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Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square


Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square

Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square this year bursted into life. The festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities across London and around the world, saw the Square come into life with a light display, arts and crafts and a range of vegetarian food stalls open to the public.

The Diwali festivities included Indian food, music and decorations. The event included video addresses from political personalities like London Mayor Sadiq Khan among others.

The celebrations started at 4 pm and went on till 10 pm on 23rd October. Images and videos on social media showed the iconic Trafalgar square lit up with festive lights, festoons and decorations. The festivities included Asian and Indian food as well. The event included video addresses from political personalities like London Mayor Sadiq Khan among others.

Sadiq Khan Khan at Trafalgar Square Diwali Celebrations October 2021
Sadiq Khan Khan at Trafalgar Square Diwali Celebrations October 2021

The office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan organised Diwali at Trafalgar Square on Saturday to celebrate the cultural diversity of the city, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, spokesperson of Heritage Bengal Global, an association of expatriate Bengalis said.

“The event was themed on the victory of good over evil after the severe trauma caused by Covid-19 in the last one-and-a-half years,” Mukhopadhyay said.

The traditional ‘alpona’ work by Heritage Bengal Global vice president Mahua Bej was selected for being part of a collage at the centre of the square, he said.

Mukhopadhyay, who is presently in Kolkata, said that the event was a part of their endeavour to globally showcase the rich cultural heritage of West Bengal.

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5 Days 4 Nights London Tour


Seeking a memorable short trip to London? Look no further! Explore renowned London tourist attractions with a 5-days 4 night London tour. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and iconic landmarks, making the most of every moment. Let us curate an unforgettable London adventure just for you!

About the Tour

The 5 days 4 nights London tour is for those, who are coming to London for the first time and want to see all the best and iconic tourist places in a short time. Honestly, 5 days are not enough, but we have made sure that you see the city the best of the city in the 5 days. In case you want to extend your stay you can always do so. We have covered iconic places like the Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, city of Bath to name a few.

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westminster abbey and big ben
Westminster Abbey and Big Ben

5 Days 4 Nights London Tour Itinerary

The tour starts and ends in London, so you get the chance to enjoy the most of the city and also, travel and book hassle-free flights to your country of origin. Discover London and three other captivating tourist spots in England on this exciting journey.

Day 1 – Welcome to London

We will pick you up from the airport and take you straight to your hotel. Depending on the time you arrive in London, you will have the time to rest and freshen up. You may choose to go out for dinner or enjoy lunch/dinner at your 4/5 hotel.

Day 2 – Discover London

Experience the wonders of London on a guided tour with a specialist guide. Embark on a day filled with exclusive early entry to Westminster Abbey. Marvel at the Gothic architecture of this masterpiece before the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, delve into the abbey’s storied past, replete with royal weddings, coronations, and illustrious funerals.

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From there, traverse St. James’s Park on foot, going to Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace. Witness the changing of the guard, an age-old ceremony where the new guard prepares to take over from their predecessors. Additionally, partake in the changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. These captivating displays of tradition and precision glimpse the prestigious world of British ceremonial pageantry.

buckingham palace
Buckingham Palace

Continue your tour as you arrive at Trafalgar Square, a historic hub steeped in British naval history. Under the watchful gaze of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, your guide will regale you with tales of maritime triumphs and the significance of this renowned square. Uncover hidden gems scattered around the vicinity, including a world record holder, adding an element of surprise to your exploration.

After a delightful lunch break, the tour resumes with a leisurely cruise along the scenic River Thames, offering vistas of London’s skyline. The final destination of the day is the Tower of London. With your skip-the-line ticket, bypass the visitors and gain expedited access to witness the awe-inspiring Crown Jewels. Your guide will narrate captivating stories and unveil the secrets that have made the Tower of London a captivating historical landmark.

tower of london
Tower of London

Conclude your day of discovery with a sense of fulfilment, having experienced the best of London’s architectural splendour, traditions, and treasures. Afterwards, unwind and rejuvenate with an overnight stay in your hotel or go out to explore London nightlife.

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Day 3 – Explore London at your own Pace with Optional Tours

Day 3 will be more like a leisure day where you will have the opportunity to explore London on your own. Enhance your understanding of London’s history and charm with additional tours. Consider visiting Leeds Castle, Canterbury, and Dover for a journey through time. Take a sunset cruise on the Thames River for a magical experience—delight in Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds, and Warwick Castle to uncover literary and medieval marvels. Don’t miss the chance to venture beyond London to Cambridge, Oxford, or Manchester, each offering unique attractions worth exploring. For more details on these complementary tours, consult our list. Enjoy your overnight stay in London, eager to embrace new adventures.

thames river and o2 arena aerial view
Thames River and O2 Arena Aerial View

Day 4 – Visit  – Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & City of Bath

Get ready for a truly magnificent and unforgettable day that will leave you in awe of England’s rich history and breathtaking landmarks. On the 4th day of the tour, you will be exploring 3 destinations i.e. Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and the City of Bath. Check out the map below for the destinations covered on this day.

