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London: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

London: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore London on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Learn about the city's history, culture, and architecture from onboard audio commentary and enjoy the panoramic views offered by the open-topped bus. Your ticket also includes a shuttle service route. Visit all of London's most important sights on a bus route with 36 stops, starting at Grosvenor Gardens and ending at Buckingham Palace. See Queen Elizabeth Gate in Hyde Park and the Thames Embankment. Travel across Westminster Bridge and catch a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. See St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge. Experience the glitz and glamour of London's West End as your tour bus heads to Leicester Square and finally, head to Buckingham Palace, the principal royal residence. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the sights at your own pace. You can hop off at any of the 35 stops along 3 routes and explore the nearby sights. Purchase a 24 or 48-hour ticket and enjoy a free cruise along the River Thames between Westminster Pier and Tower Pier. Pass under some of the city's most famous bridges and see London from the water. Red Route Bus Stops: 1) Belvedere Road 2) Aldwych (One Aldwych Hotel) 3) Ludgate Hill (St Paul's Cathedral) 4) Queen Victoria Street (The City) 5) London Bridge 6) Tooley Street (Tower Bridge) 7) Tower Hill (Tower of London) 8) Victoria Embankment 9) Westminster Bridge (Big Ben) 10) Horseferry Road 11) Buckingham Gate (Buckingham Palace) - closed until further notice 12) Buckingham Palace Road (Victoria Station) 13) Buckingham Palace Road, Stop Z12 14) Grosvenor Gardens 15) Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park 16) Marble Arch (Speakers Corner) 17) Marble Arch (Park Lane) 18) Haymarket 19) Pall Mall East (Trafalgar Square) 20) Westminster Bridge (South) Green Route - Shuttle Service 40) Waterloo Road 41) Old Vic 42) Southampton Row, Stop Y, for the British Museum 43) Woburn Place 44) Pancras Road 45) Midland Road 46) Euston Road 47) Euston Square 48) Great Russell Street, British Museum 49) City Sightseeing Shop Southampton Row 50) Lancaster Place, Somerset House 1) Belvedere Road 51) York Road (Southbank) 52) Lambeth North Station Blue Route Bus Stops: 17) Marble Arch (Park Lane) 26) Knightsbridge 27) Royal Albert Hall 28) Kensington Road 29) Gloucester Road 30) Victoria and Albert Museum 31) Harrods 15) Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park 16) Marble Arch (Speakers' Corner)

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

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. Big Bus 24-hour Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour 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. The London Eye 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. Thames River Cruise 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). Start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square. 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: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

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: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

London: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

London: Royal Walking Tour with Palace or Mews Options

London: Royal Walking Tour with Palace or Mews Options

Discover fascinating history and stories on a royal walking tour of London and explore the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace's working stables, to get up close to the iconic Gold State Coach (if option choosen at time of booking) or head into the inner sanctuary within the walls and gates of Buckingham Palace. The spectacular State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open for only a few short months each year and on these dates, you have full access (if option choosen at time of booking) With the option of the Royal Mews see the instantly recognizable Gold State Coach, used by Queen Elizabeth II to travel to Westminster Abbey on her Coronation Day in 1953. It was also featured in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant celebrating her seventy-year reign. More recently it took pride of place at the Coronation of King Charles III in 2023. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the Royal Mews at your own pace with the informative audio guide. With the option of the Palace State Rooms venture inside the exquisite Royal State Rooms with an audio guide and explore a collection of ornate 19th-century salons and galleries. See the lavishly decorated White Drawing Room, where the King and Royal Family gather before official events. The regal Throne Room holds the Chairs of Estate, recently used for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Even more magnificent spaces await on your tour of Buckingham Palace that are still used by the Royal Family to entertain guests. The introduction to both options is of course your royal walking tour of London beginning outside Hyde Park. Your guide will give you and your small group a crash course in regal life. Make your way up Constitution Hill and learn which famous monarch survived not one, but three assassination attempts on this very spot. Continue through Green Park and stop outside Clarence House, a 19th-century estate that the most recent royals have called home. Then, head further back in time to St. James’s Palace, used as a royal residence for over 300 years up until the reign of Queen Victoria and a working palace to this day. Next, follow the path of many a royal procession as you stroll down The Mall, the instantly recognizable route running alongside St. James’s Park. Listen to stories of events commemorated in history books that used this very route, from royal weddings to coronations and Jubilee celebrations. Pop into St. James’s Park, the city’s oldest Royal Park, whose history has been shaped by monarchs since the 16th century. Pop into St. James’s Park, the city’s oldest Royal Park, and then pass by Wellington Barracks, home to the royal Foot Guards on duty in the area. Your tour of the Royal Mews or of the Palace’s Royal State Rooms (optional at time of booking) follows your guided walking tour.

