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Big Bus London: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours (take your pick!)
    Evening tour: 2 hours
    Walking tours: 1.5 hours

  • Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off: 8:30am to 5pm, every 20-60 min (depending on the routes)
    Panoramic evening tour: 7:30pm
    River cruise: 10am to 5:50pm, every 15 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter
    Walking tours:

    • Royal Walk: 10am
    • Hidden Gems of the City of London Walk: 4pm
    • Hidden Gems of Westminster Walk: 1pm

  • Meeting Point

    London hop-on, hop-off tour: You can hop on to the bus from any of the stops. The first stop is Green Park Underground
    Evening tour: Hop on at the London Eye (Stop 11).
    River cruise: Board at the Tower of London to sail to Westminster, or board at Westminster to sail to the Tower of London.
    Walking tours:

    • Royal Walk: Stop 7
    • Hidden Gems of the City of London Walk: Stop 14
    • Hidden Gems of Westminster Walk: Stop 10
  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy marathon London sightseeing with 24 hours or 48 hours hop-on, hop-off tour covering top attractions
  • Plan your perfect London itinerary with the flexibility to hop on and off as many times as you like
  • Enjoy a River Thames cruise with every ticket
  • Book the Panoramic Evening Tour and see London illuminated and magical after sunset
  • See top London attractions including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey
  • Stops at Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace & Gardens, Notting Hill & Paddington
  • Flexibility to add walking tours with the Essential and Explore ticket options.
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Explore London with a Big Bus hop-on, hop-off ticket. Travel around and experience unrestricted views of the city on-board the top-deck of an open-top, double-decker bus. This London hop-on, hop-off tour has 3 comprehensive routes and strategically located stops covering all the best-loved London landmarks and attractions. Customize your own itinerary and discover London at your own leisurely pace.

Discover central London on the Red route, West London on the Blue route, and hop on the London Green Link route, connecting King's Cross and St. Pancras stations with Covent Garden, where you'll be able to easily join our Red Route and Blue Route bus tours.

Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in multiple languages and immerse yourself in the history of London.

List of attractions covered:

  • Eros Statue
  • St James Park
  • The Mall
  • St Mary le Strand
  • H.M.S. Belfast
  • The Shard
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

You can choose from three hop-on, hop-off ticket options:

Discover Ticket:

  • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • River cruise one way

Essential ticket:

  • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Guided walking tours
  • River cruise one way

Explore ticket:

  • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off
  • Guided walking tours
  • River cruise one way
  • London evening tour

London Evening Tour: See London illuminated and magical as the sun begins to set on a panoramic bus tour that showcases significant landmarks and top attractions. Enjoy entertaining pre-recorded commentary in English as you pass attractions like the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye.

Walking tours:

  • Royal Walk: Experience London's iconic royal pageantry, including the Changing of the Guard on days it is scheduled.
  • Hidden Gems of the City of London Walk: Immerse yourself in the history and modern architecture of the City of London.
  • Hidden Gems of Westminster Walk: Discover the City of Westminster, including Parliament, Big Ben, Horseguards and more.
  • Jack the Ripper Walking Tour: Unravel the mystery of Victorian London's infamous serial killer on the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour.

Please check the Useful Downloads section for the updated route map.


  • 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
  • Recorded commentary in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish
  • River Cruise - One way
  • Evening tour (with Explore ticket)
  • Guided walking tours
  • Free Wifi


  • Entrances

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher Type: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 14 days from or before the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

London is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the buses.

The family ticket includes 4 persons - 2 adults and 2 children.

To collect your river cruise pass, please present your booking confirmation to a Big Bus Tours staff member first.

Customer Reviews

  • Arthur Dellit

    Hop on hop off bus around iconic places and cruise down the Thames was great.

  • Michael Hunt

    As Above

  • Jeffrey Sessler

    Walking tours were very good. Night tour was very disappointing.


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