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Big Bus London Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Discover the sights and 2000-year-old history of London with endless chances to hop on, hop off and explore one of the most diverse capitals in the world. Glimpse the Queen at Buckingham Palace, set your watch by Big Ben, or take a leisurely spin on the London Eye. The choice is yours!

With over 40 stops, Big Bus Tours London is the ideal way to visit London and your ticket includes four lines that intertwine to create a route around the capital.

Take in all the most famous sites including the Tower of London, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and more.

On the Red Route, soak up the knowledge of English-speaking live guides who will regale you with stories and history told from the perspective of someone who lives and breathes London.

Also, on the Red, Blue, Orange and Green routes, you can plug-in, sit back and relax, listening to an engaging recorded commentary in a choice of 12 languages.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of an included walking tour along the famous Mall, through St James’ Park and on to Horse Guard’s Parade and see the city from a different perspective with an included river cruise.

Hop-on and hop-off as much as you like throughout the day so you can plan your time exactly as you want.

There are three different types of tickets to choose from:

Classic:

  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour valid for all routes (valid for 24 hours from time of redemption)
  • One-way river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (either direction)
  • Walking tour

Premium:

  • 2-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour valid for all routes (valid for 48 hours from time of redemption)
  • Return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich via Tower Pier
  • Walking tour

Deluxe:

  • 3-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour valid for all routes (valid for 72 hours from time of redemption)
  • Return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich via Tower Pier
  • Walking tour

Tour Itinerary

  • Red Route (Best of Central London): Highlights include Buckingham Palace – Big Ben & Houses of Parliament – Westminster Abbey – The London Eye – St Paul’s Cathedral - Tower of London – Covent Garden – Trafalgar Square – Piccadilly Circus – Marble Arch. Includes live guide!
  • Blue Route (Best of the West): Highlights include Marble Arch – Mayfair – Hyde Park Corner – Harrods – South Kensington Museums – Kensington Palace – Notting Hill – Paddington - Madame Tussauds – Oxford Street.
  • Orange Route (Attraction Loop): Highlights include Buckingham Palace – Big Ben & Houses of Parliament – Westminster Abbey – The London Eye – Lambeth Palace - St Paul’s Cathedral - Tower of London – Covent Garden – Trafalgar Square – Piccadilly Circus – Marble Arch.
  • Green Route (North to Central Link): Highlights include British Museum – Kings Cross & St. Pancras Stations – Covent Garden – Temple.

Additional Inclusions

Walking Tour:

Walk in the footsteps of the British Royal Family and the Politicians of today and yesteryear as you journey past many of London’s most exciting Royal and Political addresses. Imagine the crowds lining the streets for Royal Weddings and the political intrigue hidden from view on Whitehall. Your guide will give you a fascinating glimpse into both the history and modern day of British Royalty and Politics. On days when there is a Changing of the Guard, your guide will walk you directly to Buckingham Palace to see this traditional ceremony for yourself before completing a short tour back to Trafalgar Square.

INFORMATION: The tour is guided in English and departs at 10.30am every day from Trafalgar Square (stop 9 – red route). The tour lasts approximately 1 hours, 30 minutes.

River Cruise:

See London from another perspective as you journey along the Thames. Imagine the sights, sounds and smells which greeted merchants arriving in London in ancient times and the thousands of vessels carrying goods to and from the capital. Delight in travelling under bridges and watching Tower Bridge arrive into view; the most majestic of London’s bridges. Enjoy recorded commentary picking out the best of the sights to see and revel in the opportunity to people watch along the Southbank and photograph the HMS Belfast from the water.

INFORMATION: Present your voucher and board the cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16), Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier (near stop 18) or London Eye Pier (near stop 12). River cruises, operated by City Cruises, are included in all tickets with Classic Tickets offering a one-way cruise between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London (in either direction) and Premium and Deluxe tickets offering a return cruise between Westminster and Greenwich. River cruises depart approx. every 20 minutes in the summer and every 30-40 minutes in winter.

Experience Includes

  • Open dated, full flexible ticket - use when you want!
  • 24, 48 and 72-hour ticket with unlimited hop on, hop off opportunities
  • Over 40 conveniently located stops
  • Complimentary Walking tour
  • Complimentary River Cruise
  • Pre-recorded commentary in Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and English
  • FREE WiFi onboard

Experience Excludes

  • Entrance to any of the attractions
  • Hotel transfers
  • Refreshments

Departure location

You can redeem your voucher at any Big Bus hop-on, hop-off stop. Main departure points include Green Park Station (by The Ritz), Marble Arch (by Speaker's Corner) and Victoria Station but any official Big Bus stop will be able to process your voucher.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive an open-dated voucher that can be easily exchanged when you board the bus at any of the Big Bus stops.
  • Times and routes are subject to change without notice.
  • 24-Hour, 48-Hour and 72-Hour tickets must be used on consecutive days.
  • Children aged 4 years and under may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.