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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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 Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
  • 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 Big London Day Out option to take in panoramic views from the London Eye
  • Thames cruise included with each ticket option (Fri-Sun only)
  • 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
Complimentary earphones
30-minute river cruise (Friday - Sunday Only)
Hotel drop-off for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington
Limited Hop on Hop off with 5 stops
Optional London Eye Ticket
Food and drinks

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

5:00 PM

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 short cruise along the River Thames, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.

Click on the ‘Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Buses depart every 20 minutes. The first bus departs from Marble Arch at 8:30 and the last bus departs at 16:30
Marble Arch
Speakers Corner
Mayfair
Stop S, Park Lane
Green Park
Next to the Ritz, by entry to Green Park
Hyde Park Corner
Opposite Hard Rock Cafe
Hyde Park Corner
Stop L, outside Lanesborough Hotel
Harrods
Brompton Road
South Kensington Museums (Stop K)
Stop N, near Rembrandt Hotel
Gloucester Road (Stop GR)
Stop GR, outside underground station
Kensington Palace (Stop N)
Stop N, Kensington Road
Notting Hill Gate
Stop M, Notting Hill Gate
Kensington Palace Gardens
Bayswater Road, outside Urban Meadow Cafe
Thistle Hyde Park - Kensington Gardens
Bayswater Road
Lancaster Gate Columbia Hotel (Stop LE)
Stop LE, outside Columbia Hotel
Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace (Stop D)
London Road at junction with Praed Street
Hilton London Metropole
By the Metropole Hotel
Points of interest passed by on this route
Marble Arch
 
Marble Arch Theatre
 
Mayfair
 
Park Lane
 
Hyde Park Corner
 
Wellington Arch
 
Knightsbridge
 
Harrods
 
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
 
Natural History Museum
 
Science Museum
 
Royal Albert Hall
 
Albert Memorial
 
Kensington High Street
 
Kensington Palace
 
Kensington Gardens
 
Notting Hill
 
Bayswater
 
Paddington Station
 
Oxford Street
 
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Buses depart every 20-30 minutes. The first bus departs from Woburn at 8:40 and the last bus departs at 17:30
Woburn
Opposite Russell Court
Euston
Stop L, corner of Upper Woburn Place & Euston Road
King's Cross and St Pancras (Stop T)
Stop T, Pancras Road, diagonally opposite Great Northern Hotel
St Pancras International (Stop S)
Stop S, Midland Road, opposite Francis Crick Institute/British Library
Euston Road
Stop M, Upper Woburn Place, next to St. Pancras Church
Woburn
Outside Russell Court
The British Museum
Stop X, Southampton Row
Temple Station
Embankment, opposite Temple underground Station
Covent Garden
Stop outside No. 1 Aldwych
The British Museum
Stop Y, Southampton Row
Points of interest passed by on this route
St. Pancras International Station
 
King's Cross Station
 
London Euston Station
 
Russell Square
 
The British Museum
 
Holborn
 
Covent Garden
 
St. Clement Danes Church
 
St. Mary le Strand
 
Temple Church
 
Cleopatra's Needle
 
Victoria Embankment
 
Thames River
 
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Buses depart every 30 - 60 mins. The first bus departs from Victoria Stand at 10:30 and the last bus departs at 16:30. Limited Service Includes: Stop 21 Victoria, Stop 4 Marble Arch, Stop 11 London Eye, Stop 14 St Pauls, Stop 16 Tower of London We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 inline with government advice & requirements of the local authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses & social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety & hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service & changes to ticket inclusions. This may include frequency of departures, changes to routes & reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or download our app to find out more about our new health & safety measures & the most update service information.
Green Park
Next to the Ritz, by entry to Green Park
Hyde Park Corner
135 Piccadilly, stop opposite Hard Rock Café
Queen Elizabeth Gate
Stop opposite London Hilton
Marble Arch
Speakers’ Corner
Mayfair
Stop S, top of Park Lane
Regent Street
Stop V, Regent Street
Piccadilly Circus
Stop G, Regent Street
Trafalgar Square
Stop Z by the National Gallery
Craig's Court
Junction of Craig's Court & Whitehall
Whitehall
Stop opposite Horse Guards
London Eye
Westminster Bridge by lion statue
Waterloo
Stop F, York Road
Covent Garden
Stop outside No. 1 Aldwych
St. Paul's Cathedral
Opposite MacDonalds
Tooley Street
City Hall
The Tower Of London (Stop TA)
Tower Hill stop
Temple Station
Embankment
Westminster Pier (Stop K)
Stop K, Victoria Embankment
Tothill Street
Outside the Blue Boar
Buckingham Palace Road
Outside No. 1 Buckingham Gate
Nova Food
Buckingham Palace Road, outside sourced
London Victoria Rail Station
Buckingham Palace Road
Points of interest passed by on this route
Tower of London
 
Buckingham Palace
 
HMS Belfast
 
Tower Bridge
 
Big Bus Tours
 
Somerset House
 
Mayfair
 
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
 
Cenotaph
 
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
 
Whitehall
 
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.
  • Until Spring 2021 only the Red Route is operating with limited stops. Hop on Hop Off at Stop 21 Victoria, Stop 4 Marble Arch, Stop 11 London Eye, Stop 14 St Pauls, Stop 16 Tower of London
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
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 with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye?
A:
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 with Optional London Eye.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Check their map to make sure you are on the route that you want to be on." See review
  • "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
  • "Be aware that the traffic in the city is in almost total gridlock but that it works to your advantage as you have a great view of all the goings-on." See review

Reviews

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6,068 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-3
River cruise a must
Tracy_L
, 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
Kerry_G
, 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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star-5
Convenient
Kierra_P
, 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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star-5
Great experience
giulissalanda
, 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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Not As Expected
M9187QRianh
, Dec 2019
Viator are third-party service to Big Bus tours. Even though we booked and paid early, before Christmas Day, Big Bus demanded a 6 pound premium per person and non-negotiable, this even without live guide, walking tour or short boat cruise on Thames. Appreciate the 25th was a national holiday, but the buses were crammed to capacity and Big Bus would clearly have known the tickets sold. Having done hip-hops in many cities, the Big Bus attitude was by far the worse with minimal courtesy shown. The actual stops were fine but competitor firms are similar. Most disappointed.
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star-5
London big bus
Carol B
, Nov 2019
Great service and a great way to see the sights in a short time frame. Very friendly supportive staff and audio equipment worked very well and information provided was of a high standard.
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star-3
London trip.
Guide11962133756
, Nov 2019
London is very congested and kind of dirty. The people there were friendly and helpful. I don’t think I will go back there again.
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The traffic is ridiculous
260gaild
, Nov 2019
I have done hop on hop off busses all over Europe,but the London traffic made the trip excruciating. I could have walked faster, which is why the locals all walk. Guides were good, but few were native English speakers.
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star-1
Poor service
Moraisvivian
, Nov 2019
We literally threw our money out with this one. Busses don't come often, Crew not helpful and it is constantly STUCK in traffic. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! use the underground to move where you want to go and see the sights there..
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WORST TOUR COMPANY IN THE WORLD,COMPLETELY SHAMELESS
tareglobal
, Nov 2019
I have never seen such inefficiency.Got to Victoria station,London,nobody talked to me.I called the customer service line for at least 21 times,nobody picked the call,the next day,nobody even returned my call.One of the biggest ways to waste of your time and money.Want a refund,there is nobody to talk to.Such a shameles scam of a company.
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