Ghost Bus Tours
Time Out says
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.
Designated bus stop on Northumberland Ave
|Transport:||Tube: Charing Cross|
|Price:||£21, £15 concs., free for under-fives, £57 family|
|Opening hours:||6pm, 7.30pm, 9pm, Fri; 6pm, 7.30pm, 7.45pm, 9pm, 9.15pm Sat; 7.30pm, 9pm Sun–Thu|
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Users say (7)
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Kid's loved it and I must admit... so did I! Even my friend Jenny, ever sceptical, was wowed. Lots and lots of fun crammed into an hour and a half. Although the tour did overrun due to traffic, I certainly wasn't complaining. Sightseeing with a theatrical twist. Very funny and spoooooky alike. Our thanks for a great end to a lovely day!
I was visiting London with my Wife and a friend had recommended this tour. I wasn’t too sure what to expect which was kinda half the fun but the tour was simply fantastic and much more than I bargained for.... a spooky theatre show, an insight into London’s more macabre past but with funny entertainment too. There was an American family on board and their kids loved it so I guess it’s good for all ages. Thoroughly recommended and much better than an overpriced theatre ticket !
Brilliant fun for all ages! Was concerned it would be too scary for some of the kids, but it was really funny! The atmosphere was pretty spooky due to how the bus is kitted out, with velvet curtains and vintage-looking lamps. Great way to spend an afternoon in London, especially after a long day walking around. I'd take the later tour if I were you, it adds to the atmosphere and you get to see a lovely sunset. Value for money, I'd definitely recommend this to friends!
My experience: There was so much traffic we were just sat in the bus for 30 minutes straight but yet again it wasn’t their fault and that’s just how things are in London. We were gladly offered a refund though. On the bright side, the tour guide cracks a few funny jokes here and there. Would’ve been five stars if it weren’t for the delays.
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.
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