River Cruise

With selected Big Bus London tickets you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames, operated by our partners, City Cruises.

The river cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to see the city from a different angle, and includes live commentary. Top London attractions lining the Thames include Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern.

With the 24-hour Big Bus ticket, you can travel one way along the Thames from Westminster Pier to the Tower of London, or vice versa.

With the 48-hour bus tour ticket, you can enjoy return travel to Greenwich, where you can explore the National Maritime Museum and the Greenwich Royal Observatory.

Departure times vary for the river cruise, but tours are approximately every 20 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter.

You can board the river cruise at:

  • Tower Pier (near Stop #18)
  • Greenwich Pier
  • Westminster Pier (near Stop #19)
  • London Eye Pier (near Stops #13 and #20)

Free Walking Tours

Our free London walking tours are led by friendly Big Bus tour guides, who will take you on a relaxed walking tour of the city that will give you the opportunity to learn more about specific parts of London’s history. With your Big Bus tour ticket, you’re free to join us on as many London walking tours as you like.

All walking tours last approximately 1½ - 2 hours and leave from Trafalgar Square; Big Bus Stop #10.

Royal London: 10.00am
Learn about the history of St James’ Palace and Buckingham Palace. This tour will put in you a prime position for witnessing the Changing the Guard ceremony at 11:00am (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Harry Potter: 1:30pm
This walking tour reveals the London film locations for the Harry Potter movies, as well as popular TV shows and movies like Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who.

Haunting Mysteries: 4.30pm
Be thrilled by the Haunting Mysteries walking tour, with your guide telling tales of mystery and intrigue as you travel to some of London's spookier landmarks and secret haunts.


Free Rewards Voucher Booklet

When you take a Big Bus tour you’ll receive a voucher book filled with a great range of discounts and offers for you to use at top London attractions.

The London voucher book is completely free for all Big Bus customers - collect it when you hop on board our tour bus.

Free Poncho

In the instance of wet weather, you'll be protected with a complimentary clear poncho, allowing you to continue enjoying London's sights from the open-top upper deck.