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London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Experience the best of London in just one day with the Tootbus London tour. Board an open-top bus that takes you around the city, providing breathtaking views of top landmarks including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and more. You'll also see the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. James Palace, and other London highlights. Use the bus ride to make a hit list of places you want to explore, and then hop off at the nearest bus stop to delve deeper into each location. You could see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or climb the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.  Food lovers can visit Borough Market, one of the best food markets in London, while those looking for a fun night out can head to Soho or take a ride on the London Eye. Enjoy an easy way to get from one landmark to another while audio commentary guides you across the city and gives you insights. If you're traveling with children, don't miss the child-friendly audio channel available in English and French, which will keep them entertained throughout the tour. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on the option you choose, and you can hop on and off the bus an unlimited number of times during the validity period. So, come and explore the best of London on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. We have a stop just in front of Eurostar station as well.

London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off, River Cruise and London Eye

2. London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off, River Cruise and London Eye

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Thames as part of your ticket as well. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks, and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited hop-on hop-off access, with stops strategically placed at top locations including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and St Paul's Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye Ferris Wheel. From the top, you'll take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. Start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types, you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames between the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Big Bus route highlights include: Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Houses of Parliament Big Ben Westminster Abbey 10 Downing Street Whitehall Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street Regent Street Trafalgar Square London Eye London Dungeon Sea Life London Aquarium Madame Tussauds Covent Garden Bank of England Monument St Pauls Cathedral Tower of London Tower Bridge The Shard City Hall Lambeth Palace British Museum Marble Arch Mayfair Green Park Hyde Park Corner Harrods South Kensington Museums Kensington Palace Notting Hill.

London: The London Pass® with 90+ Attractions and Tours

3. London: The London Pass® with 90+ Attractions and Tours

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass® and save up to 50%* vs buying individual tickets. Enjoy access to historic landmarks, top attractions, world-famous museums, fun activities, stadium tours and more with this complete sightseeing credits package. Simply pick your credits package based on the number of days you're visiting London, use the Go City app to plan your itinerary, and get exploring! Access over 90 attractions including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge • London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House: Architectural Tour • Benjamin Franklin House: Historical • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands • Queen's Gallery (temporarily closed) • The Postal Museum • The Courtauld Gallery • Frameless - Immersive Art Experience TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours • London Food Walking Tour • Historic Pub Tour of London & more! *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

4. London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

Discover what London has to offer on a hop-on hop-off tour of the English capital. Pass iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and Big Ben with audio commentary available on board (earbuds provided). Choose between a 24-hour ticket and a 48-hour ticket and discover London via 3 specially-designed routes covering over 45 stops: Red Route The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Blue Route The Blue Route is a comprehensive route covering all of central London from Kensington Palace in the West to the Tower of London in the East. Stops include Harrods, the South Kensington Museums, and Madame Tussauds. Green Route The Green Route links the beautiful, revitalized areas of St Pancras and King’s Cross with the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, making its way through Bloomsbury en route. Thames River Cruise Every ticket includes a 1-way river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster in either direction. The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. See top London attractions lining the Thames, including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Tate Modern. Departure times for the river cruise are approximately every 45 minutes. Guided Walking Tour Discover the heart of London on foot. Our walking tours, led by expert Big Bus tour guides, give you access to areas that you can’t visit by bus. Your guide will reveal historical facts and fascinating stories about famous London buildings and cultural institutions. Choose from one of three tour options. Panoramic Evening Tour Choose the option that includes a Panoramic Evening Tour to discover the magic of London as the city becomes illuminated in the evening. Hop on for a nonstop, panoramic tour of London's top landmarks as the sun begins to set.

London: Explorer Pass with Entry to 2 to 7 Attractions

5. London: Explorer Pass with Entry to 2 to 7 Attractions

Buy a London Explorer Pass and get 2 to 7 credits to redeem against entry at 80+ top attractions, landmarks, museums and tours. With options including the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, The View from the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and more, it's time to tick off your bucket list! Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions: Top attractions: • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • City Cruises Thames River Pass • Tower Bridge • Westminster Abbey • The London Bridge Experience • London Zoo • And more! (see below) Valid for 60 days from first use, the Explorer Pass is perfect if you want to see the best of London but don't want to rush around. Visit an attraction, do some shopping then visit a museum - you can still save up to 50% vs buying individual attraction tickets. Use the free Go City app to plan your trip, reserve attractions where required and help you get around the city. For the best experience, follow the instructions on your booking confirmation to sync your pass with the app. Full List of Attractions: Fun Activities and Tours: • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • London Bicycle Tour Company - Bicycle Hire • Curzon Soho/ Mayfair or Bloomsbury - Cinema Ticket • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square Stadiums & Tours: • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour Food and Drink: • London Food Walking Tour • The Strand Cocktail at The Top Hat • The Chocolate Cocktail Club - One Free Cocktail • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • The Seashell of Lisson Grove (Fish and Chips) Museums and Places of Interest: • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark • Benjamin Franklin House • Florence Nightingale Museum • Freud Museum London • Hampton Court Palace • Household Cavalry Museum • London Bicycle Tour • Museum of Brands • Old Royal Naval College • Royal Albert Hall Tour • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Wembley Stadium Tour • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum London • The Courtauld Gallery *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

6. London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

Discover all of London's top attractions and landmarks on the Must See London tour. With the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the stops, you can explore each destination in more depth. The open-top deck offers some of the best views of the city, allowing you to plan your itinerary with ease. See iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral, among others. Complete your London experience with a Thames River cruise that takes you from Westminster to Tower Pier. Take your time time and explore the famous sights, enjoy a relaxing walk in one of London's parks, and visit charming neighborhoods like Notting Hill, Shoreditch, and Brick Lane. Your pass is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first validation, allowing you to hop on and off the bus as many times as you want during that period.

