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London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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See London’s famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day) ticket including a Thames river cruise, a free walking tour, and a recorded commentary or live guide.
About this activity
Duration 24 - 72 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day) ticket
  • Hop on and off the open-top buses as many times as you like
  • See all of London’s top attractions including Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge & Westminster Abbey
Full description
Discover London on an open-top sightseeing tour with Big Bus London. The carefully designed tour takes you to all of London’s iconic landmarks offering the perfect introduction to this fantastic city.

A Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker buses is the best way to see, experience and discover the historic city of London. The tour gives you unlimited use of four routes for either 1, 2 or 3 days, taking you to London’s most impressive sights and key attractions.

The first departure is at 8:30 AM in the morning. You can start your tour at any of the 44 Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include Baker Street Station, Green Park Station, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square.

There are 3 tickets types available:

Classic Ticket
Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (24 hours from time of redemption)
Single river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction)

Premium Ticket
Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (48 hours from time of redemption)
Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

Deluxe Ticket
Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (72 hours from time of redemption)
Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

On a Big Bus Tour, you can discover London over four different routes:

Best of Central London (Red Route)
Experience live and entertaining English commentary provided by a professional Big Bus guide or enjoy recorded commentary in 12 different languages on every Red Route bus. The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Duration: 2 hour and 10 minutes. 
Best of the West (Blue Route)
The Blue Route offers recorded commentary in 12 different languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian. The Blue Route covers all the main historical sights of the West of London including stops at Harrods, London's best museums, Kensington Palace, and Marble Arch. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
The Attraction Loop (Orange Route) 
The Orange Route provides a direct connection between some of London’s most loved attractions. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at Madame Tussauds at Baker Street before heading directly to London’s Southbank to enjoy The London Eye, The London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure. The route runs both ways so you can hop-back on at Westminster Bridge, enjoying sights such as Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, and Marble Arch as you make your way back to Baker Street. Duration: 1.5 hours (45 minutes each way).

Green Link 
The Green Link passes through Bloomsbury, passing the British Museum connecting passengers with St Pancras and Euston stations from Covent Garden. Duration: 1 hour
Your ticket allows you to get on and off the bus at many places of interest, to explore the vicinity or to visit attractions. Buses run regularly at 10-20 minute intervals, so re-joining the tour is easy. Your ticket also includes a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames and the option of joining an exclusive Big Bus London walking tour. 

Big Bus Route Highlights: 

Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard
Houses of Parliament
Big Ben
Westminster Abbey
10 Downing Street
Whitehall
Piccadilly Circus
Oxford Street
Regent Street
London Eye
London Dungeon
Sea Life London Aquarium
Madame Tussauds
Covent Garden
Bank of England
Monument
St Pauls Cathedral
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
The Shard
City Hall
Lambeth Palace
British Museum.
Marble Arch
Mayfair
Green Park
Hyde Park Corner
Harrods
South Kensington Museums
Kensington Palace
Notting Hill

River Cruise
With all Big Bus London tickets you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames, operated by our partners, City Cruises. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Deluxe tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich with the option to break the journey at the Tower of London. 

The river cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to see the city from a different angle, and includes live commentary in 8 languages. You'll see top London attractions lining the Thames including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate Modern.

Departure times vary for the river cruise, but tours are approximately every 20 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter.

You can board the river cruise at: 
Tower Pier (near stop 16)
Greenwich Pier
Westminster Pier (near stop 18)
London Eye Pier (near stop 12)

Walking Tour
Join this exclusive Big Bus London walking tour every morning at 10:00 AM from Trafalgar Square (stop 8 - red route) and Green Park (stop 1 - red and blue routes). The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will take in stories and history of British Royalty and politics as you trace a route towards Buckingham Palace, St James’ Park and Westminster.

On days when there is a Changing of the Guard, your guide will walk you directly to Buckingham Palace to see this traditional ceremony for yourself before completing a short tour back to Trafalgar Square.
Includes
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour of London on an open-top bus
  • Sightseeing ticket valid for 1 day (Classic), 2 days (Premium) or 3 days (Deluxe)
  • Free Thames river cruise (a Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London in either direction whilst the Premium and Deluxe tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich)
  • Free walking tour
  • Travel on 4 bus routes covering almost 50 key stop locations
  • Choose from a live English speaking guide or recorded commentary in 12 different languages

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Meeting point

The first departure is at 08:30 in the morning. You can start your tour at any of the 50+ Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include Baker Street Station, Green Park Station, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square.

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