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Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

Greater London, United Kingdom

From $46.73

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on multiple tour routes and transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs

Why Travelers Choose 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 a fascinating walking tour. An excellent way to get the scoop on all the top attractions.

What's Included

  • Amazing Jubilee special tours on selected days
  • Coronation stories and Royal fun facts by our local expert guides
  • Brand new audio-commentary for adults and bespoke children's audio-commentary
  • Access the Tootbus app giving you real-time bus tracking and the closest stop
  • Free WIFI onboard
  • See London's top landmarks
  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board
  • Food & Drink

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Enjoy a hassle-free bus tour of London’s best attraction, monuments, and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your pass and redeem it on any date by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such as the Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, or London Bridge. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town. Kids delight in lively kids-focused audio commentary and complementary activity packs.

Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling on any of the tour routes or transport links. Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off to join a fascinating city walking tour or take a Thames River sightseeing cruise. To end your tour, just disembark at any point along the route.
Blue Route

19 Stops

11 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: From 9 January to 1 April buses are running daily from 9:22am to 4:02pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9:00am to 5:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 40mins. From 2 to 30 April, buses are running from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day. Frequency at the stops is 40mins. From 1 May to 14 July, buses are running from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and to 5:40pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 30mins Monday to Thursday and 20mins Friday to Sunday.

52 Grosvenor Gardens

Stop 1 - Grosvenor Gardens (stop Z6 - STA Travel)

4 Buckingham Gate

Westminster Bridge Road

Westminster Station / Parliament Square (Stop C)

63 Whitehall

Old Bond Street / Royal Academy (Stop G)

Green Park

GV32+FJ

London Hilton Hotel (Stop Y)

92 Brompton Rd

2 Thurloe Pl

Gloucester Road

Kensington Road

Notting Hill Gate Station (Stop N)

Greater London

104 Bayswater Rd

25 London St

Balmoral Apartments

W1K 7AE

Points of interest passed by on this route

Westminster Abbey

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

St. James's

Trafalgar Square

Green Park

Hyde Park

Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens

Notting Hill

Marble Arch

Yellow route

15 Stops

31 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: From 9 January to 1 April, buses are running from 9:00am to 4:20pm from Monday to Thursday and to 5:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 40mins Monday to Thursday and 30mins Friday to Sunday. From 2 to 30 April, buses are running from 9:00am to 4:20pm from Monday to Thursday and to 6:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 20-25mins. From 1 May to 14 July, buses are running from 8:30am to 6:00pm every day. Frequency at the stops is 20mins

Coventry Street

Stop 1 - Coventry Street

Pall Mall East

On the left of National Portrait Gallery entrance, stop Z

The Queen's Walk

Stop 3 - Westminster Bridge (next to the Lion statue London Eye side)

York Road Travel Agency

Stop 4 - York road (outside Gail's Bakery

Aldwych

Stop 5 - Aldwych (Outside Aldwych Hotel)

10 Ludgate Hill

Stop 6: Ludgate Hill, St Pauls Cathedral entrance

London Bridge

Stop 7 - London Bridge, Monument (stop p)

Tooley Street & Potters Fields

Stop 8 - Tooley street (left of Potters Fields)

362 Tower Hill

Stop 9: Tower Hill, Tower of London (in front of bronze worker statue)

Victoria Embankment

Stop 10: Westminster Bridge (in front of Westminster PIer)

4 Buckingham Gate

Stop 11 - Buckingham Palace Gate (In front of the Queen's Gallery)

The Clermont Hotel, Victoria

Stop 12 - Bukingham Palace Road (in front of Grosvenor Hotel)

52 Grosvenor Gardens

Stop 13 - Grosvenor Gardens (stop Z6 - STA Travel)

W1K 7AD

Stop 15 - Marble Arch, speakers corner (stop Z)

W1K 7AE

Stop 16 - Marble Arch, Park Lane (Marble Arch bus stop)

