Christmas Lights & Markets Tour

  • Nov 23 - Dec 23
Adult
£44
Child
£39

Get in the holiday spirit, London-style! This seasonal tour warms the hearts of even the staunchest Scrooge! Check out the city’s festive Christmas markets and cobbled streets, snap some epic evening shots on the River Thames, then enjoy a cup of mulled wine or cider — sipped in none other than Dickens’ favourite pub, of course.

Christmas in London Tour Highlights

  • Take in the festive sights and sounds 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 and discover the true origins of Santa
  • Indulge in mulled wine or cider and London’s best fruit mince pies at one of Charles Dickens’ favourite pubs
  • See sites like Leicester and Trafalgar squares in full Christmas swing, as well as the River Thames and Christmas Market

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one drink (a mulled wine OR mulled cider OR alcohol-free drink option), and a traditional fruit mince pie.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • 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. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 5.00 PM
  • Ending point: South Bank, River Thames
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  • Your two-hour London Christmas tour starts in Covent Garden, where we explore its market and famous historic sites along its cobblestone streets. We follow a route that only locals know how to navigate and along the way you 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 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 also hear some of the funny history 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 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 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 finish the walking tour of London at the River Side Christmas Market where you 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 #localsknow suggestions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to experience London’s Christmas in an authentic way with true locals!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one drink (a mulled wine OR mulled cider OR alcohol-free drink option), and a traditional fruit mince pie.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please dress in comfortable clothing and with a warm coat (plus hat, gloves or mittens, and a scarf if it’s particularly cold out).

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll 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 (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of six are not permitted on this tour.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +44 7500 166 678
    Email address: [email protected]