London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour
- Duration options: 1 - 3 days
- Optional audio guide
Originally built as a temporary structure to mark the millennium, London's magnificent ferris wheel remains one of the city's best-loved attractions to this day. Here are a few other top landmarks to try spotting from its 135-meter peak!
Look north to see Christopher Wren's crowning achievement. St. Paul's Cathedral was the city's tallest building from 1710 to as recently as 1962!
London's sights mostly lie north of the river, but some of its more humble are to the south, such as the iconic Battersea Power Station and the Oval Cricket Ground.
On a clear day you can see as far as Windsor Castle. It's the longest-occupied palace in Europe, and for good reason, too, if it's grand enough to be spotted from 40km away!
"Check the weather forecast before booking your tickets as the best time of day to visit is when London is least foggy. If you're not too bothered about picking out individual sights, then nighttime offers a completely different spectacle!
On most days of the year the ticket office opens at 9:30AM, with the first rotation beginning at 10:00AM. Closing times vary depending on the season, so be sure to check londoneye.com first!"
One full rotation lasts half an hour.
The London Eye is just a short walk from Embankment tube station, and Waterloo and Charing Cross tube and overground stations. It can also be accessed via the number 77, 211, and 381 bus routes.
The old London bus was fantastically themed, tour guide Taylor was really funny and very well understood - we did notice a few problems with the wireless microphone cutting in and out, when the tour guide left the bus to talk - however the majority of the time it was clear. some of the story's were fictional and for humour so the tour wasn't really catered for the factual tourers but was still very knowledgeable in parts. its is also quite blue in part so would not recommend children under 12 for this one. marks 7/10
Was fun, wasnt sure what to expect but was nicely Surprised. I took my 8 year old son and I did think some jokes were a little crude, he on the other hand found them hilarious! My fiancé also enjoyed the dad jokes so it worked out pretty well for us. Defo a fun way to sight see :)
Wow what an amazing experience, me and my children loved the boat tour, we never expected to be that good, the host she was the best host, couldn’t ask for anyone better, she has given us a great inside of london city, around 2 here i come,
Good customer service, and the tour guide made our experience worthwhile. I will definitely recommend this service to all ye fun seekers out there
Funny, at times a little risqué and dare I say it but maybe even scary...informative! Well worth every penny! Our 7 and 8 year old loved it.