London Christmas Sparkle Private Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

London Christmas Sparkle Private Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Watch London become a real fairy tale. Enjoy the Christmas lights in Mayfair. Fly with the angels in Regent Street. Take pictures in a secret market and visit the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Your priate guide is happy to provide you with extra tipps for the rest of your London Holiday.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Oxford Street, London W1W 8LG England

One of London's three most famous shopping streets with around 300 shops and over 200 million visitors a year, Oxford Street is home to Selfridges, John Lewis and the House of Fraser. Right here every year, celebrities open the London Christmas show accompanied by around 1 million viewers. The street itself was founded by the Romans and only became a hub for retail trade in the 18th century.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bond Street, London England

New Bond Street is the place to check out the flag stores. They're literally all there: Prada, Dior, Fenwick, Boodles, Saint Laurent, and sixty other names. Walk along the incredible peacock Christmas design with your guide and see what the most famous fashion designers have in mind for next year's haute couture. And don't forget to take a look down a small side street where Her Majesty the late Queen Elizabeth II was born almost a hundred years ago.



Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mayfair, London England

In Georgian times there was a huge spring fair in this region every year. Thousands of May lambs were sold here. Soon after, the wealthy residents complained and the market had to move elsewhere. The name has stuck to this day and marks London's oldest shopping district. Who doesn't know the famous Savile Road, where high-end dressmakers will tailor your suit to this day. Of course only by appointment – and at a price.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Regent Street, London W1, London England

We turn into the street where the angels are waiting for us. It is named after George, the Prince Regent (later George IV) and was designed under the direction of architect John Nash. Today it is owned by King Charles III. Regent Street was the first location in London to have Christmas lights installed. Set two years into the reign of Elizabeth II in 1954. The Spirits' impressive 17 meter spans are illuminated by spotlights and are studded with LED pea lights. They sparkle in harmony to create a coordinated ripple effect down the street.



Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Liberty London, Regent Street Main entrance: Great Marlborough Street, London W1B 5AH England

In 1875 Arthur Lasenby Liberty laid plans for a London department store, stocked with luxury goods and fabrics from far-off lands. To date, Liberty is the most luxurious store in London. The whole world finds itself in this beautiful half-timbered building. The timber comes from two old "three-decker" battleships. Records show that more than 24,000 cubic feet of ship's timbers were used, including her decks, which are now the shop floor: HMS Impregnable - built of three thousand 100-year-old New Forest oak trees - and HMS Hindustan, which measured the length and height of the actual Liberty -building.


Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1F England

An explosion of light and colour awaits you at this hidden market. Everything that is different can be purchased right here. The Carnaby has its origins in the 1720s. Since then it has been the centre of lifestyle and everything that lies outside the mainstream.



Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

London's heart of entertainment brings together seven famous streets and the West End's 90 listed theatres. A very special Christmas decoration takes us straight to ChinaTown and its famous lantern decoration.



Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DE, UK

All film premieres start here. Visit the special Christmas market with your guide. You might find the right gift for your friends back home there.


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, England

Right in the heart of our theatre world you will walk through Seven Dials and their very special Christmas decoration. Next stop: Covent Garden. The famous market of "My Fair Lady" and the birthplace of the grand opera. Marvel at the giant baubles and the most beautiful Christmas tree in all of London.



Stop At: Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA England

On the way to the Thames we find one of the oldest and most notorious castles in London. Somerset House was built by the Earl of Somerset and later passed into the hands of King Henry VIII himself. He and his daughter Elisabeth I spent some time in this magnificent property. Your guide will take you into the huge courtyard where you can watch Londoners having fun on the ice rink.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Strand, London England

In the olden days, when London still spoke "Saxon", the Thames brought its fine sand right into the city. Here on the "Strand" (engl.: beach) the common folk enjoyed their holiday. In the 13th century the aristocracy moved here to build many historically significant mansions including Essex House, Arundel House, Somerset House and the Savoy Palace. Today, the Strand runs straight from Trafalgar Square into the city, where it changes into Fleet Street.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Our final stop is Charing Cross where the magnificent Trafalgar Square was built on the site of the former King's Mews in honour of Lord Horatio Nelson between the 1820s and 1840s. It is flanked by the National Gallery and the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Every year since 1947, the Christmas tree has been gifted by Norway to the people of Great Britain as a thank you for their help in World War II.


Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • Private Walking Tour
  • Kid - loving guide
  • Hidden gems of the London Chrismas spectacle

Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

273 Regent St., London W1B 2EZ, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
We will contact you on the day before so that your pickup point can be adjusted according to your requirements.


Departure Time

04:00 PM


Return Details

1: National Theatre, London SE1 9PX, UK
2: Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DS, UK
3: Covent Garden, London, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes


User's Reviews

Debbi_B

17 Dec, 2023

My tour guide was Sonje; absolutely wonderful lady. We walked to so many places and her trivia knowledge was outstanding.

Lori_Y

14 Dec, 2023

We didn’t go due to illness and possible exposure to others in our party. La Vacanza Travel apparently expected us to expose everyone and refused a refund

Julia_S

19 Dec, 2022

I am very happy to get the second tour with Sonja. She is a lovely and experienced guide for all the secrets of London. I can recomend her absolutly.

JBlackfarmer

14 Dec, 2022

Sonja is an amazing guide. Her knowledge and her talent of storytelling make you feel the spirit of London. Thank you so much for let me dive into the city of London.

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