This December, one of the city’s most beloved festive experiences is returning for the first time since 2019.
The London Transport Museum is bringing back its lights and sights tours with a journey through the West End’s festive light displays and illuminated landmarks on a classic red Routemaster bus.
The tours are happening on December 10, 11, 17 and 18 and tickets must be booked in advance. During the tour you’ll listen to a jolly soundtrack of Christmas tunes and soak up the merriment of the capital at Christmas.
Starting at the award-winning London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden, the lights and sights tours will take guests through the glittering streets of the West End passing by Covent Garden, the Embankment, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, New Bond Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and the Strand.
Before each tour, little ones can collect a festive activity sheet at the museum. Guests will then be greeted by jolly ‘clippie’ in a traditional conductor’s uniform from the 1940s who will collect tickets before the bus departs.
Tours depart at 3.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 8pm. Tours last for approximately one hour. Guests must arrive at least 30 minutes before departure time to register.
You can book your tickets on the London Transport Museum’s website. Adult tickets are £18; concessions are £16; children’s tickets are available for those under the age of 18 and are £11; under 5s go free but must sit on an adult’s lap.
Premium seats for both adults and children can be booked for £21.
Restricted view tickets are available for £10. Carer and companion tickets for people with disabilities are free and can be booked by calling the Museum’s Booking Team.
Lights and sights ticket holders can enjoy a 10 percent discount in London Transport Museum’s shop when they show their ticket at the till on the day of their journey.