London: London Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

7. London: London Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden. Explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London since the 1800s. View sights like the world’s first underground steam train and the electric tube railway. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters, and objects from the Museum’s collection tell the story of London’s development. Discover the roots of London transport's iconic brand. Enjoy interactive exhibits such as a tube driver training simulator.  Trace the history of transportation from horse-drawn buses to the world’s first underground railway. Learn about the creation of the Underground map and take a stroll through colourful displays that show how transport sustains London. Admire collections of posters and graphic art such as the famous bullseye tube logo and the diagrammatic tube map. Discover the power of the poster in the new permanent gallery. Opened in October 2023, the gallery is dedicated to the history of commercial poster art and design. See more than 100 poster artworks and posters and explore the poster-making process in the exhibition How to Make a Poster. The exhibition is a visual exploration of poster commissioning and creativity in the pre-digital age from 1900. Entry to the Global Poster Gallery is free with your Museum admission.

London: Historic Pubs of Central London Walking Tour

8. London: Historic Pubs of Central London Walking Tour

Enjoy an afternoon stroll through London's liquid history, pausing to quench your thirst in 4 of the city's most historic pubs. Walk from historic Southwark to the bright lights of the West End, uncovering fascinating anecdotes and hidden stories. Meet your guide outside St Paul's underground station and set off on a gentle 2-mile stroll through some of London’s ancient streets. Walk down the so-called "street of shame", home to some of the city's historic boozers that sit alongside contemporary upmarket offices and restaurants. Gain an in-depth insight into the drinking culture of the city, and walk in the footsteps of legendary city chronicles such as Charles Dickens. Explore hidden backstreets and alleys, and uncover fascinating facts that are unknown even to the locals. Stop at no less than 4 different pubs to quench your thirst, with visits to taverns that date back as far as 1549. Pop into a grand Victorian gin palace and be amazed by the variety and quality of spirits on display. Finish your adventure close to Strand and Covent Garden, where you'll be a short walk from the theaters, shops, and restaurants of London’s West End. You can then discover even more historic venues with recommendations from your guide if you want to carry on your liquid tour into the evening.

London: Hop-on Hop-off Routemaster Bus Ride

9. London: Hop-on Hop-off Routemaster Bus Ride

Travel around London and see the sights aboard the world's most famous type of bus - a red London Routemaster. Introduced in 1956 to the streets of London, 2760 of these fine buses operated in the capital until 2005 when the last examples retired from normal service. They became symbols of the city and as much an icon of London as the tourist attractions you will see on this tour of the city. This tour starts at either Trafalgar Square or Tower Hill, both with easy access from London Underground lines. Then takes you past Covent Garden, Royal Courts of Justice, St.Paul's Cathedral, Monument, Tower of London & Tower Bridge.

London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

10. London: Classic Gold 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Enjoy a 3.5-hour bike ride around the classic sights of London to see many of the city’s most historic sites. Meet your guide, then head off on your ride, hosted by London's original guided bicycle sightseeing tour. Starting at Big Ben, admire the Houses of Parliament across the river, and continue past Lambeth Palace to cross Lambeth Bridge. Cycle past small red brick houses lining the streets, which offer an enchanting contrast to the imposing historical monuments. Appreciate the belfry of Westminster Abbey. Then cycle over to St. James’s Park. Catch the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Then head back to central London to walk safely through Trafalgar Square, with Lord Nelson looking down from his column. Cycle over to Covent Garden, and take a break to watch some street theater in the market’s central piazza. Then, climb back on your bike for the ride through London’s legal district, and over to the colorful Leather Lane Market and Smithfield’s Market, London’s lively meat market. Pass Wren’s amazing St Paul’s Cathedral, and cross back to the south side of the Thames on the famous Westminster Bridge for the end of the tour.

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It was a good tour with an outstanding guide! John was an absolute Harry Potter nerd, super funny and very personable. In addition to filming locations and places of inspiration, we also got a lot of background information. It's also nice that you explore a lot on foot. I would recommend the tour to Harry Potter nerds any time :) The Thames trip was a bit short, and we had a lot of cheeky children with us who unfortunately interrupted the tour several times. However, that can't be attributed to the organizer.

Hannah the guide was excellent. The tour included fun quizzes, a sorting hat to get put in teams and lots of information. We did the river option and the Uber ferry was very comfy but there was a bit of a wait to get on. Thoroughly recommend for Harry Potter fans and even none fans as you see lots of London sights.

Brandon our tour guide was super enthusiastic and fun to tour around with. His knowledge of London was very in depth and interesting. He knew all the best bike routes and places to stand and see the best views of the city. Would definitely go back to do another tour with him.

The very fun guide, with a lot of information, made every minute a total adventure with trivia and information about Harry Potter and London. We did a staging in the middle of the street where the kids really enjoyed it. Totally recommended!!

Very good visit for enthusiasts. The guide knows her subject perfectly and is very pleasant. Plus, it's fun. excellent.