All aboard the Necrobus for a night of spooky sightseeing. The London Ghost Bus Tour runs daily.

• Hear dark tales and historical facts from a live guide.

• See London by night aboard a 60s routemaster bus.

• Visit famous and lesser known London attractions.

• BUY NOW, tickets are sent immediately via email.

Details

About The London Ghost Bus Tour:

From the mournful wails of political prisoners in the Tower of London to the demon barber of Fleet Street, London has so many skeletons in the cupboard they're practically clambering out. Whether the tales are rooted in gritty reality or semi-myth you'll experience them all on the city's very own 'carcass coach'.

This exciting ghost bus tour is no ordinary night bus, it's a theatrical sightseeing journey with bags of laughs... and body parts. Featuring a host of onboard actors and terrifying special effects your hunted adventure will take in most of London's iconic landmarks and paint them in a blood-red light. Find out more about London's only haunted 'fright bus' service and book below.


Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except Dec 24, 25 & 31 and Jan 1.

Tour Times:

  • Daily: 19:30 and 21:00.

Departure Point:

  • Outside the Grand Hotel on Northumberland Avenue. Opposite Sherlock Holmes pub.

Duration:

  • Approx. 75 minutes.

Tour Details:

Think you know the dark side of London? You may be familiar with popular tales of Jack the Ripper and the treachery that once lurked behind the walls of the Tower, but like the tip of an iceberg, these stories are essentially a hand protruding from a shallow grave. Let the actor guides aboard the London Ghost Bus Tour dig up a trove of horrors you never even thought imaginable.

Passengers are met by their black 1960s routemaster bus and are beckoned aboard by the creepy conductor. This character serves as the tour's narrator, recounting the hidden histories behind each sight. Highlights along the sightseeing route include: the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.

Keep your wits about you, as the spirits at each haunted location might just decide to manifest themselves on the bus! Fear not, however, as the staff are highly trained in dealing with malevolent paranormal activity.

About The Ghost Bus Tours:

The story of the British Ghost Bus Tours begins in the 19th century with the Necropolis Bus Company. This unusual funeral service once operated a fleet of vehicles designed to ferry the deceased, pall bearers and up to 50 mourners to the place of interment. As the bus navigated city streets a 'mourning whistle' would signal its approach and prompt passing gentlemen to remove their hats and bow as a gesture of respect.

The Necrobus service operated until 1967 when a fire raised the company depot at South Dulstead and destroyed virtually the entire fleet. Only one routemaster survived, and after being mothballed for 40 years was finally resurrected as the black 'carcass coach' that plies London's roads and terrifies passengers today.

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

HALLOWEEN TOURS: October 19 to 31 reservations are currently available by request only. If you'd like to book please message (info@cityxplora.com) with the required date, time and quantity. Once we confirm that spaces are available we will open the requested slot and also provide you with a 5% discount code (usable at checkout).

You can find the Halloween timetable in the 'Downloads' Tab above.

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To start the London Ghost Bus Tour select your preferred date/time and book your tickets. You will be sent at ticket voucher immediately via email.

Please PRINT and present this voucher to staff at the bus stop outside the Grand Hotel (opposite Sherlock Holmes Pub) on 8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5BY. Please arrive at the departure point at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. A contact number for the tour operator (Ghost Bus Tours Ltd) will be listed on your ticket voucher.

NOTE:

• Adult tickets aged 16-59 years.

• Child tickets aged 5-15 years.

• Note that students and seniors (60+ years) may be asked to present a valid form of ID before boarding the bus. Valid international IDs are accepted.

Timetable

Halloween Timetable

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