Hop-on, hop-off Big Bus London with free walking tours and cruise
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Hop-on, hop-off Big Bus London with free walking tours and cruise

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Availability: Daily
Validity: Flexible
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , Arabic , German , Portuguese , Russian , Japanese
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • 1, 2 or 3-day ticket with a free walking tour and a river cruise included
  • See top landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the London Eye
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board so you can stay connected during your time exploring the city
What to expect

Experience all of London’s top sights and attractions at your own pace. With your ticket, you'll ride an open-topped double-decker bus, hopping on and off at 45 stops on a choice of four different routes located conveniently close to famous landmarks and attractions.

The ticket options include:

  • Classic 1-day hop-on, hop-off, 4 different routes, River Cruise (one way)
  • Premium 2-day hop-on, hop-off, 4 different routes, River Cruise (return)
  • Deluxe 3-day hop-on, hop-off, 4 different routes, River Cruise (return)

You can choose from four different routes:

Red Route: The Best of Central London route takes you to London’s must-see sights and attractions from Hyde Park to Tower Bridge, via Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Every bus has a live English-speaking guide on-board as well as entertaining audio-commentary in 12 different languages.

Blue Route: The Best of the West – Museums and Royalty route takes in the sights of West London, stopping off at Harrods, the best museums of London, Kensington Palace and Madame Tussauds. Get off the bus as often as you wish and re-join the tour whenever you're ready.

Orange route: The Attraction Loop route provides a direct connection between some of London’s most loved attractions. After rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous at Madame Tussauds, head straight to London’s Southbank to enjoy The London Eye, The London Dungeons, Sea Life London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure. The route runs both ways.

Green route: The North to Central Link route joins the beautiful, regenerated area of St Pancras and King’s Cross with the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, making its way through Bloomsbury and the British Museum en route.

All tickets include a free walking tour that leaves every morning at 10.00am from both Trafalgar Square (stop 8 – red route) and Green Park (stop 1- red and blue routes). The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and explores the stories and history of British Royalty and politics, from Buckingham Palace to Westminster. On days when there is the Changing of the Guard, your guide will walk you directly to Buckingham Palace to see this traditional ceremony for yourself.

For little Explorers, a free Little Legs’ Kids’ Tour runs every Saturday and Sunday from Westminster Pier (Stop 18) at 2:00pm. With an "I Spy" activity to complete as well as a pin badge for all those who take part, the Little Legs’ Kids’ Tour takes a route from Westminster Bridge to Trafalgar Square with facts, figures and jokes galore.

You're also welcome to a free river cruise on the Thames with every ticket. See London from a different perspective and admire the top London attractions lining the Thames including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern. With a Classic Ticket enjoy a one-way cruise between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London (in either direction), or with a Premium or Deluxe tickets extend your trip with a return cruise between Westminster and Greenwich.

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What's included
  • Classic Ticket: 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass, one-way river cruise between Westminster and the Tower of London on either direction, guided walking tour in English
  • Premium Ticket: 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass, hop-on, hop-off river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich via the Tower of London and guided walking tour in English
  • Deluxe Ticket: 3-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass, hop-on, hop-off river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich via the Tower of London and guided walking tour in English
  • The Red Route includes an English-speaking live guide
  • Audio guides in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian
What's not included
  • Entrance to attractions is not included with your ticket unless explicitly stated in the ticket description
Reduced price
  • Child: 5-15 years old
  • Infant: 0-4 years old (free of charge)
Where

London, UK

Meeting point:

Redeem vouchers at any Big Bus hop-on, hop-off stop. Main departure points include:

  • Green Park Station (by The Ritz)
  • Marble Arch (by Speakers’ Corner)
  • Baker Street Station

For river cruise, the 4 designated piers are:

  • Tower Pier (near stop 16)
  • Greenwich Pier (no stop nearby)
  • Westminster Pier (near stop 18)
  • London Eye Pier (near stops 11 and 12)
What to remember
  • Please note that Classic tickets are valid for 24 hours from time of redemption, Premium tickets are valid for 48 hours from time of redemption and Deluxe tickets are valid for 72 hours from time of redemption
  • Tickets must be kept in a safe place; if a ticket is lost a replacement cannot be reissued
  • The company reserves the right to deviate from the route of a service where reasonably prudent to do so in the light of circumstances beyond the company’s control
  • Walking Tour: leaves every morning at 10.00am from Trafalgar Square (stop 8 – red routes) and Green Park (stop 1) and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Please note you may join this walking tour for as long as your Big Bus Tour ticket is valid
  • For further information regarding the stops available across the city, please refer to this map
  • Bus tour tickets purchased online or via the app are now valid for 12 months up until the point of the ticket being scanned
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When
  • Red Route: every 10-15 minutes in the summer and 10-20 minutes during winter from 8.00am to 6.00pm
  • Blue Route: every 15-20 minutes from 8.00am to 6.00pm
  • Green Route: every 20-30 minutes from 8.20am to 7.00pm
  • Orange Route: every 20-30 minutes from 8.50am to 6.15pm
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Provider
Big Bus Tours
Booking fee
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Cancellation policy
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