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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour.  With your 1-, 2- or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and fun onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights. Hop off to enjoy included walking tours, a River Thames cruise and discounts at many local venues and shops.


  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London by open-top sightseeing bus
  • Use a sightseeing ticket valid for 1-day, 24 hours or 48 hours 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
  • 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

Explore the best of historic London – seat of the British Royalty – by bus on a lively tour of the city’s key attractions and landmarks. Hop aboard the Big Bus at Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus or any of the other stops on the route, and grab a comfortable seat in the enclosed lower deck or on the open-air upper deck for the best views. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary and pace with the structure of strategically placed stops and informative onboard commentary from a professional guide. When purchasing your ticket, choose the Red Route or Night Tour – both 2.5-hour full-route journeys – or the 3.5 hour Blue Route tour. 

With your 1-day, 24 hour or 48 hour pass, hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the route’s many locations (tour stops listed below), or stay onboard for a relaxing ride through buzzing London. As you ride, learn about London’s history and interesting anecdotes about locals sites such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Marble Arch and more. Hop off to explore the eclectic shops in Covent Garden, snap photos of the lavish Buckingham Palace or experience the bustle of Oxford Circle. Between stops, stroll through gorgeous Hyde Park and view Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

Your hop-on hop-off pass includes a Reward Voucher booklet for discounts around town, many daily activities (listed in the itinerary) and a 30-minute cruise along the River Thames! To end your London City adventure, disembark at any stop along the route, any time you like. 

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

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Customer Reviews

Abby W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

A great way to see the city, and the hop-on hop-off allows you to see the sights at your own pace.

Eddieboys Papa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is a nice way of seeing the city. Leave the driving to them.

Alan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great cheap and fast way to get around the city to see the sights

Edelwissa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This tour was amazing!

Hilary C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016


chimchimcheree50 New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

To be honest now that I have done this tour on both the main tour companies Big Bus and the Original they are very much the same. There is little difference. Both have a good range of stops, live commentary is always entertaining and the optional walking tours are great! An added bonus is if one of the stops is near your hotel to save on tubing:


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My mom and I had a great time on this tour once we were able to finally find the location of this bus. I just kept asking people until we found it. The attendant who waits at the stop was rude, but the driver and our tour guide Alex were fantastic! We went around 5pm and it was a great day for photos and a tour. Highly recommend

Glyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Other than the sights which were as per the brochure the stand out was Ollie the tour guide. He was extremely knowledgable. He delivered the information in a relaxed and friendly manner. I'm sure each tour though giving the same detail was totally different. He was just brilliant and we were very impressed. Great guy and great job!

Mario T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic guide, and funny too!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had only one day to explore the city and wanted to see all of the main highlights. This is the way to go! You can get on and off whenever you want and go explore. We never waited more than 15 minutes for a new one to arrive. It saved us a ton of time and it is a great value. We also just stayed on the bus for quite some time just to go through the city and get a good overview of the people and neighborhoods for the next time we will be back when we have more time. There was good narration as well so we also learned some interesting facts about the city.

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