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Christmas and New Year's Eve in London

By Viator, November 2016

4.5 43 Reviews | Add your review

Celebrate Christmas this year with Viator, and see the top London attractions sparkle away from the crowds.

The Christmas lights, which famously light up Bond Street and Oxford Circus each year, set the scene for a festive shopping frenzy that goes on until the tail end of Christmas Eve. Shop for gifts and festive foods, before taking advantage of the abrupt change of pace that occurs on Christmas Day, when Londoners retire from the high street in favor of time spent at home. Get out into the city before noon to experience the streets empty for you to explore. Free from public transport as well as from crowds, the holiday presents a rare opportunity to see London at its best and to take festive photos with the city's top attractions.

See Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square on one of many Christmas Day tours of London. Choose from vintage bus tours or a Christmas lunch cruise on the River Thames—or opt to journey further afield on a visit to iconic English landmarks, like UNESCO-listed Stonehenge or Leeds Castle.

Consider spending Christmas Eve outside of the city with a trip to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath, or Stratford-upon-Avon, for example. And don’t forget the British tradition of Boxing Day. This holiday has origins going back to the Middle Ages, and can be celebrated with holiday-themed day tours throughout the country.

Experience the magic of London's holiday season and get the most out of your trip with some of our most spectacular tours. And of course, Happy Holidays!

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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights, London, null
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Kick-start the holiday season in style and see London’s Christmas lights on a private, 2.5-hour black taxi tour! Traveling in an iconic black London cab, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.45
Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Spend Christmas Day in the English countryside! Take this special Christmas tour from London and see the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, Oxford and ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $153.84
Christmas Day Tour: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath and Lacock, London, Christmas
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Christmas Day Tour: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath and Lacock

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Make this Christmas one to remember by booking this full-day sightseeing tour from London. On Christmas Day, see the royal town of Windsor, Stonehenge and the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.84
Boxing Day Tour from London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath and Lacock Including Lunch, London, Christmas
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Boxing Day Tour from London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath and Lacock Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

On Boxing Day, swap London’s shopping crowds for the history-steeped sights of Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath and Lacock. Get up close to Windsor Castle, home to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.88
Christmas Day Traditional Lunch Aboard Thames Sightseeing Cruise, London, Christmas
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Christmas Day Traditional Lunch Aboard Thames Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a sparkling Christmas Day with a festive lunch aboard a 3-hour and 15-minute sightseeing cruise along the River Thames. Admire stellar views of London's ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $153.84
Christmas Day on the River Thames: Sightseeing Cruise with Traditional Lunch, London, Christmas
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Christmas Day on the River Thames: Sightseeing Cruise with Traditional Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Cruise down the Thames River on a Christmas Day cruise in London, and see the city at its most peaceful! While gliding past top London attractions, such as the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $153.84
Christmas Lunch in Canterbury, London, Christmas
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Christmas Lunch in Canterbury

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Celebrate Christmas Day on a tour of the beautiful English countryside. You’ll visit Canterbury, enjoy a delicious traditional Christmas lunch, see the White ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.84
4-Day Paris Break at Christmas from London, London, Christmas
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4-Day Paris Break at Christmas from London

Take an exciting 3 night short break trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Paris for Christmas! This 4 day tour includes return train, three ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $383.95
Christmas Lights Bike Tour of London, London, Christmas
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Christmas Lights Bike Tour of London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

See London at its most magical on a 3-hour Christmas lights tour by bike! Under the watchful eye of a local guide, pedal around some of London’s top ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.25
4-Day Edinburgh's Hogmanay New Year Break, London, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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4-Day Edinburgh's Hogmanay New Year Break

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Ring in the New Year at the biggest street party in Europe in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. This 4 day tour includes return coach travel from London, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $358.09

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