Ghost Bus Tours

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Trafalgar Square
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Roll up for a tour on a Routemaster painted black and redecorated in a gothic vein, to hear half-factual, half-fictional tales about the sinister side of London, delivered by an on-board troupe of actors, stand-up comics and cabaret performers. Booking is recommended and the Ghost Bust Tours are suitable for all ages but not recommended for under-fives.
Venue name: Ghost Bus Tours
Address: Designated bus stop on Northumberland Ave

Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
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I booked this tour for a fun birthday event with friends. Loving London and looking for something different to do rather than just sit in a pub all evening, it seemed like a fun adventure. 

I was originally attracted by the vintage bus of course (I'd seen it one evening parked up in Borough) and the idea of learning ghoulish history in this way seemed original.

However, I was very disappointed. Given the price of the tour (£21 per person + booking fee) it didn't really deliver as far as I am concerned.

Firstly it was the simply things, like the fact we booked as a group of eight people, yet an area wasn't reserved for us to sit together on the bus. The fact that you couldn't actually see all of the sites that the tour guide was referring too from some of the seats, and the bus didn't linger long enough for you to get a good look. And no fun fact sheet was given for us to take home.

Then, the more important things. The facts and history were rushed through, so although they were interesting, they were delivered so fast that it was hard to absorb the information. And the atmosphere was pantomime, rather than ghostly or atmospheric. The 'health and safety inspector' jumping on and off the bus and lots of loud 'arguing' between the actors was really over the top. I wanted to be drawn into the atmosphere of London and the stories being told. I would rather that they concentrated on an ambience of spookiness and slight anticipation, rather than loud, booming childish effects. Remember this is not a tour for children, it is actually for adults!

Overall I think it's a great shame. The bus and the concept is really good. The facts and ghoulish information on London and it's gory history excellent. It's just that the execution of it was done badly. Take that as a pun if you wish.


My visiting friend and I had high hopes for this and signed up for the 19h30 tour on Friday (28/02/14). Our conductor (Cyrus?) was witty and dry in delivering his stories about the city's many ghosts - we enjoyed listening to him. The tour put the onboard cameras to good use to give the impression of rats crawling under passengers' feet and to show the spirit of 'Dirty Mags' coming up the stairs. The décor (velvet curtains and beaded lamps) added to the atmosphere nicely and I liked how the lights and sound malfunctioned to forewarn of the arrival of a supernatural presence. The one thing that detracted from the whole experience for us was the inclusion of the hysterical and pointless Miss Hinge (the resident Necrobus 'Health & Safety Inspector'), whose random shrieking and general histrionics were frankly off-putting.