London Holiday Lights Tours

London Christmas Tours 2019

 

Our annual Christmas tours are now in full swing!

London is looking more festive than ever this year and we are delighted to hear how much our guests are enjoying discovering the best of the capital’s Christmas lights and decorations on our Magical London Christmas tours.

Our award winning London holiday lights tours return this holiday season from 10th of November 2019 to 6th of January 2020. Much more than just the best of the Christmas lights, the tours go on a special holiday  journey of discovery through the ages, from Dickens and secret Christmas trees, to the Victorian Squares and off the beaten path neighbourhoods from which so many of our festive traditions originate.

This year guests can opt to join one of our scheduled group tours or a private tour for ultimate privacy. Get away from the crowds with your own tour team: your own professional London Magical Tours guide plus in addition, an extra chauffeur, to avoid all parking worries. The tour makes extended stops to go outside of the vehicle with your professional guide, with plenty of opportunities for photographs and optional visits to Hamleys Toy Store, Harrods Christmas World or the traditional Victorian Arcades. Collection and return to your central London hotel or accommodation is included on private tours for the perfect holiday experience.

 

London Holiday Lights Tours 2019

 

Still need convincing?

We understand how useful it is to see live videos and hear previous guests talk about their tours when choosing your own sightseeing experience. To this end, our ever popular Client of the Month Featurette is making a holiday special return this month:

Filmed live on location immediately after a tour, it places the spotlight on one of our guests to share their thoughts on their sightseeing experience. No scripts, gimmicks or special effects. Just a simple live action review in their own words.

The latest entry is a review of the Private Magical Christmas Tour at VIP level. Simply click on the video link below to see it in full 4K High Definition:

 

 

Wish to watch more guest feedback videos? You can view other client of the month videos by clicking on these links:
Client of the Month Part I
Client of the Month Part II
Client of the Month Part III
Client of the Month Part IV
Client of the Month Part V
Client of the Month Part VI

 


London Layover Tours – A Guide to Tours from Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airport

Have you ever had to spend time at the airport and wished you could go outside and enjoy visiting a city instead of just waiting for your next flight?

Well, great news! If you have a stopover of over 5 hours or more at an airport, the Magical Tours brand offers a fantastic range of London Layover Tours to help make the most of a layover opportunity:

If you are arriving at one of the London airports, London Magical Tours will collect your party directly from your terminal of arrival and return you directly to your terminal of departure at the end following your guided tour, with no hassles or worries. London Magical Tours offer Tours from Heathrow Airport as well as Tours from Gatwick Airport. Whats more, as the original founders of layover tours, a wide range of sightseeing experiences are available with collection and return to the major train station,  including St. Pancras and the Eurostar trains, Victoria Station in London as well as Gare Du Nord in Paris. Visitors with sightseeing requirements from the UK cruise ports can also be accommodated, including Southampton, Dover, Portsmouth and Harwich.

 

Here are a few essential things to consider on your next layover:

Luggage: Carry on luggage can be brought on board tours. Larger checked luggage will usually be handled by your airline and sent to your final destination, it is worth checking this ahead of time with your airline. Larger pieces of luggage can also be taken on to the touring vehicle if requested in advance.

– Visas:  Most countries benefit from the visa waiver scheme, which makes a layover in London a breeze. As an example, we receive many visitors from the USA on a daily basis as part of our London Layover Tours; simply complete a landing card which you hand in on arrival to London.

– Time: As long as you have a at least a gap of a few hours or more during your layover stop, there will be an opportunity to go on a sightseeing tour. The longer the better!

– Relaxation: That’s the best part: just bring yourself, your friends and put your feet up! Travelling can be a stressful time but it doesn’t have to be when you are with experts; exploring a city is great fun and Magical Tours are there to help make every bit of your travel an enjoyable one that you won’t forget.

As the original founders of layover tours, the Magical Tours brand are proud of the fact that they have never had a client miss their flight when on a layover. It is quite remarkable how much of a city can be seen when you are visiting with an experienced expert: make the most of the opportunity and avoid what would otherwise be an ordinary airport experience.

If you wish to make your next layover a truly magical one, contact London Magical Tours.


Shakespeare in Love – Valentines Day 2019

Hear my soul speak:

The very instant that I saw you, did

My heart fly to your service.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

 

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It’s February and romance is in the air!

With all its world famous theatres, restaurants and night life, London is one of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s day.

