Explore the dark past of London in the 1960s routemaster bus. This sightseeing tour takes around 1 hour or more according to the traffic.
The Ghost Bus Tours takes you to the darker and unseen side of Britain that you have never expected. This theatrical sightseeing tour is beautifully created by on-board technical team and talented actors. If you used to avoid horror stories and you think this tour is not for you, don’t worry! It runs a comedy horror show when tourists explore the sights.
You may find your way to the most haunted cities in the UK and the tour is designed to provide complete entertainment with information about spooky yet dramatic thrill that you will never resist. A funny yet creepy conductor will also accompany the guide as a commentator for ghostly attractions when you feel the thrill of supernatural stories.
What to Expect? Is the Tour Really Spooky?
Each Ghost Bus picks its passengers from Northumberland Avenue and escorts them to the Theatreland and the City of London, across the Tower Bridge to River Thames. To add some excitement, the bus also stops for a while at an old London graveyard for up to 10 minutes if there’s some time left.
The guide will tell you half-fictional and half-factual tales of some of the most gruesome and infamous stories, people, and places in the history of London, including the tombs of Westminster Alley, the Fleet Street’s demon barber “Sweeney Todd”, the Cross Bones Graveyard in Southwark, and about a black dog which is haunting Newgate’s Prison.
They will also tell you about the scary tales of Anne Boleyn and King Charles I executions, 1666’s Great Fire of London and the heads at the entryway to the city. You can expect to explore some of the amazing tourist attractions and landmarks in this tour:
- Downing Street
- Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
- Westminster Abbey
- Paul’s Cathedral
- Downing Street
- Tower Bridge
- The Tower of London
- London Bridge
Consider these tips before starting the tour
- For some extra chill and excitement, it is recommended to go on a tour at night.
- Anyone can enjoy the tour, despite age group. However, if you have problem in English, you may not be able to catch the tongue-in-cheek wit of a conductor.
- For best views of London attractions, we recommend you to seat at the upper deck, especially when lower deck windows are small.
Some General Rules to Consider
Keep in mind that bus has no toilet facilities. So, it is wise to use the toilet at any public place or hotel room before boarding. Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before, at least to board. You may have to stay in queue during season and you will get a number to board the bus. The tour might be suspended or cancelled at any time. However, you will get full refund or transfer to different tour. Children under 15 years should come with an adult and tour may not be fit for children below 5 years.