Guided tour

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

From US$ 33.04 per person

Climb aboard a classic open-top Routemaster bus decked out with festive decorations for the holiday season, and see the sights and Christmas lights of London from a unique perspective.

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Duration 75 minutes
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  • Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights of London aboard an open-top bus
  • Marvel at the lights of Oxford Street and the window displays at Harrods
  • Listen to an amusing commentary that brings London to life
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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.

  • 75-minute sightseeing tour
  • Transportation by vintage open-top bus
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
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

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Meeting point

Meet outside the Grand Hotel at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BY.

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  • Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Please be prepared for bad weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 240 reviews

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Really enjoyable trip on the open top bus to see Xmas Lights. Ran exactly to time which was incredible in that traffic. There was also an informative talk explaining where we were and the history behind famous landmarks which was very interesting. Bus was very clean and comfortable too. Very lucky that the rain held off. Highly recommend.

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December 16, 2019

Great experience for photos and seeing the lights. The seats were comfortable and liked that you were told in advance that there was no heating on board so that you can prepare for this. Sadly, I could not hear the guide well so you may want to sit closer to the speakers if this is something that you were more interested in.

December 10, 2019

An enjoyable trip seeing the lights with an interesting commentary around a wide area. Arriving early meant we were first on the bus so could choose our seat first. It was a cold but thankfully dry evening- but given the price of the trip, a hot drink or a blanket would have given this five stars.

December 4, 2019

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