London by Night Open Top Bus Tour with Christmas Lights

Greater London, United Kingdom
London by Night Christmas Lights Open Top Bus Tour

From USD 33.18

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See a different side of London on an open-top bus tour that reveals the best of the city’s Christmas lights. Sitting on the top deck gives you panoramic views of England’s capital, including top attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Get panoramic views of London and its lights on an open-top bus
  • Live commentary puts attractions into context
  • This short tour is ideal if you’re pressed for time
  • Letting someone else drive means you can soak up the scenery

What's Included

  • Live English speaking guide on board
  • Panoramic 1 hour 30 minutes tour of London by night. See the capital dazzle & glitter for Christmas
  • See celebrated areas of London including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly
  • View such iconic structures as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge
  • Drive past the world-famous lights of London’s Regent Street
  • Food and beverages (unless stated differently)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • SE1 7GH
    Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7GH, UK

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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

London Eye

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Buckingham Palace (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

Westminster Abbey (Pass By)

London Eye (Pass By)

Big Ben (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please Note: This is not a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour and customers will need to remain on the bus for the duration of the tour
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • The tour itinerary and order may change. There will be no breaks during the tour. No restroom available on board.
  • Dates of operations subject to change as Christmas Lights in London are still to be confirmed.
  • No food will be provided on this tour
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry onto the bus.
  • Please arrive 15min prior to your departure time to allow time for boarding.
  • Please note tour can take up to 1 hours & 30 Mins, subject to traffic on the day of travel. There will be a Live English Guide
  • Buses will be cleaned thoroughly after every tour.
  • **You can cancel your reservation for this product up to 48 hours before departure and get a refund in full.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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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139 reviews
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The most memorable part...
cuchie, Dec 2022
The most memorable part of our Night Tour of London Xmas Lights experience was sharing it with fellow travelers from around the world.
Lights were good. Traffic...
Denise_J, Dec 2022
Lights were good. Traffic means it's very very slow. It rained which meant it was not a lot of fun even with coats on.
Xmas light tour duration
Patsy_B, Dec 2022
It was great to see the lights from top of bus however the tour was about 30 minutes shorter than expected.
Very loud. Over packed...
Kalene_C, Dec 2022
Very loud. Over packed and unorganized. Want my money back. Paid just to sit in traffic instead of seeing xmas lights.
Limited view
myamour01, Dec 2022
Be careful when purchasing this ticket. I purchased a ticket for a panoramic view of the lights for my family and was told it was only for the lower deck. They claim it was on the booking and voucher, but wasn’t. Needless to say we were very disappointed with the limited view of the lights. I would’ve never purchased if I had know this was the view I would get.
Fun scenes at night
nealague, Dec 2022
The guide, Jack, was very informative and had a great sense of humor! We saw many more locations than I thought we would and his historical anecdotes were appreciated!
One to Skip
TimothyBD, Dec 2022
The problem with this tour is that the traffic in London is just so ridiculously horrible that you could easily do the entire route in about a third of the time on foot, with breaks to warm up and shop or get coffee. Unless you’re immobile, save your money.
Not worth it - go see the lights yourselves or with another vendor
Linda_H, Dec 2022
We got some info about some places we drove past, but generally very little information about the places, landmarks, etc. that we drove by, and when we received some information it was often repeated numerous times. It was too much focus on upscale things and not the histories that bring buildings and landmarks to life. I always attend guided tours when I travel and expect more information provided than this tour did. London is packed with history and culture, and to include some shouldn't be hard.
Wonderful Christmas Time
Victoria_C, Dec 2022
It was a great tour, London is so beautiful in Christmas time, I enjoyed it very much, I came back to London for one day from Paris to do this tour and it didn’t disappoint
Amazing Christmas Lights
Jennifer_T, Dec 2022
Loved seeing all the Christmas lights In open air bus-great for pictures! Tour guide gave great information.
I made a mistake with my...
Taryn_d, Dec 2022
I made a mistake with my booking and rather than provide a solution, they flat out denied any solutions meaning I missed this tour yet they happily took my money. Really disappointing.
Good and bad
Stacy_R, Dec 2022
The positive of this tour was that we seen lots of beautiful lights and the tour guide was funny and provided lots of historical information. The negative was that it lasted significantly less time than advertised. We were done in just over an hour. Also, we ended up having to separate from friends that we traveled with due to people smoking on the bus.
Christmas Lights
Susanne_H, Dec 2022
All the colourful lights of London sharing with friends and /or family. Feeling the Spirit of Christmas.
So fun!
Eileen_O, Dec 2022
Great tour riding around the bustling streets of London during the holiday season. This is a city that takes holiday decorating very seriously. I’m from NYC and have seen some spectacular displays but London takes the lead. Guide was witty and knowledgable and we really enjoyed the evening. Dress warm!!!
Great way to see the Christmas lights
Joseph_C, Dec 2022
So much fun and so many beautiful lights !!! This was made even better by the enthusiastic tour guide - traffic was horrendous and we came across a crash and a closed road but our guide and driver worked together to minimize the delay and re-routed us so it almost seemed as if it was a normal part of the tour - very fun !
Brandon_T, Dec 2022
William was a rockstar, giving good info and history along with jokes and keeping the flow of the journey going.
Holiday lights with unexpected Albanian Independence Day celebration
ddsantella, Nov 2022
Driver and guide were expert safe and hardworking on the Christmas lights tour, which net at a designated bus stop one block over from the London Eye. Last nights tour occurred on Albanian Independence Day which , annually, is absolute madness with hundreds of people gathering, lighting off copious fireworks and densely cruising, honking celebrating and hanging outside cars, sunroofs, and waving flags and showing off cars bedecked with special Albania flag bonnet covers, upright flags, and lights. Traffic blocked for ages. That aside, the lights were lovely, open air viewing fun and got to have a great vantage point of viewing historical sites and shopping areas with great, spirited education.
Not worth the time it too in traff
Joy_H, Nov 2022
Most impressive lights were in one area around Leicester but we went all over and traffic was so bad the trip was 2 hrs instead of 45 minutes
Save Your Money!
Robin_S, Nov 2022
Truly awful! The weather was horrid and the seats under the shelter were taken so we sat in the wind and rain. That was on us, but we thought at least we would get the sights and info about where we were. Instead, we got what I'm sure our guide thought was a witty and pithy commentary about whatever it was we were seeing. Very little information about the areas. For example: "We're now passing Trafalgar Square" But nothing about the area, why it was called that, etc. The little info he did give us about Trafalgar Square was when it was already behind us. And no heads ups about what was coming and missed many landmarks. We were past Big Ben by the time we realized it was there. And almost missed many pretty lighted side-streets. And lots of whining about having had no Christmas Lights in past years. He was truly a mess. Was dismissive about the attempts to save energy by turning them out at 11pm and seemed to think it was for show. All in all a pretty dispiriting excursion.
It was underwhelming
MaryJudith_F, Nov 2022
The lights were beautiful but the heavy traffic was a let down. The tour guide was great funny and very knowledgable.

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