Windsor Castle

Start your journey by reaching the meeting point, and soon you’ll be comfortably cruising out of London. Your first stop is the historic Windsor Castle, majestically perched on a lush wooded hill overlooking the serene Thames. Dating back to Norman times, this weekend retreat has been a favourite of many kings. Admire the picturesque landscaped gardens and the iconic Round Tower. Step inside the lavish State Apartments, adorned with priceless artworks by the likes of Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Pay a visit to St. George’s Chapel, a poignant resting place for former monarchs, including the illustrious Henry VIII. Don’t miss the chance to marvel at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, an incredible miniature structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity, and even tiny wine bottles!

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Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle


Next, embark on a journey to the enigmatic Stonehenge, a marvel lost in the mists of time. The true purpose of this ancient wonder remains a mystery—was it a temple for sun worship, a healing sanctuary, a burial site, or a colossal calendar? Gaze at the awe-inspiring stones and ponder how our ancestors transported and constructed them with ancient tools, leaving us in awe of their ingenuity.


City of Bath

Continuing on, arrive at the beautiful city of Bath, proudly standing on the slopes of the River Avon. Bath holds the prestigious title of England’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the 15th-century Bath Abbey and the captivating Georgian architecture that graces the city. Feast your eyes on the romantic Pulteney Bridge, reminiscent of Florence’s Ponte Vecchio. No visit to Bath is complete without exploring the famous Roman Baths, the source of the city’s name. Witness the torch-lighting ceremony at dusk (except in summer) and savour the healing waters in the stunning neo-classical Pump Room.

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city of bath
City of Bath

After an enthralling day of exploration, return to London for an overnight stay, cherishing the memories of this magnificent journey forever.

Day 5 – Departure Day

As your Departure Day dawns, we offer an independent departure transfer for a seamless journey to the airport or your next destination. If you desire more time in London’s embrace, feel free to extend your stay by booking extra nights. Embrace this choice to further explore the city’s allure, culture, and history. Whatever you decide, we’re here to ensure your trip ends on a high note. Safe travels!

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What’s included in the 5 Days 4 nights London Tour


Indulge in a 4-night stay at exceptional 4-star hotels in London, such as The Tower Hotel, Pestana Chelsea Bridge, Blakemore Hyde Park, or Royal National Hotel. These luxurious accommodations promise a comfortable and memorable experience. Please note, in the unlikely event that any hotel is unavailable, we will ensure a similar standard of excellence for your stay. Relax and relish your London sojourn at these marvellous establishments.

Tour Guide Included

Tour London with ease as a knowledgeable tour guide accompanies you throughout your journey.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Your well-being is our utmost priority. We strictly adhere to the latest COVID-19 legislation, continuously updating safety measures in response to the epidemiological situation. With comprehensive social distancing, hygiene, and sanitation protocols in place, you can explore with confidence, knowing your comfort and health are safeguarded throughout the tour.

Additional Services

  • Enjoy a 4-night stay in a splendid London hotel.
  • Fixed Departure – Immerse yourself in a full-day London tour.
  • Fixed Departure – Embark on a coach tour to Windsor Castle, Bath, and Stonehenge, delving into history and breathtaking sights.

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What’s Not Included in the 5 Days 4 nights London Tour

  • Flights – Please note that international flights from your country are not included in our package.
  • Insurance not include
  • Meals not included
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Optional tours
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Hotel pick up and drop off for excursions
  • City Tax

RATINGS: 4.5/5 (4 Reviews) | TOUR LENGTH: 5 Days | Book Tour

Cancellation Policy

We understand these are uncertain times and want to make sure you feel confident about your options if your plans change. If there’s no other option than to cancel, we’d like to make sure you’re aware of the potential fees involved. The overview below shows this tour’s cancellation fees depending on how far ahead of the departure date you cancel.

Up to 60 days before departure – You forfeit 25% of the tour cost

59Days – 59 days before departure – You forfeit 100% of the tour cost

The Lion King Theater Show London


Enjoy one of the most epic musicals on stage with a ticket to ‘The Lion King’ at London’s Lyceum Theatre. An adaptation of Disney’s hit 1994 film, the show tells the story of young lion Simba as he fights to reclaim his place as King of the Pridelands. Set against the plains of Africa, and exploding with colour, effects, and songs by Tim Rice and Elton John, the show thrills adults and children alike.

Ticket to ‘The Lion King’ theatre show at the Lyceum Theater in London. The Academy-award-winning musical about Simba the lion cub by Elton John and Tim Rice. Now in its 24th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre, visionary director Julie Taymor’s acclaimed reimagining of Disney’s beloved film will redefine your expectation of theatre.

Mufasa's mask is circular and symmetrical like the sun, it implies that he is balanced and in harmony with nature.
Mufasa’s mask is circular and symmetrical like the sun, it implies that he is balanced and in harmony with nature.

What’s Included in The Lion King Theater Show

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (Not included)

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Meeting and Pickup points

The Lion King, 21 Wellington Street Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E 7RQ England

How to reach the Lion King Show at Lyceum Theatre

The theatre address is Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ. The Lyceum Theatre is close to several National Rail / London Underground stations, multiple bus stops that are serviced by different routes and there is a self-hire bike docking station directly outside the theatre. For details and to help plan your journey visit Transport for London.

