Guided tour

London: Christmas Lights Bus Tour

Activity provider: Premium Tours

London: Christmas Lights Bus Tour

Activity provider: Premium Tours

From US$ 23.75 per person

Admire the twinkling beauty of London’s Christmas lights from an iconic vintage bus. Be chauffeured around all the most festive locations in town and enjoy a unique perspective of London’s streets glowing in the dark.

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Duration 100 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • Admire the famous Christmas lights in Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Knightsbridge
  • Enjoy an evening tour on a restored vintage bus
  • Take in panoramic views of Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, Trafalgar Square, and more
  • Learn from informative and entertaining live commentary
Full description
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.
  • Double-decker bus tour
  • Live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Gate 0 located inside Victoria Coach Station. Checkin starts 15 minutes before the departure time selected.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is an open-top bus tour and seating on the upper deck of the bus is not guaranteed
  • Please be prepared for the possibility of rain
  • In exceptional circumstances, an alternative vehicle (a closed-top vintage bus or a coach) may be used without prior notice
  • Route subject to change due to traffic conditions and road closures. Please note that on some occasions we will not be traveling on Regent Street due to traffic-free events.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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Tour started at Gate 0 at Victoria Coach Station where Premium Tours staff were there to book us in and allocate us to our bus. There were several lovely Routemaster London busses lined up. It was part-open on top which made for great views but was chilly so wrap up warm. The guide was entertaining and very informative pointing out what to see and where to look. My only negative comment was that the speaker system wasn't great and it was a little difficult to understand the guide at times but this didn't really spoil the tour for us at all. At least we didn't need to use those horrible earbuds! I thought this was a wonderful tour and I recommend it to anyone wanting to see the best of the Christmas lights in London at what we thought was a sensible price. Well done to Premium Tours. I will look for their tours again. :)

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December 21, 2019

It was a wet evening so I sat inside the bus at the front. All the other passengers sat up top. I could see everything perfectly well. The guide was loud and clear. He had extensive knowledge and was really interesting in a gossipy way as well. The only downside was when it poured with rain and the passengers came inside the bus. The windows soon steamed up and it was difficult to hear the guide for the constant loud chattering in many different languages. Very rude.

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December 12, 2019

Guide very informative and entertaining . We were lucky that evening was dry - although very cold (tip - knee blankets for top deck ; also take hand warmers and wrap up well!!) TrIp not cut short Despite traffic . Good to see lights out with main areas. Honestly probably would not have gone if had paid ‘full price’ as advertised on other sites/ tours .

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December 8, 2019

Product ID: 310718