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

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Availability: Daily
Duration: Flexible
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  • One, two or three day ticket with a free walking tour and river cruise included
  • Live English commentary and recorded audio available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian
  • See famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the London Eye
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hop on Explore Hop on Discover™
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)

The Best of Central London (red 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.

The Best of the West – Museums and Royalty (blue 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.

The Attraction Loop (orange 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 so you can hop-back on at Westminster Bridge, enjoying sights such as Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace and Marble Arch as you make your way back to Baker street.

The North to Central Link (green route) links 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 via the British Museum en route.

All tickets include a free walking tour that leaves every morning at 10.00 am from both Trafalgar Square (stop 8 – red route) and Green Park (step 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 a 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 14:00. 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 on route.

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
  • One, two or three days hop-on hop-off Big Bus tickets
  • Complimentary London walking tour (during the validity of ticket)
  • Free one-way river cruise (Classic), free hop-on hop-off cruise (Premium & Deluxe)
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Recorded commentary on board twelve different languages
Reduced price
  • Child (5-15): reduced price
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) and Baker Street Station.

What to remember

Sights include:

  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Queen Mother Gates
  • Marble Arch
  • Baker Street
  • Oxford Street
  • Regent Street
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Haymarket
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Whitehall
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Coca-Cola London Eye
  • Covent Garden
  • St Paul's
  • London Bridge - Stop Closed
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Pier
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Parliament Square
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Royal Mews
  • Victoria
  • Queen Mother Gates
  • Marble Arch
  • Whitehall
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Parliament Square
  • Mayfair
  • Harrods
  • South Kensington Museums
  • Kensington Palace
  • Notting Hill
  • Kensington Gardens
  • Bayswater
  • British Museum
  • Horseguards

  • Red Route - with live English commentary provided by a professional Big Bus guide (2.5 hours).
  • Blue Route - with recorded commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian. Duration 3.5 hours.
  • Green Route - duration 1.5 hours
  • 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 Delux tickets are valid for 72 hours from time of redemption
  • All Big Bus London buses are provided with a wheelchair accessible platform
  • 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 10am 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
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  • Daily: runs every 10-15 minutes (Red), every 15-20 minutes (blue) and every 20-30 minutes (Green) and every 20-30 minutes (Orange) from 8.30am to 6.00pm

  • Revised service on Christmas Day – 25 December – a special amended service will be operated to enable as many people as possible to enjoy a Big Bus hop on, hop off experience on a day when many other attractions are closed. Christmas Day bus tours will be exclusively running on a specially modified combination of our Red and Blue Routes, so you can see the best of London's sparkling Christmas lights, window displays and street decorations. All tours include engaging recorded commentary in a choice of 12 different languages. Live guides will not be available on the Christmas Day. EXCLUSIONS: The walking tour and the river cruise will NOT be operating on our Christmas Day service

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