Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Duration: 140 to 200 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 140 to 200 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to captivating commentary. Use your 24 hour, 48 hour, or 72 hour tickets on three different routes with audio narration, and hop on or off at any of the stops around town. A one-way River Thames cruise between the Tower of London and Westminster Pier (in either direction) is included with all tickets.


Red Route

Route Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Stops on the Red Route:
  • Piccadilly - Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
  • Old Park Lane Hard Rock Cafe (Stop C) - Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe
  • W1K 1AB - Stop 3 - Queen Mother Gates
  • Hyde Park - Stop 4 - Marble Arch
  • Baker Street Station (Stop D) - Stop 5 - Baker Street
  • 290 Regent St. - Stop 6 - Oxford Street
  • 1 Heddon St - Stop 7 - Regent Street
  • 74 Regent St. - Stop 8 - Piccadilly Circus
  • 5b Pall Mall E - Stop 9 - Trafalgar Square
  • South African High Commission Home Affairs Consular Section - Stop 10 - Craig's Court
  • Horse Guards Parade - Stop 11 - Whitehall
  • 4 York Rd - Stop 12 - London Eye
  • 28 York Rd - Stop 13 - Waterloo (Eastbound)
  • 1 Aldwych - Stop 14 - Covent Garden
  • 26 Ludgate Hill - Stop 15 - St Paul’s Cathedral
  • 362 Tower Hill - Stop 16 - Tooley Street
  • WC2R 2PH - Stop 17 - Tower of London
  • WC2R 2PH - Stop 18 - Temple Underground station
  • SW1A 2JH - Stop 19 - Westminster Pier
  • Lambeth Palace Road - Stop 20 - Lambeth Palace
  • Abingdon Street Gardens - Stop 21 - College Green
  • 43 Tothill St - Stop 22 - Tothill Street
  • 1 Buckingham Place - Stop 23 - Buckingham Palace
  • 49 Buckingham Palace Rd - Stop 24 - Victoria, Nova Complex
  • Victoria Station (Stop R) - Stop 25 - Victoria Station
  • 113 Lambeth Palace Rd - Stop 38 - London Eye (Westbound)
Attractions on the Red Route:

Tower of London / Buckingham Palace / HMS Belfast / Tower Bridge / Big Bus Tours / Somerset House / Mayfair / Nelson's Column / Piccadilly Circus / St. James's Park / St. James's Palace / St. Paul's Cathedral / Royal Opera House / Trafalgar Square / Hyde Park / Westminster Abbey / Covent Garden / Leicester Square / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / Westminster Cathedral / Bank of England Museum / Green Park / Cenotaph / Changing of the Guard / Royal Albert Hall / Parliament Square / Statue of Eros (Anteros) / Downing Street / Royal Mews / Southwark Cathedral / Temple Church / Regent Street / St. Mary le Strand / St. Clement Danes Church / The Mall / Whitehall / The Monument to the Great Fire of London / Admiralty Arch / Thames River / Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum / Cleopatra's Needle / London Eye / Wellington Arch / 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) / Grosvenor Square / Westminster Bridge / The View from The Shard / The London Film Museum - Covent Garden / Royal Exchange Building London / London Bridge / London Victoria Station / Wellington Monument (Achille's Statue) / Marble Arch Theatre / Marble Arch / Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain / City Hall / Borough Market / The London Dungeon / SEA LIFE London Aquarium / DreamWork's Tours: Shrek's Adventure! London / Westminster Bridge / Fleet Street

Operates: Buses depart every 10-20 mins. The first bus departs from Stop 1 - Green Park Underground at 08:15 and the last bus departs at 18:00.

Blue Route

Route Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes

Stops on the Blue Route:
  • Green Park - Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
  • Old Park Lane Hard Rock Cafe (Stop C) - Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe
  • Marble Arch (Stop 14) - Stop 4 - Marble Arch
  • Hyde Park Corner Station (Stop M) - Stop 26 - Hyde Park Corner
  • Harrods (Stop KA) - Stop 27 - Harrods
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (Stop N) - Stop 28 - South Kensington Museums
  • Gloucester Road - Stop 29 - Gloucester Road
  • The Goat - Stop 30 - Kensington Palace
  • Palace Gardens Terrace (Stop M) - Stop 31 - Notting Hill
  • Palace Court (Stop S) - Stop 32 - Kensington Gardens
  • Porchester Terrace (Stop D) - Stop 33 - Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
  • Lancaster Gate Columbia Hotel (Stop LE) - Stop 34 - Lancaster Gate
  • 7 Conduit Pl - Stop 35 - Paddington Station
  • 4b Praed St - Stop 36 - Praed Street
  • 134 Park Ln - Stop 37 - Park Lane
Attractions on the Blue Route:

