This activity was the 2014 winner of the Customers Choice Guidie Award. The Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour

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The Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour


Hop on and off the London Sightseeing Bus Tour as much as you like, and switch between 3 routes

Zip past Buckingham Palace and enjoy a free walking tour to see the Changing of the Guards

Shop 'til you drop at Harrods, the world-famous department store

Whizz past the flashing ads and buzzing crowds at Piccadilly Circus

Cruise along the River Thames to the Tower of London with your free 24-hour cruise ticket

Bus Frequency & Hours:

5-15 minutes
Operating Hours
8:30 - 20:30


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  • London 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    Live guide: English, Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

    Duration: 24 hours

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See London's top attractions on a London Sightseeing Bus Tour, including Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, and the River Thames. Get free walking tours with your ticket and a Thames River Cruise Pass too!


Experience the many faces of London from a classic double-decker bus on a London Sightseeing Bus Tour – the grand architecture, royalty, parliament, and pageantry.

Your London Sightseeing Bus Tour includes a ticket that allows you to hop on and hop off for a full 24 hours from the first time you get on the bus.

This amazing deal gives you the chance to see London at your own pace, in your own way. There are 3 routes to choose from on your London Sightseeing Bus Tour, and 80 stops to check out. The London Sightseeing Bus Tour swings past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Prime Minister’s home at number 10 Downing Street.

If you're after a glimpse of the Queen, jump off at Buckingham Palace. If you'd rather hit the shops, get off the London Sightseeing Bus Tour in ritzy Knightsbridge and check out Harrods department store. Make sure you zip past Piccadilly Circus during the London Sightseeing Bus Tour; this is London at its brightest and best. Whatever your sightseeing desires, realize them during your time riding on the London Sightseeing Bus Tour.

Your bus ticket also includes a complimentary 24-hour Thames River Cruise Pass. The Thames River Cruise operates in front of Big Ben at Westminster Pier and outside the Tower of London pier. The hop-on hop-off River Cruise pass runs within the first 24 hours of you validating your bus ticket.

With the London Sightseeing Bus Tour you can also enjoy 3 free walking tours while in the capital. See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, check out where the Beatles and Rolling Stones used to play on the Rock 'n' Roll Walk, and hear the ghastly tales of London's most notorious murderer on the Jack the Ripper Walk.

The London Sightseeing Bus Tour is perfect for anyone interested in experiencing the magical sights and attractions of the British capital in a comfortable, secure, and fun way.
Original sightseeing hop-on hop-off route
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Southwark Cathedral
  • Statue of Eros
  • St. James's Park
  • Horse Guards' Parade
  • London Dungeon
  • The National Gallery
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • HMS Belfast
  • Nelson's Column
  • Big Ben and Parliament
  • Covent Garden
  • Tower Bridge
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Fleet Street
  • Tower of London
  • St. James's Palace
  • The London Eye
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • Ritz Hotel
  • London Aquarium
  • Bank of England Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Hyde Park
  • Westminster Pier Monument
  • Speakers' Corner
  • Wellington Museum 
  • London Bridge  

What's Included:

• Open-top London Sightseeing Bus Tour
• Complimentary 24-hour river cruise pass
• 3 Complimentary walking tours: Changing of the Guard Walk, Rock 'n' Roll Walk, and Jack the Ripper Walk
• Free Kids' Club and activity packs

What's Not Included:

• Admission to London attractions

Good to Know:

• GetYourGuide's 2014 "Customer's Choice" award winner

• No service on 25 December 2014

• Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board a bus. For example, if you board your first bus at 15:00, you can use the ticket until 15:00 the following day.

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  • Rating: 4 “Very practical”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Eppenberg, Switzerland on August 10th, 2014 No need for cash, faster queueing

  • Rating: 5 “super”

    Reviewed by DJAFFAR from alger, Canada on August 7th, 2014 10/10

  • Rating: 5 “Wonderful way to see london”

    Reviewed by Michelle from Leeds, United Kingdom on August 2nd, 2014 Took a while to find the pick up points. Friendly helpful staff when we arrived. Mark was our tour guide and I think Carlos was the driver. Both brilliant on the yellow route. Very knowledgable. Samuel on the other route needs to remember he's a tour guide and not a comedian. We passed several buildings that mark had already described whereas Samuel was chatting about traffic and weather. Very good route. Easy to change to different ones to ensure you see the places you want. Well worth money

  • Rating: 5 “Great way to see the city!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Pembroke Pines, United States on July 31st, 2014 We took the tour bus and it takes you all over the city to the biggest hotspots. You save on public transport which is not all that cheap in London when you're with a whole family. We then took the "Jack the ripper" tour with probably the nicest most enthusiastic tour guide. She was so informative and was open to all questions. That specific tour is a bit gruesome for kids and it's a walking tour so bring your walking shoes. All in all great experience.

  • Rating: 4 “Great routes, tour guide decent, starting location was a nightmare”

    Reviewed by Alyssa from Chicago, United States on June 27th, 2014 I was only in London for the day so I thought taking a bus tour would be really easy, which is was! However, there was a concert going on at the start of the yellow tour and instead of e-mailing us a head of time, you showed up and had to figure out the adjusted location on your own. The first tour guide was just okay and the second was much better. Piece of advice, if you are looking for just the tour (not to hop on and off) I would just take a tour that does't stop.

  • Rating: 3 “Too crowded and oversold to be enjoyable.”