By underground and train

The nearest stations are:

• Covent Garden – Piccadilly line
• Charing Cross – Southeastern, Bakerloo & Northern lines
• Embankment – Bakerloo, Northern, District & Circle lines
• Temple – District & Circle lines
• Leicester Square – Piccadilly & Northern lines
• Holborn – Piccadilly & Central lines
• Waterloo & Waterloo East – Southeastern, South West Trains, Bakerloo, Northern & Jubilee lines

By bus

To reach the theatre by bus, use numbers 1, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 77A, 91, 176 or 341 with Leicester Square as the destination. The closest bus interchange for all London routes and night buses is Trafalgar Square.

By car

Parking: If you’re driving into the West End to see the show, take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme saving you 50% off car parking for up to 24 hours. Present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office to qualify. Please note the discount does not apply to the pre-booking service. For full terms and conditions, participating car parks and locations visit Q-park.

Alternatively, the nearest NCP car parks are Parker Street, Museum Street, Holborn and the St. Martin’s Lane Hotel.

By bike

There are two Santander Cycle Hire docking spaces located close to the theatre. Find out more about how to use this scheme by visiting Transport for London.

You can also check out the getting around London page, in case you need more information to reach the Lion King Lyceum Theatre.

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Show Performance Times

  • Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 pm
  • We recommend arriving at least 60 minutes before the performance starts to pass through security checks and find your seats.

What To Expect in this Show

Make your own way to the Lyceum Theatre in the heart of London’s theatre district, and take your seat for this phenomenal, award-laden musical show.
Played out against the majestic Serengeti Plains and to the spellbinding rhythms of Africa, this adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated movie will thrill and entertain all ages from curtain up to the very last encore.
Trace the fortunes of wide-eyed lion cub Prince Simba as he battles his wicked uncle to return to the land of his ancestors, all set to life-affirming music by Tim Rice and Elton John. As you follow Simba’s incredible adventures, marvel at the exhilarating sets, vivid colours, and stunning special effects—it’s a feast for the senses in every way!
You have the choice of two seating options for the performance. Standard-price seats offer a good view of the stage and are normally positioned in the rear stalls or dress circles. Alternatively, select top-price seating to enjoy a full view of the stage and get closer to the stars!
To make your extra evening special, upgrade to include a 2-course dinner at the nearby Tuttons before the show.


Scar’s headpiece does not include the same circular form as Mufasa's. It is distinctly asymmetrical, sharp and spikey reflecting his persona.
Scar’s headpiece does not include the same circular form as Mufasa’s. It is distinctly asymmetrical, sharp and spikey reflecting his persona.

Additional Information about the Show

  • The duration of the show is 2 hours and 30 mins including the interval time.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • The minimum age is 6 years
  • Children under 3 years of age are not permitted to enter the theatre
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchair locations are available on a request basis only
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The use of camera and sound recording equipment is strictly prohibited.

Eid Al Fitr 2022 festivities will be held around the UK

Eid Al Fitr 2022 festivities will be held around the UK as Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Eid al Fitr translates as “the festival of the breaking of the fast” and is one of the major holidays in the Muslim calendar. This year it is special after 2 years of COVID restrictions.

Sadiq Khan tweeted on Twitter: “As Eid celebrations across the globe begin, I want to pay tribute to London’s Muslim communities whose charity and huge contributions help to make our capital what it is – the greatest city in the world.”

In central London, Eid will be celebrated in Trafalgar Square on May 7 the Mayor of London’s 17th Eid in the Square, a festival developed by grassroots Muslim organisations. The Main Stage will be hosted by award-winning actor, filmmaker and BBC Asian Network presenter Mistah Islah alongside former teacher and trailblazing broadcaster Mehreen Baig and features a mix of traditional and contemporary acts including Baha Yetin Sufi Ensemble, Nafees Ifran & Qalandar Qawwali Band, Dur Dur Band, Star Children’s Choir and the Original Mummy’s Boy, spoken word poet Hussain Manawer, plus a special guest star. Don’t miss out on visiting Trafalgar Square on 7th May to exhibit the Eid Celebrations.

For the first time this year, the international Edgbaston cricket stadium in Birmingham is being used to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with 2,000 people on Monday.

Organisers at the Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre, will also host another Eid celebration in Small Heath Park and welcome an estimated 20,000 people.

“We have worked with the Edgbaston team on several projects and have been impressed by their professionalism and genuine commitment to supporting the local community,” said Kamran Hussain, chief executive of Green Lane Masjid, a leading UK mosque in Birmingham.

In Manchester, more than 10,000 people are at Eid in the Park, which has become one of the fastest-growing events and is now, at Platt Fields Park, in its seventh year.

Two other events are being held in Ilford, East London, and another at Shepherd’s Bush in West London.

The Ilford event is back at Goodmayes Park for its 16th year and the Shepherd’s Bush event at Westfield Shopping Centre is now in its third year.

We wish all our Muslim followers an Eid Mubarak 2022.

