Private Christmas Tours

London is transformed at Christmas time, iconic streets are artistically illuminated and the dark passageways of old creak with old tales to tell.  

Make merry this Christmas time and book us for a private Christmas-themed tour or treasure hunt.

Christmas Lights Tour

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  • get festive
  • meet other adventurous souls
  • private tour with qualified guide

Price £115 includes up to and including 10 people. Additional people £10.

Max group size: 25.Additional guides available for large groups.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year"

London's Christmas Lights are recognised the world over for their artistic inventiveness across some of the city's most iconic Streets.

Explore London by night on this 90 minute guided Christmas tour, when we walk among the illuminated streets in all their glimmering splendour. We discover hidden passages, fashionable Mews and meticulously decorated designer shops accompanied by historical stories of those shopping and living in the area. 

In addition to the visual spectacle you will discover the stories behind the lights, the award-winning window displays and some of the shops which made the West End what it is today. 

We can collect you from a recommended Victorian pub before we explore the sparkles decorating once Victorian slums and fashionable Georgian promenades. 

Start: Covent Garden

Finish: Oxford Street

Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: yes

Suitable for all age groups.

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Christmas Lights Tour Reviews:

"Fabulous tours with fantastic guides who know their stuff and how to make it come alive. I shall be doing more of these tours." Tariq, London

"I would highly recommend this Christmas Lights Walk as Hazel went out of her way to make all of us feel welcome and to amaze the group with interesting stories and bits of information on the department stores and shops along the way." Laura, Italy

"Interesting walk that took us off the main thoroughfares with very talk about places en route." John, Loughton

"You are a delightful guide so witty and fun. The walk was great, not Oxford Street, but all the little side famous streets, were so very good. Thank you for a very pleasurable evening" Janet, Staines

"A lovely evening out, thanks very much for a well researched walk and the 'little touches'." Lesley, London

"Great tour" Jay

"Brilliant walk - fab mix of Christmas, history and fun facts. But take trainers!" Catherine

Victorian Christmas Tour

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  • Get festive
  • Navigate the narrow alleyways of old London
  • Private tour with a qualified Tour Guide

Price £115 includes up to and including 10 people. Additional people £10.

It is on this guided walk we delve into what makes a Victorian Christmas and explore well know traditions which may be older than you think.

The City of London is awash with narrow alleyways reminding us of it's historic past and it is on this walk where we have the opportunity to explore their evocative nature.

The walk starts at St Paul's cathedral, through old streets of London, exploring lives the  Victorians at Christmas, dipping into Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.

At the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated. Many businesses did not even consider it a holiday. But by the end of the century it had become the biggest annual celebration and took on the form we recognise today.

For private tours we can collect you from an historical pub.

Start: St Paul's Cathedral

Finish: Somerset House

Tour Duration: c. 90 mins 

Suitable for all age groups. 

Max group size: 25.

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A Victorian Christmas Tour Reviews:

"Fantastic, full of information, unknown facts, and built a vivid picture of Victorian Christmas." Karen S, Brockley

"Another great offering Hazel , expertly delivered as ever with fun and pzzazz." Sarah B, London

"Thanks Hazel for a wonderful walk! Definitely looking forward to coming to another walk soon." Gerald, LA

A Christmas Carol Tour

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  • Unique and authentic tour
  • Explore the streets and landmarks Charles Dickens knew so well
  • Qualified Guide

Price £115 includes up to and including 10 people. Additional people £10.

We explore the streets and landmarks Charles Dickens knew so well and who wove into his work most famous Ghost Story; A Christmas Carol. 

Join us on a 90 min tour of the City of London where Ebenezer Scrooge lived and worked. Even though the spartan offices of Scrooge and Marley are never precisely located clues are hidden in the text which help us track the business down.  

Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the social and political history of this area as reflected in the most famous ghost story ever written.

Start: Monument Station

Finish: Bank

Tour Duration: c. 90 mins 

Involves 12 steps and some cobblestones

For private tours we can collect you from an historical pub.

Suitable for all age groups. 

Max group size: 25. 

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Soho-Ho Christmas Treasure Hunt

Santa hats at the ready! Come and explore wonderful Soho, brimming with theatrical gems and quirky history on our Soho-Ho Christmas Treasure Hunt. Think you've got what it takes? Let it show, let it show, let it show!

Give your brain and legs a work out while meeting new people and discovering Soho along the way with our fun Christmas special treasure hunt.

As well as cryptic clues to unravel and canny riddles to solve there will be bonus challenges too - just to keep you on your toes!

Start: Golden Square

Finish: Shhhh it's a secret

Treasure Hunt Duration: c. 2hrs including prize giving

Before the Christmas Treasure Hunt: 

We meet in Golden Square where we will be registering teams and giving out santa hats and treasure hunt packs. We will be kicking the whole thing off from there. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly Line). Our staff will be wearing high vis pink jackets and a smile - see you there!

To return your answers: 

We meet at the designated pub by the allocated time where we will be marking the scores, announcing the winning team and presenting prizes. Full details to be provided in your treasure pack on the day. 





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