1. United Kingdom
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  3. London
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London: Christmas Lights and Markets Tour with a Local

Product ID: 78959
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Explore the Christmas markets of London on a 2-hour tour from Covent Garden to the South Bank, and take some epic photos of the city along the way. Stroll along cobblestone streets bedecked with holiday decorations, warm up with mulled wine and more.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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  • Experience the Christmas markets of London in a small group with an expert local guide
  • Take in the festive sights and sounds of Christmas in London
  • Wander the charming cobblestone streets of Covent Garden
  • Learn the history behind Ebenezer Scrooge and discover the true origins of Santa Claus
  • Sip mulled wine or cider and enjoy a traditional mince pie at one of Charles Dickens's favorite pubs
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Experience the Christmas lights and sights of London on a 2-hour tour from Covent Garden to the South Bank, and enjoy the city's holiday atmosphere along the way. See the festive lights and markets of Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, decked out in their full Christmas glory.

Stroll down cobblestone streets, following a route that only locals truly know how to navigate. Hear seasonal stories, such as who the “real” Santa Claus is and how he became such a defining figure in western society, what Christmas was like during Victorian times and who Ebenezer Scrooge is.

Warm up with some mulled wine or cider (or non-alcoholic beverage, if you prefer) and an authentic mince pie at one of Charles Dickens's favorite pubs. Then head down to the River Thames and cross over to the South Bank. Get fantastic views of Big Ben and the London Eye at night.

End at the River Side Christmas Market, where you have the option to indulge in more tasty treats on your own or make your way to one of the numerous nearby restaurants or pubs for dinner. Get tips from your local guide if you are unsure where to go.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 drink (mulled wine or mulled cider or alcohol-free drink) and a traditional fruit mince pie
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Meet outside Covent Garden Tube Station (there’s only one exit). Your guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress in comfortable clothing and a warm coat (plus hat, gloves or mittens and a scarf if it’s particularly cold)
• For your urban adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour

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Product ID: 78959