The Magic of Christmas
The tour will start near the Covent Garden Piazza. The atmosphere and lights are wonderful at this time of year but we will go past these and talk about some of the fun, fascinating and sometimes weird traditions of a British Christmas. The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is a must and we learn the story behind this beautiful pine before we venture off to see some of London’s legendary lights.
We will uncover the unique foods, drinks and inventions that make a British Christmas different from the rest of the world and also learn how Charles Dickens and Prince Albert helped bring back many traditions that had been lost along the way. Shopping arcades and shop windows are at their most festive and we see some of the best and the most traditional. This is a tour of nostalgia and Christmas’s past and a good way to get us into the festive mood.
*Available as a scheduled tour: November - December.