Winter Bar Bus

  • The Original Tour


  • Christmas Themed, Date Night and Fun Time Partying
  • Tickets from £25.00
  • Over 18
  • Various dates from Friday 20th November 2020
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Sip delicious winter warmers while enjoying stunning views of London

If you are looking for Christmas drinks in London, don’t settle on one location. Let us take you on a journey through the capital on a cosy winter night. Travel through London this winter aboard the city’s only rooftop bar bus. Snuggle up under warm blankets as we serve hot winter beverages while you relax and enjoy the view. Taking you past some of London’s magnificent landmarks, you will experience the city decorated for the festive season to get you in the Christmas spirit. Our Winter Bar Bus is dressed up for the occasion with your favourite Christmas tunes providing the perfect backdrop for a festive celebration with family and friends.

A truly original way to see the city this Christmas!

London is not known for warm December nights, so wrap up warm and we will provide you with blankets. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your departure time as we won’t be able to wait for late comers.

If anyone in your party is lucky enough to look under 25, make sure they bring ID with them as this may be checked by The Original Tour staff. Don’t forget to have a toilet break before hopping on board as this tour as it is non-stop for 1hr 15min


Drinks are not available for purchase on board the bus. All drinks must be purchased prior to your departure, this can be done at the check out process or by emailing our customer service department at or +44 (0)20 8877 1722.

WANTING TO BOOK FOR TONIGHT? For last minute bookings please call us on +44 (0)20 8877 1722

Departure point:

Charles II St, next to Her Majesty’s Theatre

Be there 15 mins before your departure – we won't be able to wait for any late-comers!

Please read the T&C's for further information

No availability on the date you want to go, or wanting to enquire about private hire? Give us a call today on +44 (0)20 8877 1722 or email




Ticket Event time Cost
3.30pm Adult Ticket

Over 18, add your drink packages on the following page, T&C's apply

15:30 - 17:00 £25.00
6.30pm Adult Ticket

Over 18, add your drink packages on the following page, T&C's apply

18:30 - 20:00 £25.00



The Original Tour, Charles II St, next to Her Majesty's Theatre, London, SW1Y 4QL

Getting there


The Original Tour
We're not called The Original Tour for no reason. The Original Tour really was the original sightseeing bus tour in London. Since 1951, we have been providing sightseeing bus tours around the city, but now we're bringing you the hottest rooftop bar in town!

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T&C s

The Winter Bar Bus is operated by The Original Tour.
The London Bar Bus is a unique experience which transports guests to a magical rooftop bar...on a bus.
Enjoy stunning views of the capital on a 90minute journey with the option to enjoy a few drinks whilst doing so.

These terms & conditions are specific to The London Bar Bus experience, and are in addition to our general terms & conditions which are available to read here.

Bookings / Amendments
All sales are final & are non refundable. In the event that you need to change the date or time of your booking, please contact our Customer Service team.
Changes can be made up until 2 weeks before departure date subject to an admin fee of £10 per booking.
Adult tickets are for those aged 18+, Children are defined as those under 18.
Children accompanied by an adult (18+) are welcome on departures before 6pm. Tours departing after 6pm are for those 18+ only.

Supply of Alcohol / Age Verification
It is illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.
We operate a strict “Challenge 25” policy and we will ask for photo ID to verify your age if you appear to be under 25. We are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to provide suitable ID, if required, when boarding. Acceptable forms of ID are: Photo Driving License, Passport or proof of age card with PASS hologram.

We cannot guarantee seating in specific areas of the bus. We will try our best to accommodate groups of 4+ on one of our booth tables, subject to availability. If your group is split over two tables, we will endeavour to sit you on tables adjacent to each other. If you book separately to the rest of your group, please contact us so we can try to sit you all together.

Please advise us of any special requests at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Group Bookings
We offer attractive rates for groups of 10+ guests. Please contact our Customer Service team to make your Group booking.

Stag / Hen Parties
We only accept stag/hen parties on private hire services. Please contact our Customer Service team for more details by emailing or calling +44 208 877 1722.

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel your tour a full refund will be made onto the payment card that was used for the booking. A 15% discount will also be offered against a future booking.

Arrival for your London Bar Bus experience
Public transport and traffic in London can be unpredictable, please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your arrival time to avoid missing your departure.
The bus cannot wait for latecomers and refunds will not be given in the event of a “no show”.
Please ensure you bring your vouchers for both the tour & drinks packages (if applicable) either printed or downloaded on your mobile phone.

Challenge 25
If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked to show either valid drivers license, passport or valid photo ID with the Pass hologram upon boarding the bus.

Drinks Packages:
Drinks Packages are non-refundable but any unopened drinks not consumed during the experience may be taken with you.
If you are unable to provide valid photo ID if requested and you have purchased an alcoholic drinks package, we will substitute your drinks for soft drinks. No refund will be made.
Due to licencing laws, all alcoholic drinks must be purchased in advance. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited on-board the bus.
Drinking water will be available free of charge during the experience, please just ask your host.
We reserve the right to substitute drinks within our packages for a similar product to that which was advertised at the time of booking.

Once on-board:
The experience is 90minutes (approx). The Original Tour shall not be in any way liable to the ticket holder for loss, damage, inconvenience or delay in consequence of any failure, alteration, suspension, cancellation or termination of service.
The route may change due to operational constraints - e.g. road closures due to events or protests.
Please note there is no tour commentary. Your hosts will however be more than happy to answer any questions you have during the experience.
The British weather can be unpredictable but the show must go on! Please come prepared if the weather is not looking good - there will also be a limited amount of wet-weather gear available to borrow on-board.

Health & Safety:
Please stay in your seat during the tour and keep arms inside the bus.
No smoking or vaping is allowed on-board the bus at any time.

We ask that you are respectful of other guests during the experience.
We will refuse carriage to anyone who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
We will not tolerate abusive, rude or threatening behaviour towards our staff or guests, and reserve the right to eject anyone during the tour. No refunds will be given under these circumstances.

Please note there is no toilet on board the bus.
If you need to leave the bus at any time please speak to your host. Your driver will pull over when it is legal and safe to do so.
If you leave the bus at any point we will not be able to wait for your return.
Complimentary WiFi is provided on-board the bus and has no commercial value. No refund is available if the WiFi does not operate.

The Original Tour prides itself on having a fully wheelchair accessible fleet of buses.
The London bar bus has space for 1 wheelchair on the lower deck. Please contact the customer service team directly to book.
For recipients of Disability Living Allowance, we offer a 30% discount on all our tours for yourself plus one carer. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details.
Due to limited storage space please only bring small bags with you. Items will need to stowed under your table or chair.
We can not guarantee storage space for large items such as pushchairs or suitcases. Please avoid bringing large items with you. Please note there are no storage facilities at the bus departure point.

No pets except assistance dogs allowed on-board.

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  • Rating: 4

    Visited 2 weeks ago Written by Mothusi
    THe bar bus was absolutely wonderful, wish it was longer

    Reply from Winter Bar Bus

    Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our Bar Bus. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
  • Rating: 4

    Visited 4 weeks ago Written by London Bar Bus customer
    Hilarious experience which I would definitely repeat again! The meeting address as stated by Design my Night was incorrect, so we had to wait for a representative to collect us and walk us up to the bus starting location (around 5 minutes away).

    Reply from Winter Bar Bus

    Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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