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London Christmas Tours

If you're feeling festive, then these tours are the ones for you! Take in all of Londons' Christmas spirit with Free Tours By Foot. London Christmas Lights Tour Welcome to London’s first pay-what-you-like Christmas Tour! This tour will take you down some of the cities’ most iconic streets to see world-famous Christmas lights and holiday displays.
Tour Language: English

If you're feeling festive, then these tours are the ones for you! Take in all of Londons' Christmas spirit with Free Tours By Foot.


London Christmas Lights Tour

Welcome to London’s first pay-what-you-like Christmas Tour! This tour will take you down some of the cities’ most iconic streets to see world-famous Christmas lights and holiday displays.

Beginning at Covent Garden, your guide will lead you underneath sparkling lights, hanging wreaths, past stunning Christmas trees and romantic mistletoe. You’ll learn some of Britains’ holiday traditions, as well as how and why they became so popular. Find out what a Pantomime is, why the Puritans hated Christmas, and why we have Prince Albert to thank for our obsession with holiday lights!

Join us as we walk through Bavarian Christmas markets, traverse the cobbled streets of beautifully decorated Covent Garden and stop for a mulled wine and (at your own expense!) Then a trip to Carnaby Street, which never fails to stun with its imaginative take on illuminations followed by a journey across the dazzling Regent Street and on to a little secret corner of fabulous...

Take in all that our city has to offer this Christmas with Free Tours By Foot!

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Locations visited…

  • Regent’s Street
  • Carnaby Street
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Leicester Square
  • Covent Garden
Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Meet your guide near Covent Garden Station, at the corner of Long Acre and Neal Street  (MAP).

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When:View our full Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.


Christmas Markets on the Southbank Tour

Come and join us for our guided Taste Christmas on the Southbank tour.

Your guide will lead you for a stroll along Southbank, taking in the sights and smells while having the opportunity to taste from some of the best festive markets in London this year. London’s spectacular Thames Path is regularly ranked as one of the world’s finest walks and there is no better time than to make the walk in the Christmas season! From our vantage point on the river, we will take in sweeping vistas of London’s most famous attractions – the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, The Savoy Hotel, the Tate Modern and many other sites with a Sprinkle of Londons Christmas and so, so much more. You’ll hear fascinating stories handpicked from over 2000 years of history, and get up close to architecture, street performers, art and get to taste local delicacies.

We will look at the history of the area and hear stories of the Southbank from days gone by. We will visit the Charles Dickens heartland around London Bridge viewing a number of the historic landmarks along the way. We will wind our way through towards London Bridge checking out the famous Borough Market and the Christmas by the River markets at City Hall.

Visit the Christmas Markets and hear about the history of Christmas and feasting as we look at the origins of our festive food and the history of the Southbank area.

This walk will cover the amazing leisure area of the Southbank, from London Eye to London Bridge, but will include some Christmas twists.

There will be a chance to buy some Christmas food and mulled drinks as we go along our way!

What else you should know

It's a walking tour, but there's not a lot of distance involved. Having said that there are a small number of steps to climb throughout. Wear comfortable shoes!

You will need to pay for your own drinks during the tour! Note that many vendors are now only accepting card payments.

Includes:

NOTE: There will be options to buy festive food and tipples during the tour. The cost of these optional market purchases not included in the tour.

Locations visited…

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Jubilee Gardens, near the London Eye. Use Google Maps by searching for 'Jubilee Gardens' (map)  (MAP).

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When: View our full Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.

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