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Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours - London

Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours - London

From US$ 59.79 per person

Experience the best views of London and explore the city at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy 360-degree views from the London Eye, then take a cruise on the River Thames.

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Valid 1 day
from first activation
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • See London’s top sights and landmarks
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of London on top of the World's highest observation wheel
  • Take advantage of a free river cruise as part of your ticket
  • Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like
Full description

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. 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 use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can 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. You can 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. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16) or Westminster Pier (near stop 18). 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 and Notting Hill.

  • 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket
  • Entrance ticket to the London Eye
  • Free Thames river cruise (a classic ticket includes a single river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster in either direction)
  • Recorded commentary in 5 different languages
  • Free wifi on-board every bus
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Speak to a Big Bus representative on arrival at the London Eye bus stop to collect your bus and boat tickets and choose your London eye time-slot.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Infants (aged 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  •  All buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

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The tour was great and great value. We did the London Eye and the cruise first thing. Then stopped at the London Tower and took a bus to Buckingham. I only wished the bus run a bit later. We wanted to take the West tour at 6 and there were no more buses. I had to take the underground.

June 23, 2022

River cruise was short but sweet - Not too much commentary and somewhat hard to hear. We took it from the Tower of London to the London Eye. Then caught the London Eye. And then started the bus tour. Don’t worry too much about your time stated on the Eye tickets - they will just let you in by just showing the ticket - just make sure you get a time and have the bar code to scan on your phone. The bus tour is a nice way to tour around the city the first day just to get to know your bearings and see the city without going through the tube. Realize a one day ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first get on a bus so you can do an afternoon and then the next morning. You can start from anywhere there is a bus stop. Just show them your tickets on your app and they will scan.

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June 16, 2022

Loved the London eye and river cruise (the guide on the boat was funny and made the experience even better). The bus tour was average, quite confusing to where we heading etc, some bus drivers really helpful others not so much. Overall was a great experience and certainly would do it again.

June 1, 2022

Product ID: 292175