Golden Tours: Christmas Lights London by Night Tour

This is my well overdue review of Golden Tours.

I’ve deleted all my old content (my SEO’s going to suffer) because I want to go back to the original plan for this blog: travel and tourism. I am so excited about the content I have planned for you all… Roll on June 21!

I’m feeling pretty nostalgic about Christmas, and pre-lockdown particularly because that was the last time I went out to somewhere other than the supermarket…

Last December, we toured London on an open-top bus, to check out the Christmas lights.

We hopped on the Golden Tours bus, boarding from London Victoria Coach Station, for a 2-hour guided tour of London – stopping briefly at red lights to marvel at the lightworks.

Golden Tours’ ‘Christmas Lights London by Night Tour’ promised the best views of London’s Christmas lights, and let me tell you: it didn’t disappoint…

River Thames
Golden Tours Bus Route

It started at Victoria and drove past Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, the River Thames and following the trail all the way round to Central London, before returning to Victoria Coach Station for dropoff.

The guided tour was very educational. Now, I’m writing this post in March – so I’ve forgotten a lot of the stuff we learned… However, one thing I do remember very vividly was thinking “Harry Potter was filmed across the whole of London!”

Our tour-guide, Bruce, made reference to many buildings, including the real Diagon Alley and Gringottts Wizarding Bank, famous locations where Harry Potter scenes were filmed. Before you ask, nope – they didn’t look as magical IRL.

Although Golden Tours is most commonly a touristy thing to do, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Besides, it’s fun to be a tourist for the day…

We loved it so much that we’re planning to do it again this year, £24 per person well spent! Here’s a quick photo-dump highlighting some of the sights we saw…

Central London
Regent Street, London
ANNABEL’s Nutcracker Display
Bond Street, London

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