Ghost Bus Tour of London

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 35.61

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Tangle with the macabre on a ghost bus tour through London. With your ghoulish guide, visit notorious local haunts (so to speak) of restless spirits, and pass chilling sites of murder, execution, and torture such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and the infamous Fleet Street. Hear fascinating facts about London’s gruesome past and make key stops at the city’s eeriest landmarks. 
  • See some of the capital’s most haunted and grizzly sites
  • Pass by top London attractions including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London
  • Be entertained by spooky tales, chilling legends and tales of London’s dark past
  • Travel around the city in a classic 1960s Routemaster with a Gothic twist

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by Routemaster
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 8 Northumberland Ave
    8 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BY, UK

    The nearest tube stations are Embankment and Charing Cross and both are a short walk from our pick up point outside the Grand Hotel.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Choose a convenient evening start time and meet your guide near Trafalgar Square for a journey through the city’s gruesome history. Board the ghost bus—a 1960s Routemaster with its own dark history—grab a seat in the shadowy lower or upper deck, and peek out the window as your coach winds through the sinister streets of the capital city.  

With such a long and bloody history, many of London’s most esteemed landmarks—such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral and London Bridge—come with a side of infamy and mystery. Pass the Tower of London, where many tyrants (and the occasional innocent) met their death by ax, and Westminster Abbey to learn about the ancient royal tombs that were discovered there. 

As you ride, hear chilling tales of London’s most prolific hauntings, deadliest diseases, and most depraved characters. Keep your wits as your guide recounts the Whitehall Mystery, a grisly murder case from the 19th century where neither the victim nor the killer were ever identified. Hear chilling tales of the black dog of Newgate Prison and of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber (and butcher!) of Fleet Street.

Your tour returns to the departure point with plenty of time to grab food or drink to warm your chilled soul.

Tower of London (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral (Pass By)

Trafalgar Square (Pass By)

Westminster Abbey (Pass By)

Houses of Parliament (Pass By)

Southwark Cathedral (Pass By)

Fleet Street (Pass By)

The Ghost Bus Tours - London (Pass By)

London Bridge (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

Advance registration is a must and there are some loud noises and flashing light effects.
If you have some time left off your vacay here you need to get on this bus.


521 reviews
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Got cancel
David_G, June 2023
It got canceled and never got my money back and it was my present to my boyfriend and have to figure something else
Great fun !!
Jennifer_L, May 2023
This was great fun ! Our host was hilarious and really engaging ! Lots of great gruesome stories as well as interesting historical sights … topped off by naughty British humour My mum and dad loved it - my dad has just retired from 40 years as a London Cab driver - and he did not know some of the little stories we were told ! My daughter is still smiling ! Totally recommend this - thank you
Not in the slightest bit scary, perfect for families
Kimberley_W, May 2023
Absolutely brilliant! Not in the slightest bit scary, perfect for children, includes a bit of history and gory story telling but delivered in a very entertaining and comedic manner.
Spooky fun!
Erik_L, May 2023
Never received actual tickets but had our confirmation email and they had us on the list. Fred, our tour guide, was great - he had us laughing and was informative! Definitely recommend. If you do the 21:00 (9pm), it is a great way to see some of London’s landmarks at night.
Could be a fun way to pass some time in London after dark, but somewhat disappointing
Shar_C, May 2023
The guide was a very good actor and told some good stories. The bus was very interesting in decor. The flickering lights etc at the end was a bit hokey. The guide would not help us with questions after the tour about how to get a cab back to our hotel. He acted as if he didn't know us even though we had just been on his tour and given him a nice tip. The stage persona was over as soon as the tour was over! Left us with a sour taste regarding the experience.
Awesome Ghost Bus Tour
Stephen_E, May 2023
Just got back from an awesome ghost bus tour (May 23 7:30pm). We were a family of 6 adults. Our guide was spectacular (sorry I forgot his name). He was the tour. Didn’t know what to expect before the tour and we were not disappointed. Would highly recommend the trip for those looking for something different to do while in London.
Tracey_O, May 2023
Waited an hour in the rain with my handicapped sister in law and no bus arrived. Finally another guest came by and informed us that the tour was canceled. No internet available for us to be informed.
Very entertaining tour of London’s old haunts.
Sharon_B, Apr 2023
A very entertaining experience. Our tour guide was funny, animated and used special effects on the bus for drama. My only wish was that it was longer. The whole tour was just shy of an hour. I thought it would at least be 90 minutes.
London ghost bus
Kevin_H, Apr 2023
Light hearted factual and added comedy ticket conductor very entertaining and professional would recommend
Really great tour!
Melissa_S, Apr 2023
Took my 9 year old daughter and we had a blast. Mostly informative with a touch of spooky on the side. Our tour guide, Edward Sullen was awesome and really played his part well. I’d recommend this for anyone looking for a fun and slightly eerie way to explore the history of London.
Anthony_S, Apr 2023
Its a very unique experience!! Still laughing...Edward was very funny!! The old bus was very creepy with the lights....
Zahra_H, Apr 2023
Way better than I expected after reading some of the reviews. I went with my boyfriend. The ambiance of the bus is great and spooky, there's a lot of special effects by the guide, who is the life of the bus. He narrated fun/gruesome tales about all the places we drove past. Even the bits that weren't scary, we thought it was just really interesting to learn so many interesting facts about London that we never knew before. The tour wasn't too short or too long. Perhaps the only negative I found was the traffic which doesn't always allow you to see the sites clearly. The guide is interactive but not invasive. My advice would be to go with the right spirit- know that you might be made fun of but that it's all in good spirit and honestly it's not that bad. I had a great time :)
Great for a laugh
Tracy_T, Mar 2023
Great, tongue in cheek entertainment. Well worth a ride. Bit of history, lots of laughs and a few jumpy moments
Bring your earplugs!!!!
Lawson_W, Mar 2023
Instructor was so loud h That you couldn’t even hear what he was saying. He was literally screaming. The whole comedy skit was not funny and not necessary. Would have been nice to have a normal ghost tour. The only thing I liked was the bus.
Excellent value! The trip...
Kelly_B, Mar 2023
Excellent value! The trip was very entertaining and a lot of gory history was revealed! Our conductor Edward Sullen made it really fun.
Very Entertaining Ghostly Tour
Mark_Y, Mar 2023
Very entertaining tour of London with lots of spooky stories and ghoolish drama! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and full of spooky energy.
Fun evening
Don_M, Mar 2023
My extended family of thee adults took the Ghost Bus Tour of London in March 2023, and we had a fun evening. Our guide was very entertaining, and made a point of correlating fact and fiction in our adventure. The only down side was the humid conditions fogged the bus windows, making it difficult to see outside during the our trip.
Ghost bus extraordinaire
Dawn_K, Mar 2023
The tour guide was fabulous - funny, entertaining and informative. The tour of London with the lights was magical, what a city we live in and what amazing history.
Really funny moments and...
Sebastien_H, Feb 2023
Really funny moments and excellent conductor. A little short however with many opportunities to improve the offering easily (more actors, food and drinks…)
Campy great entertainment
Guy_C, Feb 2023
Wonderful fun, compered by the wonderful "Hugh Focker". Funny and informative, would recommend to anyone.

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