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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24-, 48- or 72- hours (take your pick!)

    Red route: 1 loop takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    Blue route: 1 loop takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    Panoramic evening tour: 90 minutes

  • Start time

    Hop-on, hop-off timings: 9am to 5pm, every 20-30 min (depending on the route)

    Panoramic evening tour: 6pm

  • Meeting Point

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

    Panoramic evening tour: Hop on at stop 12 at the London Eye

    You can board the River Cruise at:

    Tower Pier (near stop 16)

    Greenwich Pier

    Westminster Pier (near stop 18)

    London Eye Pier (near stop 11)

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Choose from a 24-, 48- or 72- hour London hop-on, hop-off ticket and explore the city at your own pace
  • 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!


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 2 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.

Hop off at Madame Tussauds and Baker Street on the Red route or at South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace & Gardens and Notting Hill on the Blue route.

Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in English, French, German, Italian & Spanish on the Red Route and English, French, German & Spanish on the Blue Route.

Frequent departures mean that your precious London sightseeing time is not wasted waiting for buses.

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

Classic Ticket

Hop-on, hop-off for one day (24 hours from time of redemption) on any Big Bus Tours’ route in London

One-way river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (either direction)

Premium Ticket

Hop-on, hop-off for two days (48 hours from time of redemption) on any Big Bus Tours’ route in London

Return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich via Tower Pier during the validity of the ticket

Panoramic Evening Tour

Premium Plus Ticket

Hop-on, hop-off for two days (72 hours from time of redemption) on any Big Bus Tours’ route in London

Return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich via Tower Pier during the validity of the ticket

Panoramic 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.

About the Supplier: One of the largest operators of open-top sightseeing bus tours, Big Bus Tours have been fueling the spirit of adventure in over 20 cities across four continents.

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


  • 24,48 or 72hour hop-on, hop-off ticket / panoramic evening tour
  • Recorded commentary in multiple languages
  • River Cruise (depends on the option chosen)
  • Evening tour (included with premium and premium plus and if booked separately)
  • Extra hygiene measures


  • Entrances

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Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (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.

The night tour (with the 2-day ticket) is a dated and timed ticket that needs to be booked in advance. Due to Covid 19 government restrictions, only group bookings for a maximum of 6 guests will be accepted.

The tour will operate with only 9 stops till further notice.

Covid-19 safety measures:

We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures.

To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops.

Check the Useful Downloads section for the London hop-on, hop-off map and list of stops.

Cruise: The cruise departs from Tower Pier (near Stop 16), Waterloo Pier (near Stop 11) or Westminster Pier (near Stop 18), and takes approximately 30 minutes. Customers who have purchased a Premium or Deluxe ticket may also travel as far as Greenwich Pier (but please note that there is no Big Bus Tours stop at Greenwich).

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Found it easy to book on line and also got discount ??
    10/31/2021 Helen Burt,
  • 5
    Big Steve provided a great walking tour and commentary, and we got to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, as well as the horses and the marching band!!! Awesome. The different tours provided great coverage of London.
    08/29/2019 Chris Lightfoot,
  • 4
    Très bien. Mais pas très facile de repérer où commencer quand on arrive dans la ville... on cherche un peu de trop. Suggestion : communiquer les lieux (adresse précise) où on peut obtenir la validation de l'achat
    07/09/2019 Carine Basl?, Belgium

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