Waterloo Station, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, and Westminster Abbey. See sights like the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and Downing Street, as well as Horse Guards Parade and Trafalguar Square.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 20,168 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed our horror bus tour! Our guide was fantastic and we definitely felt a few chills especially at the end! Great fun, we were a family from age 80- 11! So good fun for all

A great way to visit streets and attractions in London that we would never had the time to see on our own. Our guide was awesome and informative.

The night tour of London was amazing! Seeing the major sites at night was fantastic. The onboard commentary was very good!

Friendly conductors and drivers; iconic route master buses. A great value way to see the sights!

Fun and full of information. Great to see london at night.