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

Duration: 120 to 150 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 120 to 150 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 River Thames cruise is included with all tickets. With the option for a London Eye Ticket.


Red Route - Best of Central London

Route Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stops on the Red Route - Best of Central London :
  • Piccadilly - Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
  • GV32+JJ - Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe
  • W1K 1AB - Stop 3 - Queen Mother Gates
  • Hyde Park - Stop 4 - Marble Arch
  • GRCV+XG - Stop 5 - Baker Street
  • GV85+C5 - Stop 6 - Oxford Street
  • GV66+CF - Stop 7 - Regent Street
  • GV57+X9 - Stop 8 - Piccadilly Circus
  • GV59+7X - Stop 9 - Trafalgar Square
  • GV4F+P4 - Stop 10 - Craig's Court
  • GV3F+PH - Stop 11 - Whitehall
  • 4 York Rd - Stop 12 - London Eye
  • GV3M+5G - 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
  • FVXF+5J - Stop 21 - College Green
  • FVX9+V3 - Stop 22 - Tothill Street
  • 1 Buckingham Place - Stop 23 - Buckingham Palace
  • FVX4+3C - Stop 24 - Victoria, Nova Complex
  • FVW3+5Q - Stop 25 - Victoria Station
  • GV2J+75 - Stop 38 - London Eye (Westbound)
Attractions on the Red Route - Best of Central London :

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 20 mins. The first bus departs from Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound at 09:00 and the last bus departs at 17:00.

Blue Route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Blue Route:
  • GV44+MR - Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound
  • GV32+JJ - Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe
  • GR6R+QJ - Stop 4 - Marble Arch
  • GR3W+3H - Stop 26 - Hyde Park Corner
  • FRXP+PC - Stop 27 - Harrods
  • FRWJ+G3 - Stop 28 - South Kensington Museums
  • FRV8+PX - Stop 29 - Gloucester Road
  • GR26+VW - Stop 30 - Kensington Palace
  • GR54+VM - Stop 31 - Notting Hill
  • GR55+XH - Stop 32 - Kensington Gardens
  • GR68+59 - Stop 33 - Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens
  • GR6C+F7 - Stop 34 - Lancaster Gate
  • GR8G+76 - Stop 35 - Paddington Station
  • GR9H+9M - Stop 36 - Praed Street
  • GR6R+XW - 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: First Departure at 8.30am from Stop 1 and last full route from Stop 1 one is 3.58pm. Frequency every 20 - 30 mins.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • 30-minute river cruise
  • Hop on Hop off with over 30 stops
  • Optional London Eye Ticket
  • 90 minute Panoramic (Non Stop) Evening Tour from Stop 11 with Premium and Premium Plus Tickets
  • Free WIFI on Board

  • 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.


120 to 150 minutes

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

User's Reviews


16 Nov, 2021

Really enjoyed the Big Bus Tour. We found the commentaries on the bus and the boat entertaining and informative - a 'light touch' approach. The staff were very helpful when I messed up the timings (we started the tour halfway round and weren't going to get to stop 1 by 5pm for the final bus) and provided us with a paper ticket for the following day so that we could complete the tour then.


12 Nov, 2021

You spend way too much time waiting for a bus to get on. Then it drives around a circuit where you really don't see that much. Then you get off, spend a bunch of time somewhere, and wait some more for a buss, then repeat. You'll waste too much time waiting for and sitting on the bus. You'd see far more using the subway to speed across town to the things you want to see, or using the uber boat to go up and down the river quickly to things, and spend far less money. All of these things work with your contactless payment card. (one card needed per person) Westminster Abby, Parliment, Big Ben, Eye, then take a quick uber boat up to Tower of london. Tower of London then boat on up river to Cutty Sark. Then boat back town to Anchor Pub and clink. Boat back to where you started. That's one day. Far more things and less money than a silly bus.


10 Nov, 2021

Took the kids on a half term day out and absolutely loved the Big Bus experience. Having lived in London for years, the commentary taught me so much I didn't know and all with the backing of some great tunes. Driver and staff really friendly! The best way to see London :)

Kevin G

08 Nov, 2021

Disappointed by audio commentary. It could in my opinion had more details. Lots of wasted opportunities to explain more about our surroundings. To much music.


07 Nov, 2021

The best way to see a new city! Good commentary during the routes with information about local secrets and historical facts. Much traffic jam and red light but that was expected in a big city.

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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