London Vintage Bus Tours

By Viator, November 2014

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As ubiquitous as the Black Hackney Cab, London’s fire-engine red double-decker buses have long been a symbol of the British capital, but the traditional Routemaster buses that first hit the streets of London in 1956 have been steadily diminishing in recent years. In 2005, the iconic vintage buses were withdrawn from public service and today, the only way to step onboard an authentic 1960s Routemaster bus is with a vintage bus tour of London.  

With fully restored double-decker buses featuring open-top roofs during the summer months, London Vintage Bus Tours are a fun way to get around the sights in style. Once onboard, your guide will ensure you don’t miss any of the top attractions as you drive along the Thames waterfront and tick off landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Admire the historic architecture of Trafalgar Square and the grand Baroque St Paul's Cathedral, stop to take photos of the notorious Tower of London, then time your visit to catch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Of course, you’ll want to further explore many of London’s sights so combine your vintage bus tour with a Thames River cruise, a trip to the top of The Shard or a multi-day tour including nearby highlights like Stonehenge and Bath. You could even spend Christmas day in London on a vintage bus or finish off your day tour with traditional afternoon tea or lunch at the Kensington Palace Orangery.

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London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

4 star rating: Recommended 62 Reviews

Discover London’s top attractions by vintage double-decker bus and Thames River cruiser, and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with scones, too. Admire famous ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.30
$72.56 Save $7.26

London Vintage Bus Tour and River Thames Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Discover London’s highlights on this action-packed half-day tour. Explore the city by vintage double-decker bus and see famous sights such as Westminster ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.38

Vintage Double Decker London Tour with Thames Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 90 Reviews

Whether it's your first or fifth time in London, traveling around on a vintage Routemaster bus is the perfect way to get a comprehensive view of the city. This ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.65
$47.38 Save $4.73

Christmas Day in London on a Vintage Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Why share London with all the other travelers? See the best of London's iconic landmarks on Christmas Day when the streets are empty and virtually traffic ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.75

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