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London city tour hop-on hop-off bus

Duration: Flexible
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  • See the best of London at your own leisure
  • Hop on two bus routes, join a choice of 3 free walking tours and jump aboard 2 river cruise
  • Choose between a 24, 48, or 72 hour pass
What to expect

This hop on – hop off sightseeing bus tour allows you to explore London from the comfort of a double-decker bus. The upper deck is open and bringsyou even closer to the tourist attractions.

Make the most of your visit to London without two routes: the Tower Loop and the West End Loop. These routes have been created especially for you to see all that London has to offer.

You can get on and off the buses as often as you like during your ticket’s validity period. Enjoy the flexibility your ticket offers you so that you can visit London at your own speed and can explore its streets, neighbourhoods and leading monuments before returning to one of our buses to continue on your journey.

    The London City Tour Tower Red Tour: will take you to the city’s most well-known tourist area.
    The London City Tour crosses the Thames from London Eye to Big Ben to make sure you enjoy
    both sides of the river. The Red Tower Tour will introduce the city’s most historic side to you.

    Pink West End Tour: Discover London’s most cosmopolitan and lively entertainment area – the
    Pink West End Tour – with the London City Tour. The London tourist bus will take you around
    this tourist route brimming with leisure and culture as you enjoy the best theatre, musicals and
    some of the leading museums such as the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery or
    Madame Tussauds. London City Tour bus stop: Waterloo Road.

    Yellow Original Tour: The Yellow Original Tour presents the key sights and top attractions of
    London including the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, The
    Shard, Tower Bridge and Leicester Square. Crossing the river twice, you are guaranteed some
    spectacular views of London’s stunning scenery along the Thames.

    Blue Royal Borough Tour: The Blue Royal Borough Tour covers the popular shopping district of
    Kensington with the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nicholls department stores as well as
    the museums in Kensington including Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Natural
    History Museum and the Design Museum.

    Orange British Museum Tour: The Orange British Museum Tour covers the most popular attraction in London with over 6 million visitors per year. Dedicated to human history, art & culture, the museum houses over 8 million exhibits (not all of them on show at one time!) from all over the world. You'll also discover many other sights in the area.

    Purple Route - Capital Connector: The Purple Route - Capital Connector is useful if you are
    staying in a hotel located in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate, wish to go
    shopping at Westfield Shepherds Bush, want to visit the famous Madame Tussauds attraction
    or want to connect with our Blue Route.

    Your pass also includes:



    Available on our Yellow, Blue & Orange Routes

    o The younger passengers will enjoy listening to the adventures of Lucy and Jack as they explore London.

    o Learn about the capital’s magical stories and listen out for the voice of the ghost of London.

    o The Kids’ Club commentary channel is available in English.


    This packages will be handed at the Yellow, Blue & Orange Route's buses.

    Jam-packed full of exciting stories, games and quizzes, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your tour of London knowing everyone is having a good time.


    Explore London on-foot and experience three walking tours free of charge when you purchase a 24 hour, 48 hour or 72 hour bus ticket.

    Each of our three walking tours are 90 minutes long and offer something completely different!


    Daily at 10am from The Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street (Trafalgar Square).

    Join our expert guide and admire two of London’s most royal sites. Firstly, you will stroll past St. James’s Palace; the most senior royal palace in the UK. The palace was built as an elaborate gesture by King Henry VIII to his then-wife, Anne Boleyn - before he beheaded her of course. It’s here that the ceremony begins, as the New Guard set off for Buckingham Palace.


    The Rock 'n' Roll walking tour departs daily at 1pm from The Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street (Trafalgar Square).

    See star-studded Soho in a whole new light, with our Rock n Roll walking tour! In 90 minutes, one of our experienced guides will bring to life London’s impressive music history, from the swinging sixties to the present day.


    Departs daily at 4pm from The Original Tour bus stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill.

    Join us, in the streets of Whitechapel as we take you back in time to 1888. A time when the streets were chilling and tensions ran high.


    - 24 hour ticket holders can:

    o Cruise the Thames between Westminster Pier (next to “Big Ben”) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London).

    - 48 hour ticket or 72 hours holders can:

    o Cruise the Thames between Westminster Pier (next to “Big Ben”) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London),

    o Enjoy an extended cruise to historic Greenwich where they can see the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime Museum.

    Once on board, listen to the commentary and enjoy the spectacular views of many attractions and sights including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Houses of Parliament and "Big Ben".

    How to do the cruise?

    On arriving at Westminster Pier or Tower Pier, give your cruise ticket to City Cruises' staff.

    For subsequent journeys, simply show your valid bus ticket.

    Please note that the cruise is offered as strictly subject to availability.

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    What's included
    • Hop On – Hop Off Pass with unlimited access to all the routes: 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on option selected
    • Three walking tours
    • River boat cruise
    Reduced price
    • Infants 0-4 years old: free
    • Children 5-15 years olf: reduced
    • Senior 60+ years old: reduced
    What to remember
    • Buses run every 10-20 minutes
    • 24 Hour Hop On – Hop Off plus a river cruise and walking tour
    • 48 Hour Hop On – Hop Off plus a river cruise and walking tour
    • 72 Hour Hop On – Hop Off plus a river cruise and walking tour
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    • Summer (23 March - 31 October): 9.00am to 6.00pm
    • Winter (01 November – 22 March): 9.00am to 4.30pm
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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