Eid Mubarak 2022
Eid Mubarak 2022

Travel to London

In case you are planning to travel during Ramadan and Eid, you can check our tour packages and we also have shared information for you to plan your travel to London from your city.


Christmas in London 2019


Christmas in London 2019

London is a place transformed into a Winter wonderland during December. It is filled with festive eves, celebrations and lots of fun to relish. London streets are lit up with Christmas-themed lights all around.

Especially when it comes to Christmas and New Year the adventure options are no less in London.

There are plenty of options available for Christmas and New Year’s eve in London. From admiring the fireworks, cruises, candlelight dinners and beer parties to concerts one can witness the most happening year end in London.

Sightseeing during Christmas time in London

When it’s a Christmas aura all around you can hear the bells ringing at a distance. The fever is all over which begins weeks before and is reflected through the decoration all around the city.?

One can simply give themselves a visual treat while walking through the glittering streets filled with jazzy decorations in London. Christmas in London brings along the vibrant and colourful lights at various sites namely Regent Street, Kingston, Kew Gardens, Seven Dials Christmas Lights, Trafalgar Square and more.

Decorations in Trafalgar Square

One of the most popular attractions on Christmas in London is admiring the biggest Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square which is a symbol of love and peace. The tree is lighted up with beautiful heavy decoration. As a part of tradition Norwegian Spruce tree is given as a gift annually during Christmas in London.?All this can be an amazing experience during Christmas in London. Don’t miss out on going to Trafalgar square this winter while you are touring London. The site seeing can be done by the black cab, red buses and private conveyance as well. It’s pretty cold out there, so make sure to wear thick winter gear to enjoy the views and take awesome pictures and selfies 🙂 with a Christmas tree in the background. The London weather around this time of the year is around 8 -15 degrees Celsius.

christmas tree in Trafalgar square 2019
Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square 2019

Ice Skating in London

Another most thrilling experience can be ice skating at Christmas in London. With skates on the feet, one can enjoy the wonderful adventure of sliding and gliding on the ice. Some of the ice skating rinks include Alexandra Palace, Natural History Museum, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.

Ice Skating Natural history museum London
Ice Skating Natural history museum London

Shopping during Christmas

It’s the most suitable occasion for all the shopaholics around the world. The best time to pick up the selective piece of decoration for the corner of your house. One can select a gift item ranging from a spruce tree to a unique antique gift for a friend. No less one can simply end a day with window shopping through the market streets in London. Shopping in London is exciting, you can start with Oxford street to Piccadilly circus.

Christmas in London is the best time to take loads of pictures of Christmas lighting, Shopping, family and friends time and Christmas dinner in China Town. Come to London in the month of December to enjoy Christmas.

Big Bus Hop On Hop Off London Tour and River Cruise


See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to the captivating commentary. Use your 1-day, 2 days, or 3 days tickets on three different routes, one with an onboard guide and the other with audio narration, and hop on or off at any more than 40 stops around the town. A free walking tour aid is included with each option, as well as a River Thames cruise. On the bus, you will have options to choose your own language and listen to each stop’s history and what the place is famous for. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.

Hop on Hop off Tour Highlights

  • The perfect introduction to the city for first-time visitors
  • Flexibility to customise your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour along the way
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

About the Tour

Home to British royalty as well as some of the world’s best-known historical monuments, attractions and landmarks, London is a city with sightseeing opportunities aplenty. Hop aboard an open-top Big Bus to soak up the sights of the beloved English capital and discover its delights at your own pace. Three routes are included with your ticket: the Red Route, which lasts for a full 2.5 hours and includes an onboard guide; the Blue Route, which lasts for a full-loop duration of 3.5 hours with audio commentary; and the Green Route, which includes stops at Covent Garden and the British Museum. At times of rain, the buses are equipped with covering the upper deck, so that the passengers enjoy the site seeing in a rainy season too.

Explore London City at your own pace

For those who want to take it easy, stay on board for the full loops listening to entertaining commentary as you go. If you want to explore the city on foot, hop on and off wherever, and whenever, you like. Big Bus offers a range of activities to do in between daily rides, including three walking tours and a 30-minute River Thames sightseeing cruise. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

Types of Big Bus Passes

With your Classic (1 day), Premium (2 days), or Deluxe (3 days) pass, the sights to see are endless. Travel to Trafalgar Square to stand in awe of Nelson’s Column, or stretch your legs on a stroll through beautiful Hyde Park. With your camera in hand, hop off your bus near Buckingham Palace to capture sights of the Queen’s London home, and look out for must-see landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and more.

Click on the “Additional Info” button below to see a map of the London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.

Departure Point:

Blue Route starts at Stop 1 – Green Park Underground.

