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Christmas in London

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Valery

3 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

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? Find out on our tour. Meet your Guide in front of “The Old Curiosity Shop”, that miraculously survived the flames of the Great Fire of London (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. Discover why (and how) it is brought all the way from Oslo every year! Follow your guide to the oldest toyshop in London, where you can meet 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!
Other things to note
Have some small cash in case you want to buy something at Christmas markets, like mulled wine or local crafts.
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? Find out on our tour. Meet your Guide in front of “The Old Curiosity Shop”, that miraculously survived the flames of the Great Fire of London (1666) and once formed part of an estate given by Charles II to one of his mistresses. Hear how Christmas was brought back to Lon…

Meet your host, Valery

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Hello friends,
I am founder of the Pigeon Tours Company and a qualified City of Westminster Tour Guide. I am passionate about dark history, therefore it will be a perfect experience for those of you who wants to hit something undiscovered.It would be a pleasure for me to show you around!
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Where you'll be

Discover who banned Christmas in 17th century
Take pictures with London’s most spectacular Christmas Trees
Post your letter to Santa (up until December 8th)
Learn about the most popular Christmas traditions
Stop at the Christmas Market
Blythe
December 2019
My guide was Flora, an art teacher. She was wonderful and she clearly loves the history of Christmas celebrations in the UK. My daughter was quite tired, as we just arrived in the UK on a red eye. She definitely knew how to keep a teen engaged. Thank you, Flora!
My guide was Flora, an art teacher. She was wonderful and she clearly loves the history of Christmas celebrations in the UK. My daughter was quite tired, as we just arrived in the…
Kristen
December 2018
Valerie was a delightful tour guide to the Christmas lights and scenes of London, especially for someone who had not seen it before. So glad we went in the later afternoon so that the lights could really be seen sparkling. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Valerie was a delightful tour guide to the Christmas lights and scenes of London, especially for someone who had not seen it before. So glad we went in the later afternoon so that…
Jatinder
December 2018
It was very informative walk. We really enjoyed the history as Valerie narrated it and also beautiful places she took us to. Would highly recommend it!!!
Trish
December 2018
This was truly an enchanting walk with a lovely guide. She took us to the very best Christmas scenes in London. I recommend it.
Krzysztof
December 2018
Valery is a delightful young women who gives you a lovely experience of walking through beautifully decorated and festive London during Christmas time. I appreciated the off the tourist beaten path alleys and courtyards, street art and random information. I really enjoyed my tour and would highly recommend it to others. Chris
Valery is a delightful young women who gives you a lovely experience of walking through beautifully decorated and festive London during Christmas time. I appreciated the off the to…
Mikael
December 2018
The tour was great! Valery was a great guide and without a doubt, saved our trip completely. We wanted to se everything christmas'e and we did thanks to her. I will 100% contact her next time I visit London :D

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Great mood:)