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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

By Golden Tours - Gray Line London
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Highlights

  • 70+ stops on 5 routes, including Big Ben & Tower of London

  • Frequent service with buses leaving every 15–20 minutes

  • No limit to the number of times you can hop on & off

  • Informative audio commentary available in 11 languages.

  • Freedom to explore the British capital at your own leisure

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Hop-on Hop-off bus pass for London

  • What's included

    Free WiFi on board the bus

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English on the Blue Route

  • What's included

    Pre-recorded commentary

  • What's included

    Headset for tour commentary

  • What's included

    Multilingual audio guides available on all routes in 11 languages

  • What's included

    River Thames sightseeing cruise with commentary (for the 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours pass)

  • What's included

    Walking tour (for the 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours pass only)

  • What's included

    Interactive treasure hunt mobile app. Earn points and claim your prize at the end!

  • What's excluded

    Admission to museums and attractions along the tour route

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • A pick-up (Yellow Route) and drop-off (Green Route) shuttle operates in the morning from 7 AM–10 AM and in the evening from 5 PM–6:30 PM between popular hotel districts and central London. Opening hours for the shuttle route vary; please check before yo go.

  • Essential Tour (Blue Route) opening hours are 8 AM–5 PM in the summer and 8 AM–4:30 PM in the winter. Buses depart every 30 minutes, and the entire loop lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

  • Classic Tour (Red Route) opening hours are 8:10 AM–5 PM in the summer and 8:10 AM–4:30 PM in the winter. Buses depart every 10–20 minutes, and the entire loop lasts approximately 3 hours.

  • Grand Tour (Orange Route) opening hours are 7:15 AM–4 PM in the summer and 7:15 AM–2:20 PM in the winter. Buses depart every 15–20 minutes, and the entire loop lasts approximately 3 hours.

  • The hop-on hop-off boat cruise is valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage during this time) between Westminster Pier to St Katharine’s Pier (via Embankment Pier, Festival Pier and Bankside Pier). Boats depart every 30 minutes.

  • The Royal Walking Tour departs daily at 10 AM and noon from Leicester Square. The Beatles London Walking Tour departs daily at 1 PM from Leicester Square.

  • 4-hour pass does not include the River Thames Cruise and the walking tours.

What you can expect

Experience the best of London's attractions and charm-filled districts from the open-air top of a comfortable, double-decker bus. Take advantage of unlimited rides along 5 routes, hopping off at any of more than 70 stops along the way to get a closer look.

Plan your own itinerary and explore the city to your heart’s content. You can choose to stay on the bus and take in the scenery for the entire loop, or stop at world-renowned landmarks along the way, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Engaging pre-recorded commentary highlights the main monuments and provides insights into the city's history and heritage.

If you'd like, upgrade your ticket to add on a few additional sightseeing activities. A River Thames cruise lets you see landmarks between Tower Hill and the London Eye from the water. Admire the view from the boat before completing your adventure with a choice of 2 guided walking tours—the Royal Walking Tour or the Beatles London Walking Tour.

Classic Tour (Red Route) stops include:

  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Kensington Palace
  • Hyde Park
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Bridge

Essential Tour (Blue Route) stops include:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Haymarket
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Tower Hill
  • Lambeth Palace

Grand Tour (Orange Route) stops include:

  • Marble Arch
  • Tothill Street
  • London Bridge
  • Kings Cross Station
  • Marylebone Road / Baker Street Station

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Shuttle (Yellow & Green Route) stops include:

  • Lancaster Gate
  • Bayswater Road
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Holland Park Ave

Location

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Activity Location

  • Multiple Locations Visited
  • London

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Golden Tours Visitor Centre Kensington
  • 156 Cromwell Road
  • London
  • Golden Tours Visitor Centre Leicester Square
  • 11a Charing Cross Road
  • London
  • Golden Tours Visitor Centre Paddington
  • 145 Praed Street
  • London
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Ludgate Hill
  • London
  • Tower Hill Station tourist bus stop
  • Tower Hill
  • London
  • King's Cross Station - Bus Stop T
  • Pancras Road
  • London
  • Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria
  • 4 Fountain Square 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road
  • London
  • Bus Stop G
  • Duncannon Street St Martin-in-the Fields
  • London
  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • County Hall
  • London
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