Why everyone should experience a UK horror comedy theater show (on wheels)


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

Brits love their horror comedy and also offer unique ghost bus tours. It is Britain’s only comedy and horror theater sightseeing experience on wheels. Nicknamed the Necrobus (“necro” meaning “death”), it was thrilling for passengers with daily haunted tours of London, Edinburgh and York (the Old York if you will).

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

About tours

The tour guides are all classically trained actors. As we advance on their way, they will see the main attractions of the city in style while being immersed in a real theater performance. They’re 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 every day except Monday in York.

  • Notable guests: They entertain 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 private rental. Private rentals are especially popular for special occasions like weddings, corporate team building exercises, and pub crawls.

  • Advice: Plan ahead, they can all be rented

Learn about royal executions (whim!) And “devious minds trapped in the material plane”. If you want to know what this last point really means, shop around! They say they won’t give out spoilers.

London ghost bus tour

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

  • Site: Daily departure from 8 Northumberland Avenue (opposite the Sherlock Holmes pub)
  • Duration: About 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Reservation: Strictly a first come, first serve basis
  • Advice: Arrive early to pick the best seats
  • See: All major London attractions (Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, etc.)


  • 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 was the inspiration for Winterfell in Game Of Thrones (a.k.a A song of ice and fire). During the English Civil War the War of the Roses (which Game Of Thrones is inspired by), it was the home of the mighty House of York (now House of Stark).

Although York is not the powerful city in the north of England that it once was, it has a very important role in the history of England. It is after York of England that the city of New York bears the name. On the York Ghost Bus Tour, discover the haunted history of York that William Wallace did not sack despite the 1995 film Brave Heart). Board the Necrobus in this historic English town and experience the city like never before.

  • Site: Departing from RE Daily bus stop (outside York Station)
  • Duration: About 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Reservation: Strictly a first come, first serve basis
  • Advice: Arrive early to pick the best seats
  • See: Top York attractions like the Treasurer’s House, Dick Turpin’s Tomb, Clifford’s Tower


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

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

Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour

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

  • Site: From Edinburgh Lawnmarket (excluding Scottish heritage)
  • Duration: About 1 hour and 15 minutes (depending on traffic)
  • Reservation: Strictly a first come, first serve basis
  • Advice: Arrive early to pick the best seats
  • See: Top Edinburgh attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Greyfriar’s Kirk, Old Town, Holyrood Palace, and more.


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

Forget the typical hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses that are so ubiquitous around the world. Discover Britain’s most historic cities in a Necrobus! See cities as few people see them! Don’t just say ‘wow’ and snap photos of the Tower of London, but laugh out loud as your hilarious guides tell its comedic horror story.

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