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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Greater London, United Kingdom
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to the fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London by open-top sightseeing bus
  • Sightseeing ticket valid for one, two, or three days to explore London at your own pace
  • Upgrade to the fast-track London Eye option to take in panoramic views from the London Eye
  • Thames cruise included with each ticket option
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • See top London attractions including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This ultra-customizable hop-on hop-off bus tour includes multiple routes and ticket durations.
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Hop-on hop-off bus tour
Recorded commentary
30-minute river cruise
Hop on Hop off with 22 stops
Optional London Eye Ticket
90 minute Panoramic (Non Stop) Evening Tour from Stop 11 with Premium and Premium Plus Tickets
Free WIFI on Board
Food and drinks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Explore the best of historic London—seat of the British Royalty—by bus on a lively tour of the city’s key attractions and landmarks. Hop aboard the Big Bus at any of the stops on the route, and grab a comfortable seat in the enclosed lower deck or on the open-air upper deck for the best views. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary and pace with the structure of strategically placed stops and informative onboard commentary from a professional guide. When purchasing your ticket, choose from multiple routes. (A complete list of stops can be found in the Itinerary below.) Upgrade to include a must-do London Eye Flight.

With your Classic (1-day), Premium (2-day), or Deluxe (3-day) pass, hop on and off the double-decker bus at any of the route’s many locations, or stay onboard for a relaxing ride through buzzing London. As you ride, learn about London’s history and interesting anecdotes about locals sites such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Marble Arch and more. Hop off to explore the eclectic shops in Covent Garden, snap photos of the lavish Buckingham Palace or experience the bustle of Oxford Street. Between stops, stroll through gorgeous Hyde Park and view Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

Your hop-on hop-off pass includes a single or return cruise along the River Thames.

Click on the ‘Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  First Departure at 8.30am from Stop 1 and last full route from Stop 1 one is 3.58pm. Frequency every 20 - 30 mins.
Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe
Stop 4 - Marble Arch
Stop 26 - Hyde Park Corner
Stop 27 - Harrods
Stop 28 - South Kensington Museums
Stop 29 - Gloucester Road
Stop 30 - Kensington Palace
Stop 31 - Notting Hill
Stop 32 - Kensington Gardens
Stop 33 - Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
Stop 34 - Lancaster Gate
Stop 35 - Paddington Station
Stop 36 - Praed Street
Stop 37 - Park Lane
Points of interest passed by on this route
Statue of Eros (Anteros)
St. James's Park
St. Mary le Strand
Park Lane
Marble Arch
Grosvenor Square
Wellington Arch
Hyde Park
South Kensington
Kensington Palace
2 hours 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Buses depart every 15 - 20 mins. The first bus departs from Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound at 09:00 and the last bus departs at 17:00.
Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe
Stop 3 - Queen Mother Gates
Hyde Park
Stop 4 - Marble Arch
Stop 5 - Baker Street
Stop 6 - Oxford Street
Stop 7 - Regent Street
Stop 8 - Piccadilly Circus
Stop 9 - Trafalgar Square
Stop 10 - Craig's Court
Stop 11 - Whitehall
4 York Rd
Stop 12 - London Eye
Stop 13 - Waterloo (Eastbound)
1 Aldwych
Stop 14 - Covent Garden
26 Ludgate Hill
Stop 15 - St Paul’s Cathedral
362 Tower Hill
Stop 16 - Tooley Street
Stop 17 - Tower of London
Stop 18 - Temple Underground station
Stop 19 - Westminster Pier
Lambeth Palace Road
Stop 20 - Lambeth Palace
Stop 21 - College Green
Stop 22 - Tothill Street
1 Buckingham Place
Stop 23 - Buckingham Palace
Stop 24 - Victoria, Nova Complex
Stop 25 - Victoria Station
Stop 38 - London Eye (Westbound)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace
HMS Belfast
Tower Bridge
Big Bus Tours
Somerset House
Nelson's Column
Piccadilly Circus
St. James's Park
St. James's Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral
Royal Opera House
Trafalgar Square
Hyde Park
Westminster Abbey
Covent Garden
Leicester Square
Houses of Parliament
Big Ben
Westminster Cathedral
Bank of England Museum
Green Park
Changing of the Guard
Royal Albert Hall
Parliament Square
Statue of Eros (Anteros)
Downing Street
Royal Mews
Southwark Cathedral
Temple Church
Regent Street
St. Mary le Strand
St. Clement Danes Church
The Mall
The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Admiralty Arch
Thames River
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Cleopatra's Needle
London Eye
Wellington Arch
30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
Grosvenor Square
Westminster Bridge
The View from The Shard
The London Film Museum - Covent Garden
Royal Exchange Building London
London Bridge
London Victoria Station
Wellington Monument (Achille's Statue)
Marble Arch Theatre
Marble Arch
Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
City Hall
Borough Market
The London Dungeon
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
DreamWork's Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London
Westminster Bridge
Fleet Street
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are all equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For your optional London Eye ticket you must reserve the your time slot in advance please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus London

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise.
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "a 2-day pass is really needed if you have a limited amount of time in London and you want to see everything." See review
  • "If you are going in winter bus tours are not heated and it can be quite cold so layer up." See review


6,101 Reviews

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Great way to get around
, Jul 2021
Excellent way to see London. Lots of stops near all major attractions, upbeat and informative commentary, helpful friendly staff at most stops.
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A lot more than we expected
, Jul 2021
Lovely tour got more than we bargained for on the cruise.....tour bus here I come..unfortunately was not able to fit cruise and tour bus on the same day due to problem I just let the operator know ..and wow it was all sorted. Thank you guys .by next and wow sorted.
Top deck experience!
, Jul 2021
Brilliant experience! Great way to see the top sights quickly and learned a lot about London from the commentary that I never knew. Well worth it.
Great way to see London
, Jul 2021
Well organised and regular busses made it easy to hop on and off. The App was very helpful. Recorded commentary was weak but live commentary from Tiffany was excellent.
Fantastic experience, make sure you dont lose your ticket.
, Jun 2021
The only thing that I was not made aware of was once they have printed your ticket, you must not lose them otherwise you will be stuck, even if you show them your detail and emails of confirmation. Otherwise the big bus tour was amazing and friendly.
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Lovely day out touring London
, Jun 2021
Nice touring on top of the big bus going to the different landmarks around London. The bus supplied earphones so we could hear about the history of London. Great being on an open top bus, great views, enjoyable experience
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River cruise a must
, Aug 2020
Availibility of busses limited. Green Park stop not in use but no signage at the stop to tell you this. Last bus finishes too early for summer. River cruise was lovely, pity it didn't go up to Canary wharf.
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First Time Rider
, Mar 2020
We had a difficult time locating the bus stops while in the city. Once we found it the bus operator was very nice and helpful.
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, Feb 2020
The bus tour was a very convenient way to see most of the city. I recommend it if you need to get around to sight see.
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Great experience
, Jan 2020
All routes and areas taking care of with this hop on hop off. Found all the staff helpful and the knowledge that the guides have is far better then any of the other hop on hop offs I've done all over europe.
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