Red Route starts at Stop 3 – Queen Mother Gates and the

Departure Time:

8:30 am – 6 pm

Buses depart approximately every 10-20 minutes

Duration: Varies

Return Details: The last bus departs at 6 pm

Hotel drop-off is included for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington

See London on a hop-on hop-off tour of the city

Tour Inclusions:

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • Hop on Hop off with over 30 stops
  • Optional London Eye Ticket
  • 90-minute Panoramic (Non-Stop) Evening Tour from Stop 11 with Premium and Premium Plus Tickets
  • Free WIFI on Board

Tour Exclusions to be aware of:

  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are not equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge

Tour Itinerary:

London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour stops are divided into two routes:

Blue Route:

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: First Departure is at 8.30 am from Stop 1 and the last full route from Stop 1 is 4.40 pm. Frequency every 60 mins.
Green Park Points of interest passed by on this route
Stop 1 – Green Park Underground Statue of Eros (Anteros)
Old Park Lane Hard Rock Cafe (Stop C) St. James’s Park
Stop 2 – Hard Rock Cafe St. Mary le Strand
Marble Arch (Stop 14) Park Lane
Stop 4 – Marble Arch Marble Arch
Hyde Park Corner Station (Stop M) Grosvenor Square
Stop 26 – Hyde Park Corner Wellington Arch
Harrods (Stop KA) Hyde Park
Stop 27 – Harrods South Kensington
Victoria and Albert Museum (Stop N) Kensington Palace
Stop 28 – South Kensington Museums
Gloucester Road
Stop 29 – Gloucester Road
The Goat
Stop 30 – Kensington Palace
Palace Gardens Terrace (Stop M) Stop 31 – Notting Hill Palace Court (Stop S)
Stop 32 – Kensington Gardens
Porchester Terrace (Stop D)
Stop 33 – Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
Lancaster Gate Columbia Hotel (Stop LE)
Stop 34 – Lancaster Gate
7 Conduit Pl
Stop 35 – Paddington Station
4b Praed St
Stop 36 – Praed Street
134 Park Ln
Stop 37 – Park Lane

Red Route: Best of Central London

26 Stops & 63 points of interest

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

The first bus departs from Stop 1 – Green Park Underground at 09:00 and the last bus departs at 17:00. Points of interest passed by on this route
Piccadilly Tower of London
Stop 1 – Green Park Underground Buckingham Palace
Old Park Lane Hard Rock Cafe (Stop C) HMS Belfast
Stop 2 – Hard Rock Cafe Tower Bridge
W1K 1AB Big Bus Tours
Stop 3 – Queen Mother Gates Somerset House
Hyde Park Mayfair
Stop 4 – Marble Arch Nelson’s Column
Baker Street Station (Stop D) Piccadilly Circus
Stop 5 – Baker Street St. James’s Park
290 Regent St. St. James’s Palace
Stop 6 – Oxford Street St. Paul’s Cathedral
1 Heddon St Royal Opera House
Stop 7 – Regent Street Trafalgar Square
74 Regent St. Hyde Park
Stop 8 – Piccadilly Circus Westminster Abbey
5b Pall Mall E Covent Garden
Stop 9 – Trafalgar Square Leicester Square
South African High Commission Home Affairs Consular Section Houses of Parliament
Stop 10 – Craig’s Court Big Ben
Horse Guards Parade Westminster Cathedral
Stop 11 – Whitehall Bank of England Museum
4 York Rd Green Park
Stop 12 – London Eye Cenotaph
28 York Rd Changing of the Guard
Stop 13 – Waterloo (Eastbound) Royal Albert Hall
1 Aldwych Parliament Square
Stop 14 – Covent Garden Statue of Eros (Anteros)
26 Ludgate Hill Downing Street
Stop 15 – St Paul’s Cathedral Royal Mews
362 Tower Hill Southwark Cathedral
Stop 16 – Tooley Street WC2R 2PH Temple Church
Stop 17 – Tower of London Regent Street
WC2R 2PH St. Mary le Strand
Stop 18 – Temple Underground station St. Clement Danes Church
SW1A 2JH The Mall
Stop 19 – Westminster Pier Whitehall
Lambeth Palace Road The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Stop 20 – Lambeth Palace Admiralty Arch
Abingdon Street Gardens Thames River
Stop 21 – College Green Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
43 Tothill St Cleopatra’s Needle
Stop 22 – Tothill Street London Eye
1 Buckingham Place Wellington Arch
Stop 23 – Buckingham Palace 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
49 Buckingham Palace Rd Grosvenor Square
Stop 24 – Victoria, Nova Complex Westminster Bridge
Victoria (Stop R) The View from The Shard
Stop 25 – Victoria Station The London Film Museum – Covent Garden
113 Lambeth Palace Rd Royal Exchange Building London
Stop 38 – London Eye (Westbound) London Bridge
London Victoria Station
Wellington Monument (Achille’s Statue)
Marble Arch Theatre
Marble Arch
Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
City Hall
Borough Market
The London Dungeon
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
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Westminster Bridge
Fleet Street

Additional Information about this Tour:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are all equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For your optional London Eye ticket you must reserve your time slot in advance please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Operated by Big Bus London

Cancellation Policy of this Tour:

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Top 10 Things to do in Winter/Christmas in London 2016


It’s the most beautiful and magical time of the year, winter has already set in and people are gearing up for Christmas celebrations. Here in this article, we have covered the Top 10 Things to do in Winter/Christmas in London in 2016. The city is magnificently decked out for Christmas and other winter events. London is the place to be to check out the spectacular Christmas lights. All the famous streets of London are transformed into a winter wonderland over the festive period.

