'See London By Night' is a bus tour with a difference — because you'll get to see London's most famous landmarks beautifully lit up in the night sky.
The 90-minute tour begins outside the Ritz Hotel in Piccadilly. It will then set off towards Kensington where you will see Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum. It will then return to Westminster taking in Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the London Eye.
After that it will head towards St. Paul's Cathedral and continue all the way up to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, before returning to the start via Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
This night tour makes a nice change from the usual daytime ones, and might be worth thinking about if you already know the landmarks quite well. Most of the daytime tours don't bother taking you up to Kensington, but Harrods is so nicely illuminated at night then it's well-worth seeing.
You might want to check out the daytime buses before you book, though. The two biggest companies are the Original Bus Tour and London Bus Tour. You might also enjoy a ride on London's cheapest sightseeing bus (the No.11 bus!). If you quite like the idea of a nighttime tour, but you think you'd enjoy something a little more spooky, then how about the London Ghost Bus Tour?
Ride an old-style double-decker bus – Every day – Ride around on one of London's old 1960s double-decker buses (the one with a conductor and an open platform at the back).
11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus – Every day – If you don't fancy spending money on an open-top sightseeing bus, then there's a cheaper alternative — the No 11 bus.
The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.
London Bus Tour — open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.
Ghost Bus Tour, around London’s dark past – Every day – The Ghost Bus Tour will take you on a journey through London's gruesome past, and into the dark heart of the capital.
Somerset House Historical Highlights – Every Thu and Sat – This tour has tales about Tudor intrigues and the extravagant entertainments laid on during Georgian times
Guided walk around Charles Dickens’ London – Every Fri – This guided walk will take you around some of the most memorable streets and locations that Charles Dickens used in his novels.
Look for more London bus tours in May
If you enjoy See London by Night then you might like to visit Big Bus Tours (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Green Park to Victoria), Ghost Bus Tours (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Green Park to Embankment) and Original Bus Tour (you can walk it 10 mins)
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