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London Hop-On Hop-Off Open-Top Bus Tour with River Cruise

By Big Bus Tours
Price was $55, price is now $44$55


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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Discover the entire city of London at your own pace

  • Complimentary River Thames cruise (operates Friday - Sunday)

  • Download the Big Bus app for live bus tracking

  • Exploration by bus, boat and on foot

  • Informative audio commentary available in 12 languages

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    1 - 3 Day Hop-on hop-off bus tour of London

  • What's included

    Unlimited rides within the duration of your pass

  • What's included

    River Thames sightseeing cruise (Available Friday-Sunday only, single or return depending on ticket)

  • What's included

    Audio commentary available in 12 different languages

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

  • What's included

    Optional Ticket for London Eye Flight

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • The Best of Central London - Red Route hours of operation are 10:00 AM– 4.00 PM, with buses approximately every 30 minutes. The entire loop lasts 2 hours 10 minutes.

  • The cruise operates Friday-Sunday. Departing every 20–40 minutes from Tower Pier (Stop 16), Westminster Pier (Stop 18) and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

  • Audio commentary in 12 Languages - Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

  • Optional Ticket for London Eye Flight

What you can expect

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

Settle into a seat in the comfortable interior or on the open-air top deck of a double-decker bus and set off to tour the city at your own pace. Hop on and off at world famous landmarks including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Alternatively, stay on for the entire loop, enjoying complimentary Wi-Fi on board and listening to engaging commentary as you pass by the London Eye, the riverfront Houses of Parliament, and impressive St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Get a different perspective on the bustling city with a leisurely cruise along the River Thames, admiring the city skyline and listening to on board commentary for a dose of English history—and humor! From there, stretch your legs on a royal themed guided walk from Trafalgar Square.

Red Route

  • London Eye
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Buckingham Palace

Blue Route

  • Harrods
  • Kensington Palace
  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Notting Hill
  • Portobello Road

Orange Route

  • Madame Tussauds
  • London Eye
  • London Dungeons
  • Sea Life London Aquarium
  • Shrek’s Adventure

Green Route

  • Kings Cross
  • St. Pancras
  • Woburn
  • British Museum
  • Covent Garden

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 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.

Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about the new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations
  • London England

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
    • Piccadilly
    • London England W1J 8EU
    • Stop 2 - Hyde Park Corner
    • Piccadilly
    • LondonL England W1J 7NW
    • Stop 3 - Queen Mother Gates
    • Regent Street
    • London England W1B 5SQ
    • Stop 4 - Marble Arch
    • Speakers' Corner
    • London England W2 2EU
    • Stop 5 - Mayfair
    • Park Lane
    • London England W1K 7AF
    • Stop 6 - Regent Street
    • 1 Buckingham Gate
    • London England SW1E 6LA
    • Stop 7 - Piccadilly Circus
    • 21 Glasshouse Street
    • London England
    • Stop 8 - Trafalgar Square
    • 3 Whitcomb Street
    • London England WC2H 7HA
    • Stop 9 - Craig's Court
    • 15 Whitehall
    • London England SW1A 2DD
    • Stop 10 - Whitehall
    • 61 Whitehall
    • London England SW1A 2ET
    • Stop 11 - London Eye
    • Belvedere Road
    • London England SE1 7GA
    • Stop 12 - Waterloo (Eastbound)
    • 4 York Road
    • London England SE1 7NW
    • Stop 13 - Covent Garden
    • London England
    • Stop 14 - St Paul's Cathedral
    • Ludgate Hill
    • London England EC4M 7AA
    • Stop 15 - Tooley Street
    • London England SE1 2JP
    • Stop 16 - Tower of London
    • London England EC3N 1AP
    • Stop 17 - Temple Underground station
    • London England WC2R 2PH
    • Stop 18 - Westminster Pier
    • Victoria Embankment
    • London England SW1A 2JH
    • Stop 19 - Tothill Street
    • 45 Tothill Street
    • London England SW1H 9LQ
    • Stop 20 - Buckingham Palace
    • 11 Buckingham Gate
    • London England SW1E 6LB
    • Stop 21 - Victoria, Nova Complex
    • London England SW1W 0AJ
    • Stop 22 - Victoria Station
    • Buckingham Palace Road
    • London England SW1W

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