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Get into the Spirit of Christmas with a London Lights and Market Tour


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    22 Nov - 22 Dec: Daily

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Make your way outside Covent Garden Tube Station (there’s only one exit). Your guide will have a red and white umbrella with the words “Tour Guide” written on it. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early. Show the staff your voucher and you'll be set to go!

  • Ending Point

    South Bank, River Thames

Key Highlights

  • Take in the festive sights and sounds of Christmas in London
  • Wander the cobbled streets of Covent Garden and its market
  • See the sites of Leicester and Trafalgar squares in full Christmas splendour
  • Try some mulled wine and a fruity mince pie


Christmas time, mistletoe and lots of mulled wine! Ah, the joys of the festive season. What better way to spend it than in the heart of Dickensian London! Cobbled streets, the lights, Christmas songs, a mince pie or three! Take a tour to get into the holiday spirit and discover the real sense of a London Christmas. You’ll meet your guide in the heart of Covent Garden, from where you’ll wonder its famous streets, visit the Christmas market and learn about the history of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true origins of Santa. If that's not enough, you'll visit a pub frequented by Dickens himself and enjoy a mulled wine or another warming drink to help those chilled bones! And just when you thought Christmas couldn't get any better! Add in a fruity mince pie and the sites of Leicester and Trafalgar Square, and you'll be having yourself a very merry Christmas.

About your guide

Urban Adventures are for those who want to get away from the tourist crowds and really connect with a city, with a local by their side. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or as long as a whole day, but in every case our Urban Adventures tours take travellers to interesting places to experience local culture and see what makes a place unique. Join us for the Best. Day. Ever.

Here’s the plan…  

You’ll meet your guide in Covent Garden, from where you’ll be taken on a pleasant journey into London’s Christmas spirit.

They will take you down cobbled streets, to the Christmas markets and along the way learn about the history of Dickens and one of his most beloved characters Scrooge. You’ll stop off for a mulled wine or cider at one of London’s cosy pubs before exploring Leicester and Trafalgar square in their full Christmas pomp. If that’s not enough to get you in the Christmas spirit, you’ll also try a mince pie and experience the Riverside Christmas market. The River Thames at Christmas, oh you'll love it!  

With Christmas anecdotes and stories of Santa, this is a tour that will open up London’s festive side. And with your guide more than happy to offer advice and the places to visit after the tour. An authentic London themed Christmas adventure will set you up nicely for


  • Guidance from a Local expert
  • One drink (a mulled wine OR mulled cider OR alcohol-free drink option)
  • A traditional fruit mince pie


  • Tips (oh, go on then)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised tour to reconfirm.

No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.  

Yay! This tour is for everyone

English is available on this tour, other languages are available on request 

Make sure to wear comfortable shoes there’s plenty of walking.

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