Monday, 26 September 2011

Ghost Bus Tours All Hallows Eve Special. last week of september 2011

Ghost Bus Tours All Hallows Eve Special...

Halloween brings together many a lost soul upon the Ghost Bus. Book now to guarantee seating for this years Halloween Spook-tacular! Prices start from £12. Group discounts and private hires are available so gather all you closest freinds and climb onboard LONDONS PREMIERE FRIGHT SERVICE!
All new scares... All new frights... All new ways to experience London!

Tour Info

All aboard the ‘orrible omnibus for a ride around the dark side of London. The Ghost Bus Tours’ classic Routemaster has been redesigned to give passengers London’s first ‘Fright Bus’ service. On-board actors and technical trickery combine to create the scariest tour in town. A creepy conductor provides the commentary for this sinister sightseeing show, revealing haunted palaces, unmarked burial grounds and the skeletons in the capital’s cupboard.
  1. The Ghost Bus Tour takes you around the City, West End and even goes south of the river.
  2. Tours depart from Northumberland Avenue which is just off of Trafalgar Square. The Bus stop is outside the Grand Hotel, nearest tubes are Charing Cross and Embankment.
  3. All tours are subject to availability please check the dates you wish to travel to make sure they are available.
  4. Please arrive at least ten minutes before the start of the tour you wish to go on.
  5. Advanced booking is recommended as there might not always be tickets available on the night.
  6. The Bus can be hired with or without the tour for parties, weddings...and funerals. Please call us for a quote.
  7. Please note, the bus cannot wait for latecomers and tickets are non refundable.
  8. Please note, the consumption of alcohol on the bus is not permitted.
...for your private tour on the Ghost Bus. Inquire


The Ghost Bus Tours - The Necropolis Bus Company

Earth to earth…

The Necropolis Bus Company began in the 19th century as a private funeral 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 50 mourners (no standing) to the final resting place. Each bus had an onboard conductor/chief mourner and a special siren or ‘mourning whistle’ to warn pedestrians of the bus’s approach. The sound of the whistle prompted gentlemen to remove their hats and bow their heads as a mark of passing 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 ashes 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 that passengers can grieve openly and offer condolences to each other. 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 on to the other world. It also helped to keep the bodies cool in the summer months.


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(The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

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