Free Christmas in London Tour*
Free Christmas in London Tour*
Schedule - See Calendar
Meeting Point - The Clermont
Hotel, Charing Cross
Duration - 1.5 Hours
Language - English
Start Time - 6.30pm
Price - Free
Experience the wonder of glittering Central London up close this winter with a brand new Christmas Tour. See the dazzling light displays, the grottos and hundreds upon hundreds of decorated Christmas Trees.
London can trace its first Christmas celebrations back a thousand years, but with each new generation came new traditions to join the old ones. On this tour, you will travel back to Victorian London to discover the origins of Britain’s modern Christmas celebrations, the Christmas tree, crackers, Christmas cards, the inspirations behind Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and so much more.
You know the holiday, now learn the history!
But if you're looking to test your powers of deduction, why not try our Free Sherlock Holmes Tour!
Tour Highlights include:
Benjamin Pollock's Toy Shop
Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's in the Field
Royal Opera House
& much more!
Meeting Point - The Clermont Hotel, Charing Cross
We begin outside the Clermont Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station, just near the underground station. The station is on the Bakerloo and Northern line, and around a 5 minute walk from Leicester Square and Embankment Station.
We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the tour starts, it gives you plenty of time to meet the guide and grab a coffee or ice cream!
How do I find the Guide?
Head to the Clermont Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station, and look for the guide holding up a bright red umbrella.
Where does the tour start and end?
The tour starts by the Amba Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station and the guide should be nearby.
Do I need to make a booking? Or cancel if my plans change?
Yes please. The number of bookings we receive dictates how many guides we send to run the tour. If we have 100 extra people turn up, its not going to be a good experience for anyone. Please be aware, we do not accept groups of 8 people or more. Even if you book separately, if you attend the tour as a big group, you will be turned away. If you are a group of 8 or more please contact us to enquire about booking a private tour.
What if its raining?
If its raining, we will get wet! We always recommend you carry an umbrella in London, the weather really is that temperamental, but if we didn't run tours in bad weather, we wouldn't get to do many. Rain or shine we will be there waiting. Of course, if you don’t fancy standing in the rain with us we understand.
What should I wear?
Our tours are all walking, so we always recommend comfy shoes. Check the weather on the day of the tour, but we recommend bring a raincoat and some SPF just incase.
How is it free?*
How long is the tour?
The tour is roughly 2 hours long.
Prefer to join us on a Private Tour?
If you are booking for a group of 8 or more, or just want a more personal experience away from the crowds, then you can book this as a private tour. You can dictate the content, the route and the time or sit back and let your guide lead you.
For more information on Private tours click here.
Please note, ALL schools and educational groups should book a Private tour.