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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!

Know Before You Go

  • Please note that this service is available daily
  • Service frequency is every 30 minutes
  • Until further notice, there is no walking tour included and the river cruise does not operate on Mondays
  • Face masks must be worn by all travellers
  • Hand sanitizer facilities are available on all buses and safe distance sitting between groups will be implemented at all times

With over 70 stops, the Red Route and Blue Route with 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, before seeing Kensington Palace, Harrods, Notting Hill and Paddington Station on the Blue Route.

On both routes you can plug-in, sit back and relax, listening to an engaging recorded commentary in a choice of 12 languages.

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 currently three different types of tickets to choose from plus the option of the London Night Tour


  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour valid for both routes (valid for 24 hours from time of redemption)
  • One-way river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London
  • Essential Commentary throughout
  • Free onboard Wifi


  • 2-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour valid for both routes (valid for 48 hours from time of redemption)
  • One-way river cruise between Westminster and Tower Pier
  • Big Bus Night Tour
  • Essential Commentary throughout
  • Free onboard Wifi


  • 3-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour valid for both routes (valid for 48 hours from time of redemption)
  • One-way river cruise between Tower Pier & Westminster
  • Big Bus Night Tour
  • 3 London Walks
  • Essential Commentary throughout
  • Free onboard Wifi

London Night Tour

  • The Red Route and Blue Route but at Night - not hop on hop off


  • 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.

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 ticket and board the cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 17) or Westminster Pier (near stop 18). River cruises, operated by City Cruises, are included in all tickets offer a one-way cruise between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London (in either direction). River cruises depart approx. every 20 minutes in the summer and every 30-40 minutes in winter.


Various bus stops around London

Start times

Red Route: First bus is at 9am from Victoria, and the last bus is at 5pm - Buses every 20 minutes.

Blue Route: First bus is at 9am from Victoria, and the last bus is at 5pm - Buses every 20 minutes. The Night Tour departs at 5.30pm for its only departure of the evening.

The Night Tour departs at 5.30pm for its only departure of the evening.


A full circuit is 2 hour and 30 minutes for the Red Route, 1 hour 20 minutes for the Blue Route and the Night Tour lasts 90 minutes

Experience Includes

  • Gate-ready Big Bus Ticket - Bypass the ticket /voucher queues at the redemption centre and board at any Big Bus Stop
  • 1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day and night time tour tickets available with unlimited hop on, hop off opportunities
  • Over 70 conveniently located stops over both routes
  • Complimentary River Cruise
  • Pre-recorded commentary in Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and English
  • FREE WiFi onboard
  • Free Big Bus Tours Mobile App with real-time bus tracking
  • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - flexibility to cancel your tickets with a full refund*

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 be sent a gate-ready Big Bus Ticket. Simply print in advance or present on your smart phone for boarding.
  • A child ticket is available for children aged between 5 and 15 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 4 years and under may travel free of charge. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
  • Luggage is not permitted on board the bus at this time.
  • Big Bus runs every day of the year, except for New Year’s Eve. Occasionally severe weather and special event days could affect service.
  • The tour company reserves the right to deviate from the route of a service where reasonably prudent to do so in the light of circumstances beyond the company’s control.
  • Please note routes may cancelled and operating times may change without notice. Please check times locally.
  • 2 and Day option must be used on consecutive days.
  • As COVID regulations change frequently and at short notice, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked the requirements that has put in place so that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • *CANCELLATION POLICY: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.