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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 Station, 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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A great intro to a touristy part of London, with a holiday touch. Linton was a great and enthusiastic guide. Really fun to expirence some markets and see tons of lights, ending at the Norwegian tree in Trafalgar Square.
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We took an entertaining two hour walking tour to see some of the beautiful Christmas lights and markets of London with Glenn on December 6. The tour started at Covent Garden, which was bustling and beautiful, and took us through Victorian alleys straight out of Charles Dickens
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This is a great 2 hour tour which takes you to 3 Christmas Markets, it also takes you to a pub where you can sample mince pies and Mulled Wine. Harley the tour guide was very friendly and gave us some interesting facts. Our group was made up from people from Australia, Canada
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Our tour guide Linton was INCREDIBLE. He was so much fun, very knowledgeable, and very personable. Highly suggest this tour and this guide. Thank you Linton for a wonderful evening !!!
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The Christmas Lights and Market Tour was just wonderful! My sister and i had a great time with the group and specially with Harley our Tourguide! His stories were so enthusiastically told and filled with charm and funny anecdotes - ist was just a delight to listen to him 😍 go
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By: London Urban Adventures
Great experience all around
Had a great day of pub-seeing led by Harry, who was extremely upbeat and entertaining, as well as informative and
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Charmian L
Our tour guide Al was great!
We had the best time with Al as our guide!! He was informative, friendly and flexible. He made it fun despite the
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Tour Guide Al was great
Al, our tour guide showed us a great time around London. He gave us historical insights. He had a great demeanor
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Daniel E
Kriegstetten, Switzerland
Perfect tour
We did our tour last Friday with Harry and there really couldn't be any better guide. We really enjoyed ourselves
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Soho history and beer!
We had a great time in London and this tour was awesome! We had Harley as our tour guide and we were lucky to have
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Andy H
Sutton, United Kingdom
Fantastic way to explore Soho!
Spent a very enjoyable evening with friends on a walking historic your of Soho. Learned a lot as Harry, our guide,
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London, United Kingdom
Pub secrets in Soho with Harry
Enjoyed a very interesting historic pub tour of Soho. We covered several pubs and enjoyed a drink in three of
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Nice Tour with a Fantastic guide
We had a very interesting and funny pub tour with the fantastic guide Harry. He made our afternoon very enjoyable
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Amazing way to get to know Soho
Harry was a fantastic guide keeping us informed, entertained and showing us the best this neighbourhood has to
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Soho pub tour with jack!
It was our last full day of our vacation and it was a blast! Jack was a great tour guide and was filled with all
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