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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  1 day (approx.)

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Price displayed includes a 11% discount off the local admission price!

The flexible and open-dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is a convenient and hassle-free way to see the significant sights of London in family-friendly fashion, with its three routes as well as three transport link services. On the hop-on hop-off bus tour, you can see key landmarks — such as the Tower Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye and Westminster Abbey — while you’re seated comfortably in a roomy double-decker bus with an open top. Included in your hop-on hop-off tour ticket are additional activities, such as three walking tours of London and a Thames River sightseeing cruise.


  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off tour, valid for 24 hours of sightseeing
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on three tour routes and three transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge
  • Enjoy complete flexibility to explore top London attractions at your own pace
  • Hear audio commentary on the red and blue routes or a live guide on the yellow route
  • Use your ticket to enjoy additional activities including a Thames River cruise and Changing of the Guard walking tour
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs on the three tour routes

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An exceptional value! Your ticket not only gives you access to the multiple routes that the ultra-convenient hop-on, hop-off buses travel, but also to a cruise on the Thames and three fascinating walking tours. Excellent way to get the scoop on all the top attractions.

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What You Can Expect

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

Marvel at St Paul's Cathedral on a hop-on hop-off London tour

Enjoy sightseeing flexibility when you redeem your London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour voucher. Simply board the comfortably sized double-decker bus, featuring an open top, to admire key London attractions at your leisure and on your timetable. This ticket grants access to blue, red and yellow tour routes. Also included are transport links for the green, purple and black routes. The tours are designed for families, with kid-friendly commentary and children’s activity packs available.

Included in your sightseeing ticket are a hop-on hop-off cruise of the Thames River and three different daily walking tours. See Itinerary for details.

Tour – Red Route:
The red route includes full audio commentary as the double-decker bus passes by London’s top highlights. Ride the entire loop (about two hours), or hop on and off as you wish at any stop:

Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.

Tour – Yellow Route:
The yellow route features a live guide who delivers expert commentary as you explore central London. Enjoy the full loop (about two hours) or hop on or off at any stop. The route includes all stops on the Red Route (see above) except Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

Tour – Blue Route:
Audio commentary is featured on the blue route, which highlights London’s shopping districts and museums. Remain on board for the full loop (about two hours) or hop on and off at the attraction stops:

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Transport Links

Transport Link – Black Route:
Take the black route to travel among London’s main transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.

Transport Link – Green Route:
The green route is a convenient loop around central London, with stops at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.

Transport Link – Purple Route:
Use the purple route to make your way around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.

The following activities are included on the day of your tour but subject to availability.

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:
Take advantage of an included Thames River sightseeing cruise by hopping off your double-decker bus at the Tower of London or Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier), and walking to the nearby pier. Simply show your sightseeing ticket to board the boat and discover a wonderfully different perspective of the city as you cruise the river. Choose to sit on the outdoor deck or inside by the big windows, keeping your eyes peeled for major London attractions including the Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral and London Eye.

Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard:
To see the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, meet your guide at 10:30am at The Original London visitor center, located in Trafalgar Square. You’ll pass by St James’s Palace before admiring the Queen’s Foot Guard in a coordinated, regimented march while wearing their famous bearskin hats and red tunics.

Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll:
Fans of rock ‘n’ roll won’t want to miss this tour that features the site of the Beatles’ near arrest as well as the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s final gig. Meet your guide at 1pm at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square to begin your exploration of the capital on this musically themed walking tour.

Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper:
Hear macabre tales about London’s notorious serial killer on this walking tour that begins at 3.30pm at the Tower of London. With your guide, you’ll explore the Whitechapel district in London’s East End and visit sites that lead to the Ripper’s infamous acclaim.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to see London. We used the Blue Line to get around to the Museums. Loved the commentary on the Yellow/Green can't remember which colour Line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is the way to see London. I cannot recommend this highly enough! The tour bus guides are knowledgeable, and this method of touring London gives you the flexibility to stop and spend time where you want before hopping onto another bus to the next location. Then at the end of the day, this bus will drop you off right back where you started, not leaving you in a location you have never seen before, wondering how to get from there back to your hotel as other tours do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very enjoyable tour. Was able to visit all the sights we wanted. The running commentary was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Get to view all the major attractions in London. The audio guide is very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great bus tour letting you experience a lot of London. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

So easy to use. Buses were clean and drivers so helpful. There are two excellent walking tours including in the price for this attraction! Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

For our one day in London, this was the perfect way to see a lot in less time. Also traveling with my mother it was great that we could ride and see. We got off when we wanted and it was easy to get on again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous! An awesome way to get a taste of London. We had a fantastic guide Shane, he was funny and super knowlegble.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Well Informed Friendly Staff Available At A Number Of Stops.
Loved The Cruise Staff Too.
Very Good Value For Money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tours. Easy to get on and off and covered all the areas that you need to see. Was extra value with a free river cruise that we enjoyed.

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