A Guide to Touring London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour
Are you looking for a unique way to experience London’s Christmas lights in all their glory? Look no further than the annual Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour. This memorable tour takes you across the city in a cozy double-decker bus, where you can take in the spectacular lights and decorations of London’s iconic landmarks.You will be accompanied on your journey by a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will provide you with an insight into the history and significance of each stop. From the iconic Tower of London to the glittering Trafalgar Square, you will get to know the culture and magic of the city from the comfort of your heated seat.The tour begins at 2pm, with pick up points along the route including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. From there, your guide will lead you on a merry two-hour ride around the city’s main sights, with frequent stops so that you can capture the perfect pictures. As night falls, the metropolis falls into a magical glow of festive cheer and your guide will be on hand to share stories about the season’s traditions in London. The tour provides a highly detailed commentary from your expert and friendly guide allowing you to take in all the charm that London has to offer. From beautiful classic architecture and bustling city streets to holiday art installations, your tour guide will help you to appreciate every moment, with stops at four of London’s most awesome attractions:
4 Must-See Attractions during Your Tour
- Tower of London – This fortress is one of the world’s most important historic sites, having served as a royal residence, prison and in more recent times as an impressive tourist attraction. The Tower of London’s stunning grounds make it the perfect setting for a nighttime tour.
- Big Ben – This iconic clock tower is arguably one of the most instantly recognisable landmarks in the world. As you pass through this area of London, you can marvel at its majestic beauty and intricate designs.
- Buckingham Palace – Located just south of Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace is another must-see attraction on your Open-Top Bus Tour. Home to the British royal family for over 200-years, its lavish gardens transform into a winter wonderland on the winter nights.
- Trafalgar Square – Decorated with an array of festive Christmas lights, Trafalgar Square has become a popular destination for tourists and Londoners alike. Take in this bustling square from your vantage point onboard the open-top bus.
At the end of your two-hour tour, you will be dropped back off at Big Ben for an 8 pm finish. A unique way to experience the beauty of a winter night in the capital, this convenient and cost-effective tour is great for anyone looking for a fast and easily accessible way to enjoy a night out in London.
What to Expect on your Tour
Your Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour is an ideal way to enjoy a winter evening in London without having to worry about getting lost or feeling overwhelmed. From the comfort of your heated seat onboard the double-decker bus, you can marvel at the twinkling decorations that come out each year to line the city’s streets. As your guide talks you through each attraction, you can take in all that London has to offer in style. Your guide will provide you with detailed commentary during your tour, sharing their knowledge about each stop and allowing you to gain insight into this wonderful winter wonderland. With regular stops throughout your journey, you can hop off at any point to take photos or just soak up the atmosphere. Throughout the tour, you will get to see many of London’s iconic sights including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Your tour will also take you to some lesser known attractions such as Covent Garden and the Royal Pergola. Your Christmas Lights by Night Open Top Bus Tour is the perfect way to experience all that London has to offer during a fun and easily accessible winter evening out. With heated seating and a knowledgeable guide, this two hour journey is perfect for any tourist or resident looking to make their holidays even brighter! And don’t forget; if you are looking to make a night of it then why not book tickets to one of London’s Christmas events? There are plenty to choose from and with our Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour, we are sure to have something for everyone!
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