Ghost Bus Tours of London Hotel + Ticket Packages
There's something funny about this bus...
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This ticket is valid for 1 day.
Children are aged between 5 - 15 years
Year round excluding 24/25/26/31 December and 1 January
About Ghost Bus Tours of London
Get your tickets for this sinister sightseeing show! Take a ride through the dark side of London on a mysterious Routemaster. The creepy conductor will reveal haunted houses, murder scenes and the skeletons in the capitals cupboard!
‘ A fun fair – like ghost ride’ - The Daily Telegraph
‘Hilarious. We screamed a lot’ – Amanda Holden
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 onboard 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.
You should arrive at least ten minutes before the start of the tour you wish to go on.
The Ghost Bus Tours are not suitable for young children and children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
|Opening Hours:||Tours depart at 19:30 & 21:00 May & Jun - Wed to Sun; Jul to Oct - Tues to Sun; 1st to 16th Oct - Wed to Sun; 22th to 31st Oct - Mon to Sun (extra tour at 18:00); Nov to April - Wed to Sun|
|Get Directions:||Departure Point: Off Trafalgar Square on Northumberland Avenue in front of the Grand Hotel opposite The Sherlock Holmes Pub.|