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London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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See London’s famous landmarks on an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose to hear commentary from 5 languages and select the Classic (24-hour), Premium (48-hour), or Premium Plus (72-hour) ticket. All tickets include a Thames River cruise.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 - 3 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, French, German, Italian, English
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Explore London at your own pace with stops covering the city's landmarks
  • Immerse yourself with engaging audio commentary in a choice of 5 languages
  • Enjoy epic views of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey
  • Experience the city from a different perspective on a Thames River cruise
Full description

Big Bus Route Highlights:

Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

Westminster Abbey

10 Downing Street


Piccadilly Circus

Oxford Street

Regent Street

London Eye

London Dungeon

Sea Life London Aquarium

Madame Tussauds

Covent Garden

Bank of England


St Pauls Cathedral

Tower of London

Tower Bridge

The Shard

City Hall

Lambeth Palace

British Museum

Marble Arch


Green Park

Hyde Park Corner


South Kensington Museums

Kensington Palace

Notting Hill

This Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker bus gives you unlimited hop-on, hop-off use on all routes for either 24-, 48- or 72- hours, taking you to London’s most impressive sights and key attractions. There are 3 ticket types available:

Classic Ticket

Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (24 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction

Premium Ticket

Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (48 hours from time of redemption) Return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London Panoramic evening tour

Premium Plus Ticket

Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (72 hours from time of redemption) Return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London Panoramic evening tour Discover London via two specially-designed routes covering 37 stops:

Best of Central London (Red Route)

Experience informative and engaging recorded commentary, available in 5 different languages. The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes. Frequency: approx. every 20 minutes.

Best of the West (Blue Route)

The Blue Route offers recorded commentary in 5 different languages - English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The Blue Route covers all the main historical sights of the West of London including stops at Harrods, London's best museums, Kensington Palace, and Marble Arch. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. Frequency: approx. every 30 minutes.

River Cruise

A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Premium Plus tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich with the option to break the journey at the Tower of London. The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. You'll 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. Panoramic Evening Tour The panoramic evening tour is included in the Premium & Premium Plus ticket types. Discover the magic of London as the city becomes illuminated in the evening. Hop on for a one-round panoramic tour past London's top landmarks as the sun begins to set. The tour departs daily at 18:00 from bus stop 12 at The London Eye. It lasts for 90 minutes.

  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour for 24 hours (Classic), 48 hours (Premium) or 72 hours (Premium Plus)
  • Thames river cruise (single or return depending on option selected)
  • Evening Tour (included in the Premium or Premium Plus tickets)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    4.1 /5

    based on 1411 reviews

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    Always my go-to in new cities to learn my way around. Pretty scheduled every 20 mins for the 3 day ticket we had. Easy to see around the whole city, saved us taxis/Ubers by just getting off at the closer stop to things we wanted to see and do all over the city. Note: the BLUE line is not operational now- it’s “seasonal.” I must have missed that in the booking. The river cruise is actually very worth it. Love the different views and commentary. Easy, reliable. Peaceful even just to ride around their loops. Definitely recommend as a both a tour and a taxi for you!

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    October 17, 2021

    The actual route aside from not seeing the front of Buckingham Palace was good. What really let the whole experience down was the headphone commentary. Our group found this to be childish and informative in any tangible way. This tour would be greatly improved if there was a continual commentary talking about all of the sites and places of interest that we passed. Scrap the quiz and the mindless banter. No one is interested.

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    September 26, 2021

    The tour was great, the information you got through the earphones was very well presented and funny also very factual and some of it is common knowledge but a lot more that I didn’t know, would definitely do it again, and the fact that it tells you before coming to a stop is great and it also gives you tips of where to go when you get off. Never got the chance to do the river cruise (which I’m gutted about) but it does seem like a great experience. Definitely recommend this tour bus and guide.

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    July 31, 2021

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