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Ghost Bus Tour of London

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Ghost Bus Tour of London

The Ghost Bus Trip 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

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Tour Highlights

  1. Northumberland Avenue
  2. City of London
  3. Heart of Theatre Land
  4. Tower Bridge
  5. On-board Actors
  6. Technical Trickery 
  7. A unique way to see London at night

Tour Description

Ghost Bus Tours is a theatrical sightseeing tour on a classic 1960s Route master bus On-board actors and technical trickery combine to create a Fright seeing tour like no other - a hilarious horror show while you see the sights. 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

Tour Schedule

Behind the scenes

The Necropolis Bus Company began in the 19th Century as a private bus service. The Necropolis vehicles- or ‘Carcass Coaches’ as they were known to Londoners- were able to convey the deceased, pall bearers and up to 52 mourners (no standing) to their final resting place. Each bus had an on-board 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 colour 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

Additional Information

Please Note

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult

Inclusions

1 hour 15 minute bus tour

Professional actors and guides

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