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London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

From US$ 29.09 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 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese


  • Feel the Christmas spirit as you explore this iconic city
  • Admire the seasonal lights of London's biggest landmarks
  • Immerse yourself in London's culture and history
  • Enjoy facts and stories from your live guide
  • Choose an audio guide in your preferred language
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 in Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral.

See one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square. Hear about the fascinating history of the Tower of London as you cross the magical Tower Bridge.

Cruise through the winding streets of London and feel dazzled by the merry décor. Take your pick between a live or audio guide to learn some jolly facts about each location.

  • Tour guide
  • Audio guide in 8 languages
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Meeting point

London Eye, Belvedere Road, Tourist bus stop number 77, London, SE1 7GH (nearest tube station is Waterloo, 2 minute walk).

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Tours depart at 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 9 reviews

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It was a good ride. Got to see all the amazing Christmas lights as well as other parts of the city, which was great for me as it helped me map out some routes to other attractions. However there was so much traffic on the day plus it rained so it made it a bit uncomfortable but still worth it.

January 3, 2022

Lovely tour with an interesting guide, although really only the last 3rd is Christmas lights and there are major landmarks missing that could have been covered given that, that weren't. Our biggest issue is that the address and location given for boarding aren't accurate. This lead to a good ten minutes of wandering around trying to find it with an increasingly stressed child in tow, and a bit of a mad dash to only just make it. The stop is located on the street behind the London Eye but back towards the Royal Festival Hall, rather than right towards Westmister and Waterloo. The stop is also not labelled or indicated in anyway that is readable at night, so be aware.

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January 1, 2022

December 26, 2021

Product ID: 388700