Guided tour

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Activity provider: The Classic Tour

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Activity provider: The Classic Tour
Likely to sell out

From US$ 33.87 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Full description

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
  • Top deck seat guaranteed
  • 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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Important information

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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 323 reviews

Review summary

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We toughed it out and stayed on the upper deck on a chilly wet evening and despite that weather, it was worth doing, though stating the obvious it would have been better in fine weather. There is also no doubt that despite being exposed to the weather, the views from the top deck are very significantly better than the bottom deck.

November 25, 2022

Great commentary but very disappointed to find that our party of two and another party of three were unable to get on the top deck. This did spoil the 'open top bus' element and we were unable to have the same experience as the people on the top deck. Felt like the experience had been overbooked at our expense. :-(

December 12, 2021

Open top vintage bus decorated in festive lights, just over an hour drive through London to view the Christmas lights and local landmarks with good commentary. A little chilly, but managed to stick it out on top for amazing photos of the lights, Harrods was awesome. Would highly recommend, but wrap up warm

November 30, 2021

Product ID: 129039