London Christmas Tours 2017

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No sooner is Summer drawing to a close when we start being inundated with requests for this year’s Christmas tour dates!

One of the highlights of the holiday season in London, our Christmas special tours are the ultimate night out to discover the best of the capital during what is truly the most wonderful time of the year.

Still haven’t booked yours? Here’s a sneak peak at what you’re missing out on!

You never know who you might run into during a Magical Christmas Tour ...

You never know who you might run into during a Magical Christmas Tour …

London's Christmas markets

London’s Christmas markets

Our London Christmas Lights Tours are the original holiday themed tours, visiting the best of the festive lights in central London, alongside many off the beaten path locations.

Remember that unlike other tour offerings, this is not just the usual London landmarks. Our professional tour guides will take you out of the chauffeur driven sightseeing vehicles to hear the stories and learn about the traditions behind what it means to spend Christmas in London – the perfect holiday treat.

Christmas fairies - much loved by children on our Christmas tours!

Christmas fairies – much loved by children on our Christmas tours!

Tower Bridge at Christmas: Magical ...

Tower Bridge at Christmas: Magical …

The London Christmas Tours are running from 10th of November 2017 to 6th of January 2018.

Still need convincing? Take a look at some of the videos below for a little taste of what visitors have been saying about past year’s London Christmas Tours:

 

 


London Summer 2017

School is out and the Summer holidays are in full swing. Here is our guide to the best things to do in London this Summer!

Buckingham Palace State Rooms: 22nd July to 1st October 2017 

Buckingham Palace is open to the public only during Summer time. No visit to London could be complete without a sneak peak into life at the most famous palace of them all. Admire the magnificent apartments where so many state functions take place and walk amongst the walls that so many Kings and Queens have called home – from Queen Victoria, all the way to our current Queen Elizabeth II.

Visit Buckingham Palace and look around at your leisure while the Royal Family are on their holidays

Visit Buckingham Palace. Hurry though – its only possible while the Royal Family are on their own holidays!

The BBC Proms: 14th July to 9th September 2017

Every year the Royal Albert Hall presents the Proms – a series of the world’s greatest orchestras and classical music. Whatever you musical taste though, there is certain to be something for everyone!

Running from 15th July to 10th Sep 2016

The BBC Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Notting Hill Carnival: 27th August to 28th August 2017

Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival and represents London’s multiculturalism.

Filled with music, food and drink, the atmosphere is electric and fun for everyone – a sure highlight of the British Summertime!

Notting Hill Carnival, London from Sunday 28th August to Monday 29th August 2016

Notting Hill Carnival, London 2017

The National Art Gallery’s Magic Carpet Ride: July and August 2017

Kids at the National Art Gallery

The  National Art Gallery, London

The National Art Gallery are offering a fantastic way for children to learn all about art. Kids are welcome to listen to the stories behind the famous paintings  – while on a magic carpet ride – it’s not to be missed!

London Magical Tours: 1st July to 1st October 2017 

Young visitors learning about the magical of London on a private tour

Young visitors learning about the magical of London on a private tour

Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to discover the amazing stories of London on a London Magical Tour. Learn all about the capital with your family’s very own tour team: a professional tour guide alongside a qualified chauffeur, travelling in the comfort on a private vehicle – perfect to make the history of London come to life! Private Tours to Windsor, Oxford and surrounding cities are also available.


Happy Easter 2017!

London Magical Tour's guests celebrating their Easter Egg Hunt victory at the London Eye

London Magical Tour’s guests celebrating their Easter Egg Hunt victory at the London Eye

Easter is an egg-cellent time to be in London. Get ready for an egg-ceptional Easter blog update (Ed comment: ok – at this point we had to step in. To ensure quality of material we had to scale down the egg related one liners – they’re not all they’re cracked up to be!)

From indulging in chocolates and easter egg hunts to sightseeing over the bank holiday weekend, there is something to do for everyone. Whats more, the first Bank-Holiday weekend of the year in the UK falls over the Easter weekend  – a great time to unwind and soak in the spring sunshine.

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An egg-ceptionally well dressed guard in traditional bear-skin, taking in the London sights at Westminster

Here’s a look at the best things to do in London this Easter 2017:

London Magical Tours: From March through to April 2017

Discover London’s famous landmarks with an Easter theme. Spoil the kids (and adults alike) and book your very on London Tour with Easter Egg hunt experience.

For more on our Easter Activities visit London Magical Tours and add the Easter Egg Hunt to any of the London Tours!

LMT's Magical Golden Eggs - where in London will you find them!

LMT’s Magical Golden Eggs – where in London will you find them?

 

Easter Egg prizes galore with London Magical Tours

Chocolate Heaven: Giant Easter Egg Hunts with London Magical Tours

London Easter Egg Hunts: March 24th to April 28th 2017 

Throughout April and the Easter weekend, there are a number of Easter Egg hunts going on in London. Our personal favourite will take place in the spectacular Parlour at our partners Fortnum and Mason. Keep your eyes pealed for the Golden Egg which will be hidden among the treats. Winners will receive the honour of being named Fortnum’s ‘Ice Cream Taster of the Year’. Now that’s Egg-tastic!

Enjoy some of the finest chocolate treats in London's Fortnum and Mason

Enjoy some of the finest chocolate treats in London’s Fortnum and Mason

The Passion of the Christ: April 14th 2017:

Let’s not forget the real reason why we celebrate Easter. The passion of Jesus Christ will be performed at Trafalgar Square on the 14th of April and admission is free of charge. A true London spectacle.

Make sure to catch the Passion of the Christ in London's Trafalgar Square

Make sure to catch the Passion of the Christ in London’s Trafalgar Square this Easter

 

Why not book a day out in London for your family and friends this Spring? Booking a personal private London tour to enjoy a truly memorable day out.


The Magic of London

A young girl appears to lose her pet dog in central London. But all may not be as it seems ….

Filmed as part of our Magic of London series, simply click on the video link below to watch the short video in Full HD:

Our special thanks to Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly Arcade, the Royal Albert Hall and all of the London Magical Tours team who helped with filming.

Are you thinking of visiting London soon? Why not treat yourself to our range of Private London Tours, all of which are available with complimentary pickup and return to your central London hotel. The difference is indeed Magical!




Blessings from Her Majesty

We are delighted to share a lovely letter that our director Ana Cartland recently received from Her Majesty The Queen in response to the wonderful works of art made by the young visitors on our tours during 2016.

Earlier this year Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday and London Magical Tours helped mark the special occasion by showing Her Majesty some of the many wonderful examples of art work made on our London tours for children.

Our expert team of family friendly guides love to interact with young visitors, not just teaching them about the history of London and England but also making it a fun and memorable experience. Our specialist children’s program focuses on the use of art and colour to help with learning – many wonderful examples are frequently published on the blog.

We are delighted to share The Queen’s response below:

 

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A big thank you to all our young visitors who submitted entries. We would like to wish Her Majesty continued health and many happy returns from everyone at London Magical Tours.

Let the planning for the 100th birthday celebrations begin!