The client of the month is a great way to place the spotlight on our guests to tell us about their sightseeing experience and hear them speak about London Magical Tours in their 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 provide guests with their very own professional tour guide and in addition, a chauffeur to avoid all parking problems and discover the best of London’s holiday lights and decorations.
London is looking extra special this Christmas season. If you’re still needing to be convinced, see more details by visiting the dedicated section of our London Christmas Tours
Enough of the elfish jokes – here are some magical activities in London this Christmas:
Trafalgar Square London Christmas
Why not branch out this Christmas period and visit one of the most iconic ice rinks in London to skate around the Christmas tree at Somerset house, with late night skating, festive music and a cheese bar at the Skate Lounge on one of our London VIP Tours.
There’s no place at Christmas like Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, the biggest Christmas market in London. Hyde Park is full of the Christmas spirit with many wooden cabins filled with handmade crafts, jewellery and much more to get you into the festive spirit this winter.
Kew Gardens light’s will be beautifully displayed this festive season along a trail of lights, hung up high from the tree canopies, as well as offering music, hot chocolate or mulled wine and a water display in front of the Palm house.
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 …
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!
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.