London: Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus

London: Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus

This remarkable bus tour of London provides you the opportunity to explore London fascinating city in all its grandeur. Your pass allows you to hop on and off the bus at any of its many stops. See the city from a different angle on a boat cruise along the Thames (if the 24, 48, or 72-hour option is selected). On the tour route you’ll find world-renowned attractions and landmarks such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, spectacular Westminster Abbey, and of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You’ll also see the most eminent precincts of the city, such as distinguished Regent Street, world-celebrated Oxford Street, and vibrant Piccadilly. Choose from 3 routes covering over 70 stops. Make use of the audio guides available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, and Hindi. Blue route – The Classic Tour This route covers all the main Central London sights including the London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Shard, St Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, and more. Red Route – The Essential Tour Discover the heart and northern parts of London on the Red Route Essential Tour, including visits to Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Regents Park, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross, and other popular landmarks.. Orange Route – Explore London's famous museums like the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and V&A Museum, along with landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall, Harrods, and Buckingham Palace on the Orange Route Museum Tour.

London: Sherlock Holmes Self-Guided Walking Tour

London: Sherlock Holmes Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore London's Mayfair and Marylebone areas on an exciting Sherlock Holmes audio tour game. Put your detective hat on and get ready to solve a classic Sherlock Holmes case as you walk the streets of London. Have you heard of the Blue Carbuncle? Dr. John Watson sure hadn’t, until one evening when he happened to witness a very strange assault in Hyde Park. Watson finds himself to be in possession of a precious blue jewel. He has to turn to Sherlock Holmes, detective extraordinaire, for help. Dr. John Watson is at your service on this self-guided audio walking tour. He will tell you the story of the Blue Carbuncle, guide you to locations in London where the story takes place, and help you through some serious puzzle-solving detective work. Your self-guided mystery tour, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", guides you from Brook Gate of Hyde Park to the Sherlock Holmes statue and museum in the iconic Baker Street. Walking to Baker Street, use your skills of deduction and feel the pulse of London. Tour includes stops at famous landmarks, where clues leading you closer to the culprit are hidden in your surroundings. All you need to be able to step into the story is a smartphone with headphones. Get ready to experience London on a self-guided walking tour with a difference. Stop and start as needed to suit your own sightseeing plans in London.

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Piccadilly Circus and get an introduction to the background of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Hear what you will be doing for the next 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then proceed as a group toward The Mall. Pass by Pall Mall and Waterloo Place. Here you will learn more about the British Army and its greatest general, the Duke of Wellington. Once on The Mall, see the extraordinary monuments to royals and generals. Get a view of St. James's Park. Admire the most beautiful of the royal parks and look at the majestic open space of Horse Guards Parade. Continue toward St. James's Palace. On the way, you might see the Household Cavalry en route from their barracks in Hyde Park. The main focus, however, will be to watch the foot soldiers emerge from St. James's Palace ready for their uniform inspection. They will then march to Buckingham Palace, sometimes accompanied by a band. If you're lucky, they may even play a song! One of the highlights of your tour will be to march in step with the guards as they leave St. James's Palace. Then watch as the New Guard emerges from Wellington Barracks. He will often be accompanied by a full ceremonial band. Take a photo of Buckingham Palace from a raised platform. The tour ends with a flourish as the band plays in the palace courtyard. Marvel as the cavalry and guardsmen march past. Your guide will then help you get to your next port of call. 

London: Paddington Bear Afternoon Tea Bus Tour & Audio Guide

London: Paddington Bear Afternoon Tea Bus Tour & Audio Guide

See central London's highlights as you savor a finger-licking Paddington-themed afternoon tea on this tour in a double-decker Routemaster bus. Find out about the city's sights from an audio and video guide narrated by Paddington and Mrs. Bird, and enjoy unlimited hot drinks. After boarding the iconic London bus at the meeting point, your driver will take you past some of Paddington’s favourite landmarks. As you learn about them from the audio and guide, you'll also hear about some of Paddington's fun adventures and mishaps. During the tour, feast your eyes on Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Borough Market, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, and much more. Better yet, enjoy a Paddington-themed afternoon tea with unlimited tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, or soft drinks for the kids. Tuck into a selection of savories, cakes, and scones with jam and cream as you tour London in style.

London: Parks and Palaces Guided Morning Bike Tour

London: Parks and Palaces Guided Morning Bike Tour

Glide through the bustling morning streets of London and admire its top attractions on a guided bike tour. Climb aboard a bike and pedal your way through the historic capital, passing highlights from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace. Kick off from Kensington Garden in the morning, cycling through this beautiful park to see where Queen Victoria grew up and where Princess Diana lived. See the Royal Albert Hall, follow Hyde Park's "rotten row," and admire the statue of one of England's greatest heroes, the Duke of Wellington. Glide through Green Park towards the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace. Hear stories about this iconic British landmark before setting off for Trafalgar Square. Gaze up at the immense 169-foot Nelson's Column. Next, marvel at Westminster Abbey, the location of lavish coronations and royal weddings. Pass by the Houses of Parliament and stop for a selfie at Big Ben. Then, circle back through the Royal Parks to the meeting point. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations at the end of your tour.

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All parts of this activity were enjoyable, the buses ran on time and were very fun to ride around London on. The river cruise was fun and your guide was knowledgable about what we were passing on the Thames. The London Eye was a cool experience. I would recommend people buy this :)

Everything worked perfectly and was easy to find. What I love about Hop on Hop off is that you are very flexible and get to see a lot of the city.

The red route is recommended, it stops at all the important sights. The buses run at regular intervals and there are no long waits at the stops.

we had a great time on the Bus and loved the Thames River boat cruise and the London Eye.

Wonderful activity with my daughter. Yea and food was delicious