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City Sightseeing: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Thames River Cruise

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See London in a new light on a flexible bus tour! Explore landmarks on foot or take a River Thames cruise to enjoy waterfront views.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the freedom to explore London at your own pace with a 1-day or 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass.

  • With 39+ different stops, this tour will take you around to all the famous landmarks London has to offer on 3 different routes.

  • The pass includes a sightseeing cruise ride across the Thames River with 24-hour and 48-hour tickets.

  • You'll get recorded commentary in multiple languages and free WiFi on board. Plus, there's an app that makes it easy to live-track the bus.

  • Popular stops on your HOHO route include London Bridge, Westminster Bridge, and Harrods.

Inclusions

  • 1-day, 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour

  • Access to Red, Blue & Green routes

  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish & Arabic

  • One-way Thames River cruise (optional)

  • Mobile app with a detailed map and live bus tracking

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Australia, Netherlands and over 42 countries have loved this experience
Joanne Bacon

Joanne

5/5

Jun, 2024

Easy to book online. Staff waiting for us at all points of embarkment and disembarkment of bus so extremely reassuring and answered all our queries without hesitation and with a big smile! Bus clean and bus driver fabulous. Voice over informative, easy to hear and incredibly well timed! :-) Loved the cruise and lines and thought it was exceptional value for money.
WILLIAM JOSEPH TRUSTY JR

William

3/5

May, 2024

I responded earlier but seem not to have the option for the negative feedback from the overall good experience. On the first day we waited for 45 minutes at the British Museum, but the bus never showed. We caught the bus later at the hotel. Also, pollution seems higher on the top deck and in traffic. I often had to clean black soot out of my nostrils after a bus ride, and our family all caught colds after our first two days of bus rides. We came again for another one-day and had similar pollution problems. The Edinburgh ticket worked nicely, and we stayed out of the rain as well. We did not use public transportation there.
Lorella Rossini-Foresti

Lorella

4/5

May, 2024

Tour well organized and description of monuments excellent. Lots of traffic slowed down the tour considerably, but nothing to do with the organization.
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Lorraine Lobb

Lorraine

4/5

Apr, 2024

Very informative commentary BUT would have been easier to follow if each stop was announced by the numbers on your map. The drivers were very nice and helpful
Catherine M Lethbridge

Catherine

5/5

Apr, 2024

My tour was awesome...but a lot of major communications on head out end. If a company works on the assumption that not everybody KNOWS where a place is..and gives real good directions...its a far better and less frustrating experience for users. Try it!!! You couldn't possibly do a worse job than the lack of directions I got. Good luck

Red Route

The Red Route takes you through the city's most iconic spots and the Thames River, offering panoramic views from the open-top buses.

  • First bus: 8:30am from Belvedere Road

  • Last bus: 4:15pm from Belvedere Road

  • Frequency: every 15 mins

  • Popular stops: Grosvenor Gardens, London Bridge, Westminster Bridge

Blue Route

History and art lovers, hop on the Blue Route, which takes you across the most popular London museums and halls.

  • First bus: 8:40am from Marble Arch (Park Lane)

  • Last bus: 5pm from Marble Arch (Park Lane)

  • Frequency: every 30 mins

  • Popular stops: Royal Albert Hall, Harrods, Victoria and Albert Museum

Green Route

If you wish to connect to the Red Route from major hotel areas like Bloomsbury, you can then board the shuttles on the Green Route.

  • First bus: 9:18am from Waterloo Road

  • Last bus: 4:43pm from Waterloo Road

  • Frequency: every 30 mins

  • Popular stops: Lancaster Place, Southampton Row

Thames River Cruise

The 24/48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets also offer a one-way cruise across Thames River. Witness the London Eye, Millenium Bridge, Shard, Tower of London, and more from the blue waters.

With 24-hour HOHO pass

  • First cruise: 10am from Tower and Westminster Piers

  • Last cruise: 6:55pm from Tower Pier & 7:20pm from Westminster Pier

  • Frequency: every 40 mins

With 48-hour HOHO pass

  • First cruise to Greenwich: 10am from Tower and Westminster Piers

  • Last cruise to Greenwich: 4pm from Westminster Pier (no return transfer included) & 5:50pm from Greenwich

  • Frequency: every 40 mins

Please click here for detailed route maps and boarding points.

You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

Accessibility

  • The buses are wheelchair accessible.

  • Wheelchairs must be no larger than 70cm wide, 120cm long, and 135cm high to board the bus. If unsure, contact the service provider.

  • Just a heads up, each bus can only accommodate 1 wheelchair at a time. If there is already a passenger in a wheelchair, please wait for the next one.

Additional information

  • Your dogs are welcome on the buses.

  • A 1-day ticket is valid for 1 calendar day whereas the 24-hour ticket is valid for 24 hours. For example, if you hop on at 10am, then your ticket remains valid till 10am the following day.

  • If you purchased the 24-hour HOHO pass, you get a one-way cruise from either Westminster or Tower Pier. However, the 48-hour HOHO pass offers a return transfer to/from Greenwich Pier on the same day.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher to the driver and collect your bus ticket.

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