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London Hop On Hop Off Tour, River Cruise and Walking Tours - The Big Bus Company

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Key facts

Where: London , United Kingdom Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

Highlights

  • The tour has 2 routes and you can hop on and off as often as you like
  • Also included are a range of walking tours and a Thames river cruise
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your perfect London Sightseeing itinerary
  • Save on tubes and taxis! The Big Bus is a great way to get from one London attraction to another
  • We are so confident you will love this tour we offer a 100% money back guarantee* if you are not entirely satisfied

Overview

The ever-popular London Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect London sightseeing itinerary.

Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus - the London Hop-on, Hop-off tour- operated by the Big Bus Company - has 2 routes and more than 50 stops meaning that all the best loved London attractions are covered by the tour. Frequent departures every 15-20 minutes mean that your precious London sightseeing time is not wasted waiting hours for buses.

An on-board guide will provide live commentary in English and audio commentary is offered via headset.

What’s more the London Hop-On, Hop-Off tour also includes a Thames River Cruise and you have the opportunity to join a range of organized walking tours.

Download the tour route map

Itinerary

On this London Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. This hop-on hop-off London tour bus takes two routes; the Red Line and the Blue Line. Your ticket is valid for both the routes. See all of London’s attractions such as The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London for a perfect introduction to the city.

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first board one of the buses. Buses run from 08:30am - 5:30pm with a frequency of 15 - 20 minutes. Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops! You can board the bus from any of the stops.

Red Line: Highlights of the Red Line include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. A full circuit of the Red Line takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Complete list of stops on the Red Line.

• Green Park: Admire the façade of the stunning Ritz Hotel
• Hard Rock Café – Hyde Park Corner
• Queen Mother Gates – Park Lane
• Marble Arch – Speakers Corner
• Mayfair – Bus Stop S, Park Lane
• Regent Street
• Piccadilly Circus
• Haymarket
• Trafalgar Square Starting point for the walking tours
• Craig’s Court – Junction with Whitehall
• Banqueting House – Opposite the Horse guards
• Whitehall – Parliament Street
• London Eye
• Waterloo – York Road Starting point for the Thames River Cruise
• Covent Garden
• St Paul’s Cathedral
• London Bridge
• Embankment Pier
• Westminster Pier
• Lambeth Palace
• Parliament Square – Abingdon Street
• Westminster Abbey
• Buckingham Palace
• Royal Mews
• Victoria

Blue Line: Highlights of the Blue Line included Harrods, Kensington Palace and trendy Notting Hill. A full circuit of the Red Line takes around 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Complete list of stops on the Blue Line.

• Marble Arch
• Madame Tussaud’s
• Oxford Circus
• Regent Street
• Piccadilly Circus
• Haymarket
• Trafalgar Square Starting point for the walking tours
• Craig’s Court
• Banqueting House
• Whitehall – Parliament Street
• London Eye
• Waterloo
• Covent Garden
• St Paul’s Cathedral
• London Bridge
• Tower of London:
• Embankment Pier
• Lambeth Palace
• Parliament Square – Abingdon Street
• Westminster Abbey
• Buckingham Palace
• Royal Mews – No.31 Buckingham Palace Road
• Victoria: From here, you can see the Westminster Thistle Hotel.

Walking Tours:
Royal London Walk (1.5 hours), Includes Changing of the Guard: This walking tour will take you through the historic Royal London from St. James’s Palace (former official residence of Prince Charles) to Buckingham Palace, celebrated home of the Queen. Take in one of the most celebrated ceremonies while you are there – the Changing of the Guard.

Daily at 10:00am
Starts: Trafalgar Square – Stop 9, 37

The Harry Potter Film Locations Walk (1.5 hours): This walk reveals 7 London locations which have featured in the Harry Potter Films.

Daily at 2:30pm
Departs: Trafalgar Square – Stop 9, 37
Ghosts By Gaslight (1.5 hours), The Spooky London Pub Crawl: There is more to the West End than just the bright lights, there co-exists an older more chilling London of dimly-lit alleyways, gas-lights and ghosts. Hear tales of haunted underground stations during this ghost walk.

Daily at 6:00pm
Departs: from Trafalgar Square – Stop 9, 37
River Cruise:
Westminster Pier - bus stop M, Victoria Embankment. Stop 21, 49
Westminster Bridge - Stop 23, 51.

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Reviews

We enjoyed the whole experience very much!... Michael E. Deegan

Very big tour (blue route) with very helpfull driver. Never had to wait long for the next bus. Very good: bought our ticket online and could start our tour from everyw... Eva Lepperhoff

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

Start time

Start time: March - October: First departure 8:30am. Last departure 6:00pm
November - February: First departure 8:30am. Last departure 4:30pm
You can choose your own start time. Buses operate every 15-20 minutes. Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use

Meeting point

The tour departs from various London locations. You can board the bus from any of the stops.

Ending point

You can end the tour at any of the stops.

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Inclusions

  • Ticket for the Hop on Hop off tour operated by Big Bus London (24 hour validity).
  • Thames River cruise
  • One of 3 themed walking tours

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entrance fees to any of the attractions

Please note

Present your confirmation voucher to board the bus.

The tour is operated by the Big Bus Company

We are so confident you will love this tour we offer a 100% money back guarantee* if you are not entirely satisfied, contact our customer service team for more details.

*The money back guarantee covers the tour content and the service of our local partners. No refunds can be given for unforeseen circumstances such as poor weather, heavy traffic etc.

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Additional info

  • Live guided commentary will be available as well as audio commentary in 8 different languages on all the hop on hop off buses.
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Cancellation policy

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