The Spirit of London on Christmas Eve

Activity code: 1CE

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Duration Approx. 9 hours
Departure Point Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria
Departure Time 08:00am
E-Ticket Accepted
Walking Moderate


  • Enjoy a panoramic bus tour of London with a photo stop at the Tower of London
  • Entry to St. Pauls Cathedral at this festive time of year
  • See the Queen’s royal residence Buckingham Palace
  • A friendly and enthusiastic guide will see you through the day


Get out and about this Christmas Eve with these classic London activities.

Panoramic Tour of London
See London all lit up this festive season. Your Christmas Eve begins with a panoramic guided tour of the city’s most famous landmarks, keep an eye out for the festive lights and decorations.

Photo Stop at the Tower of London
Your bus tour will stop off at the remarkable fortress the Tower of London, the last stop for many a doomed character from history. Snap a photo of the iconic castle before continuing on your journey.

Buckingham Palace

Practice your royal wave as you approach Buckingham Palace. See Queen Elizabeth II’s imposing London residence from outside the front gates, and catch a glimpse of the iconic outfits of the Queen’s Guard with their red tunics and bearskin hats (unfortunately still made out of bear). Hopefully you will get to see the Changing of the Guard but this doesn’t occur every day, so if not you’ll be taken to the Horse Guards Parade, just down the road. Check their website for the schedule of the Changing of the Guard.

St. Pauls Cathedral and the City of London
Continue your drive through some of the most historic streets in central London. See the infamous Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire began in 1666 as well as some of the worst hit areas during the Blitz of WW2. Arriving at St. Pauls Cathedral you’ll walk right in and have time to explore the stunning working church including the tombs and the beautiful interior. See if you can find the impressively vast tombs of Lord Nelson, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, controversial poet John Donne, and St. Paul’s own architect Sir Christopher Wren.

River Thames Boat Ride
We’ve saved the best until last as you end you Christmas Eve adventure with a scenic river tour on the iconic Thames. Relax as you take to the waters and get a unique perspective of London, soaking in the festive atmosphere before heading back to land in search of a Christmas tipple.
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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • A panoramic bus tour of London
  • A photo stop at the Tower of London
  • See Buckingham Palace and either the Changing of the Guard or the Horse Guards Parade
  • Entry to St. Pauls Cathedral
  • River Thames boat ride
  • Comfortable tour bus
  • Professional guide throughout the day

What's Excluded

  • Entry to the Tower of London
  • Additional refreshments
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers and returns
  • This tour is only available in English
Please Note:
  • This tour does not include entry to the Tower of London
  • If the Changing of the Guards is not available you will be taken to the Horse Guards Parade instead
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day 

Date of Departure 

This tour operates on Christmas Eve only – Friday 24 December 2021

Where: Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria, Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH

When: 7:30am boarding for an 8:00am departure

Return Point: The London Eye Pier at 3:30pm approximately


Pickup Points
Title Tube Address Postcode Time
Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria SW1W 9SH 07:30:00

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