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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  Varies
See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use your 1-, 2- or 3-day ticket on two different routes, one with an onboard guide and the other with audio narration, and hop on or off at any more than 40 stops around town. Take the Night Tour and discover London's most iconic attractions after dusk. Three walking tours, a River Thames cruise and a Reward Voucher booklet are also included.

Highlights

  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London by open-top sightseeing bus
  • Use a sightseeing ticket valid for 1-, 2- or 3-days to explore London at your own pace
  • See top London attractions including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
  • Travel on two different routes, one with an onboard guide and the other with audio commentary
  • Discover London's most iconic sites after dusk on the Night Tour
  • Enjoy three walking tours, a River Thames cruise and make use of a Reward Voucher booklet for attraction and restaurant discounts
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Capture amazing pictures on your hop-on hop-off tour of London

Home to British royalty as well as some of the world’s best-known historical monuments, attractions and landmarks, London is a city with sightseeing opportunities aplenty. So, hop aboard an open-top Big Bus to soak up the sights of the beloved English capital and discover its delights at your own pace. Two routes are included with your ticket: the Red Route, which lasts for a full 2.5 hours and includes an onboard guide, or the Blue Route, which lasts for a full-loop duration of 3.5 hours with audio commentary. The Night Tour lasts 2.5 hours for a full-loop.

For those who want to take it easy, stay on board for the full loops listening to entertaining commentary as you go. If you want to explore the city on foot, hop on and off wherever, and whenever, you like. Big Bus offers a range of activities to do in between daily rides, including three walking tours and a 30-minute River Thames sightseeing cruise. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

With your 1-, 2- or 3-day pass, the sights to see are endless. Travel to Trafalgar Square to stand in awe of Nelson’s Column, or stretch your legs on a stroll through beautiful Hyde Park. With your camera in hand, hop off your bus near Buckingham Palace to capture sights of the Queen’s London home, and look out for must-see landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and more.

Click on the ‘Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.

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Itinerary

London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour stops:
Red Route:
  • Stop 1: Green Park Underground
  • Stop 2: Hyde Park Corner
  • Stop 3: Queen Mother Gates
  • Stop 4: Marble Arch
  • Stop 7: Regent Street
  • Stop 8: Piccadilly Circus
  • Stop 9: Haymarket
  • Stop 10: Trafalgar Square
  • Stop 11: Craig's Court
  • Stop 12: Whitehall
  • Stop 13: Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 14: London Eye
  • Stop 15: Covent Garden
  • Stop 17: St. Paul's
  • Stop 18: London Bridge
  • Stop 19: Tower of London
  • Stop 20: Embankment Pier
  • Stop 21: Westminster Pier
  • Stop 22: Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 23: Lambeth Palace
  • Stop 24: Parliament Square
  • Stop 25: Westminster Abbey
  • Stop 26: Buckingham Palace
  • Stop 27: Royal Mews
  • Stop 28: Victoria
  • Stop 29: Victoria Station
  • Stop 31: Mayfair
Blue Route:
  • Stop 3: Queen Mother Gates
  • Stop 4: Marble Arch
  • Stop 5: Madame Tussaud's
  • Stop 6: Oxford Circus
  • Stop 7: Regent Street
  • Stop 8: Piccadilly Circus
  • Stop 9: Haymarket
  • Stop 10: Trafalgar Square
  • Stop 11: Craig's Court
  • Stop 12: Whitehall
  • Stop 13: Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 14: London Eye
  • Stop 15: Covent Garden
  • Stop 17: St. Paul's
  • Stop 18: London Bridge
  • Stop 19: Tower of London
  • Stop 20: Embankment Pier
  • Stop 21: Westminster Pier
  • Stop 22: Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 23: Lambeth Palace
  • Stop 24: Parliament Square
  • Stop 25: Westminster Abbey
  • Stop 26: Buckingham Palace
  • Stop 27: Royal Mews
  • Stop 28: Victoria
  • Stop 29: Victoria Station
  • Stop 30: Marble Arch
  • Stop 31: Mayfair
  • Stop 32: Green Park Underground
  • Stop 33: Hyde Park Corner (opposite Hard Rock Cafe)
  • Stop 34: Hyde Park Corner (outside Lanesborough Hotel)
  • Stop 35: Harrods
  • Stop 36: South Kensington
  • Stop 37: Gloucester Road
  • Stop 38: Kensington Palace
  • Stop 39: Notting Hill
  • Stop 40: Kensington Gardens
  • Stop 41: Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
  • Stop 42: Bayswater
  • Stop 43: Paddington Station

Night Tour:

  • Stop 1:Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 2: Buckingham Palace
  • Stop 3: Victoria Station
  • Stop 4: Marble Arch
  • Stop 5: Piccadilly Circus
  • Stop 6: Trafalgar Square
  • Stop 7: Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 8: Covent Garden
  • Stop 9: Tower of London
  • Stop 10: Westminster Pier
London activities (operating daily; start times listed on your booking voucher):
Royal London walking tour (1.5–2 hours)
Gain insight into London’s royal history on a leisurely walking tour with an expert guide. The morning walk takes you by St James Palace and Buckingham Palace, where you arrive in time for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Depart from Trafalgar Square (stop 10).

Harry Potter Film Locations walking tour (1.5–2 hours)
See London filming locations used in the popular Harry Potter movies. Depart from Trafalgar Square (stop 10).

The Ghosts by Gaslight walking tour (1.5–2 hours)
Discover London’s darker history with tales of ghosts, murder and the troubled times that litter London’s past. Depart from Trafalgar Square (stop 10).

River Thames cruise (30 minutes)
Want to see London’s delights from the water? With a 24-hour ticket, hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier or vice versa. Audio commentary is provided on board. Depart from Trafalgar Square (stop 10).

Reward Voucher booklet:

Use vouchers inside this handy reward booklet to claim discounts on select attractions and restaurants around London such as 20% off Rainforest Café, a 2-for-1 offer on admission tickets to Wembley Stadium Tour, a complimentary hot fudge sundae at Hard Rock Café, and £2.00 off the entrance fee at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is the only way to see London! So easy and the guided live tour was awesome. Also at every stop they have employees assisting you . They made it very easy to get to the locations we wanted to see! I highly recommend them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We found the busses clean, the guides knowledgable and the routes interesting. We used the three day pass as an alternative to the underground. It was an excellent way to see the city and get from place to place to see and do what we wanted to do.
Edward Long

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very nice tour..
Fun to jump on and off and seemed to b no problem
Finding a bus to hop on ..again..
Busses are all over the place..
Loved it..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Big Bus London was a great way to have a feel for the city. It stopped near all the major sites my family and I wanted to visit, and provided useful tourist information via actual and recorded guides.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Easy to use, tour guide was funny and knowledgeable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great for anyone visiting a city for the first time. Stops were easy to find and the buses were very frequent! Would of liked them to run a little later in the evening though!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I think this is such a convenient way of site seeing. This is also a very easy method of pre-purchasing your tickets and have it fit into your travel budget ahead of time. The routes are also easy to follow and select.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide was fantastic! She was funny and had incredible knowledge. This is a great way to get around London!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Purchased the 3 day pass. Definitely worth it! Very frequent and plenty of assistance at almost every bus stop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was awesome!!!! 1st: the price is great! 2nd: the tour guides of the big bus are so energetic, polite and funny!!! they definitely make the experience better. We got on the bus at 9 am and finished at 6 pm. The fleet of buses that they have is in great condition and also comfy seats. They also offer discounted tickets to certain places and they give you a booklet full of coupons if you wanted to use them! I absolutely loved Booking with the Big Bus! Awesome experience!

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