There are many events lined up as the city has geared up for the colder weather. So if you want to spend your winter and Christmas time in London, we provide you with a helpful guide to some of the best events and places to go. Here is our list of the top 10 things to do in winter in London.

1. Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park hosts a massive winter event like every year. This is the 10th year in 2016. Visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park to experience the best Christmas Spirit in London. This one is on most people?s winter hit lists. This year Winter Wonderland runs from November 18 2016 – until January 2 2017. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, however, Tickets for Ice Skating, The Giant Wheel, Magical Ice Kingdom and other shows could be booked in advance. Activities like Ice Skating, a Ferris wheel, a Fairground ride, and stalls and stands brimming with sweets and toys make Winter Wonderland a real treat for kids.

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

Source: Flickr Winter Wonderland- Hyde Park

2. Go Christmas Shopping

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to shop for yourself and your loved ones. Whether you plan to shop early or like to make it till the last minute you’ll find everything you need in these stores. If you are looking for original and interesting gifting ideas pretty baubles and spectacular decorations then shop till you drop at the very famous Harrods (For Decadent Decoration), Selfridges (for Stylish stocking fillers), Fortnum & Mason (for luxury food hampers), The Conran Shop( for designer home trimmings). Also, do not forget to visit London’s Christmas market and fairs. A few of the best annual Christmas markets are at The Leicester Square, the South Bank Centre Christmas Market, and The Swedish Church Christmas Fair.

Christmas Shopping at Harrods
Christmas Shopping at Harrods

Source: Flickr Christmas Shopping at Harrods

3. Trafalgar Square’s Christmas tree

This 20 Metres high tree is stunningly decorated every year at the very famous Trafalgar Square. Norway gifted it to London in 1947, and ever since then this place majorly attracted tourists. The glistening Christmas tree gifted every year by Oslo, Norway is a focal point of Christmas in London. Carol Services are held throughout the month around the tree, go check out this beautiful place on one of your beautiful winter evenings in London.

Trafalgar Square, London
Trafalgar Square, London

Source: Flickr

4. Ice Skating

A trip to an Ice rink is a must-do for every Londoner and tourist during winter. Pretty Christmas trees and lights set to the backdrop make it quite a view. So head on and twirl around with your pair of skates at some of the best Ice skating rinks in London.

Locations: Broad Gate Ice Rink, Canary Wharf Ice Rink, Somerset House Ice Rink (18th Century Courtyard Ice Rink) Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink, and Hyde Park- Winter Wonderland.

Ice Skating Rink at Somerset House
Ice Skating Rink at Somerset House

Source: Flickr Ice Skating Rink at Somerset House

5. London Illustration Fair

This year, 2016, marks the fourth anniversary of this fair. It? is a three-day illustration extravaganza. Over 65 designers, illustrators and publishers will showcase their work/art. The fair also will host a programme of workshops, talks, Live DJs and a Bar.

Dates: From 1 December 2016 to 4th December 2016.

Address: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, SE1 9PH.

6. The Chocolate Festival

You simply cannot miss this event; as it’s a delight for chocolate lovers. This event hosts an array of chocolatiers and artisan delights, demonstrations, tastings and conversations, also there will be a Choco/ Cocoa Spa where the guests can try some cocoa beauty treatments, a health zone where guests will be provided information about the health benefits of chocolate. You also can pick up goodies for Christmas from their Chocolate market. So you know where to go if you are a Chocoholic.

Dates: From 1 December 2016 to 4 December 2016.

Address: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N10QH.

7. Dazzling London Christmas Lights

The Capital’s streets are beautifully lit every year. Christmas lights shimmer in the skies. Plan an evening to gaze upon the glittering London streets. You can spend your evenings just strolling around and watching the lights glitter. Visit these twinkling streets of Oxford, Carnaby, Covent Garden Illuminations, Bond Street, Regent Street, Duke of York Square, and South Bank.

Regents Street decorated during Christmas, London
Regents Street decorated during Christmas, London

Source?: Flickr Regent Street, London

8. Geffrye Museum:

This is a great place to discover and learn how X-Mas was celebrated in English middle-class homes in the past like around 400 years ago. The living room is authentically decorated. The rooms of the museum are transformed for Christmas using lighting, greenery, and music. Discover the origins and meaning of Christmas traditions such as sending cards, tree decorating, hanging stockings, and Christmas lunch to name a few. You may also pick up gifts and decorations for Christmas at the Museum shop.

Address: 136, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA

9. Go on a Haunted Pub Tour

This one sounds a little weird to be mentioned in this list since Halloween is over and we are talking about the haunted tour again, but yes, why not do something different and spooky this winter? Go along with a group of friends to explore all the ghostly things. This tour is conducted by London Walking Tours and it includes a visit to three haunted historic pubs, which are kind of dark and Quirky. The tour happens only on selected Wednesdays at 7 pm.

Starting Point: Temple Station (watch out for boards and balloons)

Finishing Point: Fleet Street.

