How London is transformed into a Winter Wonderland – Christmas 2014

Christmas in London is always a special treat. As evening falls, the capital is magically transformed into a winter wonderland. Shoppers crowd up the old streets under a canopy of holiday lights while carolers take to the squares and market corners, filling the air with songs of happy golden days of yore ….

When it comes to the Christmas decorations in town, Londoners and visitors alike are always amazed by the efforts put in each year. There is no better city in the world that puts on such a display to celebrate the holiday season!

Fortnum and Mason

Each year looks to improve on the last, with the likes of Harrods and Harvey Nichols pushing the envelope with their wonderful, whacky, sparkly christmas displays. Who will be crowned this year’s Christmas display champion?

To get you into the Christmas Spirit we have collected a variety of the fabulous Christmas displays from years past. Its just a tiny taste of what you can expect to see on our London Christmas Tours with London Magical Tours.

From Harrods in Knightsbridge, to Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly, from the toys in Hamleys and the displays of Selfridges filling up Oxford Street – theres really nothing quite like spending the festive season in London.

Destination Christmas

Feeling a little more festive? Remember that London’s ORIGINAL and only FULLY THEMED Christmas tours return once again this 2014 holiday season.

Our Christmas themed tours are the only sightseeing experience to focus purely on the best of the holiday season in one of the world’s greatest cities. Make sure you book your London Christmas Lights Tour this month to enjoy early bird savings.

Get a taste of what you can expect from our Christmas Tours during your festive visit to London by clicking on the video link below – we look forward to seeing you!

Magical London Tours from the Airports

As the founders of the layover tour we understand how important your time is while on transit. Why not make the most of your layover and escape the airport!

Even if you only have a few hours in between your flights and would like a London Tour from Heathrow (or Gatwick Airport/ Eurostar St. Pancras), we are here to make sure you have a fantastic time in London.

What’s more you will be provided with your very own London Magical Tours team of Professional Private Guide  and an additional Qualified Chauffeur- an exclusive service designed just for you.

Come and find out why so many clients are overwhelmed by how much of London they get to see during the time they would otherwise have spent at the airport. Whether you would like a London tour from the airport or a tour of the surrounding cities such as Oxford and Windsor – we are here to turn a layover into a bonus trip you won’t forget!

Wimbledon with London Magical Tours


The Wimbledon Championships are almost here. The world’s most famous tennis championship and the UK’s largest sporting event has made Wimbledon renowned worldwide. It is a competition with everything – brilliant tennis, the Royal family, celebrities, heaving crowds, strawberries with cream – and it all happens in London. With more than 380 million people expected to watch the tennis and almost 500,00 attending, Wimbledon is on show and the atmosphere is fantastic.

For those visiting, London Magical Tours offers a fantastic outing to Wimbledon where you can visit the famous lawn tennis club and learn all about the world’s most famous tennis championship. Enjoy a Private VIP London Guided Tour and finish the day with a pre booked traditional meal in Wimbledon followed by a match at the world famous Wimbledon tennis courts this summer, exclusively for London Magical Tours clients (large groups are also welcome).

With the tennis just around the corner and the British Summer about to kick off, it is a fantastic time to come and discover Wimbledon with London Magical Tours.

Traditional Afternoon High Tea in London

Quintessentially British ... Traditional Afternoon Tea

Quintessentially British ... Traditional Afternoon Tea

Afternoon High Tea: what could be more British!

Despite being the national drink, it is thanks to Queen Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese wife of King Charles II, that tea drinking was brought before the English royal court, starting a trend that would expand through the aristocracy of the 17th century and later into popular British culture.

If tradition is to be believed, afternoon tea as we know it today was ‘invented’ by Anna Maria, the wife of the seventh Duke of Bedford. It was back in 1841 when she first started drinking tea and having a bite to eat in the mid-afternoon, a means of bridging the gap that existed between lunch (eaten at about 1 o’clock) and dinner (eaten at around 7 o’clock). It wasn’t long before this become a social event, with the Duchess sending out invitations to guests to accompany her for afternoon tea at 5 o’clock.

By the 1860s the fashion for afternoon tea had become widespread. Such teas were elegant affairs: drunk from the best china and accompanied by deliciously prepared food pieces presented on beautiful china plates. On offer might be bread and butter, scones and cakes, as well as sandwiches with the crusts cut off.

London Magical Tours Tea Services

At London Magical Tours, we know the importance of this most British of institutions and are delighted to be able to offer our guests a range of tea drinking experiences to accompany our range of London Tours.

All our tea offerings include priority fast track service, an exclusivity only available to London Magical Tours clients, with a table being reserved and the food freshly prepared in time for your arrival – the perfect way to avoid lengthy lines and help get the most out of your day.

Afternoon Tea – Express Service

Traditional Afternoon Tea With Champagne Option

Express Afternoon Tea With Champagne Option

Guests on all our tours have the option to include afternoon tea with express service at our range of specially selected London hotels.

Treat yourself to freshly made scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and a delicious selection of mini pastries, accompanied to drink with your choice of English tea, coffee or hot chocolate. An option with an accompanying glass of champagne is also available.

To view an example of an express afternoon tea menu please click here:

Express Afternoon Tea Menu

VIP Traditional Afternoon High Tea at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Room


This quintessential tea drinking experience is available exclusively as an option to guests on our VIP level tours.

Founded back in 1707, Fortnum & Mason are Royal grocers to Her Majesty the Queen and one of the most beautiful stores in London.

London Magical Tours VIP clients are offered a special by invitation only experience to enjoy a luxurious traditional afternoon high tea service at the Diamond Jubilee tearoom, opened to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 years as monarch in 2012.

Her Majesty The Queen with their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge

Her Majesty The Queen with their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge

Offering a fine range of sandwiches, the tea service is accompanied by scones with clotted Somerset cream and a selection of delicious afternoon tea cakes, along with the choice of tea or coffee.

London Magical Tours VIP guests also receive a complimentary gift from the store for their visit – simply present your special invitation to guest services.

To view an example of a VIP traditional afternoon high tea menu please click here:

VIP Afternoon High Tea Menu

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Easter Tours in London with London Magical Tours

Our guide provided great information and guidance on our tour. The chauffeur and guide were prompt and professional throughout the experience. LOVED it!

"Our tour team provided great information and guidance on our tour. The chauffeur and guide were prompt and professional throughout the experience. We LOVED it!"

Things are very much in full swing for all that is Easter at London Magical Tours. Whether you are a child visiting London with your family or an all adult party coming along with friends, we are here to make sure your Easter adventure in London is one to remember!

Our specialist guides are fully up to date with the best goings on during this fun time of the year, with daily visits to attractions hosting Easter themed events such as the Natural History and Science Museums, the Historic Royal Palaces and the National Art Gallery. Our popular easter egg hunts are also back on our Easter London Tours this year and are better than ever – keep a special look out while sightseeing for the special golden London Magical Tours easter eggs – you never know where they are hidden!

And remember, this time of year is not just about our young visitors: there are plenty of Easter treats for the grown-ups too, including high tea at our distinguished traditional tea rooms, chocolate filled afternoon experiences as well as special Easter evening concerts and packages only with London Magical Tours.


Golden Easter eggs - where are they hidden?