1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Oxford Street

London: Christmas Walking Tour

Product ID: 190655
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Discover the most glorious Christmas locations in London and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover who banned Christmas in the 17th century
  • Take pictures with London’s most spectacular Christmas Trees
  • Learn about the most popular Christmas traditions
  • Kiss under the glorious mistletoe
Full description
Christmas is a quintessential festive holiday, an occasion to exchange gifts and gather together with family and loved ones. But are you sure it is originally a Christian custom? This tour will provide you with the answers.

The tour starts at The Old Curiosity Shop, miraculously surviving the flames of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and once formed part of an estate given by Charles II to one of his mistresses. Hear how Christmas was brought back to London by Charles II and continue your way to the Covent Garden, where you will find the most beautiful Christmas tree in London and can kiss under the gorgeous mistletoe.

Discover what was used to decorate spruce before Christmas globes became popular and look out for the most magnificent tree in Trafalgar Square. Learn why and how it is brought all the way from Oslo every year. Follow your guide to the oldest toy shop in London, where you can meet the real Santa and make a wish with him. Check out one of the quirkiest London Christmas light displays glowing across Carnaby Street. Walk towards Liberty, one of London’s most famous and prestigious department stores and be dazzled by it’s Christmas decorations.
See how the beautiful Oxford Street Christmas lights shimmer in the skies above the world-famous shopping district.

Visit the spectacular spruce at London’s legendary Mayfair hotel ‘Claridge's’ and go towards Kensington Palace to learn how German Christmas traditions were both brought to London and spread around the world! Enjoy the magnificent view at the world famous magical ice-rink in front of the Natural History Museum and explore the eclectic range of boutiques and designer labels on the King's Road in Chelsea. 
Includes
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

in the front of the old curiosity shop 13-14 Portsmouth St, London WC2A 2ES

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