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Christmas is not far off and London will light up in spectacular form in November and what better way to see the sparkling festive displays at night than on an open-top bus that takes you past decked out dazzling shop displays to key landmarks shining in further glory.
Led by an expert guide, this London by Night bus tour will steer through the world-famous Regent Street Christmas lights and key sights that include the likes of Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Marble Arch, The London Eye and Tower Bridge.
As you enjoy the twinkling decorations and take photos, you'll be entertained with facts and stories of the city's buildings and notable streets that teem with history. It's a great introduction to London at Christmastime and audio guides in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Chinese enhance the experience for those that don't speak English. The bus also has free Wi-Fi.
Prices for this glittering tour are £24 per adult and £13 per child 5-15yrs (4yrs & under are free), with departures at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. There are two departure points, as follows -
5pm and 7pm tours - leave from London Eye, Belvedere Rd, bus stop 77 6pm and 8pm tours - leave from Bulleid Way, Victoria, bus stop 3
Each tour runs for just under 2hrs and returns to the point from where it departed. Tickets can be purchased here.
This magical time of year sees many events in London and this bus tour is a taste of how much the city loves Christmas. If you're staying in London a while and have time to explore some more, then check out the Visit London Official Visitor Guide for everything from Christmas markets and shopping to Hogwarts in the Snow, ice-skating and ice sculpting workshops in Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. You could easily do a few weeks here just enjoying everything Christmas related.