Guided tour

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Activity provider: The Classic Tour
Guided tour

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Activity provider: The Classic Tour

From US$ 34.24 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
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

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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 413 reviews

Review summary

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The tour guide was exceptional! He had some fantastic stories to tell about the history of the area and they took us around some great areas with great Christmas lights! It was definitely cold, so rug up and maybe consider bringing a blanket or even a fresh hot water bottle or something (and do not forget your thickest gloves!). Overall it was well worth the freezing temperature!

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March 26, 2023

I was with a group of 9 and we all got onto the top deck as promised. We were very lucky with the weather in November as it was dry and not hugely cold (just felt it in the last 10 minutes) but we really enjoyed it. It was a great way to see lots of the sights in a short space of time and the Christmas lights made it really magical. The guide was also really knowledgable and funny.

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March 26, 2023

The guide was very good, full of information which was both informative and comical. The bus is vintage so quite a squash with two people sitting next to each other- we were obviously all slimmer back in the day. Whilst it says top deck seat guarantee be warned if you get there last, you may not be able to sit together. It was sad to see a family have to split up with children sitting below because the host didn’t make two people sitting alone sit together.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 129039