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London: Entry Ticket to London Dungeon with Optional Drinks

1. London: Entry Ticket to London Dungeon with Optional Drinks

Get entry tickets to the London Dungeon, a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the city's most perilous past. See, hear, and feel the chillingly amusing characters of the 'bad old days’ as they come to life. Upgrade your experience to include a cocktail in the tavern. Step inside Sweeney Todd’s infamous barber shop on Fleet Street and let him give your life a short back and sides. Then tread cautiously through the streets of Whitechapel, as Jack the Ripper could be lurking just around the corner. End your visit by being sentenced for your crimes and sent to Newgate Prison Ride to Doom. On the off chance you survive all of that, round off your journey with a visit to the Dungeon Tavern; hear the latest gossip, and share a drink with the locals.

London Bridge Experience and Tombs Entrance Ticket

2. London Bridge Experience and Tombs Entrance Ticket

Discover The London Bridge Experience set in the deep historical vaults of the world-famous London Bridge. Experience the dark history of London Bridge first-hand as it is brought to life right in front of your eyes on this interactive character lead adventure. Move through history and meet some of London Bridges' most gruesome characters from its bloody past, including William Wallace and Jack the Ripper. See, hear and even smell what London Bridge was really like through its 2,000-year history.  Then for that brave enough, laugh, scream and possibly cry whilst braving the passages of the London Tombs. With live actors in the tombs playing zombies and jumping out and scaring you as much as possible, this is experience is not for the faint-hearted. For those with younger guests, the Guardian Angel tour allows the zombies to be kept at bay as you explore. 

London: Comedy Horror Ghost Tour on a Bus

3. London: Comedy Horror Ghost Tour on a Bus

All aboard the omnibus for a ride around the dark side of London. Rising from the ashes of a factory fire, the Necrobus is here to creep you out. See London's historic places and famous sites on this unique tour. On-board actors and technical trickery are combined to create the scariest tour in town. A creepy conductor provides the commentary for this sinister sightseeing show, revealing haunted palaces, unmarked burial grounds, and old skeletons in the capital’s closet. The Ghost Bus Tour takes you around the city, to West End, and even south of the river. See some of the oldest and most historic places in London and learn spooky facts about the most famous sights including Westminster Abbey, Fleet Street, The Tower of London, and London Bridge.

London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Go off the beaten path on a 2-hour after-dark walking tour of London, and learn about the city’s ghastly ghosts and ghouls. Meet your guide at All Hallows by the Tower, one of the oldest churches in London, with a Saxon arch and recycled Roman tiles. Surrounded by the City of London’s skyscrapers and trendy restaurants, it’s hard to imagine the full extent of London's haunted past, but as you sneak down the dark streets of "the world's best city," your guide will regale you with tales of ghouls, ghosts, and specters. Feel the chills down your spine as London’s dark history is brought to life. Hear stories of unspeakable suffering, blood-curdling crime, and horrid murders. London is full to the brim with terrible tales of midnight monsters and devilish demons. Dare to walk in the footsteps of the unexplained, and experience a terrifying walk through the historic City of London, starting at the Tower of London and ending at St Paul's Cathedral.

London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

5. London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

Discover the wicked history of London. Explore famous sights and hidden gems with your bewitching guide on this alternative walking tour! Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you from London Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your costumed witch-guide will enchant you on this journey into the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected, stories of London’s real-life witches & the great injustices that befell them. Scuttle across the cobbles as you uncover the truth about Joan Peterson, "The Witch of Wapping”, innocent or guilty? you decide. What of Jinny Bingham, did she deserve the nickname “Mother Damnable”...? and who was the real “Last Witch”? You will emerge from the murky shadows of London Bridge and skirt the edges of Borough Market. Follow closely on the heels of your witch guide as you twist and turn your way past an ancient ship, and a ruined Palace. Hurry along the infamous and dreaded Clink Street. Marvel at the breathtaking, iconic landmarks across the river Thames and pass by a dramatic Elizabethan playhouse. Stick close to your coven as you traverse the Thames towards the imposing St. Paul’s Cathedral on this journey packed with entertainment and history. In a tour that brings together history, magic, and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with this historic part of the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating (sometimes chilling) history! You may even visit some famous filming locations from Harry Potter along the way!

