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

 


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


Christmas in London 2018 – Things To Do

Christmas in London is magical. Truly magical.

The capital’s streets are filled with holiday lights and christmas markets open up throughout the city’s different neighbourhoods. Of course though, it wouldn’t quite be Christmas without the return of London Magical Tours’ annual holiday special tours: the 2018 London Christmas Tours dates have now been announced!

To mark the occasion and get your festive appetite going, here are a few of our favourite things to do for Christmas in London during November and December 2018:

Popular London Christmas Markets:

Most of the London Christmas markets open from mid-November and stay open into the new-year (early January). Some of the largest this year will be held at:

  • Leicester Square Christmas Market: In the centre of London’s West End and close to all the shops and theatres
  • Winter Wonderland: The Christmas Market at Winter Wonderland is one of the biggest in London. Set in Hyde Park, there are over 200 kiosks on site to spark your imagination and help you find that perfect christmas gift. Once you’ve found it, you can give into temptation and hop on to one of the many fair ground rides – you won’t regret it!
  • South-Bank Christmas Market: The South Bank’s Winter Market sees the area just south of the river Thames beautifuly transformed into a festive wonderland. With plenty on offer from stocking fillers to mince pies, there is truly something for everyone.

Ice Skating Rinks in London:

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  • The Natural History Museum Ice Rink: Grab your skates and visit this iconic museum in Albertropolis. The rink (pictured above) is a great place to unwind after a day out visiting the museums in South Kensington.
  • Somerset House Ice Rink: Still the most classic of locations to enjoy a winter’s night skating, the Somerset House ice rink has been featured in many a Christmas movie and is the perfect spot for skating under the stars. Look out for the special themed nights – not to be missed!

The London Christmas Lights:

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  • Oxford Street Christmas Lights: World-reknowned, Oxford Street has some of the most spectacular Christmas lights and festive store displays you will find – not just in London – but in the world.
  • Carnaby Street Christmas Lights: Fancy a cracking Christmas neighbourhood? Head down to fashionable Carnaby Street, where central London meets hip Soho for an eclectic festive mix: from great local food to unique holiday gift ideas.

Best places to shop in London during Christmas:

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  • Oxford Street, Regents Street, Piccadilly: Make your way from Oxford Street, down Regents Street though Piccadilly to cover all of the best Christmas themed shops in town.
  • Knightsbridge: From Harrods to Harvey Nicholls and the Sloane Street, there is much to discover in Knightsbridge for the holidays. Make sure to pay a special visit to Christmas World, a whole floor filled with toys, decorations and much, much more.

Christmas Carol’s in London:

  • St. Martins In the Fields: A traditional event where you will find some of the best choral recitals. For an added bonus, opt to go on the day of the annual Christmas Tree installation, courtesy of our Norwegian friends from Oslo.
  • The Royal Albert Hall: The annual Christmas festival is sure to get you in the festive mood. From classical christmas choirs to pop numbers, it’s a sure way to make your Christmas an unforgettable one.

Santa’s Grotto in London:

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  • Harrods Department Store: A christmas tradition like no other going back to 1955 , Harrods hosts Father Christmas in their very own Christmas Grotto. Journey through the gingerbread house where children will make memories that will last them a life time.
  • Hamley’s Toy Store: There’s nothing more exciting than visiting Hamley’s during the Christmas season. Hamley’s is the world’s oldest toy shop, 5 stories and a basement of fun, fun, fun. A must for any child visiting London.

 

London Magical Tours’ annual Christmas tours will run from 10th of November 2018 to 6th of January 2019.

Discover all of the above locations, plus many many more on the capital’s oldest and only fully themed Christmas tours by visiting: http://www.londonmagicaltours.com/london_tours_christmas_london_tour.html


Client of the Month – Feature II

At London Magical Tours nothing delights us more than to receive great post tour feedback.

Every day we welcome guests who visit us from all corners of the globe. Their comments and suggestions help ensure that we are continuously reaching the high standards we set ourselves to continue providing an award winning sightseeing experience.

Our Client of the Month Featurette 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.

Simply click on the video link below to view in full High Definition:

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