Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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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- days tickets on three 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. A free walking tour is included with each option, as well as a River Thames cruise.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
60 to 120 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Fully narrated tour
Great overview and orientation of the city
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Itinerary

Red Route - Best of Central London

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Red Route - Best of Central London:
  • Green Park Station - Next to the Ritz, by entry to Green Park
  • Hyde Park Corner - 135 Piccadilly, stop opposite Hard Rock Café
  • Queen Elizabeth Gate - Stop opposite London Hilton
  • Marble Arch - Speakers’ Corner
  • Mayfair - Stop S, top of Park Lane
  • Regent Street - Stop V, Regent Street
  • Piccadilly Circus - Stop G, Regent Street
  • Trafalgar Square - Stop Z by the National Gallery
  • Craig's Court - Junction of Craig's Court & Whitehall
  • Whitehall - Stop opposite Horse Guards
  • London Eye - Westminster Bridge by lion statue
  • Waterloo - Stop F, York Road
  • Covent Garden - Stop outside No. 1 Aldwych
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - Opposite MacDonalds
  • Tooley Street - City Hall
  • The Tower Of London (Stop TA) - Tower Hill stop
  • Temple - Embankment
  • Westminster Pier (Stop K) - Stop K, Victoria Embankment
  • Tothill Street - Outside the Blue Boar
  • Buckingham Palace Road - Outside No. 1 Buckingham Gate
  • Nova Food - Buckingham Palace Road, outside sourced
  • London Victoria Rail Station - Buckingham Palace Road
Attractions on the Red Route - Best of Central London:

Tower of London / Buckingham Palace / HMS Belfast / Tower Bridge / Big Bus Tours / Somerset House / Mayfair / Nelson's Column / Piccadilly Circus / St. James's Park / St. James's Palace / St. Paul's Cathedral / Royal Opera House / Trafalgar Square / Hyde Park / Westminster Abbey / Covent Garden / Leicester Square / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / Westminster Cathedral / Bank of England Museum / Green Park / Cenotaph / Changing of the Guard / Royal Albert Hall / Parliament Square / Statue of Eros (Anteros) / Downing Street / Royal Mews / Southwark Cathedral / Temple Church / Regent Street / St. Mary le Strand / St. Clement Danes / The Mall / Whitehall / The Monument to the Great Fire of London / Admiralty Arch / Thames River / Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum / Cleopatra's Needle / Coca-Cola London Eye / Wellington Arch / 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) / Grosvenor Square / Westminster Bridge / The View from The Shard / The London Film Museum - Covent Garden / Royal Exchange Building London / London Bridge / London Victoria Station / Wellington Monument (Achille's Statue) / Marble Arch Theatre / Marble Arch / Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain / City Hall / Borough Market / The London Dungeon / SEA LIFE London Aquarium / DreamWork's Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London / Westminster Bridge / Fleet Street

Operates: Buses depart every 5-10 mins in summer and 10-20 mins in winter. The first bus departs from Green Park at 8:20 and the last bus departs at 16:30.

Blue Route - Best of the West

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Blue Route - Best of the West:
  • Marble Arch - Speakers Corner
  • Mayfair - Stop S, Park Lane
  • Green Park Station - Next to the Ritz, by entry to Green Park
  • Hyde Park Corner - Opposite Hard Rock Cafe
  • Hyde Park Corner - Stop L, outside Lanesborough Hotel
  • Harrods - Brompton Road
  • South Kensington Museums (Stop K) - Stop N, near Rembrandt Hotel
  • Gloucester Road (Stop GR) - Stop GR, outside underground station
  • Kensington Palace (Stop N) - Stop N, Kensington Road
  • Notting Hill Gate Underground Station - Stop M, Notting Hill Gate
  • Kensington Palace Gardens - Bayswater Road, outside Urban Meadow Cafe
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel - Bayswater Road
  • Lancaster Gate Columbia Hotel (Stop LE) - Stop LE, outside Columbia Hotel
  • Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace (Stop D) - London Road at junction with Praed Street
  • Hilton London Metropole - By the Metropole Hotel
Attractions on the Blue Route - Best of the West:

Marble Arch / Marble Arch Theatre / Mayfair / Park Lane / Hyde Park Corner / Wellington Arch / Knightsbridge / Harrods / V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum / Natural History Museum / Science Museum / Royal Albert Hall / Albert Memorial / Kensington High Street / Kensington Palace / Kensington Gardens / Notting Hill / Bayswater / Paddington Station / Oxford Street

Operates: Buses depart every 20 minutes. The first bus departs from Marble Arch at 8:30 and the last bus departs at 16:30

Orange Route - The Attraction Loop

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Orange Route - The Attraction Loop:
  • Baker Street - Marylebone Street
  • Oxford Street - Stop RF, Regent Street
  • London Eye - Westminster Bridge by lion statue
  • Lambeth Palace (Stop SA) - Stop SA, outside Lambeth Palace
  • Buckingham Palace Road - Outside No. 1 Buckingham Gate
  • Nova Food - Buckingham Palace Road, outside Sourced
  • Victoria Station - Buckingham Palace Road
  • Queen Elizabeth Gate - Opposite London Hilton
  • Marble Arch - Speaker's Corner
Attractions on the Orange Route - The Attraction Loop:

Baker Street / Madame Tussauds London / Oxford Street / Regent Street / Hamleys London - Regent Street / Carnaby Street / Piccadilly Circus / Statue of Eros (Anteros) / Trafalgar Square / National Gallery / National Portrait Gallery / Whitehall / Downing Street / Westminster / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / Westminster Bridge / The London Dungeon / Coca-Cola London Eye / SEA LIFE London Aquarium / DreamWork's Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London / Waterloo mainline station / Southbank Centre / Royal Academy of Arts / Green Park / Hyde Park Corner / Park Lane / Marble Arch / Selfridges / Hyde Park

Operates: Buses depart every 30 minutes. The first bus departs from Baker Street at 9:00 and the last bus departs at 17:30.