Points of interest passed by on this route

Tower of London

Buckingham Palace

Tower Bridge

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Tate Modern

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

St. James's Palace

St. Paul's Cathedral

Millennium Bridge

National Gallery

Royal Academy of Arts

Trafalgar Square

The London Dungeon

Hyde Park

Westminster Abbey

Leicester Square

Oxford Street

Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

Southbank Centre

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

Changing of the Guard

Downing Street

Westminster

Speakers Corner

Tootbus London

Thames River

London Eye

British Film Institute IMAX

Marble Arch Theatre

London Bridge

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

about cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


If you have time, better to get the 48-hour or 2-day pass to maximize the tour and do it at a relaxed pace.
London's routes are worth the time, all important sites are included.
It is better to ride in the top, for view and pictures.
Reviews
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Great ride
Carolyn_F, Jun 2022
This was a great way to see some major sights in London. Bus was easy to find, only wish their had been more live tour guides, they always add extra information.
Thanks for the ride we had no major issues
Marcel_T, May 2022
Nothing to say here apart from we didn’t have to wait for to long at toot bus stop, once we found it with help from someone from another company
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback. It is good to hear that you didn't have to wait long for a bus. We are improving our stop signage to help customers locate our departure points with ease. We hope we can welcome you in one of our other cities in the future.
Bus is limited
zainol_a, May 2022
It was great and enjoyable tour. Everything is good but the number of bus is limited. The waiting time is too long. Suggesting to increase the frequency during the public holiday.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not a Tour
Karen_H, Apr 2022
This experience was not a “bus tour” but rather a ride around London. The driver was not helpful or forthcoming — once we were settled in our upstairs seats, we realized we needed to go back down and ask the driver where we get the headsets for the audio tour. When we asked about the Thames boat ride that came with our tickets, our driver did not have any information.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Had trouble locating bus after Thames River Cruise.
Donna_P, Apr 2022
The River Cruise was lovely. Good way to see the clock and Trafalgar Square The crowds were minimal a little rain but not excessive. The bathrooms in the underground was clean and staff was helpful
Misinformation provided,poor service.
TravelDiva, Nov 2021
The sales ticket agents of Tootbus were not well informed . We lost an entire day as one guide mentioned get off at westminister pier, whereas another said they skipping that stop as protests were going on at parliament Square n so the next stop would be at Victoria. We were like given wrong information and due to that couldn't cover even the full route of this tour. Also busses were delayed n running late due to protests n it took like 1.5hrs to complete just one side the blue line. Even the sales guides agreed busses were running late.. We missed many attractions due to heavy traffic, misinformation given to us. We didn't even utilize our return thanks river cruise as protests going on. When we spoke to get refund they said talk to viator as they are 3rd party. In all honesty we didn't feel we got the value of what we spent . Too much traffic, crowds, protests, caused us not to see the entire route properly. Overall a poor experience. We feel we need to come bk to London just to do this all over again.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear TravelID, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your opinion. We are deeply sorry to hear that your experience with Tootbus did not meet your expectations. The city of London is full of life and sometimes filled by events which can have an impact on the traffic. This is sometimes unexpected...and unfortunately beyond our control. Your satisfaction is our priority, so we are taking into account your comments. Thus, we invite you please to contact us via email customerservice-london@tootbus.com so that we can study your feedback in details and provide you a complete answer. We hope to find with you a positive outcome to this situation. Tootbus team
Not the best of experiences
Waleed_A, Oct 2021
Bought the hop-on and off with Thames cruise. The bus was old busses with headphones that did not work. It was just a bus ride with no explanation of what is what. We were also rejected to go on the cruise because we had the vouchers and no tickets. Very disappointed for how much I paid.
1 traveler found this review helpful
First time in London for...
Madeline_B, Oct 2021
First time in London for my parents and my second time! The bus was a lovely way to see the city in a brief overview. Our guide on the bus was very pleasant and insightful. My mom and I sat in the front of the bus and enjoyed to sites.
Tour guide was excellent....
Andrew_J, Oct 2021
Tour guide was excellent. River cruise staff and guide excellent however bus driver rude and abrupt two buses did not turn up at a designated stop no-one to contact. We would not use this company again would rather use a more established company
Good journey
Sana_P, Oct 2021
It gives a good tour around the city and you can decide what u want to do. And the service is available through the day
Mixed feelings
Jenny_M, Sep 2021
Boat trip was lovely and the crews commentary was humours and informative. The commentary on the bus was terrible, stupid comments and uninformed about historical fact
1 traveler found this review helpful
Over charged
Juliana_E, Sep 2021
I was unhappy with this company when I found out that I was overcharged. The fare on line was supposed to be cheaper but it ended up been fifteen pounds more for each of us. I am therefore requesting a thirty pounds refund and I will appreciate that greatly.
Enjoyable and educating - do download the app for ease of finding stops!
Maria_L, Aug 2021
Information leaves quite a bit to be desired. You have to validate your voucher on the bus before you can get on the boat cruise. We’d planned on doing the cruise first, queued to get on board only to find out we had to walk all the way back to the bus location to have the vouchers validated first. Protests on London effected the bus ride but even so it was enjoyable and the guide was very good. The boat cruise - we only had time for the short one was great. The guide was funny and informative and we all learned a lot. All in all a great day had by all. Would recommend downloading the app for ease of hop on hop off stops info.
A toot of a day
Tracey_M, Aug 2021
Seeing the attractions and information given by our tour guide Tom was excellent and he was very knowledgeable and very good value for money
Excellent tour guides.
Sue_P, Aug 2021
Excellent value . Loved the guided tour with the Irish guide ( think it was Paul ) and Luke on the Monday . Very informative and helpful . Would definitely recommend.
Amazing
sharisse_r, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed both tours Very good live information on the boat. Wish I had started tours earlier Definitely do it again
Fantastic TooT bus tour
Shahul_A, Aug 2021
The tour guide’s commentary was fantastic. It was useful for us specifically, for my children. We were able to explore all the important historical places around London in one go. It was responsible fun and value for money.
Good customer service..unexpected of London
Hussain_S, Jul 2021
Excellent company with good customer service; Our tickets were not working for some reason. They went the extra mile to ensure everything was resolved.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Toot buses and city cruise
Atalie_S, Jun 2021
Great fun, the tour was so convenient due to the hop on hop off facility. Had the opportunity to have a closer look at attractions at own pace. Buses came frequently. 48hr use of the tickets was perfect as we did the boat tour the next day also a fab experience. Only downfall some of the buses didn’t have a tour guide on them but the ones that did were excellent!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Please look elsewhere!
Sarah_M, Dec 2020
There was very very little information provided when we purchased the tickets. We struggled so much to find the bus stops for this service; we walked all the way round London before finding a near Buckingham palace. We waiting there for 35 minutes and no bus turned up. All the suggested information centres were shut. Poor poor service. Wouldn’t recommend - bought 4x tickets and none of us got to use the service. Very disappointing
1 traveler found this review helpful
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