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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye provided by Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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A note from Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye
Face mask available where required. Explore the city from the top deck of our open top buses and discover many aspects of its history and culture in an open-air environment.
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass, the perfect choice for independent travelers. No matter how long you have in London, a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass allows you to explore at your own pace. Tick off all of London’s landmarks on multiple routes, one of which features live commentary, and see the city from a different perspective on an included Thames River cruise and walking tour.
  • Tick off London landmarks at a relaxed pace on a Big Bus sightseeing tour
  • A flexible and family-friendly sightseeing option 
  • Hop on or hop off at leisure on different routes
  • A Thames River cruise and walking tour is included with a ticket 
  • Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass
What to Expect
Redeem your Bug Bus bus voucher at any of the stops along one of the comprehensive routes. Opt for seating on the open-air upper deck or covered lower deck, depending on the weather, and listen to live or recorded commentary depending on the route chosen. Either stay on the bus for the entire loop of each route or disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. You can also plan ahead if you’d like and have a day’s itinerary laid out and ready. Information regarding when to take your optional walking tours and Thames River cruise is included on your voucher. Some popular stops include the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Kensington Gardens.
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Important Information
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • Complimentary earphones
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • A walking tour
  • Hotel drop-off for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington
  • Limited Hop on Hop off with 5 stops (until 31st August).
  • Optional London Eye Ticket
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are all 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For your optional London Eye ticket you must reserve the your time slot in advance please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Until 1st October only the Red Route is operating with limited stops. Hop on Hop Off at Stop 21 Victoria, Stop 4 Marble Arch, Stop 11 London Eye, Stop 14 St Pauls, Stop 16 Tower of London
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JWardenCambs wrote a review 09 Aug
Ely, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
Great live tour, good stops around London. Had Chloe as our guide, very fun and interactive and also helped us get off at the right stop! Highly recommended, managed to see all the sights we wanted to and learnt a lot. Thanks guys!
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Date of experience: August 2020
JamesRobert Reviews wrote a review 08 Aug
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
This was an interesting and fun experience. you get to see the main attractions of the beautiful city. although it can get busy it is really fun and worth it
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Date of experience: October 2019
Catherine Pearce wrote a review 07 Aug
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Today we went on a big bus hop on hop off tour with River Cruise, we were having trouble finding the bus stop but we suddenly see the bus coming towards us nowhere near a bus stop and we asked Scott the driver where we needed to collect it he very kindly drove to the nearest bus
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Rowan P wrote a review 05 Aug
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Chloe and Jackie were great with the tour and excellent with their job. Would highly recommend, especially if these two are your host's. Excellent experience for anybody who wants to see London for what is. Very pleased...will go again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Luke wrote a review 04 Aug
Barnstaple, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
This was my first time in our nation's capital and went on this tour it was fantastic even the weather stayed nice
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About the operator

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By: Big Bus Tours
Amazing experience
It was great! Interesting history with a lot o lf details We had an amazing Guide little Phil who made our experie
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Big bus tour london
Great to experience London in slightly quieter times. Chloe and Jackie were great 👍 would highly recommend
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Omar F
Great value and fun for a family!
We brought our 4 young children from the USA and they really loved this tour! We had a great tour guide, Phil, who
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No refund
During the Covid 19 crisis Big bus were the only company to refuse me a refund. We were booked for new York in Marc
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Always A GReat Way to See The City &Learn Some History too!
Wonderful time, loved the ability to get around and hop on and off again and see everything before I decide where
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Syed Tariq
I visited it with my nephews. It was really scary and in fact no attraction for me. It’s all scary and some times f
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We did orange route and red route. Seen everything we wanted. The tour guides make the journey!! Such good facts an
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Green line a waste of time
We only got a one day ticket as part of our London Pass, but we didn't even have time to do the Blue Line as we wai
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Great tour with Julia
Very great tour. Very personable and well-informed tour guide. Would highly recommend again to anyone else. Lots of
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Not the best Hop-On Hop Off in London
Used Big Bus on Saturday March 6th. Had to wait a long time for buses at all stops, while competitors (Original Ho
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Fantastic tours
Absolutely the best way to see and experience the sights of London. Drivers were extremely helpful as were the staf
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The Big Bus Associates Didnt Do Their Jobs Fully
The tour was great but I missed out on getting on the eye of London. The driver or crew associates never scanned my
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Red route bus tour
We went on the Red Route big bus tour and it was such a fantastic experience. Joe was our guide and he was amazing
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Poor service
We were not impressed with this tour company, there staff were less than helpful at stops. They didn’t know or want
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Good way to see the London
We had 4 days in the city and this was a great way to get a good overview and travel around to the attractions we w
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Key Details
  • Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and 124 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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