10. Christmas at Kew

This famous Royal Botanical Garden is lit up with more than 60,000 lights. Get your family and friends along and follow the long illuminated trail around the gardens. Sing along to the classic Christmas Tunes with Karaoke, admire the crystal flowers and colour-changing reed, enjoy a ride on the Victorian Carousel, and Pass through the shimmering tunnel of dancing lights, also delicious Christmas treats and warming winter drinks could be enjoyed which will lift your festive spirit.

Dates: From 23 November 2016 to 2 January 2017. Between 5 pm to 10 Pm.

Address: Kew, Richmond, TW9 3 AB.

In case you have missed visiting Kew Gardens during Christmas you can always visit Kew 365 days a year. Check out our Kew with us


And lastly, If you wish to witness the spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks, at the London Eye, then book your tickets in advance to secure your spot.

Eat and Drink merry and catch the best of London this winter with our list of best events.

LGBTQ Culture in London: All you need to know


London is one of the foremost LGBTQ tourist destinations in Europe. Homosexuality was decriminalised in the United Kingdom in 1967, but London was an LGBTQ hub even before that. There is a lot to see and do in the city for both locals and tourists. Here’s a complete low down on the LGBTQ culture in London.

Wine and Dine for the LGBTQ community

Soho, in Central London, is the centre of the city’s LGBTQ community. Here you’ll find the best gay and lesbian clubs, live entertainment shows, and sex shops. Bordered by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Charing Cross Road, and Leicester Square, the area covers about 2.6 square kilometres and can be explored on foot. G-A-Y Bar on Old Compton Street regularly hosts live music and DJ nights and stays open until the wee hours. Freedom is another popular bar and club in Central Soho, with over 200 mirror balls and several dance poles for the live events held downstairs, and a chic bar upstairs. She Soho is unique in that it’s primarily a lady’s bar, though men are welcome to accompany female patrons. Heaven, just off Trafalgar Square in Central London, is also one of the largest gay clubs in Europe.

London has a vibrant LGBTQ nightlife
London has a vibrant LGBTQ nightlife (Source)

The range of LGBTQ bars and clubs in London doesn’t just end in Soho. Dalston Superstore in East London is an artsy cafy day and a pulsing club by night. Fire, in Vauxhall, South London, is an industrial-style club with a killer sound system, laser light shows and some of the best DJs in town. Nearby is also The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the oldest surviving LGBTQ club in South London.

Films and Theatre for the LGBTQ community

Enjoy Musicals at the Above The Stag Theatre, London
Enjoy Musicals at Above The Stag Theatre, London (Source)

The London LGBT Film Festival, BFI Flare, is the biggest LGBT film festival in Europe. It began in 1986 as a season of LGBT films for two years at the National Film Theatre. In 1988, it was renamed the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and later changed to BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. It takes place every spring in BFI Southbank, London. What makes London even more unique is the Above the Stag Theatre in Vauxhall, the only LGBT-centric theatre in the entire UK.

Pride in London

Pride in London is an annual LGBT pride parade and festival held every summer in London. A long-running tradition, it attracts thousands of LGBTQ visitors and their friends, family, and supporters to the city. Barclays Bank is the headline sponsor for the march, and it garners support from the Mayor of London as well.

The London Pride Parade 2013
The London Pride Parade 2013 (Source)

For LGBTQ Bibliophiles

Gay’s The Word is the only bookstore in the UK to cater specifically to the LGBTQ community. Located in Bloomsbury, London, the store was founded in 1979 by people from a socialist group called Gay Icebreakers. Its genesis drew inspiration from the growth of lesbian and gay bookstores in the US. The independent bookstore has ample patronage across communities today.

The only gay and lesbian bookstore in the UK.
The only gay and lesbian bookstore in the UK (Source)

Social Groups for and by the LGBTQ community

There is an array of support groups for and by the LGBTQ community in London. Centred is one such community organisation that lends the LGBTQ culture in London a unique character. Their major activities include publishing, networking, community events, volunteering, community infrastructure, and LGBTQ history and heritage activities. Another such organisation exclusively for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women professionals is the Gay Women’s Network. They work towards giving LGBT women access to career development and networking opportunities in an inclusive space and supporting positive change for LGBT women in the workplace. Women from all sectors, levels, industries, and walks of life are welcomed into the network.

Village Drinks is a well-known social networking community for gay professionals in London, with events in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester as well. Their social events are immensely popular and well-attended, and what’s more, their membership is free.

There is a vibrant community of LGBTQ individuals and their supporters in the English Capital. Plan a trip to explore the LGBTQ culture in London on your own, and I promise you will go home a richer person.

Victorian London

The Victorian city of London was a city of startling contrasts. New buildings and affluent development went hand in hand with horribly overcrowded slums where people lived in the worst conditions imaginable. The population surged during the 19th century, from about 1 million in 1800 to over 6 million a century later. This growth far exceeded London’s ability to look after the basic needs of its citizens.

