What to wear:
Please dress in comfortable clothing and a warm coat plus a hat, gloves or mittens and a scarf if it's particularly cold outside.
Child aged 6-11 years pay the child rate. For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We will see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number on your voucher.
Child below the age of 6 years is not permitted on this tour.
Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips or gratuities for your guide.
Make your own way to the meeting point:
Meet outside Covent Garden Tube Station (there’s only one exit). Your guide will have a red and white umbrella with the words “Tour Guide” written on it.
The tour ends at South Bank, River Thames.
- Take in the festive sights and sound of Christmas in London
Wander the winding cobbled streets of Covent Garden and visit one of the city's most famous markets
Learn the fascinating history behind Ebenezer Scrooge
Discover the true origins of Santa
Indulge in mulled wine or cider at London's best fruit mince pies at one of Charles Dicken's favourite pubs
See Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square in full Christmas swing as well as the River Thames and Christmas Market
Your two-hour London Christmas tour will start in Covent Garden, where we’ll explore its market and famous historic sites along its cobblestone streets. We’ll follow a route that only locals know how to navigate and along the way you’ll see sites like the world-famous holiday lights and markets in Leicester and Trafalgar squares, all decked out in full festive decorations.
As we wander, we’ll share a few Christmas stories, like the story behind the “true” Santa Claus, and how and why he has become such a defining Christmas figure in modern Western society. You’ll also hear some of the funny histories behind Victorian Christmases and learn about that most famous English Christmas character, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the writer who brought him to life, Charles Dickens.
Appropriately, we’ll also stop for a short break at one of Dickens’ favourite pubs and indulge in a classic Christmas snack mulled wine or cider or a non-alcoholic beverage if you choose and an authentic fruit mince pie. With warm bellies and rosy cheeks, we’ll then head down to and across the River Thames, where there are some amazing photo opportunities for snapping Big Ben and the London Eye at night.
We’ll finish the tour at the River Side Christmas Market where you’ll have the option to indulge in more tasty treats on your own or to make your way to one of the numerous nearby restaurants and pubs for dinner. If you’re not sure where to go, your local guide can give you some locals know suggestions. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience London’s Christmas in an authentic way with true locals.
- Local English speaking guide
One drink (mulled wine or mulled cider or alcohol free drink option
Traditional fruit mince pie
- 100% refund before 72 hours of tour start time