London ghost bus tour and comedy horror show
Activities

London ghost bus tour and comedy horror show

Availability: Daily
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 1 hour 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Experience the gruesome side of London!
  • Travel through London by night aboard an original 'Carcass Coach'
  • Get a fright with onboard actors and creepy technical trickery
What to expect

The most unique way to see London at night, on-board actors and technical trickery combine to create a full theatrical experience!

The tour takes you from Northumberland Avenue, through the City of London, the heart of Theatreland, across Tower Bridge... and even goes south of the river! The bus is painted in the company’s traditional color of midnight black and the interior seating is arranged in ‘carriage style’ for comfort.

From the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey over to St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, see the city's sites of murder, torture and execution, and learn about the ghosts of London and the grisly skeletons in the capital's cupboards. The Ghost Bus is the perfect way to experience the city of London, and our ghostly tours are designed to entertain and educate while providing a spooky theatrical experience you'll never forget!

An ideal plan for a fun and scary night out in London or to get in the mood for Halloween. The Necropolis vehicles- or ‘Carcass Coaches’ as they were known to Londoners- were able to convey the deceased, pallbearers and up to 52 mourners to their final resting place. Each bus had an onboard conductor/ chief mourner and a special siren or ‘mourning whistle’ to warn pedestrians of the buses approach. The sound of the whistle prompted gentlemen to remove their hats and bow their heads as a mark of respect.

Ashes to Ashes...

Regular service ran until 1967 when a tragic fire at the company depot in South Dulstead razed the building to the ground and destroyed almost the entire fleet of buses. Only one vehicle was salvaged from the flames and was locked in a storage facility for 40 years. It has now been restored to its original design and is operated by Necrobus as a sightseeing service in central London

Bus to Bus...

The bus is painted in the company’s traditional color of midnight black. The interior seating is arranged in ‘railway style’ for comfort and so the passengers can grieve openly and offer condolences to one another. Decorative features include lamps and window curtains which were always drawn if a coffin was stored in the vehicle overnight. This is based on the superstition that a departed spirit might be trapped by its own reflection in the glass and would be unable to pass into the other world. It also helped to keep the bodies cool in the summer months.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • 1 hour 15 min bus tour
    • Professional actors/guides
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food or beverages
    • Hotel pickup or drop off
    Reduced price
    • Child (5-15): reduced
    • Senior (over 60): reduced
    • Student (with valid ID): reduced
    Where

    Tours depart from Northumberland Avenue, just off of Trafalgar Square

    Meeting point:

    The Bus stop is outside the Grand Hotel on Northumberland Avenue; the nearest tubes are Charing Cross and Embankment

    What to remember
    • Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • Passengers should aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time to ensure a prompt departure
    • Please note: once purchased no amendments or cancellations can be made to tickets
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    When
    • Passengers should aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time to ensure a prompt departure
    • Please see the calendar for updated availability
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    Provider
    Golden Tours Gray Line London
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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