On Christmas day, as a sleigh descends in the North Pole after a busy night of deliveries, your private driver-guide arrives at your central London hotel ready to take you on a festive tour! With no public transport and a quieter atmosphere, it’s the perfect time to take a panoramic tour of London, seeing the sites light up from the comfort of your private car. You can also stop off at one of the open pubs, and try a festive drink or British Christmas lunch, complete with the (almost) obligatory Christmas cracker containing cheesy ‘dad’ jokes to share with your family.
While London sites won’t be open for sightseeing, cathedrals and abbeys in London will be open for worship. Southwark cathedral will be organising a sung Eucharist, and both Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral offer Eucharist and choral evensongs on Christmas day, so you’ll be able to take in the atmosphere and decorations of the churches will enjoying the services.
Outside of London, Salisbury cathedral will be open at midday for sightseeing, and your guide will be able to take you through its beautiful gothic interiors while exploring the country. One of our popular sites for touring, Avebury, will also be open on Christmas day. Avebury has the world’s largest stone circle, and you can even walk amongst the stones! Both of these sites can be visited in an 8 hour tour from London, so you’ll be back in time to open your presents and enjoy a lovely family dinner!
British Tours offer private tours on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day in London and beyond. Please contact us directly to plan your tour!