Guided tour

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Guided tour

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

From US$ 29.56 per person

Catch a sparkling glimpse of Christmassy London with an open-top bus tour. See some of its most famous neighborhoods and landmarks, all done up for the holiday season.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Treat your eyes to the sights of London at night from an open-top bus
  • Pass by Regent Street, Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and more
  • Admire London’s enchanting Christmas lights and feel the magic of the season
  • Listen to facinating commentary provided by your English-speaking guide
  • Witness one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square
Full description

Make it a memorable Christmas with a festive tour of London’s top attractions. Atop an open double-decker bus, you’ll have the best seats in the house for savoring panoramic views of the glowing streets. Watch the city light up when the sun goes down, and see how London does Christmas.

Set off from the illuminated London Eye, and onto the iconic Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Marvel at the exquisite displays on Regent Street and Oxford Circus.

See one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square and pass by Buckingham Palace.

Cruise through the winding streets of London and feel dazzled by the merry décor. Learn some jolly facts about each location with your live tour guide.

  • English-speaking live guide
  • Upper-deck seating
  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Start your tour at the Golden Tours tourist bus stop. Look out for Jubilee Park and Garden on Belvedere Road, which is opposite the London Eye. There you will see Golden Tours' blue buses.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

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  • You cannot hop on and hop-off during this tour
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

based on 359 reviews

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Worth doing as it will save you a lot of walking and time. The lights will look much closer than what you can see otherwise. Just note that of you book the open top tour, you will no longer be eligible for a seat downstairs even if it rains. You have to sit upstairs in the rain. The company will provide ponchos but your jeans/pants will get wet by sitting in little puddles of water. Look at the weather and decide whether you want to do this.

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March 30, 2023

Best Tour we have ever been on, Jack (I hope I’ve recalled the name correctly) was simply the best tour guide ever. We braved the rain outside and the sites were spectacular, coupled with the knowledge and actually FUN facts about so much of the sites we passed on the street’s of London, Jack was exceptional and our favourite tour guide yet. It is even Jack’s 1st month on the Job, but he’s got it guaranteed with that performance. It was our Last Night in London for our New Years Eve break, we took the 9pm on 1st December. Couldn’t recommend enough. Thanks to the driver, & to Jack. Brad & Becky - Leeds, UK.

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March 30, 2023

I did the tour with my family on New Year's day it was brilliant! a great way to see London with all the Christmas light's and learn some of the history. Our tour guide was an elderly gentleman i forgot his name but he was charming, very knowledgeable and entertaining which just made the tour more enjoyable. Will definitely do this tour again when in London for New Year 2023. Thank you, highly recommended.

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March 30, 2023

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