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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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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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 01/07/20 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 and see the city from a different perspective on an included Thames River cruise and walking tour. Upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel.
  • Tick off London landmarks at a relaxed pace on a Big Bus sightseeing tour
  • A flexible and family-friendly sightseeing option 
  • A Thames River cruise and walking tour is included with a ticket 
  • Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass
  • Upgrade to include a London Eye flight
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. Upgrade to include a must-do London Eye Flight. 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
  • Hotel drop-off for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington
  • Limited Hop on Hop off with 5 stops (until 1st October).
  • 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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Aysha H wrote a review 14 Sep
Nanjing, China38 contributions13 helpful votes
I tried the 2 day (an extended version) London hop on / off tour’s with Golden gate and I was not sorry for it. You realize that the things you had seen, entered and passed through actually have a story behind. The guides in the buses give you those tiny but most precious
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Date of experience: September 2020
Phil Rayner wrote a review 13 Sep
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Friendly staff (Chloe and Dave) made for an enjoyable tour. Dave gave us a smooth ride while Chloe kept up an enthusiastic and entertaining commentary. Would recommend anytime.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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planetem wrote a review 12 Sep
Nottingham, United Kingdom15 contributions23 helpful votes
Buses don’t come on time, every hour if you’re if you’re doing hop on hop off you can hardly complete the tour in a day. Staff are unhelpful and there is no social distancing on board. If you try to complain or get a refund the staff are rude and sarcastic. I had to
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Tracy wrote a review 2 Sep
United Kingdom1 contribution
Amazing team of staff in London. We had a little trouble with our ticket but this was quickly resolved. (Thank you Ashley and Debbie) the bus tour was a great way to see the sites of London and the river cruise was highly entertaining the captain was really really funny and very
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Date of experience: September 2020
Rachel wrote a review Aug 2020
Matlock Bath, United Kingdom1 contribution
I took my 5 year old daughter on the hop on hop off tour as she’s recently done ‘London’ as a topic at school and was keen to see the sights for real. Our guide Phil was absolutely fantastic and really made an effort to involve my daughter, making sure to point out Pudding Lane
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Date of experience: August 2020
About the operator

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By: Big Bus Tours
Laney F
Tour bus at night, easy to find
PABLO was a very knowledgable guide, answered questions well. Well worth doing this tour. We are so glad we did i
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Good Big Bus Tour
Have done similar hop on and hop off tours in other cities and this was good considering the covid -19 circumstance
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Ste M
Not to be trusted with third party tickets.
Booked a 2-day premium ticket which according to the website includes a river cruise "Take to the water with a retu
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Firstly my review is based on the misleading information provided by a representative to purchase the two day ticke
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Thank to you Phil for an amazing Big Bus tour
Really enjoyed all Madame Tussauds, the Big Bus tour with live commentary and the London Eye, which we paid for in
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Awful business to deal with
This company is useless. The customer service is the worst I’ve ever dealt with. I wouldn’t recommend using their s
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Paul the driver and Chloe the guide both very helpful and informative, the interaction from Chloe during her talks
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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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Key Details
  • Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and 94 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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