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London Christmas Lights & Festive Decorations Private Walking Tour

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Christmas in London has a unique charm all of its own. Anticipation becomes even more palpable as dusk slowly gives way to nightfall. Shoppers begin to gather and carollers fill the air with joyful music as they wish peace and goodwill to all men, women and children, and as you wander through the jolly, colourful streets, your guide will describe the background surrounding some of London's best-known seasonal customs and traditions. Night time is when you will be able to marvel and wonder at the magical Christmas lights illuminating some of the most famous streets and squares in the British capital, such as Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. The fantastic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, the last stop on this wonderful tour, is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. It features a vast selection of festive entertainment and activities. This unforgettable tour is the ideal way to soak up the festive atmosphere and get ready for Christmas!

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Stop At: Strand, London England

The Strand can lay more than one claim to fame with regard to illumination. The Savoy Theatre was the first public building in the world to be permanently lit by electricity, and the Victoria Embankment had the world's first ever street lights. The Strand didn't actually have Christmas lights until 2015, but since then, stretching from the world famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to the beautiful St Mary le Strand Church, they have been extremely popular.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Regent Street, London W1, London England

This year marks the 200th anniversary of this famous London street. The street is well worth a visit at any time of year, providing a wide variety of engaging shopping, dining and wellness experiences. At Christmas time, Regent Street can boast London's largest lights installation, and is renowned for its beautiful “Spirit of Christmas” lights. These delightful suspended spirits are based on Regent Street's first ever Christmas lights in 1954.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Oxford Street, London W1W 8LG England

Another of London’s famous shopping streets provides another of its most attractive Christmas light displays. Oxford Street's high-street fashion and exclusive designer stores draw shoppers in their droves throughout the year, but the vast array of extravagant festive decorations make it even more popular at Christmas time.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F England

In the past, Carnaby Street has delivered some of the city's most original and eye-catching Christmas light installations. Last year saw the lyrics of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody illuminated above the street, and this year's installation is sure to be just as memorable. The Carnaby Christmas usually includes special events and discounts in local bars, shops and restaurants.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, England

The cobbled square and quaint market buildings are even more attractive at Christmas time. The theme for this year's Christmas light display has yet to be confirmed, but you can expect to see an enormous hand-picked Christmas tree draped in lights and an impressive silver reindeer standing on the east side of the piazza.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Trafalgar Square is a popular attraction all year round, but at Christmas it is especially evocative. It is dominated by the world's most famous Christmas tree, a gift from the people of Norway to the people of London in thanks for Britain's support during the second world war. This tradition has taken place every year since 1949, and its lighting signals the beginning of the countdown to Christmas in London.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH England

Hugely popular with people of all ages, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is London’s most spectacular Christmas destination! You will find all manner of Christmas fun here, including a huge ice rink, two circuses, an observation wheel and the Magical Ice Kingdom. The ice rink, the biggest outdoor rink in the UK, surrounds the Victorian bandstand and is illuminated with more than 100,000 lights. You can a also visit Santa Land and a number of quaint little Christmas markets. The perfect ending to a memorable tour.

NOTE: As you will use public transport please make sure you have your Oyster card/travel or valid tickets card with you.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • As you will use public transport please make sure you have your Oyster card/travel card with you
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please wear warm clothing
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Tour
  • Private Guide
  • Walking tour


Exclusions
  • Food/Drinks
  • Public transport tickets/Oyster cards/ Travel cards
  • Hotel Pick up/Drop off


Departure Point
Charing Cross Station, Charing Cross, London WC2N, UK


Departure Time
5:00 PM

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Hyde Park, London, UK


Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.