To make the most of the occasion this year, why not treat your loved one to a private tour of London for a truly memorable experience. This special time of year sees a marked increase in requests for our Evening and Night tours, which can be customised to include special behind the scenes visit to discover the London of the the greatest writer on the theme of love himself – William Shakespeare.

Although Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon, it was in the City of London where he wrote most of his best plays over four hundred years ago: plays which are still being performed today.

Back in 1580 Greater London’s population was c. 200,000 inhabitants, versus almost 14 million today. While much has changed since the end of the Elizabethan period that Shakespeare was writing in, there are still a surprising number of curiosities and off the beaten path locations from the great bard’s time which can be discovered on London Magical Tours’ private London tours, including:

 

  • The Staple Inn, a Tudor building on the south side of High Holborn street, the last surviving Inn of Chancery. It was designated a grade I listed building in 1974.
  • Majestic Southwark Cathedral.  A gothic structure with foundations dating back to the year 1220, Southwark Cathedral is located only a few steps away from where Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre was located back then. A life size statue of the playwright is found inside the cathedral. Opposite it are stain colour windows that reflect some of his most famous plays including The Tempest and Hamlet. Did you know that one of Shakespeare’s brothers was actually a fine actor?
  • Back in Shakespeare’s time, St. Paul Cathedral existed but without the famous dome built years later by Sir Christopher Wren. That original St Paul’s burnt down as a consequence of the Fire of London of 1666.
  • As part of several off the beaten path Shakespeare locations, is a great little treat in Cripple Gate, the old neighbourhood where Shakespeare actually lived. He has never been forgotten in his neighbourhood and hints of romance exist all around …

 

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London Magical Tours is offering romantic Valentines Day London Tours throughout the month of February, including the night of the 14th. Make sure not to miss the London Night Tour which takes on a very special romantic twist: it includes the best night lit highlights of Royal London with your own professional tour guide, plus an additional chauffeur to avoid parking worries and enjoy a truly special experience. Whats more, VIP level guests can include champagne and chocolate gifts in the comfort of your private chauffeur driven vehicle, the perfect romantic treat to help make Valentines Day 2019 the best one yet.

 


Client of the Month – 2019 Featurette

There are few things that delight us more at London Magical Tours than to receive great post tour feedback.

We’ve been listening to your comments and appreciate how helpful it is to see live tour videos and hear real guests speak about their time when choosing your own sightseeing experience.

To this end, our ever popular Client of the Month Featurette is making a return for 2019:

Filmed on location while touring, it places the spotlight on one of our guests to share their thoughts on the sightseeing experience. No gimmicks, no special effects. Just a stripped back live action review in their own words.

The latest entry is a VIP level private tour of London. Simply click on the video link below to see it in full 4K High Definition:

Wish to see more? Don’t forget to view other client of the month videos by clicking on these links:
Client of the Month Part I
Client of the Month Part II
Client of the Month Part III
Client of the Month Part IV
Client of the Month Part V


Client of the Month – Part V – London Christmas Tours

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Our client of the month featurette is back and this one is particularly well timed – to coincide with the start of London Magical Tours’ annual Christmas tours!

The Client of the Month places the spotlight on one of our guests to reveal all about their sightseeing experience: no scripts, no gimmicks, no special effects. Its simply an honest review in one of our visitor’s own words.

This month sees the start of our seasonal special and one of the most popular tours of the whole year – the Magical London Christmas Tours.

The capital’s only fully Christmas themed tours has guests provided with their very own professional tour guide and in addition, a chauffeur to avoid all parking problems and discover the best of London during the holiday season.

Unlike other tours with the word “Christmas” in their title, this is not a regular tour of the London landmarks which happens to take place during the holiday season – this is an actual tour dedicated to what it means to spend Christmas in the greatest city on earth.

So here it is, the latest addition to the Client of the Month series. Simply click on the video link below to watch in glorious Full HD:

 

 

See the spectacular holiday lights and decorations, the capital’s main (as well as hidden) Christmas trees, while also learning the important stories behind how the London’s traditions have gone on to shape the way Christmas is celebrated across the world – including the influence of the Victorians and a certain Mr. Charles Dickens!

London is looking extra special this Christmas season. If you’re still needing to be convinced, see more details by visiting the dedicated section for our London Christmas Tours

Don’t forget to view previous clients of the month by clicking these links:

Client of the Month Part IV
Client of the Month Part III
Client of the Month Part II
Client of the month Part I