Welcome to the Big Bus Sightseeing Tour of London
Your open-top bus tour takes you to all of London’s famous landmarks and reveals London’s colourful 2,000-year history. The tour offers you a choice of a recorded commentary or a live commentary delivered by entertaining guides.
The hop-on, hop-off facility will enable you to get on and off the bus at many places of interest. Choose from the 24 or 48 hour ticket to see the city and its sights at your own pace.
Your sightseeing tour of London also includes a free cruise on the River Thames and 4 guided walking tours for you to enjoy; plus Big Bus Reward Vouchers that offer a range of discounts at attractions, shops and restaurants.
The Big Bus Sightseeing Tour is a safe and relaxed way to experience this great city and it is the perfect introduction to London and a fun day out for all.
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See All of London's Famous Sights
The Big Bus Tour is carefully designed to take you to all of London’s famous landmarks: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London are just some of the iconic places you will discover.
The Big Bus Tour has the most extensive route of any London sightseeing tour, taking you to more tourist attractions and revealing more things to do in London than any other sightseeing tour.
For more information on the places you will visit on the Big Bus Tour, checkout the Tour Highlights.
Entertaining Live Guides - Red Route
Big Bus Tours is the classic open-top sightseeing tour of London.
All tours on the Red Route are led by experienced guides; London enthusiasts who will talk you through the history of the city, giving you a personal and entertaining commentary about London and its highlights.
Whether you are making your first trip to London or have lived here for many years, the Big Bus guides pride themselves on revealing something fascinating and new to every visitor.
The interesting and informative commentary provided by the professional guides is just one reason why the Big Bus sightseeing tour is one of the very best things to do when visiting London.
Recorded Commentary - Blue Route
The Blue Tour is the most extensive London sightseeing tour.
The personal recorded commentary enables you to hear all about London in your choice of 8 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Russian. Complimentary earphones are provided.
In addition to the many sightseeing attractions of central London, the Blue Tour travels west to the Victoria & Albert and Science and Natural History Museums - all are free to enter. You will also discover the shopping havens of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Kensington High Street.
The hop-on, hop-off facility is a great benefit of the London Bus Tour that enables you to explore the sights at your leisure. There are more than 50 locations where you can get off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest.
This facility gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and explore the cities' magnificent landmarks and exciting attractions for as little or as long as you like. You can get off and on the open-top buses as many times as you want within the validity of your ticket.
Boat Cruise on the River Thames
Your Big Bus Tour ticket enables you to hop on and off any of the river boat services operated by our partners, City Cruises.
The river cruise includes live commentary and enables you to see London and its attractions from a different perspective. Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate Modern Art Gallery are just some of the famous highlights that line the riverside.
If you have purchased a 24hr ticket you can travel on the Thames between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London. If you have purchased a 48hr ticket, the free Thames river cruise also offers the chance to travel all the way to Greenwich and explore the National Maritime Museum and the Greenwich Royal Observatory. No matter how many times you tour the river, you'll enjoy the sights and will appreciate this distinctive perspective on London.
The River Cruise departure times vary, but are approximately every 20 minutes in the Summer and every 30-40 minutes in the Winter. You can board the River Cruise at Tower Pier, Westminster Pier or Waterloo Pier, however please check with our staff on your day of travel.
For more information on the cruise timetable Click Here.
4 Walking Tours
The walks are led by a friendly Big Bus guide; taking you on relaxed walking tours that give you the opportunity to learn about specific parts of London's history. You may join as many of the walks as you wish.
The Royal London Walk - 10.20am
Learn about the history of St James’ Palace and Buckingham Palace, putting you in a prime position for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
The Harry Potter Film Locations Walk - 1pm
This walk reveals 7 London locations which have featured in the Harry Potter Films.
The Beatles Walk - 3:30pm
Follow in the Beatles' footsteps through Soho and Mayfair. Learn about their rise to stardom and hear about other famous people they met on their way.
The Ghosts by Gaslight Walk - 6pm
Discover London’s darker history with tales of ghosts, murder and the troubled times that litter London’s past.
The Walking Tours last approximately 1½ - 2 hours and leave from Trafalgar Square; Big Bus stop 10 and 37 (outside the Sainsbury's Wing of the National Gallery).
Big Savings in London!
Big Bus Tours has negotiated a range of discounts and offers for you to use during your London visit. The Reward Voucher Book offers discounts at a variety of restaurants, shops and attractions.
The voucher book is free for all Big Bus customers. To collect your book, simply call in to the Big Bus Information Centre located near Victoria Station or collect your vouchers from one of the three main departure points: Baker Street, Green Park and Marble Arch.