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London Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour & SEA LIFE London Aquarium Ticket – 24 Hours + Extra 24 hours FREE

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Key Highlights

  • Two of London’s top things to do at one great price
  • Includes ticket for the Sea Life London Aquarium
  • Save over 15% compared to the cost of buying these separately
  • Audio commentary is offered in 8 languages
  • All Open Top buses include free WiFi
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Hop-on hop-off ticket valid 48hrs (including FREE 24 hours extra)

    Start time

    First bus departs as follows:
    Essential Tour (Blue Route): 8:00am from Haymarket, Tourist stop, outside No 11; every 30 minutes
    Classic Tour (Red Route): 7:50am from Park Lane, N/B, Tourist stop, Queen Elizabeth Gate; every 10-20 minutes
    Grand Tour (Orange Route): 7:50am from Park Lane, N/B, Tourist stop, Queen Elizabeth Gate; every 15-20 minutes
    Pick-up Service (Yellow Route): Yellow Route every morning courtesy pick-up every 20-30 minutes from 7:17am.

    Last departure:
    Essential Tour (Blue Route): 4:30pm from Victoria stop 1
    Classic Tour (Red Route): 5:30pm from Piccadilly, opp. Hard Rock Café stop 7 (5:00pm in winter)
    Grand Tour (Orange Route): 4:00pm from opp. Lambeth Palace stop 47
    Your attraction ticket will be valid for the travel date you specify at the time of booking.

    Meeting Point

    Please redeem your booking voucher at one of the following Golden Tours Visitor Centres:
    Visitor Centre Victoria (London, UK): 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. Opening times: Monday - Sunday: 07:00am - 8:00pm
    Visitor Centre Kensington (London, UK): 156 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4EF. Opening times: Monday - Friday: 07:00am - 8:00pm; Saturday - Sunday: 07:00am - 4:00pm
    Visitor Centre Leicester Square (London, UK): 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP. Opening times: Monday - Saturday: 09:30am - 7:00pm. Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Visitor Centre Paddington (London, UK): 145 Praed Street, W2 1RL

    Ending Point

    At your convenience

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Book now and your ticket will be upgraded to a 48-hour ticket for FREE!

    London is one of the world’s most vibrant cities. And this fun, flexible hop-on hop-off bus ticket with added extras is the perfect introduction to the UK’s historic capital. Your ticket includes a FREE walking tour, cruise AND admission to SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Save over 17% compared to the price of buying these tickets separately.

    Pay for 24-hour ticket and get a FREE upgrade to 48 hours. Your ticket gives you access to a city-wide bus route that takes you past all the key attractions such Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower Bridge. More than 90 well-placed stops provide easy access to all the most important and interesting landmarks while a multi-lingual audio-guide tells you fascinating facts about the things you see.

    You can jump on and off the bus just as you like to see the sights, have a meal or go shopping. And that’s not all! The bus ticket includes two great bonuses – the chance not only to take a free walking tour but also to enjoy a free Thames River Boat Ride.

    This great ticket also includes admission to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium.

    Download the tour route map


    To begin your London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, you can board the bus from any of the mentioned stops.

    You now have the rest of the day free to explore London your way. Hop-on and off the bus as much as you wish - or simply relax on board and watch as the highlights of London glide by.

    Your upgraded 48-hour ticket gives you access to 3 routes and 2 feeder routes on the Golden Tours London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, which are as follows:

    Essential Tour (Blue Route)
    Highlights along this route include Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Cathedral.

    Classic Tour (Red Route)
    Highlights include Kensington Museums Marble Arch, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

    Grand Tour (Orange Route)
    The highlights along this route are Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Paddington, Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross/St Pancras International, Russell Square, Holborn, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, and Lambeth Palace.

    Pick Up Route (Yellow Route) – Feeder service
    This route covers Bayswater Road, Notting Hill and Holland Park, offering pick up from many of London hotels.

    The Drop Off Route (Green route) - Feeder Service:
    Operating in the evening, the bus covers the popular hotel districts in London, offering drop off at many hotels from Central London.

    Free Walking Tour - Special Bonus: Your generous bus tour package also includes the chance to find out more about London on a walking tour. There are two great options and these are listed below. Choose the one which appeals to you most.

    The Royal Wedding Walking Tour: Follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

    The Beatles London Walking Tour: Take in the places where the Beatles worked and played in London.

    Whichever option you choose, the walk is sure to be a memorable experience! Your walking ticket voucher is valid for 2 days.

    Free River Boat Ride: The bus tour package also includes an enthralling River Thames boat ride which lets you enjoy unique sweeping perspectives over London’s attractions and landmarks.

    Your attraction vouchers are valid for 2 days so you can visit your chosen venues the day after your hop-on hop-off bus tour.

    This tour gives you free upgrade to 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, the free walk and the Thames boat ride plus admission to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. With over 500 species, 14 themed zones and more than 2 million litres of water, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 48-hour Bus ticket (24 hour London hop-on hop-off pass + 24 Hours Free)
    • Admission to SEA LIFE London Aquarium
    • FREE Walking Tour
    • FREE Thames River Boat Ride
    • Live English or multilingual audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese & Russian


    • Entrances to attractions, unless specified
    • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    London is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.

    Tickets purchased for travel on 23rd December will not be upgraded and will be valid for 24 hours only.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

  • Reviews
    • We had a good experience and enjoyed our time.the only downside was buses were on diversion so we struggled to find the bus stops we needed....

      K l traylen
    • Good deal

      It was a good deal, buying the two things together (hop-on/hop-off plus Aquarium), but it was not clear, when I bought it through the internet, that I had to do BOTH things the...

      Luciana M Ghiotto
    • Have fun in London

      Was sad that the Penguins were not in residence, took our grandson so it was lovely to see sea life through his eyes. Hop on bus was fun but the traffic slowed it all down to...

      Mrs I M Morrison
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