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Christmas Lights and Markets Tour in London

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Get in the holiday spirit, London-style! This seasonal tour will warm 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.
  • See Christmas decor in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Trafalgar Square
  • Get a glimpse of famous London attractions like Big Ben and the London Eye
  • Visit Charles’ Dickens favorite pub, and hear stories about his life
  • A small group size makes for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in Covent Garden, visit the local Christmas market and walk along the historic cobblestone streets to admire the beautiful architecture. As you pass through Leicester and Trafalgar squares. your guide tells you stories of London’s ancient past and Christmas traditions. Trace the footsteps of Charles Dickens by visiting his favorite pub, where you’ll try a Christmas beverage and classic British fruit-mince pie. Then cross the River Thames to see top attractions, including Big Ben and the London Eye, illuminated at night. End the tour at the riverside Christmas market, where you can stay to browse and eat. Your guide can also provide recommendations for you to continue exploring on your own.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Covent Garden, Long Acre, Charing Cross, London WC2E 9JT, UK
Departure Time
5:00 PM
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One drink (a mulled wine OR mulled cider OR alcohol-free drink option)
  • A traditional fruit mince pie
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress in comfortable clothing and with a warm coat (plus hat, gloves or mittens, and a scarf if it’s particularly cold out).
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Glenn was a fantastic tour guide. We learned a lot about Christmas tradition and also many historic facts about London. He was entertaining and funny. My only tiny quibble is I wish we had a bit more time at the Christmas markets. I know that...More

1  Thank aloha_drdana
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Our guide Glenn gave us a fantastic Christmas tour. Glenn had lots of historical facts and traditions to share while we visited some brilliant Christmas lights. The stop at the pub for mulled wine, minced pies and Christmas pudding was also very nice.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018

Glenn made the tour exceptional. He was very knowledgeable about the city, its hidden gems, and holiday history. Had a great experience and would highly recommend this experience!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Traveling4Ever20
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We’ve done a lot of city tours in a lot of different cities. In addition to an excellent and easy tour, Linton was among the best guides we’ve ever had. Extremely knowledgeable, charismatic, and a great story teller. Highly, highly recommend.

1  Thank juliadrafahl
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Glenn took us on our tour and it was fantastic, heaps of interesting facts along the way. Could tell that this wasn’t just a job for him but something he truly loved doing

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