Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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people Adult From: $ 45.08 USD
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Excursion Overview

See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use your 1-, 2-, or 3- days tickets on three different routes, one with an onboard guide and the other with audio narration, and hop on or off at any more than 40 stops around town. A free walking tour ais included with each option, as well as a River Thames cruise.

Tour Includes

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live guide (Red Route)
  • Recorded commentary
  • Complimentary earphones
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • A walking tour
  • Reward Voucher booklet
  • Hotel drop-off

Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

What You Can Expect

Home to British royalty as well as some of the world’s best-known historical monuments, attractions and landmarks, London is a city with sightseeing opportunities aplenty. Hop aboard an open-top Big Bus to soak up the sights of the beloved English capital and discover its delights at your own pace. Three routes are included with your ticket: the Red Route, which lasts for a full 2.5 hours and includes an onboard guide; the Blue Route, which lasts for a full-loop duration of 3.5 hours with audio commentary; and the Green Route, which includes stops at Covent Garden and the British Museum.

For those who want to take it easy, stay on board for the full loops listening to entertaining commentary as you go. If you want to explore the city on foot, hop on and off wherever, and whenever, you like. Big Bus offers a range of activities to do in between daily rides, including three walking tours and a 30-minute River Thames sightseeing cruise. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

With your Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day), or Deluxe (3 day) pass, the sights to see are endless. Travel to Trafalgar Square to stand in awe of Nelson’s Column, or stretch your legs on a stroll through beautiful Hyde Park. With your camera in hand, hop off your bus near Buckingham Palace to capture sights of the Queen’s London home, and look out for must-see landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye and more.

Click on the ‘Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.


London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour stops:
Red Route:
  • Stop 1: Green Park Underground
  • Stop 2: Hyde Park Corner
  • Stop 3: Queen Mother Gates
  • Stop 4: Marble Arch
  • Stop 5: Mayfair
  • Stop 6: Royal Mews
  • Stop 7: London Eye (eastbound)
  • Stop 8: Waterloo
  • Stop 9: Covent Garden
  • Stop 10: St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Stop 11: Tower of London
  • Stop 12: Westminster Pier
  • Stop 13: London Eye (Westbound)
  • Stop 14: Waterloo
  • Stop 15: York Road
  • Stop 16: St Thomas Hospital
  • Stop 17: Whitehall
  • Stop 18: Trafalgar Square
Blue Route:
  • Stop 1: Baker Street
  • Stop 2: Oxford Street
  • Stop 3: Regent Street
  • Stop 4: Piccadilly Circus
  • Stop 5: Haymarket
  • Stop 6: Trafalgar Square
  • Stop 7: Craig's Court
  • Stop 8: Whitehall
  • Stop 9: London Eye (Eastbound)
  • Stop 10: Covent Garden
  • Stop 11: Westminster Bridge
  • Stop 12: St. Paul's
  • Stop 13: Tower of London
  • Stop 14: Westminster Pier
  • Stop 15: London Eye (Westbound)
  • Stop 16: Lambeth Palace
  • Stop 17: College Green
  • Stop 18: Tothill Street
  • Stop 19: Buckingham Palace
  • Stop 20: Rubens Hotel
  • Stop 21: Victoria
  • Stop 22: Victoria Station
  • Stop 23: Queen Mother Gates
  • Stop 24: Marble Arch
  • Stop 25: Mayfair
  • Stop 26: Green Park
  • Stop 27: Hyde Park Corner (opposite Hard Rock Cafe)
  • Stop 28: Hyde Park Corner (outside Lanesborough Hotel)
  • Stop 29: Harrods
  • Stop 30: South Kensington
  • Stop 31: Gloucester Road
  • Stop 32: Kensington Palace
  • Stop 33: Notting Hill
  • Stop 34: Kensington Gardens
  • Stop 35: Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
  • Stop 36: Bayswater
  • Stop 37: Paddington Station

Green Route:
  • Stop 1: Woburn
  • Stop 2: Euston Station
  • Stop 3: Kings Cross
  • Stop 4: St. Pancras
  • Stop 5: Euston Road
  • Stop 6: Woburn
  • Stop 7: British Museum
  • Stop 8: York Road
  • Stop 9: St. Thomas' Hospital
  • Stop 10: Horseguards
  • Stop 11: Duncannon Street
  • Stop 12: Covent Garden
  • Stop 13: British Museum

London activities (operating daily; start times listed on your booking voucher):
London walking tour (1.5–2 hours)
Gain insight into London’s history on a leisurely walking tour with an expert guide. Get a taste of the majesty and history of London with an introduction to royalty and politics. The tour meets every morning at 11am from Trafalgar Square (bus stop 6) and finishes at Horse Guards.

River Thames cruise (30 minutes)
Want to see London’s delights from the water? Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier or vice versa. Audio commentary is provided on board. Depart from Trafalgar Square (stop 10).
  • Classic ticket: Single river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London, either direction)
  • Premium ticket: Hop-on, hop-off river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)
  • Deluxe ticket: Hop-on, hop-off river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are not equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Infants (age0-4) can go on the tour free of charge

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Red Route starts at Stop 1 - Green Park Underground, the
Blue Route starts at Stop 3 - Queen Mother Gates and the

Departure time

8:30am - 6pm
Buses depart approximately every 10-20 minutes

Return Details

Last bus departs at 6pm

Hotel drop-off is included for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington

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