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

6. London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Experience London at the most magical time of year aboard an original 1960s Routemaster bus. Listen to the funny commentary from the guides as they show you the best of the city's Christmas lights and decorations. Journey along a specially-designed route with your tour guide who will crack the façade of the British stiff upper lip and have you and your small group laughing all across the capital. Get in the spirit and see the finest of seasonal decorations. Spend up to 75 minutes soaking up the iconic, insurmountable landmarks of London in all their festive sparkle. See the shop windows of Oxford Street, pass the Harrods department store, and much more.

London: Tootbus Christmas Lights Tour

7. London: Tootbus Christmas Lights Tour

Hop aboard a bus for a holiday tour of London. See the famous lights that decorate the iconic streets of London on board a double-decker bus. Watch the city sparkle as you go past the capital's most famous Christmas light displays. Drive by Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and more. See these places in their sparkling Christmas attire. Listen to your guide tell stories of Christmas past and present. Put on your complementary Santa hat to get into the spirit. Share this special moment with your loved ones while listening to a knowledgeable local guide tell you all about London's most famous landmarks. Get in the mood with access to the Tootbus Christmas playlist.

London: 2-Hour Farringdon Paranormal Activity Tour

8. London: 2-Hour Farringdon Paranormal Activity Tour

Meet your guide and group of fellow participants in Farringdon, central London, for an evening walk through the city’s ghoulish and ghastly history. Hear tales of the mounds of bodies lying in rest below London's streets, visit the city’s largest execution site, and listen as your guide regales you with spine-tingling tales, including that of the infamous Scratching Fanny of Cock Lane! Learn about the grisly end of William Wallace and see the abandoned jail cell that once housed the world’s worst serial killer. At each stop, your guide will attempt to make contact with ghosts and spirits on the other side. See them at work as they use authentic Ouija boards, K2 meters, and dowsing roads to summon the ghouls. You will also have the chance to visit a traditional London Gin Palace, home to an entirely different kind of spirit, before you finish your tour.

York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

9. York: Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise

The Bishopthorpe Palace Christmas Cruise is an ideal way to escape the busy shopping streets and step into the Christmas spirit. Your ticket includes a choice of hot drink (tea, coffee or hot chocolate) and a mince or apple pie.The one-hour relaxing cruise features traditional Christmas songs, punctuated with live captain’s commentary. Leave from old port district at King’s Staith, pass underneath the Millennium Bridge before leaving the outskirts of the city and sail past the site of the Battle of Fulford, arguably one of the most significant in the history of the United Kingdom. Experience a fantastic chance to look out for wildlife including swans, cormorants and kingfishers, as you leave the city centre and sail downstream to the village of Bishopthorpe. The vessel turns at the glorious 13th century Bishopthorpe Palace, official residence of the Archbishop of York. Your vessel will be equipped with an enclosed heated saloon, at least two toilets and a fully stocked bar serving beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks.

London: 2-Hour Haunted Pub Walking Tour

10. London: 2-Hour Haunted Pub Walking Tour

Follow a guide through the streets and alleys of London, and hear scary stories from beyond the grave. Prepare yourself four a ghastly tour, not suitable for the faint of heart! Start your tour as you meet your guide in central London as darkness descends across the city, then step through the shadows to begin your ghostly walking tour. As you explore, keep your eyes open for sightings of the undead!  During your fun yet frightening haunted pub tour, take in sites of interest such as Sweeney Todd’s barbershop, the tavern where Dr. Johnson worked on his dictionary, and the morbid interior of a Victorian prison. Stop off along the way in pubs where spirits are said to roam, and perhaps calm your nerves with a stiff drink.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We had a fantastic experience on the Necrobus with Allister Cringley. My husband is not easily amused when i drag him on adventures with me but this tour had him amused from beginning to end. Cringley did a wonderful job and put on a great show! We learned a lot of interesting facts about the city and from a crime junkie my self I enjoyed them all. I will be recommending to anyone I know coming to the area.

This tour not only talks about ghost stories but also is full of history. The guide has such a great energy and is FULL of knowledge. Took this tour with my bf we are younger twenties while on vacation and made let people on this tour that we will continue to be friends with for the rest of our lives! This tour is such a great idea for a midweek night out, I highly suggest it!!

Our guide Connor was great. He spoke clearly and distinctly, so that I could understand the most important things due to my lack of basic knowledge of English. He took a lot of time with us and the connection experience in the dungeons was awesome. Here, too, people understood that to a large extent and a certain creep factor was guaranteed. Can only recommend.

This was great fun. Food was so tasty and brilliant wines. Staff were friendly and very professional. I'm definitely doing this again for Christmas 2023!!! Hugely recommended!!

Really a great experience, if you are in london you have to try it.