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  • London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    1. London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

    Big Bus Route Highlights:

    Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

    Houses of Parliament

    Big Ben

    Westminster Abbey

    10 Downing Street

    Whitehall

    Piccadilly Circus

    Oxford Street

    Regent Street

    London Eye

    London Dungeon

    Sea Life London Aquarium

    Madame Tussauds

    Covent Garden

    Bank of England

    Monument

    St Pauls Cathedral

    Tower of London

    Tower Bridge

    The Shard

    City Hall

    Lambeth Palace

    British Museum

    Marble Arch

    Mayfair

    Green Park

    Hyde Park Corner

    Harrods

    South Kensington Museums

    Kensington Palace

    Notting Hill

    This Big Bus Tour on open-top, double decker bus gives you unlimited hop-on, hop-off use on all routes for either 24-, 48- or 72- hours, taking you to London’s ...

    The actual route aside from not seeing the front of Buckingham Palace was good. What really let the whole experience down was the headphone commentary. Our group found this to be childish and informative in any tangible way. This tour would be greatly improved if there was a continual commentary talking about all of the sites and places of interest that we passed. Scrap the quiz and the mindless banter. No one is interested.

  • Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    2. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

    Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivalled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the Lon...

    We had a really lovely day , we learnt lots , things we didn’t know , the staff were exceptional , really helpful , polite and knowledgeable .

  • London: More London for Less 5 Attractions Pass

    3. London: More London for Less 5 Attractions Pass

    Come and experience all 5 of London’s most iconic attractions; Madame Tussauds London, SEA LIFE London, The London Dungeon, DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London, and The London Eye. You can visit the attractions in whichever order you want and you could even come back for up to 5 amazing days out with the 1 value tickets as it’s valid for 90 days. Madame Tussauds London: Entry includes access to the Star Wars Experience. Get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities, sporting legends and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that had the world talking about them. SEA LIFE London Aquarium: The Aquarium is home to 400 different species in over 50 displays. See sharks, stingrays and clownfish, moray eels, lionfish and sideways-walking crabs. This is the perfect place to meet face to face with a shark and experience underwater life for yourself! The Lo...

    Good value for money however when we went to the first one they didn’t tell us how to or that we needed to book time slots for the rest of the attractions meaning there was no times left for most when we did find out (found out by trying to go to the next and got turned away) did mess our plans up a bit. It also doesn’t say anything about booking other time slots in the description or anything.

  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    4. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

  • London: Westminster Tour, Climb The O2 Arena, and Cable Car

    5. London: Westminster Tour, Climb The O2 Arena, and Cable Car

    From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament.   Next, head to the O2 Arena and get ready for a guided climb across the arena roof for scenic views of London's landmarks. Lastly, take the cable car for an easy ride across the River Thames, allowing for further amazing views of the London skyline from up high.

    Tim was a great host for the 3 hour walking tour. Loads of facts and stories which were fun and great even for those who have lived or worked in London for years. Then we were on our own with tickets for the cable car (not sure why but we only had single tickets which meant queuing to buy returns in the rain). Then the walk across the dome. Thankfully it had stopped raining and the views were brilliant and well briefed. Matt was fab and the experience is all well planned. A lovely day - thank you

  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    6. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

  • Vintage Double-Decker Bus Tour on Christmas Day in London

    7. Vintage Double-Decker Bus Tour on Christmas Day in London

    Take your seat on a beautifully restored double-decker bus and marvel at all of London’s highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye, all brought to life by your English-speaking guide. Take in the beauty of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, where Admiral Nelson and Wellington lie buried and where Princess Diana was married. Then, continue toward the Tower of London which was built nearly a thousand years ago and is now home to the Crown Jewels protected by the famous Beefeater Guards. The imposing former palace was once used as a fortress and prison. Keep your eyes open as your guide leads you toward Traitor's Gate where prisoners entered the tower for the last time! The tour lasts for 3 hours and will finish next to Victoria station.

    Our tour guide and driver were excellent, and we loved being on the vintage bus! Such a cool way to spend Christmas morning in London. ❤️

  • London: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Tour

    8. London: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Tour

    Sit back and relax while one of the well-ventilated open-top buses reconnects you with your favorite London landmarks. Glide past the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus in this 2 hours fully guided tour of Central London. This tour is not Hop-On Hop-Off and guests will be required to remain on the same bus for the duration of the tour. There will be masks and gloves provided, however, you can wear your own if you wish. The buses will be running at reduced capacity and tickets will be sold in specific time slots to avoid overcrowding. Join this activity to explore this great city, enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with a live English guide, or multilingual audio-guided tour.

    Good 2 hour trip around London sit up top as your see more and notice thing you might not know were there Commatry was fab

  • London: Westminster Tour and Houses of Parliament Entrance

    9. London: Westminster Tour and Houses of Parliament Entrance

    Take a walking tour of Westminster, the home of the UK government, and discover the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Begin by heading to Buckingham Palace, where you will be able to watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Soak up the atmosphere of Trafalgar Square and Whitehall before heading to the iconic London Eye. Then, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, as well as Parliament Square. Following your tour of the Westminster area, return to the Houses of Parliament. Here, enjoy a tour of the Houses of Commons and Lords with an audioguide and learn more about how the UK Parliament works.

    This was an amazing tour, our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable and loads of fun! The weather was not great as it was blustery and windy but we went anyways and eventually it cleared up and a great time was had by all.

  • London: Vintage Bus Tour and London Eye Ticket

    10. London: Vintage Bus Tour and London Eye Ticket

    Travel back in time on a 4-hour tour of London. The combined sightseeing tour includes a ride on a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and a short trip along the River Thames. End your excursion with spectacular views of the city from one of the panoramic pods of the London Eye. Head off for a tour of the city onboard a vintage double-decker bus. Pass historic attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. Admire Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral. Swap land for water and take a short trip along the River Thames, looking out for Shakespeare’s Globe, HMS Belfast, London Bridge, and much more. Back on dry land, re-join the bus and head for Buckingham Palace, home to the British royal family. You will arrive in time to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, as soldiers dressed in their iconic scarlet tunics and busbie...

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4.3 / 5

based on 138 reviews

Great way to get about and to give you an overall idea where the main attractions are.Loved the boat ride.

Fab done night bus excellent Boay dwn to grenitch loved it the 2 lads knew everything it was great

Took a brother visiting london for the first from Belgium and he has a fantastic time! Thank you

The Hop-on Hop-off bus tour was amazing! The commentary was fun and factual.

Great experience definitely recommend the Dungeons