1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. The London Dungeon

London Hop-On Hop-Off Open Top Bus Tour

Product ID: 13102
Experience the ultimate tour of London on an extensive hop-on hop-off bus tour. You can immerse yourself in the innumerable attractions and world-renowned landmarks this world capital has to offer. Enjoy a complimentary walking tour and boat cruise.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day - 72 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore London as you hop on and off at more than 70 stops
  • Take a free walking tour and a free boat ride on the Thames River
  • See landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, and more
  • Visit famous London sites such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly
  • Learn about the city from an audio guide, available in 11 different languages
Full description
This remarkable bus tour of London provides you the opportunity to explore this fascinating city in all its grandeur. Your pass allows you to hop on and off the bus at any of its many stops. See the city from a different angle on a complimentary walking tour and boat cruise along the Thames (if the 24, 48, or 72-hour option is selected).

On the tour route you’ll find world-renowned attractions and landmarks such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, spectacular Westminster Abbey, and of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You’ll also see the most eminent precincts of the city, such as distinguished Regent Street, world-celebrated Oxford Street, and vibrant Piccadilly.

Audio guides are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Mandarin, Russian, and Hindi. Choose from 3 routes and 1 feeder route covering over 70 stops.

Blue Route

Highlights include:
Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Cathedral.

Red Route

Highlights include:
Kensington Museums Marble Arch, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and Green Park

Orange Route

Highlights include:
Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Paddington, Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross/St Pancras International, Russell Square, Holborn, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, and Lambeth Palace.

Yellow Route – Courtesy feeder service

Courtesy morning pick-ups and afternoon drop-offs to Bayswater Road, Notting Hill and Holland Park.

Stops on the tour include the following:

• Buckingham Palace Road - Colonnades Coach Station Stop Buckingham Gate -Tourist Bus Stop
• Parliament Street - Outside HM Treasury
• Whitehall - Tourist Bus Stop
• Lower Regent Street - Tourist Bus Stop Outside No. 1109
• Piccadilly - Tourist Bus Stop Green Park Station
• Piccadilly - Tourist Bus Stop Hyde Park Corner
• Knightsbridge - Outside Lanesborough Hotel
• Knightsbridge - At Scotch House
• Kensington Gore - Royal Albert Hall
• Kensington Road - Palace Gate
• Gloucester Road - Kensington Plaza Hotel
• Gloucester Road Station - Stop G
• South Kensington Station - Stop D
• Cromwell Gardens - V & A Tourist Bus Stop
• Brompton Road - Harrods Bus Stop
• Knightsbridge - Hyde Park Corner Coach Stop
• Park Lane / Northbound - Tourist Stop
• Park Lane/ Northbound - Marble Arch
• Baker Street - South of Porter Street
• Orchard Street - Outside Selfridges
• Haymarket - South of Orange Street
• Pall Mall East - West of Trafalgar Square
• Duncannon Street - Outside St. Martin-in-the-Fields
• Aldwych - Tourist Bus Stop
• Ludgate Hill - St. Paul’s Cathedral / Museum Of London
• Queen Victoria Street - Cannon Street
• King William Street - London Bridge
• Tooley Street - London Dungeon
• Tooley Street - Tourist Stop Vine Lane
• Tower Hill - Opposite Tower Hill Station
• Southwark Bridge Road - By Steps to Thames Path
• York Road - North of Chicheley Street
• Westminster Bridge Road - Tourist Bus Stop
• Tothill Street - Tourist Bus Stop
• Buckingham Gate - Opposite Queens Gallery
• Buckingham Palace Road - Thistle Victoria Hotel
• Buckingham Palace Road - Colonnades Coach Station Stop
  • London hop-on hop-off bus pass
  • Wi-Fi onboard the bus
  • Live tour commentary provided in English on the Blue Route
  • Pre-recorded commentary on other routes
  • Headset for tour commentary
  • River Thames hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise with commentary (with 24, 48, or 72-hour pass)
  • Beatles or Royal walking tour (with 24, 48, or 72-hour pass)
  • Interactive treasure hunt mobile app
What’s Not Included
  • Entrances to attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
Please note: During the course of the year numerous events and marches take place in central London, which require routes to be diverted. As a result some of the stops may not be accessible. Including: May 30, June 10 & 25, July 30 & 31, August 6 & 7, September 11, October 9, Nov 12, December 31 and January 1

Blue Route:
Takes 3 hours
Every 20 min (April to October)/every 30 min (November to March)
First bus at 09:00 from Victoria all year around and last bus is at 17:00 (April to October) and 16:30 (November to March)

Red Route:
Takes 3 hours
Every 20 min (April to October)/every 30 min (November to March)
First bus from Hyde Park Corner at 10:00, last bus at 17:00 all year round

Orange Route:
Takes about 2 hours 30 minutes
Every 20 min (April to October)/every 30 min (November to March)
First bus from Lambeth Palace 10:00, last bus at 17:00 all year around

Please note at stops common to multiple routes, buses run every 5-10 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 504 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    3.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.2 / 5
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Three in a packet is quite manageable for 2 days and interesting to do

The buses w re ok, easy to follow , we got most of it, the boat ride easy to find, people were very kind, for the tour guide it was quite difficult to follow him while moving and talking as well, too fast both ( we wasted some time to find the meeting point) I was with young people, so we shared the same attitude.

July 8, 2017

Perfect view - red line

We were really lucky that the weather was so good. We had chosen the red line because you'll get to see the best bits of London but still in a 'small' circle. We first had some issues with finding the bus stop, so some extra information when you order our ticket would be lovely. We loved every minute of it, but around half 4 it was starting to get really crowded and we had to sit downstairs. Which is not really a problem, but some fresh air or air conditioning would have been nice since it was so hot in there.. I would like to try the other lines as well, but then I will go during the week instead of the weekend.

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July 4, 2017

Enjoyable trip

I purchased a 24 hour hop on hop off bus ticket, with a bonus 24 hour extension which was available until 31st March. I went to Golden Tours Visitors Centre at Charing Cross to change the voucher into a ticket. I was given a one day ticket, valid until 5 o'clock - I complained about being cheated and not given the ticket I paid for and requested the voucher back - but this was refused, and was offered and extra day on the hop-on hop-off bus for four english pounds, which I refused. The bus trips were really good, but be aware that you can be cheated out of the trip you paid for and given a tour of lesser value.

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March 27, 2017

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