So after a few amazing blogging dates with Lindsay from Random Acts of Drama she emailed me about a potential future date: a ghost bus tour. How could I not be excited? I love tours, tour buses and ghost tours. New readers might not know but I also gave ghost tours of Stratford-upon-Avon last summer. I was awesome at it. Trust me.
Also pretty much no one knows this outside of my family but I was obsessed with the Ghostbusters as a child. I had all the action figures. I even had ECTO-1 (the car). Lindsay and I didn’t see any ghosts (or did we….) but we did learn some new and interesting trivia about London varying from the hilarious to the extremely grim. And the tours guides on the black double decker Routemaster bus aren’t your run-of-the-mill tour guides; they provide you with some on bus entertainment as well. Of course it’s cheesy and kitschy but that’s the fun of it. Although I wouldn’t recommend it for children under 10- not due to scare factor but because there is some adult content. What’s a tour of London without some prostitute talk and an explanation of disembowelment?
You get to see a lot of the tourist sites in Central London and a fair bit of trivia about a lot of the main monuments. My recommendation would be to sit on the top deck. Since most people prefer the top deck turn up at least 15 minutes early because you get to pick your seats according to the order you’ve checked in!
The Ghost Bus
Yes, there were lamps and velvet drapery inside the bus. Faux-Victorian chic.
There are monitors inside the bus live-streaming that night’s tour so that both decks can see the tour guide despite which level she is on.
Famous sites viewed from the bus.
Palace of Westminster aka Houses of Parliament.
You never get off the bus but when you reach Cock Lane (no joke) your tour guide disembarks.
Tower Bridge at night.
Lindsay clearly distraught that the tour was over.
May I present you with…. the Ghost Bus!
Tickets cost £20 but they do offer discounted rates for students, children and senior citizens. Lindsay and I paid for our tickets and The Ghost Bus in no way sponsored this post. We did it of our own accord because we thought it would be a hilarious way to spend a Friday evening. And it was.
Have you ever gone on a “haunted” tour?