Explore London like never before on this family-friendly tour bus of terrors
All aboard the bus of nightmares for a journey to hel… er, we mean Houses of Parliament and other well known London landmarks. With a lick of black paint, an old-school Routemaster has been given a suitably ghoulish makeover for the Ghost Bus Tour, which will whisk you around the capital on a whistle-stop adventure of London’s most malevolent spots.
The tours feature half-factual, half-fictional tales about the demon barber of Fleet Street, Southwark’s Cross Bones Graveyard, the elusive black dog that haunts Newgate Prison and more, all delivered on, and sometimes off, the bus by a troupe of actors, stand-up comics and cabaret performers. Booking recommended.
|Venue name:||Ghost Bus Tours||Contact:|
Designated bus stop on Northumberland Ave
|Opening hours:||6pm, 7.30pm, 9pm, Fri; 6pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm, 9pm, 9.15pm Sat; 7.30pm, 9pm Sun–Thu|
|Transport:||Tube: Charing Cross|
|Price:||£21, £15 concs., free for under-fives, £57 family|
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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.