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

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Key Highlights
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your perfect London Sightseeing itinerary
  • Explore the famous attractions of the city at your own pace with your hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Choose from a Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
  • Learn about the history of London on a walking tour and enjoy a cruise on River Thames
  • Informative audio commentary available in 13 languages
  • Enjoy FREE WiFi on all buses!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days from redemption (as per ticket option chosen)

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off buses:
    May - September: First departure at 8:30am and last departure at 6:00pm.
    October - April: First departure at 8:30am and last departure at 4:30pm
    Full Loop: 2.5 hours (Red route), 3.5 hours (Blue route), 1.5 hours (Green route)
    July & August: every 10-15 minutes (Red/Blue), every 20 minutes (Green)
    May - September: every 15-20 minutes (Red/Blue), every 30 minutes (Green)
    October - April: every 30 minutes weekdays and every 20 minutes weekends (Red), every 20 minutes (Blue), every 30 minutes (Green)

    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.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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 in an open-topped double-decker bus - the London Hop-on, Hop-off tour- operated by the Big Bus Company - has 3 routes and more than 50 stops covers all the best loved London attractions. Frequent departures mean that your precious London sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for buses.

    An on-board guide will provide live commentary in English on Red route and the audio commentary is offered via headset on Blue & Green route.

    Choose from a Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits including a Thames River Cruise and an opportunity to join a walking tour. That's not all! Stay online with our FREE WiFi on-board without incurring roaming costs.

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    You can choose from below three hop-on, hop-Off ticket options, with the validity of the tickets ranging from 1 to 3 days from redemption and specific set of inclusions:

    Classic Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day + a walking tour + one-way river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London –either direction)

    Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + a walking tour + hop-on, hop-off river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

    Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 3 days + a walking tour + hop-on, hop-off river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

    The hop-on hop-off London tour bus takes three routes – Red Line, Blue Line and Green Link. Red route covers the best of London’s history, including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. The Blue Route extends north to Baker Street and Marylebone and covers London's best museums. The Green Link passes through Bloomsbury, passes through the British Museum connecting passengers with St Pancras and Euston stations from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden. You will see the major London attractions such as:

    • Buckingham Palace
    • Westminster Abbey
    • St Paul’s Cathedral
    • Tower of London
    • Kensington Palace
    • Madame Tussaud
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Coca-Cola London Eye
    • London Aquarium
    • British Museum
    • Royal Opera House

    You can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

    Free Walking Tour: The tour starts from Trafalgar Square, along Carlton Gardens, the Mall and through St James’ Park to Horseguard’s Parade visiting areas which you can’t visit by bus. The tour guide will inform you about the histories and stories about the British monarchy, explain the residencies which line the Mall and the function of Horseguard’s Parade as well as give you a fascinating insight into the part the modern Royal Family play in the lives of the British people in today’s democratic times.

    River Cruise:
    See the iconic monuments of London from the water as you cruise along the Thames.You can see such iconic sights as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, as well as Greenwich, the birthplace of King Henry VIII and the place where time zones are defined. Cruise ticket included will be based on the package you choose:
    • Classic Ticket: One-way river cruise ticket (between Westminster and Tower of London, either direction)
    • Premium & Deluxe ticket: Hop-on, hop-off river cruise ticket (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Classic/Premium/ Deluxe ticket (as per option chosen)
    • One way river cruise ticket (with classic ticket only)
    • Hop-on, hop-off river cruise ticket (with premium & deluxe ticket only)
    • One of the 3 free walking tours
    • Recorded commentary available on Blue Route & Green Link - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, and Russian
    • English-speaking guide available on Red Route
    • FREE WiFi on buses
    • Entrance to any of the attractions
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    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

    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.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Very good

      As expected...

      Luís Costa, Portugal, 12/Jun/2018
    • Wonderful Experience!

      This was our first time in London and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The team of workers were very friendly and helpful at every stop off and hop on. One one occasion I told the...

      Duane Ellis, United Kingdom, 06/Jun/2018
    • A good overview of the city

      This is a great way for first time visitors to London to get acclimated to the city....

      Janice L Hudson, United States, 06/Jun/2018
    • Great! Everything can do very fast

      AIGA TIMMERMANE, Latvia, 27/Nov/2018
    • It was worth it! So if you are thinking about it. Do it! Good deal.

      Quovella Spruill, United States, 08/Nov/2018
    • Great trip in London! Thanks a lot!

      Ivan Kostadinov, Bulgaria, 04/Oct/2018

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