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The Classic Tour

#228 of 1,523 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About The Classic Tour
The Classic Tour is the finest way to see London. Step onboard a specially designed open top 1960s Routemaster bus as our comedic tour guides take you around all the major sights of the city. Music and video add to the experience, making it the most entertaining sightseeing tour around.
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Ghost Bus Tour of London

Discover a little-known side to London on this ghost tour aboard a vintage 1960s Routemaster double-decker bus. Your guide navigates through the city, recounting tales of murder, execution, torture, and ghosts at key locations. See London's best-known landmarks in a new light while also discovering little-known sites. Enjoy a choice of departure times to best suit your schedule.
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1 hour 15 minutes
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The London Classic Tour: Sightseeing Tour in Vintage Bus

Ideal for families and those with limited time in London, this bus tour offers a comprehensive overview of England’s capital. Aboard an open-top vintage bus, you’ll cruise around the city and see iconic attractions such as the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, and The Shard. Site-specific song, immersive videos, and comic commentary guarantee a unique and enjoyable experience.
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1 hour 15 minutes
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Christmas Light Experience of London on Vintage Open Top Routemaster

There is no finer way to see London all lit up for the festive season than atop an original 1960s Routemaster bus which has been transformed into the ultimate sightseeing vessel. The hand-picked, comedic tour guide promises to crack the façade of the British stiff upper lip and have you and your small group laughing all across the fair capital, making it easier than ever to get into the festive spirit. With a specifically designed route ensuring you will see the finest of the seasonal decorations, you will spend up to 75 minutes soaking up the iconic, insurmountable landmarks of London in all their festive sparkle! Choose from one of six departure times when you book.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from US$39.27
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Marianna Gomes wrote a review Dec 2020
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- No COVID restrictions - commentator did not wear a mask and came face to face (less than 0.5m towards us) - continuously grabbed shoulders when we weren't engaging in a conversation (young teenage girls) felt uncomfortable. - harassing us for 'not listening' -threatened to 'end it all' because we wasn't engaging in conversation. - not christmassy at all -commentator has extremely inappropriate language infant of children - no social distancing -more historical than christmasy.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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BeneG wrote a review Nov 2020
United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
We climbed onto the 1960’s Necrobus, decked out with gothic velvet curtains and little low light lamps with enormous excitement. Just riding around London at night on one of the original double decker buses put us in the mood for ghoulish stories about London Town. We had a brilliant guide who pointed out a myriad of spooky landmarks, threw in lots of fun (and gruesome) tales. All in all a great fun experience and a wonderful way to see London by night.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Marklound wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom192 contributions91 helpful votes
We wanted something Halloween-themed for half term for the family - given that everything else was off - and the Ghost Bus was a fun way of sight-seeing. Pick up and seat allocation was well organised and Covid-safe and the tour takes you around the West End and City, regaling you with Horrible Histories-style tales of gore and ghouls. It's very cheesy and played more for laughs than scares, so would be suitable for all but the youngest. Overall, a different way of seeing London and a bit of spooky fun.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Erin C wrote a review Oct 2020
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I was thrilled that the Ghost Bus tour was going ahead and it made a great Tier 2 friendly activity. We were spaced out on the bus and all wore masks so it felt very safe. The tour was an ideal balance of dark histories and terrible puns (in a good way). The host Taylor Woe was very talented at story telling. We spent the time either laughing or in chills. We are Londoners ourselves so were slightly worried it might be too tourist’y but we learnt some new things about our beloved city. The only negative feedback is that some of the language was offensive and needs updating. For example, describing an elderly woman as ‘an old bint’ is misogynistic. It was quite jarring to hear ‘prostitute’, when ‘sex worker’ is much more appropriate. Even though it’s a historical tour, it still important to make sure the language is updated.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Arthur31butler wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
A fun & spooky way to discover London definitely THE experience this month! As I'm working in a Concierge department I will suggest it to families with kids (not too young as it can get quite spooky, unless if you like when your kids are scared...) A Covid safe experience with mask and hand sanitizer before coming in. I would also suggest you to do the one in Edinburgh if you are around. Thanks to "Charlie Valentine" and Jamie!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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