Ride a bus
A great way to see and experience the vibrancy of London at night is by taking a London night tour. Get on a London open top at night, and bask in the splendour of London's floodlit landmarks and the grandeur of the city at night.
Some of the fabulous London attractions you can enjoy on a night bus tour are the vibrant areas of Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and the financial district. Your night tours will also glide past some the city's most majestic landmarks like the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and of course, the formidable Tower of London.
Much like regular daytime tours, London night tours send you around the city with an expert guide that will regale you with facts and stories about the landmarks you see on your route. Your guide will probably also have chilling tales about the city and its many attractions, and will entertain and disturb you in equal measure.
If you want to discover how the city comes alive when the sun goes down, hopping on an open top bus is a great way to do this.
Explore the Tube
If the weather is threatening to rain on your parade, maybe you can find shelter underground. Even if the rest of London is cold and wet, you can stay warm and dry if you take the London Underground & Tube Tour.
Tour the Tube and learn about 150 years of it's fascinating history, and discover, among many other things, how the Victorians dug all those tunnels by hand. Visit the first Underground station at Farringdon, the most futuristic one at Westminster, and everything in between. See too, if you can spot the ghost station at the British Museum.
Whether you're a first time visitor to London, or you're a long time resident, a London Underground is bound to unearth facts you've never been aware of before.
Take a walk on the dark side
Not everything about London at night is bright and vibrant. Still, even the darker aspects of the city at night can be quite fascinating. One of the most gripping London night tours you can take is one that takes you back to Victorian London and the Autumn of Terror, when Jack the Ripper terrorized the city. Follow the string of grisly crimes that captured the public's attention, and see if you can uncover the true identity of Jack the Ripper.
You can also take the Halloween Ghost Walk tour led by author Richard Jones. Brave the dark and walk through some of the city's graveyards, dark alleyways, abandoned buildings, and other creepy sites. Walk and listen as Jones regales you with vivid ghost stories and recounts some of the most gruesome events in the city's history. Enjoy, if you can, a walk through a city engulfed in darkness, and hope that all of your tour mates are still with you at the end of your walk.