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Our most recommended Big Ben Activities

  • The Big Smoke in a Whiff! 5-Hour Bike Tour

    1. The Big Smoke in a Whiff! 5-Hour Bike Tour

    The journey starts outside Hotel Hilton at 129 Bayswater road, 20 meters from Queensway tube station. You will cruise through the wonderful Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park to visit some of the most famous places in the world such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. Then, follow the River Thames towards the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, making a stop at the Monument of London and, of course, at Sir Christopher Wren's St Paul's Cathedral. This is approximately a 5-hour tour at a slow pace and it provides a chance to see the best places in London. You'll stop for a snack along the way and you're welcome to bring your own. After the tour your guide will be happy to assist you in any way they can and share their great experiences of London.

  • Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    2. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivalled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the Lon...

    We had a really lovely day , we learnt lots , things we didn’t know , the staff were exceptional , really helpful , polite and knowledgeable .

  • London: Tootbus Must See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Cruise

    3. London: Tootbus Must See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour + Cruise

    Hop on board the Must See London tour, sit back, relax, and (re)discover the city from a whole new perspective. See the best bits of London on this tour designed to see the most famous sights and incredible views of the city. Enjoy a tour past London's top attractions and landmarks including; Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, and Downing Street. Start the tour at any of the bus stops. Be welcome on board whether you are a first-time visitor with just a few hours in town and want to get a taste of London or a Londoner who wants to experience the city differently. Download the Tootbus app to easily find your way around, follow the buses in real-time, and enjoy self-guided walking tours to help you explore more of London.

    Very welcoming and friendly staff. We particularly enjoyed the live commentary on both the boat cruise and bus tour.

  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    4. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

  • London: London by Night Bus Tour and Thames Cruise

    5. London: London by Night Bus Tour and Thames Cruise

    Experience the city as the sun begins to set and take in the London lights from two different perspectives. Watch the city burst into life at night from the open top deck of the bus. London looks spectacular at night and you'll have the best seats to enjoy the view from above! Then, embark on a relaxing night river cruise along the Thames and see London's riverside sights at their most beautiful. London by Night will take you past some of the most iconic landmarks at their glittering best such as Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament, or the London Eye. Don’t miss out on the perfect way to discover or re-discover the city in a whole new light. Download the local partner's app to easily find the meeting point and see the route in detail.

    Was really good but the boat took some time to come and was so full didn’t get the night experience I expected. Wish the boat was too full. Otherwise the bus journey and guide were great.

  • London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    6. London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

    Superb afternoon tea on the upper deck of the bus. It was my friends special birthday treat and made even more special as she had a an extra slice of cake with a candle, all the passengers sang Happy Birthday and a little gift too. She enjoyed herself immensely so did I. The staff very helpful, pleasant and cheerful.

  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    7. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

  • London: Private Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

    8. London: Private Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

    The tour begins with a pickup from a location of your choice in central London. Then embark on a journey going back thousands of years whilst traveling through the historic streets of London on an open-top double-decker bus. Enjoy this private tour with friends, family, or colleagues. You can even open a bottle of Champagne if you are celebrating a special event. A guide will be with you throughout your journey explaining the wonderful history behind the many sights that you will see including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and many more.

  • Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

    9. Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

    Discover royal London by bike! Hear about kings, queens, and princesses from your engaging guide. Learn about the royal parks and palaces and the history of parliament. Discover the heroes and villains of Britain's historic battles and hear lots of London trivia along the way. The comfortable cruiser bikes provide for smooth cycling as you tour classic London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Halfway through the tour you’ll take a break at a traditional English pub. Why not enjoy a bite of lunch and a traditional pint of English beer? After lunch you’ll continue your journey and discover more of royal London. Singing “God Save The Queen” as you cycle is by no means compulsory, but it's strongly encouraged! With a friendly guide and action-packed schedule, this is one tour you shouldn't miss!

    This was great fun! Definitely the best way to tour the sights and learn some history too.

  • London: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Tour

    10. London: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Tour

    Sit back and relax while one of the well-ventilated open-top buses reconnects you with your favorite London landmarks. Glide past the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus in this 2 hours fully guided tour of Central London. This tour is not Hop-On Hop-Off and guests will be required to remain on the same bus for the duration of the tour. There will be masks and gloves provided, however, you can wear your own if you wish. The buses will be running at reduced capacity and tickets will be sold in specific time slots to avoid overcrowding. Join this activity to explore this great city, enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with a live English guide, or multilingual audio-guided tour.

    Good 2 hour trip around London sit up top as your see more and notice thing you might not know were there Commatry was fab

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What people are saying about Big Ben

A fantastic way to see the sights Ashley was fantastic. The best guide in London. He knows so many stories about all the monuments we visited which makes it interesting. I will do the tour again it’s a a good laugh.

A brilliant experience, I would highly recommend to others. We got to see the most beautiful parts of London in one morning. The guide was amazing and didn't rush us. He was very knowledgeable and funny too.

Very nice tour and very clear also they are helpful when you need. But it should tell on the bus stop the time table to know how long we will wait for the next one.

This was great fun! Definitely the best way to tour the sights and learn some history too.

It was great, easy, informative and easy to find them.