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’s Best Christmas Lights

The Victorians practically invented Christmas !

Love Christmas? If you don’t already know it – London is spectacular at Christmas. Cards, carols, crackers – even Dickens. Yes, Dickens’ Christmas Carol of Scrooge and Tiny Tim fame. The Victorians practically invented Christmas as we know it.

If you are lucky enough to be visiting London during the festive season you’ll certainly be in for a treat: from the bright lights of Regents and Oxford Street, to the ice rinks and Christmas trees spread all across town, here’s a quick rundown of some of our favourite London festive lights to help get you in the spirit.

 

Covent Garden Plaza:

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Steal a kiss under the mistletoe by the famous christmas tree of Covent Garden for that perfect Hollywood moment. Don’t forget to take a visit to the market for some great gift ideas and enjoy a fun stroll down the Candy Cane walk, amongst the fragrances of roasting chestnuts and mulled wine.

 

Regent Street& Oxford Street

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Look out for the traffic free weekends taking place throughout December at what is one of the world’s best locations for Christmas lights. Thanks to ACT Lighting Design (the team who have previously worked on the Champs Elysees, Paris), Regent Street will look absolutely spectacular once again this year. Expect music and special guest appearances throughout the season – and would Christmas in London really be Christmas without a visit to Hamley’s toy store?

 

Carnaby Street

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Carnaby Street are putting on a Christmas party for shoppers this year. Shops, bars and restaurants are also offering savings, so make sure to grab a bargain while enjoying the light shows. And if that was not enough, live music and DJs are sure to keep everyone on high festive spirits throughout the season in this quirky London neighbourhood.

 

The Royal Exchange

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For a more traditional christmas tree, the huge tree at the Royal Exchange found in the City of London is hard to beat. What’s more, the East London Chorus choir will be supplying Christmas Carols for all at its official switch on this year.

 

If you’re looking to learn about Christmas in London and take in the beautiful holiday lights (along with many off the beaten path secrets), London Magical Tours is offering the chance to discover the best of the holiday season during their London Christmas Lights Tours through November and December until the 6th of January 2016. Make sure to book your visit and make this a christmas for all the family to remember!

 

 


Christmas 2015 in London

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As Summer starts to draw to a close, preparations are ripe for the return of our seasonal favourite Christmas tours starting from November. Here’s a little behind the scenes sneak peak at what visitors  can expect from this year’s offerings …

London’s ORIGINAL and ONLY FULLY THEMED Christmas tours return once again this 2015 holiday season. The key dates for this year’s calendar are 10th of November 2015 through to 6th of January 2016.

Mrs. Wilcox from Somerset, UK on her Magical Christmas Tour of London

Image ©, London Magical Tours. Mrs. Wilcox from Somerset, UK on her Magical Christmas Tour of London

London is fully transformed during the christmas period. The nights get frosty and the christmas lights are all lit aglow. From the bright illuminations of Harrods, to the famous Norwegian Spruce tree in Trafalgar Square, there is no better time of year to visit the capital!

Have a festive christmas shopping experience in London with your very own personal shopper

Image © BBC. Have a festive christmas shopping experience in London with your very own personal shopper

Why not spoil the children, a loved one or take the whole family for an evening to remember on the complete London Christmas experience. Take a London Christmas Lights Tour, visiting the festive related landmarks of London and off the beaten path secrets which are transformed with lights and festive decorations. Remember that unlike other tour offerings, this is not just the usual London landmarks – this is the only FULLY GUIDED Christmas themed Tours of London – with tales and stories behind the history of a London Christmas.

New additions to the 2015 London Christmas Tours include:

  • The chance to pre-book in advance tickets to one of London’s best Ice Skating Rink for a christmas skating experience
  • Visit Mr. Claus himself at the North Pole in his very own grotto during your London Christmas Tour
  • Enjoy a traditional christmas dinner at one of our traditional London pubs, including mulled wine and christmas dinner in the run up to 25th of December
  • Personal Shopper Experience. London is a huge city, with an over-whelming number of stores and shopping districts. Why not opt to shop with an expert Londoner, with an unrivalled insider knowledge of the city and its shops to go in search for that perfect gift.
  • Finish your London Magical Christmas Tour with a visit the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – enjoy the London Christmas markets and fair ground rides.
Enjoy a festive skate at the Natural History Museum's Ice Rink from October 2015

Image © Natural History Museum. Enjoy a festive skate at the Natural History Museum’s Ice Rink as part of the Magical Christmas London Tours.

Here is a little taste of what you can expect on our London Christmas Tours:



For the best traditional London Christmas Experience make sure to book your London Christmas Tour and make Christmas 2015 one to remember!

 


London Christmas Tour Reviews: December 2013

We are happy to see so many smiling faces on our Magical Christmas Tours!

With plenty of sold out dates, this year’s tours are proving to be another great success. Thank you to all our clients who have been nice enough to share their feedback, we are delighted with the comments received so far. A lot of effort goes into each year’s tours to make them better than ever before and it is wonderful to hear that they are going down a treat.

So what makes a Christmas Tour truly magical? Here’s a sample of what you’ve been saying so far this holiday season while touring with London Magical Tours, including video commentary:


Mrs. Wilcox from Somerset, UK

Mrs. Wilcox from Somerset, UK

“Absolutely marvellous! Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide”

Mr. Vos from Amsterdam, Holland

Mr. Vos from Amsterdam, Holland

“Fantastic tour. A true professional experience, a great job done by our guide and also by our chauffeur. Merry Christmas!”

Our London Christmas Lights Tours run through until January 6th 2014. We look forward to seeing you!


London Christmas 2013 – Tour Updates

London Christmas 2013

London Christmas 2013

As we approach the official start of 2013’s Christmas tours, we can now reveal some of the little optional extras we have added for this year’s itineraries:

Mince Pie and Wine wine-mince-pies
What better way to enjoy the best of the London decorations and lights than with the most famous of English Christmas traditions – a delicious mince pie with a glass of red wine – perfect to keep warm on a frosty Christmas night!

This special treat is available to order with your tour at 10 GBP per person.

Personal Visit from Father Christmas
For many years we have received special requests asking whether there was any way to be able to guarantee a visit from Santa during the Magical Christmas tours. Well, for the first time ever and after much deliberation with the man himself … we now can!

Father Christmas will be taking a well deserved break from his workshop at the North Pole on select dates during November and December to pay a totally private and personal visit to guests who request this service. Magically appearing during the course of your Christmas tour, Santa Claus will be on hand with a special gift to make your tour a truly memorable experience, with plenty of photograph opportunities. Offered exclusively as an option on our private tours.

Luxury Car Upgrade- 50% off Promotion
Wish to sightsee in true style? For that extra special touch, upgrade to our luxury fleet of Mercedes and Jaguar vehicles to enjoy the best of London at Christmas in the utmost comfort. Offered on select dates during November and December at a promotional rate, saving 50% off the standard upgrade price.

Watch the latest Christmas tours teaser video, new for 2013 with tour comments and sample tour footage:

Still needing a little extra holiday cheer? Get into the spirit by viewing our official London Christmas Tours video trailer, which is also the featured video of the month at VisitBritain.tv, the TV channel for the official tourist board for Great Britain.

Let us be the first to wish you a magical Christmas season – we look forward to seeing you!