London Ghost Tour by Vintage Routemaster Bus with Guide

Cultural & Theme Tours in England

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Unearth London’s gruesome past on this 1-hour ghost bus tour, led by a ghoulishly entertaining guide. See the capital’s sites of murder, execution and torture, and learn about the restless spirits that haunt some of London’s most famous landmarks. From the comfort of a Routemaster — a classic double-decker bus — pass by must-see attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, and visit lesser-known spots such as the chilling Cross Bones Graveyard.
Choose the evening departure time most convenient to you, then make your own way to the prearranged meeting point near Trafalgar Square in central London. Greet your ghoulish guide, then climb aboard the eerie ghost bus, a classic 1960s Routemaster with a Gothic edge and a dark backstory.Find a secluded spot in the shadows of the lower deck, or boldly ascend to the top deck and settle into one of the blood red seats. Feel the roar of the engine, and prepare yourself for a thrilling tour of London’s darker side.As your bus weaves its wicked way through London’s streets, listen to your guide, a somewhat unhinged bus conductor, recount gruesome tales from the capital’s long, depraved past. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end as you learn about the Whitehall Mystery, a particularly bloody murder case where neither the victim nor the killer were ever identified, though some believe that Jack the Ripper, London’s most fearsome serial killer, may have been behind it.Hear spine-chilling stories about the city’s most famous ghosts as you pass by some of London’s must-see attractions including the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.Steel yourself as you learn about the ancient royal tombs that were uncovered at Westminster Abbey, the black dog of Newgate Prison, and the demon barber of Fleet Street. You’ll also visit the Cross Bones Graveyard, a pauper's burial ground with a legend that dates back to medieval times. After around an hour, your tour concludes back at the original start point.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by Routemaster

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide