Hop-on hop-off tour

London: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing-Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing UK
Hop-on hop-off tour

London: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing-Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing UK

From US$ 39.26 per person

Discover London's most iconic sights on a hop-on hop-off city tour aboard a double-decker bus. Choose one of the multi-day passes and enjoy a river cruise and optional walking tours.

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Valid 1 - 2 days
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English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
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  • See the very best of what London has to offer aboard a double-decker bus
  • Get on and off at any stop and enjoy the flexibility of a single or multi-day pass
  • Listen to insights and engaging commentary with on-board audio commentary
  • Enjoy a river cruise with any 24-hour ticket with optional walking tours
  • Benefit from access to a direct shuttle service to transfer between lines
Full description

Explore London on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Learn about the city's history, culture, and architecture from onboard audio commentary and enjoy the panoramic views offered by the open-topped bus. Your ticket also includes a shuttle service route. Visit all of London's most important sights on a bus route with 36 stops, starting at Grosvenor Gardens and ending at Buckingham Palace. See Queen Elizabeth Gate in Hyde Park and the Thames Embankment. Travel across Westminster Bridge and catch a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. See St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge. Experience the glitz and glamour of London's West End as your tour bus heads to Leicester Square and finally, head to Buckingham Palace, the principal royal residence. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the sights at your own pace. You can hop off at any of the 36 stops along 3 routes and explore the nearby sights. Purchase a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket and enjoy a free cruise along the River Thames between Westminster Pier and Tower Pier. Pass under some of the city's most famous bridges and see London from the water.

Red Route Bus Stops:

Belvedere Road Aldwych (One Aldwych Hotel) Ludgate Hill (St Paul's Cathedral) Queen Victoria Street (The City) London Bridge Tooley Street (Tower Bridge) Tower Hill (Tower of London) Victoria Embankment Westminster Bridge (Big Ben) Horseferry Road Buckingham Gate (Buckingham Palace) - closed until further notice Buckingham Palace Road (Victoria Station) Buckingham Palace Road, Stop Z12 Grosvenor Gardens Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park Marble Arch (Speakers Corner) Marble Arch (Park Lane) Haymarket Pall Mall East (Trafalgar Square) Westminster Bridge (South) Green Route - Shuttle Service

Belvedere Road, Stand 3788, behind the London Eye Aldwych, outside One Aldwych Hotel Southampton Row, Stop Y, for the British Museum Woburn Place, Stop H outside the Royal National Hotel Bedford Way, Stop BP 4580, behind the Royal National Hotel Southampton Row, Stop B, for the City Sightseeing shop and information center Lancaster Place, Somerset House, Stop B

Blue Route Bus Stops:

Marble Arch (Park Lane) Knightsbridge Royal Albert Hall Kensington Road Gloucester Road Victoria and Albert Museum Harrods Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park Marble Arch (Speakers' Corner)

  • Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London on a double-decker bus
  • On-board audio commentary
  • A booklet with discounts at local attractions
  • River cruise (if option selected)
  • Walking tour options (in English - included with all tickets)
  • Entry ticket to attracts

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Meeting point

You can start your journey at any of the stops: Belvedere Road, Aldwych (One Aldwych Hotel), Ludgate Hill (St Paul's Cathedral), Queen Victoria Street (The City), London Bridge, Tooley Street (Tower Bridge), Tower Hill (Tower of London), Victoria Embankment, Westminster Bridge (Big Ben), Horseferry Road, Buckingham Gate (Buckingham Palace), Buckingham Palace Road (Victoria Station), Buckingham Palace Road - Stop Z12, Grosvenor Gardens, Queen Elizabeth Gate (Hyde Park), Marble Arch (Speakers Corner), Marble Arch (Park Lane), Haymarket, Pall Mall East (Trafalgar Square), Westminster Bridge (South). Look out for a red city-seeing bus. For the one-way cruise between Westminster Pier to Tower Pier, you can start the cruise from either pier.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The city sampler ticket is valid for travel on one calendar day only and does not include the river cruise
  • 1 entire loop without hopping off takes approximately 2.5 hours
  • Red Route - tour runs from 8.30 AM - 4.00 PM, every 10 minutes. From 4:20 PM to 5:20 PM, every 20 minutes
  • The Green Route shuttle service operates from Stop 1 Belvedere Road, behind the London Eye from 9:17 AM - 4:17 PM every 20-30 minutes
  • Blue Route - first departure at 8:30 AM, last departure from Stop 1 Marble Arch (Park Lane) at 5:50 PM. Duration - 60 minutes. Frequency - every 20 minutes
  • The last 2 departures from Stop 1 end at Westminster Pier
  • Purchase a 24-hour ticket and enjoy a cruise along the River Thames (excluding the city sampler), and all tickets include walking tour options
  • You can start your cruise from either pier
  • Stop 11 is out of service due to work being carried out near Buckingham Palace
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 954 reviews

Review summary

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Sometimes it’s hard to get a seat on the bus and finding one where the audio guide actually works is hard. Routes are good, plenty of stops, and they provide you with free headphones. The audio guide is very very basic. The commentary is not super informative. I used this as a way to get around and have good views.

March 23, 2023

The bus ride was good, driver was polite and professional. Traffic is traffic, but delays were minimal at best. The reason I didn't give 5 stars is that the location info was bland and prerecorded. I enjoy a live guide with a little commentary, it gives the ride some chances for unexpected laughs.

March 23, 2023

Visited London September 19-22, 2022. This service made getting around So Much Easier. The 20 stops you can get on/off at allowed you to get up close to most of the cities attractions. At most stops there was a person with a red jacket on to assist you. The convenience of being able to start your tour at any of the 20 stops; my only knock is the app says you can start at any stop but when I hit the “Find Stop” button it would only show Stop #1. The provided map also shows not only the attractions and route but the London Tube Stations so you can go visit some places that are off the tour route. My wife and I had to go see 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station. Overall just a great experience.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 400017