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Fright Night: Ghost Bus Tour

Friday 17 January 2014
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An eerie mist has been creeping slowly over London this week. Whispering around the streets, causing a chill to run up our spines...

Feeling the effects of a downcast January, I was feeling rather spooked, so when Ghost Bus Tours asked if I was a scared wuss and would like to come down, I responded with gusto 'Certainly not!' and so I boarded for a true London fright night. Was I going to regret my fake courage?

Ghost Bus Tours is like your traditional sightseeing tour of London's darker sister. Instead of hearing all about when The Bank of England was built and oh what beautiful architecture St Paul's is- boring- wouldn't you rather hear of blood, and guts and butchery?

If you don't scare easily, then all aboard!

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Taking to our Gothic, leather bounds seats, the lights dimmed.

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Did I say I wasn't scared?

Ghost Bus Tours is a mix of a sight seeing tour round London, with a theatrical comedy horror show.

I'm not going to spoil the show for you, but you fate will be in the hands of two shifty characters. Gulp.

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We drove all round central London, seeing London's most famous attractions in a whole new grisly light. Next time you walk over London Bridge cooing at how pretty it is, think about that actually under your very feet are the bones of plague victims- which have been seen on occasion haunting the bridge...

Or that glorious Millennium Spike that you've photographed a million times? Actually its the spot where traitors were hung drawn and quartered after the civil war.

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Half laughing, have quivering, I was glad for a little respite when the conductor called for us all to hop off the bus. Ah fresh air.

Although maybe not quite the R&R I was thinking off...

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Ok, I actually want to get back on the bus now please!

Again not to spoil the show for you, but on second thoughts, maybe the bus isn't actually safe...

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After an hour and a 15 minutes we found ourselves back to the safe, touristy Charing Cross. Never had I been so happy to see stunned, happy snapper tourists. Nice, friendly and un-scary. Just what I needed.

The tour was actually really witty, and makes a great unusual way to see London, I'd highly recommend it. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to watch fluffy bunnies on YouTube... Nice, harmless fun...

You can find them at:
Tours run daily 19:30 & 21:00
8 Northumberland Ave, off Trafalgar sqr

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  1. This is right up my street - I am secretly obsessed with ghosts, the dead, supernatural ever since I discovered that my house in Devon is haunted! The Gentleman hates this kind of stuff though. Will definitely try to drag him onto one of these!

    How exciting!

    Katie <3

  2. This looks like so much fun! I am an absolute scaredy cat though but I will make sure to drag someone along to protect me lol. Definitely gonna put this on my things to do when in London list. It seems like a more fun, interactive spin on the commercial London Dungeon activity.

  3. I wanna try this! I'm not good with anything scary but I really want to try it. This totally goes to my list to do when I go to London. And I'm sure that before I even enter I'll have stupid second thoughts.


  4. Ive seen this bus a couple of times whilst driving around London & although I scare very easily I really fancy a trip lol, really nice post as it has definitely made me want to have ago without giving to much away.


  5. This looks like so much fun! I have always fancied doing this but always assumed it would be a little bit of a fad. Will definitely be trying it next time I'm in London.

    Lucy x


  6. This is well up my street. On the Ghost Bus Tours website now and am really tempted to book this for myself.

  7. Sounds so much fun! I love haunted stories, seems like the perfect tour for me!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  8. Wow!! I've wanted to go on this for so long, what a wonderful post.

  9. wow, this looks like such a good laugh! the bus looks amazing! very Knight Bus-HarryPotter-Gothic, haha.

  10. This sounds like a great alternative to the standard London sightseeing tours. I had no idea such a thing existed. Thanks for the post.

  11. I did this in Edinburgh (the same company) - it was hilarious, I don't think I've ever had so much fun on a bus!

    Hmm maybe...

  12. Hi

    This looks mega fun would love to try it too. :)

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on our blog <3

    MLFx | May la Faye

  13. I would love to go on this tour, but I am slightly put off by the theatrical element. That isn't my cup of tea. I have seen the bus go past me when I have been coming home from work and always intrigued, but not enough to hop on.




  14. It sounds like such an amazing tour, definitely going to try it one day.