Statue of Eros (Anteros) / St. James's Park / St. Mary le Strand / Park Lane / Marble Arch / Grosvenor Square / Wellington Arch / Hyde Park / South Kensington / Kensington Palace

Operates: Buses depart every 10-20 mins. First Departure at 08.00 from Stop 24 - Victoria, Nova Complex and the last bus departs at 17:30.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • Hop on Hop off with over 45 stops
  • 90 minute Panoramic (Non Stop) Evening Tour from Stop 11 with Premium and Deluxe Tickets
  • Free WIFI on Board
  • A choice of 3 themed live guided walking tours with Classic, Premium and Deluxe Tickets

  • Food and drinks
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.
Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


140 to 200 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


17 Jun, 2022

Very poorly organized. Waited at stop 25. Bus arrived full. Walked to stop 24 there were two empty busses. Crowds of people waiting for over 15 minutes. Other hop on hop off tours seemed better organized.


17 Jun, 2022

Could not take bus never showed up . Need refund. Bus never showed up at our stop at Buckingham palace


17 Jun, 2022

The whole bus experience was pretty good. There are quite a lot of things out of their control with road diversions etc. Thought the man selling the tickets could explain things a bit better. I had to drag information out of him, he was mainly interested in seeing the colour of our money after that care factor The walking tours was the highlight of the whole experience if you miss these you will have missed the best part of the whole package. Our guide was Julia and she did a fantastic job. It is a shame that there isn't a guide on the bus to do live commentary as the pre-recorded is repetitive and uninformative. The boys on the ferry trip did a good job.


16 Jun, 2022

My husband and I have bought Big Bus tickets in several cities, including Las Vegas and Washington DC, and we sought out the company in London because of our wonderful past experiences with them. Alas! This experience was not at the same level as our previous tours, and we left feeling a bit regretful. This should really be divided up into two parts: The Thames River cruise, which was WONDERFUL, and the bus ride, which was not. The river cruise was expertly navigated by the captain and wonderfully narrated by a member of the crew, who was knowledgeable and funny. I'm glad we took the cruise first, because it was truly a highlight! The cruise let off at the Tower of London, at which point we decided to hop on one of the buses. The on-the-ground crew there at the tower was great -- funny, friendly, helpful, and got us organized in a line to await our next bus. A+ to them! It was when we got on a bus that things went a bit south. We were expecting a live tour guide, as we'd enjoyed in past experiences with Big Bus, but unfortunately all we had was a minimally narrated recording. We had planned on taking the bus throughout the entire route, but got off halfway through and walked around London instead, using our guidebook for information. In short: We would have been better off buying a cruise ticket standalone and using the Tube for "hop on, hop off" service! It pains me to give a so-so review, but there you have it. The only reason I've given it a three out of five is for the cruise and the grounds crew!


16 Jun, 2022

Tell me how to avoid London traffic in the heat and all issues will be solved. Unfortunately we spent 20 minutes just to make a left turn at Westminster Bridge and an additional 15 to get through 3 traffic signals. In short the ride and commentary were boring. Not so for the cruise. The commentary was pithy. My advice is to forget theBus and sign up for any number cruises on the Thames

User's Picture Gallery


Young Prince's armor


Dites-nous qui est sur la photo, ce que vous faisiez, etc.


Dites-nous qui est sur la photo, ce que vous faisiez, etc.


Dites-nous qui est sur la photo, ce que vous faisiez, etc.


Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.


View form bus


Had it to ourselves!


View from bus


The London Eye at sunset.


Mom and I on the big bus tour!


Alex, our tour guide some pics around London during our tour.




Inspecting the Guard

Our guide placed us right outside St. James Palace where we could watch the Guard's inspection before the march to the palace.


Tour Bridge

un pont historique


Big Ben in the Eye

Big Ben inside the Eye.


La tour de Londres

au fil de l'eau, decouverte de la tour de Londres


arc en ciel sur la Tamise



passeio no Tâmisa pelo big bus

Vista do London eye


Greenwich et le CutyShark

Arrivée à Greenwich


Westminster et Big Ben

Sur la Tamise...


Tower bridge

promenade sur la tamise vers Greenwich


Westminster Abbey

tolles Bild bei Nacht


London Bridge

Our guide, nice guy, great job!


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