Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
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  • Departure Details :
    You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
  • Return Details :
    You may disembark at any of the available stops.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use your 1-, 2-, or 3- days tickets on Three different routes, one with an onboard guide and the other with audio narration, and hop on or off at any more than 40 stops around town. A free walking tour is included with each option, as well as a River thames cruise.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Home to British royalty as well as some of the worlds best-known historical monuments, attractions and landmarks, London is a city with sightseeing opportunities aplenty. Hop aboard an open-top Big Bus to soak up the sights of the beloved English capital and discover its delights at your own pace.Four routes are included with your ticket: Best of Central London (Red Route), which lasts for a full 2.5 hours and includes both a live English-speaking guide and recorded audio commentary in 12 different languages; the Best of the West - Museums & Royalty (Blue Route), covering the West of London stopping at Harrods, the South kensington Museums and Kensington palace with audio commentary; the Magical Merlink (Orange Route), providing a direct connection between Madame Tussauds and London's Southbank attractions including The london eye; the North to Central Link (Green Route), which includes stops at Covent garden and the British museum.

For those who want to take it easy, stay on board for the full loops listening to entertaining commentary as you go. If you want to explore the city on foot, hop on and off Wherever, and whenever, you like. Big Bus offers a range of activities to do in between daily rides, including a daily walking tour and a 30-minute River thames sightseeing cruise. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

With your Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day), or Deluxe (3 day) pass, the sights to see are endless. Travel to Trafalgar square to stand in awe of Nelsons Column, or stretch your legs on a stroll through beautiful Hyde park. With your camera in hand, hop off your bus near Buckingham Palace to capture sights of the Queens London home, and look out for must-see landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster abbey, St paul|s cathedral s Cathedral, the London eye and more.

Click on the Additional Info button below to see a map of the London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.


Best of Central London – Red Route

Stop     Name
1          Green Park Underground
2          Hyde Park Corner
3          Queen Mother Gates
4          Marble Arch
5          Mayfair
6          Regent Street
7          Piccadilly Circus
8          Haymarket
9          Trafalgar Square
10        Craig’s Court
11        Whitehall
12        London Eye
13        Waterloo
14        Covent Garden
15        St Paul’s Cathedral
16        Tower of London
17        Temple Underground Station
18        Westminster Pier
12        London Eye
19        Lambeth Palace
20        Buckingham Palace
21        Buckingham Palace Road
22        Nova Complex
23        Victoria Station

Best of the West – Blue Route

Stop     Name

4          Marble Arch
5          Mayfair
24        Hyde Park Corner
25        Harrods
26        South Kensington Museums
27        Gloucester Road
28        Kensington Palace
29        Notting Hill
30        Kensington Gardens
31        Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
32        Lancaster Gate
33        Paddington Station
34        Praed Street
35        Baker Street

North to Central Link – Green Route

Stop       Name

40           Woburn (Northbound)
41           Euston station
42           Kings Cross Station
43           St. Pancras Station
44           Euston Road
45           Woburn (Southbound)
46           British Museum (Southbound)
17           Temple underground station
14           Covent Garden
47           British Museum (Northbound)

Magical Merlink – Orange Route

Stop       Name

35           Baker Street
36           Oxford Street
12           London Eye
37           Waterloo
38           London Eye
39           Whitehall
1              Green Park underground
2              Hyde Park Corner
3              Queen Mother Gates
4              Marble Arch
35           Baker Street
London activities (operating daily; start times listed on your booking voucher):
London walking tour (1.5–2 hours)
Gain insight into London’s history on a leisurely walking tour with an expert guide. Get a taste of the majesty and history of London with an introduction to royalty and politics. The tour meets every morning at 1:30am from Trafalgar Square (bus stop 9) and finishes at Horse Guards.
On days when there is a Changing of the Guard, your guide will walk you directly to Buckingham Palace to see this traditional ceremony for yourself before completing a short tour back to Trafalgar Square.

River Thames cruise (30 minutes)
Want to see London’s delights from the water? Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise from Westminster Pier to Tower Pier or vice versa. Audio commentary is provided on board. Depart from Westminster Pier (Stop 18), London Eye Pier (Stop 12), Tower Pier (Stop 16) or Greenwich Pier.
Classic ticket: Single river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London, either direction)
Premium ticket: Hop-on, hop-off river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)
Deluxe ticket: Hop-on, hop-off river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)


Hop-on hop-off bus tour

Live guide (Red Route)

Recorded commentary

Complimentary earphones

30-minute river cruise

A walking tour

Hotel drop-off for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington


Hotel pickup

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption

Buses are 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

Ramps are provided for wheelchair users

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-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.

  • 01-Jan-2020

    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.

  • 14-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.

  • 14-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.

  • 13-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.

  • 12-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..

  • 08-Nov-2019

    Love this tour! I like to sit on the top, weather permitting! You get a great overview of a city and can then go back and spend more time where you like! If not a live guide on the bus, you get ear buds to listen to a recorded commentary as you pass the key points of interest. A great way to get around the city!

  • 08-Nov-2019

    we have used Big Bus in London on several occasions over the years. Each time, a delightful experience. However, I don't know what happened this time. Buses took forever to arrive. Drivers apologized , blaming the traffic. But for every Big Bus that came by, there were at least 3 of the different competitors. So, traffic was really not to blame. Also, there were fewer staff members or no one at all at the busier stops, like London Tower, where dozens of people crowded and waited for over 90 minutes. I don't think I'll use the company again.

  • 08-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.

  • 23-Oct-2019

    This is an excellent way to see the city, learn the history and get around town. Helps to get out of the crowded city!!

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