Green Route - North to Central Link

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Green Route - North to Central Link :
  • Woburn - Opposite Russell Court
  • Euston Station - Stop L, corner of Upper Woburn Place & Euston Road
  • King's Cross and St Pancras (Stop T) - Stop T, Pancras Road, diagonally opposite Great Northern Hotel
  • St Pancras International (Stop S) - Stop S, Midland Road, opposite Francis Crick Institute/British Library
  • Euston Road - Stop M, Upper Woburn Place, next to St. Pancras Church
  • Woburn - Outside Russell Court
  • The British Museum - Stop X, Southampton Row
  • Temple - Embankment, opposite Temple underground Station
  • Covent Garden - Stop outside No. 1 Aldwych
  • The British Museum - Stop Y, Southampton Row
Attractions on the Green Route - North to Central Link :

St. Pancras International Station / King's Cross Station / London Euston Station / Russell Square / The British Museum / Holborn / Covent Garden / St. Clement Danes / St. Mary le Strand / Temple Church / Cleopatra's Needle / Victoria Embankment / Thames River

Operates: Buses depart every 20-30 minutes. The first bus departs from Woburn at 8:40 and the last bus departs at 17:30

Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live guide (Red Route)
  • Recorded commentary
  • Complimentary earphones
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • A walking tour
  • Hotel drop-off for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks

Departure Time

See itinerary

Departure Point

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

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Love this tour! I like to sit on the top, weather permitting! You get a great overview of a city and can then go back and spend more time where you like! If not a live guide on the bus, you get ear buds to listen to a recorded commentary as you pass the key points of interest. A great way to get around the city!
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
This is an excellent way to see the city, learn the history and get around town. Helps to get out of the crowded city!!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
This is an ideal way of seeing different areas of London and the attractions. An audio is included which gives the history and interesting facts of the London attractions.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Our Big Bus ride was supposed to go 2 hours for us but due to the protesters it took over 3 hours . But thanks to Rob our guide we were not disappointed. He kept us thoroughly entertained and educated the entire trip. It was a lot of fun to ride with him
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Well organized, the buses come quick. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and provide interesting info.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
price. One female guide was difficult to understand. Her English was poor and her accent was quite heavy.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
the guides and drivers were very helpful , they knew the details of each route , and helped in telling us how to get back to our hotel. the tours were great, so much information, and a bit of humor, so it wasn't just a dry informative tour.but a lot of fun, and so much to see.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2019
I enjoyed my Big Bus tour in London. Staff was friendly and informative. The enthusiasm of the guides on the bus and walking tour made my trip that much more enjoyable! Thank you :)
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
The tour was excellent. Nick our tour guide was funny and very engaged with the tourists. The bus stops were very near to all areas of interests and there were staff ready to assist in every bus stops....get this when you go to London...
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Well run company. Everything was as promised. Courteous employees and knowledgable guide. Bus was clean and well maintsined.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
The Big Bus tour was fantastic experience and a real pleasure the only problem the stop nearest us was a long walk
• Submitted 04 Sep 2019
This was the best idea to get around to the sights in London. Would totally use this option again when we return next time
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
Everything went well. The tour gave us a great overall view of the city and its attractions. It was well worth the money.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Great service, excellent tour guides and audio systems. Clean buses, very well organized and with great helpful staff at each stop. Highly recommended
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
London was great! We enjoyed all the stops and history of the city. Wish the weather couldve been more cooperative.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
It is the only way to see any city on your first days there. You get to know where you want to go and how to get there. Excellent staff on all our trips.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
We had a limited time in London so the Big Bus tour was perfect to get a review of the sights and then get off and visit the ones most important. The taped comments were helpful.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
A very good service with plenty of buses and good routes. Good value for money, especially with the added river cruise.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Ride it to tour the city and visit London Eye and Westminster Abbey and numerous other places. Great service. Buckingham Palace stop and several routes. The best.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
We had the best time using this tour,we got a 2 day pass which included a river cruise,this is the best way to see London,if you dont want to walk in the heat.We used all the different routes available to us and we had a great time,busy at times but you have to put up with that,considering the amount of people.Great way to see London.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The Big Bus operation in London is hands down one of the easiest ways to get around. But what impressed me was how friendly the folks associated with Big Bus were, drivers, commentators on the Red Line (downtown London). Highly recommend this as the best means for moving around to the various London attractions with no fuss and no muss.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Even though traffic is horrendous in London, I highly recommend this bus in order to see and hear all of the history behind London's iconic buildings. If you have a voucher make sure you get a printout when you board the bus if you are planning on doing the boat ride later otherwise they will make you go back and get an actual printout.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a lovely trip on u river boat . The commutator was brillant . His name was John, red head . His knowledge was very good . Very good trip in deed .
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We bought a 48-hour ticket which included the bus, a walking tour and a river cruise. There are a total of 4 bus tour routes and we did two of them which took us around most of central and west-central London. We didn't have time to do the walking tour, but talked to others who had done it and they all said great things about it. The river cruise was great and nice way to see London from another perspective with some terrific photo opportunities. If you've never been to London before (or even if you have and just want to enjoy it again), this is a great way to see it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
60 to 120 minutes
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Fully narrated tour
Great overview and orientation of the city

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