Upon the condition of London in the 19th century, an unlikely hero, an engineer named Joseph Bazalgette. Bazalgette entered and was responsible for rescuing and building over 2,100 km of tunnels and pipes to divert sewage outside the city. This made a radical impact on the death rate, and outbreaks of cholera fell dramatically after Bazlgette’s project was finished. Bazalgette was also responsible for the design of the Albert Bridge, Embankment, the Battersea, and Hammersmith.

Before the engineering achievements of Bazalgette came the architectural success of George IV’s favourite designer John Nash. Nash designed the broad avenues of Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Carlton House Terrace, and Oxford Circus, as well as the ongoing creation of Buckingham House into a palace worthy of a monarch later.

Just at the back of Buckingham Palace, the Grosvenor family developed the patrician Belgrave Square. In 1830 land just east of the palace was cleared of the royal stables to create Trafalgar Square, and the new National Gallery came into existence just two years later.

The early part of the 19th century was the golden age of steam. The first railway in London was built from London Bridge to Greenwich in 1836, and a great railway boom followed. Major stations were built at Euston (1837), Paddington (1838), Fenchurch Street (1841), Waterloo (1848), and King’s Cross (1850).

In 1834 the Houses of Parliament at Westminster Palace burned down. They were gradually replaced by the triumphant mock Gothic Houses of Parliament designed by Charles Barry and A.W. Pugin.

The clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, known by the public as Big Ben, was built in 1859. The origin of the name Big Ben is in some dispute, but there is no argument that the moniker refers to the bells of the tower, NOT to the large clock itself.

In 1848 the Great Potato Famine hit Ireland. Well, you must be thinking about what it has to do with the history of London. Well, there’s a lot. Over 100,000 broke Irish people fled their native land and settled in London, making at one time up to 20% of the total population of the city of London.

Prince Albert, companion of Queen Victoria was mainly responsible for one of the defining moments of the era that bears his wife’s name; the Great Exhibition of 1851. This was the first grand world fair, a showcase of technology and manufacturing from countries all over the world. The Exhibition was held in Hyde Park, and the centrepiece was Joseph Paxton’s revolutionary iron and glass hall, known as the “Crystal Palace”.

The exhibition was an immense success, with over 200,000 attendees. The proceeds from the Great Exhibition went towards the founding of two new permanent displays, which became the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. After the event, the Crystal Palace was moved to Sydenham, in South London, where it stayed until it burned to the ground in 1936.

The year 1863 saw the completion of the very first underground railway in London, from Paddington to Farringdon Road. The project was so successful that other lines soon followed.

However, the expansion of transport was not limited to dry land. As the hub of the British Empire, the Thames was clogged with ships from all over the world, and London had more shipyards than any place in the known world.

Miss you london

This might sound a bit too emotional of a grief. But it’s a fact that I miss London a lot. I have special memories going back 5 years when I celebrated my Christmas and New Year with my friends. I Miss you London and it’s a fact, knowing that this city is one of the best cities to live in the world. The magic of Christmas is truly reflected in TV ads, the shopping craze, the hustling and bustling of people, running for last-minute deals, holiday atmosphere in retail outlets as well as offices. I remember very well I did loads of unnecessary shopping and surely spent a bit more than what I was willing to spend. Well at the end of the day, it’s the time of the year when people do love spending and buying gifts for their loved ones.

Attractions and places I miss in London

For instance, Hyde Park is an awesome hangout place for friends and family alike. You have rides for kids, nice warm mulled wines, yum nuts and crackers, cinnamon coffee and Christmas gifts all around this Winter Wonderland. The biggest attraction which I miss very much is ice skating, I love fooling around and skating on ice. Ice skating brings all age group people together to enjoy the time skating. For some, it’s just another day, but people who have understood the magic of Christmas will know that London has this charismatic feel when it comes to Christmas which cannot be compared to anything else in the world. The whole of central London is shining and alive with Lights and people all around and shopping like anything. The traditional lighting of Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Piccadilly Circus is truly a sign of good times and celebrations. Christmas in London is like a melting pot of British culture.

Memory Lane

I studied in regents business school and I used to travel from east London i.e. from White Chapel Road road 3 times a week to Baker street. I remember very well I used to take the route number 205 bus and it used to take me through the city road, showing me from St.Pancras Renaissance Hotel to the British Library and Great Portland Street. Sometimes I used to take the train when I was getting late for classes. I used to avoid the trains as the trains were expensive as I was living with a limited budget in London. So, if you are living with a limited budget I suggest you take the busses more and make sure you plan your travel properly because roads do get jammed on peak hours like any other metro city in the world. The best part of travelling around London was, that the trains and buses are well connected and you have an organised travel system in London. Having an oyster card is a great boon for people who are regular travellers like people who go to offices, study etc. I had the student oyster, I used to get 30% off on the normal ticket value of the trips. The trip cost from one zone to another differs depending on the traffic, crowd, and importance. For example, zone 1 tickets will be the most expensive ones for travellers from Zone 2 to Zone 3. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in London, and it was indeed a great city to live in. I liked travelling around Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Oxford Street, and Convent Garden. If I ever go to London again, I am sure I will go to these places again. Have so many fond memories of these places. Also, I love shopping in London.

If you have any fond memories of London, don’t hesitate to share/comment on this post. 🙂