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Big Bus London: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1, 2, 3-day (take your pick!)

    Evening tour: 2 hours

  • Start time

    Hop-on, hop-off timings: 8:30am to 6pm, every 20-30 min (depending on the route)

    Panoramic evening tour: 6pm

    River cruise: 10am to 5:50pm, every 15 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter

  • Meeting Point

    London hop-on, hop-off tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops.

    Evening tour: Hop on at the London Eye (Stop 13).

    River cruise: Board at the Tower of London to sail to Westminster, or board at Westminster to sail to the Tower of London.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy marathon London sightseeing with a 1, 2 or 3-day hop-on, hop-off tour covering top attractions
  • Plan your perfect London itinerary with the flexibility to hop on and off as many times as you like
  • Enjoy a River Thames cruise with every ticket
  • Book the Panoramic Evening Tour and see London illuminated and magical after sunset
  • See top London attractions including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey
  • Stops at Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace & Gardens, Notting Hill & Paddington
  • Redeem your voucher up to 12 months from the travel date selected
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Explore London with a Big Bus hop-on, hop-off ticket. Travel around and experience unrestricted views of the city on-board the top-deck of an open-top, double-decker bus. This London hop-on, hop-off tour has 3 comprehensive routes and strategically located stops covering all the best-loved London landmarks and attractions. Customize your own itinerary and discover London at your own leisurely pace.

Discover central London on the Red route, West London on the Blue route, and hop on the London Green Link route, connecting King's Cross and St. Pancras stations with Covent Garden, where you'll be able to easily join our Red Route and Blue Route bus tours.

Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in multiple languages and immerse yourself in the history of London.

List of attractions covered:

  • Eros Statue
  • St James Park
  • The Mall
  • St Mary le Strand
  • H.M.S. Belfast
  • The Shard
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

You can choose from three hop-on, hop-off ticket options:

Classic ticket:

  • 1-day Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Guided walking tours
  • River cruise one way

Premium ticket:

  • 2-day Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Guided walking tours
  • River cruise one way
  • London evening tour

Deluxe ticket:

  • 3-day Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Guided walking tours
  • River cruise one way
  • London evening tour


London Evening Tour: See London illuminated and magical as the sun begins to set on a panoramic bus tour that showcases significant landmarks and top attractions. Enjoy entertaining pre-recorded commentary in English as you pass attractions like the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye.

Walking tours:

  • Changing of the Guard Walk (Stop #9, 10am) Behold the iconic royal pageantry (Discover the Royal Walk on days the Changing of the Guard doesn't take place).
  • City of London Walk (Stop #16, 1pm) will explore the history and modern architecture of the City of London.
  • Jack the Ripper Walk (Stop #18, 4pm) explores the East End while sharing tales of London's most notorious serial killer.


Please check the Useful Downloads section for the updated route map.

Inclusions

  • 1/2/3-day Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
  • Recorded commentary in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
  • River Cruise - One way
  • Evening tour (with Premium and Deluxe ticket)
  • Guided walking tours
  • Free Wifi

Exclusions

  • Entrances

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher Type: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

London is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the buses.

The family ticket includes 4 persons - 2 adults and 2 children.

Please note that the Evening Tour is not a hop-on, hop-off tour. Your Evening Tour ticket must be redeemed within the period of validity of your Premium or Deluxe ticket – it cannot be used after your ticket has expired.

To collect your river cruise pass, please present your booking confirmation to a Big Bus Tours staff member first.

Customer Reviews

  • LUCIAN DAN

    I’ve lost the link to my tickets, but I had a quick support on line.

    08/31/2022
  • Prasad Saggurti

    It was okay. I would have enjoyed it more if there was more commentary on the leg from the Tower to the marble arch

    06/26/2022
  • Nancy Lockwood

    Easy to book.easy to. Board

    05/21/2022

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