by Harley Nott
Unusual London bus tours and two special holiday rentals.
Every major city has open-top city bus tours, but here are a few unusual London bus tours.
See London by Night makes all the famous landmarks of London all lit up in the night sky look even more outstanding than during the day.
The London Time Tour Bus is London’s only alternative city sightseeing tour. Join one of Professor Quantum’s guided sightseeing tours aboard the time travelling bus as you are shown around the city sharing an amazing knowledge of the past.
Harry Potter Bus Tour of London Locations is a 3 hour mini coach tour includes many of the film locations and inspirations from all 8 films in the series including Kings Cross Station which was used to film Platform 9 ¾, 12 Grimmauld Place and the sites used for the Leaky Cauldron.
Duck Tours. Departing from the Duck Stop, close to the London Eye, the amphibious vehicles drive past famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square before a dramatic launch into the River Thames from a slipway by MI6. All this on vehicles used for the D-Day landings in 1944.
The Ghost Bus Tours. The spooky London Ghost Bus Tour takes you around the sites of some of London’s most grisly and murderous events – on board a black 1960s Routemaster bus. Enjoy jumps (and laughs), and discover the dark side to top attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.
Speedboat Tours of London. Take an exhilarating ride along the river Thames on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tour. These high-speed boat tours are one of the most exciting things to do when you want to see the city in a different way. Pick one of the tours and set off on an adrenalin-fuelled tour of London!
London Helicopter Tours. For a spectacular journey around London, a London Helicopter Tour is hard to beat. On these amazing rides you’ll get a bird’s eye view over the capital’s most famous landmarks, and see the city from a totally new, unique perspective. And with prices starting at £150 per person, it’s not as expensive as you might think.
Two Special Holiday Rentals
Coach House Rentals has been lucky enough to add these special high-end apartments to our listings. They’ve only just “gone live” so are still available for summer lets.
Property ref: CLI. The comfortable ground and garden apartment is just off Sloane Square, the centre of the universe for many in the upper levels of London’s social hierarchy. On the edge of Belgravia, with The King’s Road and Chelsea within 5 minutes walk, here you have the best of both worlds. The apartment sleeps 4 in two double bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.
Property ref: WLB. This fine, high-end apartment will be appreciated by those accustomed to the finer things in life. It’s owned by a very successful lawyer and her husband who do not compromise with second best. The location is excellent, just off Marylebone High Street with its boutique shops, patisseries, cafés, restaurants and pubs. The flat is on the first floor (there is a lift if you’re feeling lazy) and sleeps 4 people in two double bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.