    Reviewed by James E. from Oxnard, United States on June 12th, 2014 Hugely oversold. Nearly impossible to move from one hop on hop off point or connect from one route to another. Hop on bus only added to the massive traffic jams throughout the city.
    Where live narration was available it was quite appropriately informational and enjoyable.
    Automated narration was barely audible and impossible to keep the device in ear suitably.
    On the other hand, we did see a lot and pass by most important London sites.
    Thank you to the bus drivers who safely maneuvered us through the nearly impossible traffic.

  • Rating: 4 “Excellent way to see sights of London”

    Reviewed by Zena from Kettering, Northants, United Kingdom on April 22nd, 2014 Brilliant day out with my children, great education for them to see sights of london on the tour bus.

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent audio guide, very informative!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Logan Village, Australia on September 18th, 2013 Great tour, frequent busses and very informative as well as including small fun facts!

  • Rating: 5 “could not have been better gave us a great day out in London”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Chorley, United Kingdom on September 9th, 2013 We used the yellow route bus and we only visited for the day but managed to see most of the sights, the guides were excellent and there was always someone at the stops to give help, the hop on hop off enabled us to visit many places and we enjoyed the boat ride from the Tower to the Embankmant and again the guide was great, a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

  • Rating: 5 “My 5 year old granddaughter and I loved it !”

    Reviewed by Catherine from Manchester, United Kingdom on August 9th, 2013 Very friendly and helpful staff everywhere we went. Frequent buses. Love hopping on and off. Boat trip was icing on the cake . Fabulous day out !

  • Rating: 5 “A truly wonderful day!”

    Reviewed by Amber from Ashford, United Kingdom on August 4th, 2013 Saw so much from the bus and the river!

  • Rating: 5 “Everything was great”

    Reviewed by Frank from Oldenburg, Germany on July 24th, 2013 This city tour was the highlight of our entire mini-trip in London! We only spent a day in London but we were able to see and admire lots of cool sights, and learned lots of things worth knowing, within a short period of time! Thanks

  • Rating: 5 “Totally recommend it!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Davos-Platz, Switzerland on July 24th, 2013 Was great, and a lot of fun!

  • Rating: 4 “Great tour, very long”

    Reviewed by Christine from Kirchberg, Austria on July 17th, 2013 The bus goes really slowly since there's so much traffic. Otherwise this is a really great tour.

  • Rating: 4 “Very good”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Gais, Italy on July 16th, 2013 Very excited…

  • Rating: 5 “Great bus tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Seth, Germany on July 15th, 2013 It was very lovely out, and we enjoyed the tour.

  • Rating: 4 “everything worked out”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Nürnberg, Germany on July 10th, 2013 recommend it anytime

  • Rating: 5 “Perfect”

    Reviewed by Birgit from Leipzig, Germany on June 28th, 2013 No problems, saw everything.

  • Rating: 3 “Everything worked out. The buses didn't come often enough”

    Reviewed by Christine from Katzenelnbogen, Germany on June 24th, 2013 It was ok. However the buses for the German tour didn't come often enough. And the tour only goes to about 7 pm.

  • Rating: 4 “Entertaining tour”

    Reviewed by Jan from Holzwickede, Germany on June 23rd, 2013 The tour was very entertaining and well-organized. Downsides included the fact that a lot of the headphone connections didn't work, and the really intrusive staff who try to sell you extra tickets. However the tour offers a good opportunity to get to know the city.

  • Rating: 4 “really recommend it for gaining a sense of orientation”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from sinsheim, Germany on June 18th, 2013 it's really a plus that you can get on and off wherever you want. We saw so much. The boat ride was also very lovely.

  • Rating: 5 “Very good”

    Reviewed by Sybille from Berlin, Germany on June 17th, 2013 We took a London tour. Everything went great there, we weren't sure going in if the vouchers we had purchased online and printed out would be accepted everywhere, but there weren't any problems. Even when we ended up on the English-language bus the young tour guide advised us in an extremely friendly way. Would be happy to go again!

  • Rating: 4 “Really recommend the boat ride on the Thames”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Mertendorf OT Punkewitz, Germany on June 10th, 2013 Some of the headphones on the bus weren't working

  • Rating: 4 “We had fun!”

    Reviewed by Daniela from Vienna, Austria on June 9th, 2013 Very satisfactory. We were able to see all the most important sights. You get a good overview of this cool city.

  • Rating: 5 “its d best thing to do to visit whole London in a day !!!!!!!!!!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from sheffield, United Kingdom on June 7th, 2013 awesome experience n worthy

  • Rating: 5 “The best opportunity for exploring London!”

    Reviewed by Matthias from Feucht, Germany on June 6th, 2013 6 different tours and a boat ride, all for only one ticket!

  • Rating: 5 “definite must for getting a first impression of London”

    Reviewed by Kirsten from Neuenstadt, Germany on June 3rd, 2013 just great for getting your bearings and exploring

  • Rating: 5 “It was just great, the guide was funny and informative”

    Reviewed by Heidrun from KARLSRUHE, Germany on June 3rd, 2013 Very good tour, I'd do it again anytime.

  • Rating: 4 “Everything went well, definitely recommend it.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from monheim, Germany on May 29th, 2013 everything was good.

  • Rating: 5 “Very good service, really well organized, and the best sights.”

    Reviewed by Kirsten from Köln, Germany on May 27th, 2013 We were able to make good use of our 24 hour ticket to get to all of the sights. Definitely recommend it.

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  • “Great, funny and convenient!”

    “With the on-off-flexibility and the british humor it was great and efficient to explore London. I recommend this opportunity to all visitors!”

    Patrick from Baar, Switzerland

  • “just great”

    “very easy to book at home and very nice to see the famous parts of London.”

    Franziska from Brienz, Switzerland

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