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Best way to start your trip! Get to know the city’s layout and top attractions so you can plan your itinerary and make the most of your time.

Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus London 1-Day Tour and Thames River Cruise tickets

Gate Prices Adult £35.00
Child (3-15) £18.00

The 1-Day Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour is one of the best ways to get around to all the top sights in London. Learn all about London’s history, culture, and more with informative and entertaining narration along the way while enjoying a bird’s-eye-view of the streets below.

You’ll have the flexibility to hop-on or off at any of the 50+ included stops to explore by foot and visit popular attractions. Buses run on 5-15 minute intervals so you won’t have to wait too long at any stops. Red Lines feature live English commentary while Blue and Green Tours offer pre-recorded commentary in your choice of 12 languages.

Free included extras! Each ticket includes a free ticket to a cruise along the River Thames and a selection of free guided walking tours. Board the river cruise, operated by City Cruises, and get a narrated one-way tour of the city along the river between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London. And, go on any of the free London walking tours: Royal London, highlighting the history of St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace, Harry Potter, which visits iconic locations from the Harry Potter moves, or London Rocks, which focuses on theatre, film, food, and fashion in London.

Popular stops along the way include:

  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Haymarket
  • Trafalgar Square
  • The Coca-Cola London Eye
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • London Bridge
  • Parliament Square
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • And More

Easy boarding! Hop-on at any Big Bus stop.
Show your pass to a Big Bus staff member at any included stop. If no staff is available, just board the bus and show your pass at the next stop. Click here to download a list of Big Bus stops.

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus London 1-Day Tour and Thames River Cruise tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Easy boarding! Hop-on at any Big Bus stop.
Show your pass to a Big Bus staff member at any included stop. If no staff is available, just board the bus and show your pass at the next stop. Click here to download a list of Big Bus stops.

Please note, admission to The Tower of London is not included with the London Explorer Pass. Each ticket includes a free ticket to a cruise along the River Thames and a selection of guided walking tours.

Note

For the quickest way to move between attractions, we recommend you use the London Underground with your Oyster Card. This is the most time-efficient way to travel across London. The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus is a 1-day sightseeing tour and not recommended as the only mode of transportation to travel between attractions.

Popular Attraction Stops

The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour has 51 stops, including 6 at or near attractions on the London Explorer Pass listed below:

(5) Baker Street Corner of Baker St. and Marylebone Rd

  • Madame Tussauds

(8) Piccadilly Circus Junction of Regent St, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Ave, Haymarket and Coventry St

  • Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour
  • Planet Hollywood Restaurant

(9) Haymarket 57-60 Haymarket

  • Meal at Planet Hollywood

(10) Trafalgar Square

  • James Bond Walking Tour

(14) London Eye

  • Coca-Cola London Eye
  • London Eye River Cruise
  • SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • The London Dungeon
  • DreamWorks Tours: Shrek's Adventure!

(16) St. Paul's

  • St. Paul's Cathedral

Please note: the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour is a great way to get acquainted with the city, but should not be relied on as a mode of transportation. For quickest transportation between attractions, we recommend you use the Underground.

Address

Tickets can be picked up at Piccadilly (outside Green Park tube station, next to the Ritz hotel), Victoria Station (on the station forecourt) or Baker Street (Big Bus Kiosk between Baker Street tube station and Madame Tussauds)
 

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