Why everyone should attend a comedy and horror show in the UK (On Wheels)

The UK is full of ghosts and shenanigans, and it’s hard to pass up these bus tours when the entertainment is this good.

The Brits love their horror comedy and they also boast of the unique Ghost Bus Tours. This is Britain’s only comedy and horror tourist experience on wheels. Nicknamed the Necrobus (“necro” meaning “death”), it has been thrilling for passengers with daily haunted tours of London, Edinburgh and York (Old York if you will).

The Ghost Bus Tour bus fleet is made up of classic 1960s Routemaster buses. But their iconic London red livery is a thing of the past. Now they’ve been restored and decked out in their “midnight black” livery, then furnished with antique lamps and plush red velvet curtains. They’re the perfect setting for a hilarious horror comedy on wheels.


About Tours

The tour guides are all classically trained actors. As they progress, they’ll see the city’s top attractions in style while being immersed in a real theatrical performance. They are offered in three of the UK’s most historic and spooky cities – London, York and Edinburgh. They are offered daily in London and Edinburgh and daily except Mondays in York.

  • Notable guests: They’ve entertained celebrities like Johnny Depp, The Prodigy and Whoopi Goldberg

For those who really want to make the most of the experience, treat yourself to their VIP experience and enjoy a Privatization. Private hires are especially popular for special occasions like weddings, corporate team building exercises and pub crawls.


  • Point: Plan ahead, they can all be rented

Learn about royal executions (cut off his head!) and “devious spirits trapped on the material plane.” If you want to know what this last point really means, take the tour! They say they won’t give spoilers.

London Ghost Bus Tour

Hop aboard their London Necrobus and experience London like never before. There are so many things to surprise everyone in the city of London. It’s an amazing city that even regular visitors or residents can never truly comprehend. It’s the home of haunted dungeons, beheaded kings, and miles and miles of secret tunnels. London’s secret tunnels are much more extensive than the abandoned and secret tunnels of New York.


  • Location: Departs daily from 8 Northumberland Avenue (opposite Sherlock Holmes Pub)
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Reservation: Strictly a first come, first serve basis
  • Point: Arrive early to choose the best seats
  • To see: All of London’s top attractions (Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, etc.)

Prices

  • Adults: £24.00 ($33)
  • Child:£16.00 ($22) (ages 5-15)

Related: History of the Tower of London, where you can see the Crown Jewels

York Ghost Bus Tour

York inspired Winterfell in game of thrones (a.k.a A song of ice and fire). During the English Civil War the Wars of the Roses (which game of thrones inspired by it), it was the home of the mighty House of York (which became the House of Stark).


Although York is no longer the mighty city in the north of England that it once was, it plays a very important role in the history of England. It is York of England which bears the name of New York. On the York Ghost Bus Toursee the haunted history of York that William Wallace – didn’t actually fire despite the 1995 film Brave Heart). Hop aboard the Necrobus in this historic English city and experience the city like never before.

  • Location: Departs daily from RE bus stop (outside York station)
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Reservation: Strictly a first come, first serve basis
  • Point: Arrive early to choose the best seats
  • To see: Top York attractions like Treasurer House, Dick Turpin’s Grave, Clifford’s Tower


Prices

  • Adults: £16.00 ($22)
  • Child: £12.00 ($16) (ages 5-15)

Related: Here’s Why York Castle Museum Is The Perfect Spooky Season Destination

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

Travel to Scotland’s capital and most impressive city. The small city of Edinburgh is steeped in history and beautiful sights just waiting to be seen. Scotland’s gray towns with their frequent gray weather lend themselves even more to a spooky visit! Scotland is a land full of hunted places just waiting to be discovered.

  • Location: Departing from Edinburgh Lawnmarket (outside Heritage Scotland)
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Reservation: Strictly a first come, first serve basis
  • Point: Arrive early to choose the best seats
  • To see: Top Edinburgh attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar’s Kirk, Old Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and more.

Prices

  • Adults: £18.00 ($25)
  • Child: £13.00 ($18) (ages 5-15)

Forget the typical hop-on hop-off tourist buses that are so ubiquitous around the world. Explore Britain’s most historic cities in a Necrobus! Discover cities as few people see them! Don’t just say “wow” and snap photos of the Tower of London, but burst into laughter as your hilarious guides tell its comic horror story.

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