London bus tour
What to expectSee London from on high - with expert multilingual audioguides. An open-topped hop-on hop-off bus tour gives you the opportunity to take to the streets like a Londoner and - with a choice of 24 hour and 48 hour tickets - to see the sights at your leisure. If you choose to take your time at Trafalgar Square to see the National Gallery, just get off and join another bus whenever you choose. There are three walking tours included - Jack The Ripper, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Rock 'n' Roll London - as well as a Thames River Cruise. We'd say this is one sightseeing tour you shouldn't miss.
- hop on and off wherever you like at over 80 stops across London
- 3 sightseeing routes (see below)
- Capital connectors near train stations
- 3 walking tours
- Complimentary hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise
- Tickets are valid from the time of activation.
3 sightseeing routes and capital connectors
Yellow route "Original Tour": main modern and historic landmarks of London such as Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, St James's Palace, Marble Arch, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Tower of London.
Blue route "Royal Borough Tour": on the West side of London with Kensington museums and high-end shopping. You can visit Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum and also Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Nearby you have Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park with the Buckingham Palace.
Orange route "British Museum Tour": get access to Kings Cross, Saint Pancras station and British Museum.
Capital connectors are available near Paddington station (Heathrow Express), Marylebone station , Saint Pancras station (Eurostar), King's Cross, Euston.
3 free walking tours
Changing of the Guard: watch Horse Guards Parade for the changing of the Horse Guard, before continuing on to Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, depart at 10am from The Original London Visitor Centre.
Rock 'n' Roll: walk through Soho, Carnaby Street and Trident Studios. Departs daily at 1pm from the Original London Visitor Centre.
Jack the Ripper: walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer. Departs daily at 3.30pm from The Original Tour bus stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill.
River Thames Sightseeing Cruise
Enjoy a complimentary hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise with your pass (24 or 48 hours). Boarding is at Westminster Pier (next to “Big Ben”) or Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London). Commentary are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japonese.
48 hour ticket holders have an extended cruise to historic Greenwich, where there are the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime Museum.
Experience the best sights of London
There's nothing quite like seeing London from your seat upstairs on an open-topped double decker bus. The entire city opens up around you. You'll be able to get on and get off wherever you choose on three different routes which take in all of the major sights - and take your time over it with a choice of 24 hour and 48 hour tickets.
You can see Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square as well as take a peek over the wall into the gardens at Buckingham Palace - and then there's the sights of exclusive Knightsbridge, home of Harrods and the ultra-rich. As you tour the financial district, you'll see the building that's become known as the Gherkin because of its distinctive shape - as well the ancient Tower of London.
Not just that but you can experience London from street level with walking tours included to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Rock 'n' Roll London and the exploits of London's most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Added to all of that is a free Thames River Cruise pass to see London in yet another way: from the ever-changing river that is at the very heart of this amazing city.